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AONN+ Midyear 2021 Virtual Conference

WED02 - Preconference Workshop| The Nuts and Bolts of Building a Navigation Program

May 12, 2021 12:00pm ‐ May 12, 2021 4:00pm


Participants will have an opportunity to roll up their sleeves and partner with navigation leaders representing a variety of navigation models to ask questions and gain insights into current challenges facing navigators as you work to build and sustain successful navigation programs. Participants will gain new ideas and strategies to apply to their current experience.

Learning Objectives:
  • Explore best practices and real-world knowledge with a panel of navigation leaders to build a sustainable navigation program
  • Discover how to identify and utilize metrics and outcomes to evaluate a navigation program
  • Define navigation scope and responsibilities for the licensed and unlicensed navigator to build a collaborative team and program
  • Gain insight into effective communication strategies to promote the value of navigation with stakeholders such as patients, physicians, administrators, and colleagues


  • Kym Dean, RN, BSN, OCN, Oncology Nurse Navigator, Karmanos-McLaren Macomb
  • Emily Gentry, BSN, RN, HON ONN-CG, OCN, Senior Director of Education and Program Development, Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators
  • Michele Hubert-Fiscus, MSN, RN, Cancer Conference Director, Great Lakes Cancer Care
  • Zarek Mena, OPN-CG, Women's Health Program Manager, Smilow Breast Health Center at Nuvance Health Whittingham Cancer Center/MSKCC Physicians at Nuvance Health
  • Chelsea Passwater, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC, OCN, Manager, Oncology Navigation, Vidant Health
  • Rowan Robinson, MSc, PGDip ONS, RN, Lead: Navigation and Quality Assurance, Netcare, Ltd
  • Kristina Rua, MSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG, Director of Oncology Navigation, Sarah Cannon/HCA
  • Megan Solinger, MHS, MA, OPN-CG, Director of Patient Navigation at the Ulman Foundation, Ulman Foundation/UMMC
  • Tricia Strusowski, MS, RN, Independent Oncology Consultant, Independent

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