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Oncology Nursing Conference - Future of Oncology Nursing

Friday, Nov 17, 2017

8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Feinberg Pavilion

251 E. Huron Ave.
Chicago (Google map)


Maggie A. Smith

Oncology Nursing Society



Karen Harris, MSN, RN
Clinical Nurse Educator
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center

Oncology Nursing Conference Planning Committee

Gina Barasa, RN, MSN
Stephanie Bradley, MSN, FNP-BC
Lynn Galuska Elsen, RN
Adrienne Goodman, RN
Linda Ingram, RN, MSN
Kay Pearson, RN, BSN
Diane Muench, RN, OCN, MBA
Margaret Pierce, RN, BSN, OCN
Debbie Rimmele, RN, OCN
Carolyn Radville, RN, OCN
Meg Schwartz, MSN, APN, CNRN
Tory Andrews, RN
Alexis Volpentesta, RN
Kim Weatherup, RN, BSN, OCN

On Friday, November 17, the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University will host the 20th Annual Oncology Nursing Conference: The Future of Oncology Nursing. This highly visible and successful conference attracts over 250 oncology nurses throughout the Midwest to discuss topics of interest in oncology nursing.

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Keynote Presentation

Leading with a Purpose
How Beating the Odds Through Progressive Thinking
Paved the Way for My Future

Program Topics

  • Nurses as Leaders
  • Precision Medicine
  • Toxicity and Targeted Therapies
  • The Future of Pain Management
  • Cultural Considerations in Care
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Updates in Oncofertility
  • Diet Myths in Cancer
  • Survivorship Planning


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

Target Audience

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

Learning Outcomes

  • Define the evolving role of leadership in the context of oncology nursing.
  • Inspire oncology nurses to incorporate knowledge gained into their daily practice.
  • Recognize the nurses' role in providing care and support for patients with cancer through the trajectory of their illness.

Contact Hours

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

The 20th Annual Oncology Nursing Conference: The Future of Oncology Nursing (ONA #21130) will provide 5.75 contact hours.

Please contact Erin Donoghue, Manager of Professional Education, at 312.695.1391 or for more information.


Registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, break refreshments, reception appetizers and cocktails, conference materials and contact hours.

Student, Fellow, or Resident$20
Nurse or Social Worker 
 Northwestern Affiliate$25
 Non-Northwestern Affiliate$50
 Northwestern Affiliate$25
 Non-Northwestern Affiliate$60
Industry Representative $250


Daily discounted parking is available at the 321 E. Erie Self-Park Garage (Parking C) at the corner of Erie St. & Fairbanks Ct. The early-bird flat rate is $17 if you arrive between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and depart by 7:30 p.m. (minimum of 4 hours). Discounted parking is not available at any other garage. No validation of tickets is needed from the conference staff or the hospital.

Contact Information

Please contact Erin Donoghue, Manager of Professional Education, at 312.695.1391 or for more information.