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Oncology Nursing Conference - Survivorship

Friday, Nov 21, 2014

8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Feinberg Pavilion

251 E. Huron Ave.
Chicago (Google map)


Nancy Jo Bush, MN, RN, MA, AOCN
UCLA School of Nursing

Conference Chairs:

Mary Callaghan, MN, RN, AOCNS, APN
Gynecology Oncology Advanced Practice Nurse

Gayle Homberg, MSN, RN, AOCNS, ACNS-BC
Clinical Nurse Educator

Kristin Smith, BS
Patient Navigator for Fertility Preservation

On Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22, the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University will host the 17th Annual Oncology Nursing Conference. This highly visible and successful conference attracts over 250 oncology nurses each year from the region to discuss topics of interest in oncology nursing. Due to popular demand, this year the conference has been extended through Saturday morning.

view agenda and faculty list


This year's conference will focus on the following topics:

  • Keynote Presentation:
    What Happens Now? The Re-Entry Phase for Cancer Survivors
  • Breast Cancer Updates
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Cancer Genetics
  • Fertility
  • Psychosocial Distress
  • Pain and Palliative Care
  • Survivorship Care Planning
  • Cultural Sensitivity Panel
  • Legal Issues with Cancer Survivors
  • Lifestyle Panel
  • Mindfullness Based Practices

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the primary categories of care needs for cancer survivors: late effects monitoring, psychosocial functioning assessment and communication
  • Incorporate disease-specific cancer survivorship management of common malignancies into practice
  • Integrate clinical cancer survivorship practice guidelines into practice
  • Implement skills and techniques to address the unique needs and the spectrum of problems faced by cancer survivors

Target Audience

Nurses, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, clinical research nurses, and social workers with a focus on hematology and oncology.


The purpose of this conference is to enhance nurse's knowledge regarding advances in the care, treatment and survivorship of individuals and populations with cancer.


Registration fee includes breakfast both days, lunch on Saturday, break refreshments, raffle tickets, conference materials and contact hours.

Student, Fellow, or Resident$20
 Northwestern Affiliate - NU, NMH, NM, CMH, RIC, & VA Chicago $25
 Non-Northwestern Affiliate$50
 Northwestern Affiliate - NU, NMH, NM, CMH, RIC, & VA Chicago $25
 Non-Northwestern Affiliate$60
Industry Representative$175


Daily discounted parking is available at the 321 E. Erie Self-Park Garage (corner of Erie St. & Fairbanks Ct). The early-bird flat rate is $16 if you arrive between 5 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and depart by 7:30 p.m. Discounted parking is not available at any other garage.

Contact Hours

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity has been given 11.0 contact hours.

In order to receive your certificate for contact hours, you must verify your attendance by signing the roster, attend at least 80% of the conference, and submit a completed evaluation form before you leave the program.

11.0 hours of social work CEUs available.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact Megan Cahill