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Oncology Nursing Conference - Transforming Care

Friday, Nov 20, 2015

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

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Feinberg Pavilion

251 E. Huron Ave.
Chicago (Google map)


Deborah Mayer

Professor, School of Nursing
Director, Cancer Survivorship
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC


Gayle Homberg

Clinical Nurse Educator
Northwestern Medicine

On Friday, November 20, the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University will host the 18th 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.

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

  • Keynote Presentation:
    Developing Your Leadership Competencies to Transform Cancer Care
  • Maintaining Wellness for Caregivers
  • Genetic Testing for Cancer Risk
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Addiction Issues
  • End of Life Care
  • Research & Clinical Trials
  • Oral Oncolytics
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Patient Equity and System Best Practices

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the role of nurses and social workers in
    transforming care in the evolving world of oncology
  • Apply knowledge of new drug therapies in the
    treatment of cancer to the patients' plan of care.
  • Identify ways to advocate for patients and caregivers
    in the current health care system.
  • Discuss cutting-edge trends and issues for
    specific cancer diagnoses.


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

Contact Hours

This activity will provide 6.5 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.

Approval valid through 11/12/17. Assigned ONA # 18587


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

Student, Fellow, or Resident$20
 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 (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 Information

For more information, please contact Megan Cahill