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Wednesday, November 6

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm AONN+ Certification Exams

Thursday, November 7

8:00 am – 11:00 am AONN+ Certification Exams
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Preconference Workshop: Understanding the CoC

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Preconference Workshop: Understanding the CoC

Description:

This session is of great importance to all AONN+ members and conference attendees because of its focus on the revisions that the Commission on Cancer (CoC) will be implementing effective January 2020. Some standards had minor revisions and others had major changes. The particular standards that impact navigation, survivorship care, needs assessments, genetics counseling and testing, nursing certification, distress, and other pertinent standards will be discussed to provide the audience with knowledge on how to prepare now for future CoC triannual surveys that will take place at their facilities.

We encourage nurse navigators, patient navigators, social workers, genetics counselors, administrators, oncology physician leaders, institutional cancer committee members, nursing leaders, cancer survivorship specialists, palliative care specialists, tumor registrars, and others who are involved in the CoC data collection process and survey preparation and site visit process to attend this session.

Objectives
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
  • Learn the decision processes used by the CoC and the American College of Surgeons to decide to revisit the CoC standards in 2018 and make revisions where it was recognized as being needed
  • Review and understand what the prior clinical services standards were, what their intent was for becoming a quality standard, as well as how they were measured for meeting compliance in the past
  • Learn and understand the changes in the CoC standards that directly impact areas of focus for professionals working in the navigation and survivorship space of oncology care, how these standards were assessed, and changes made to better measure the intent of each standard
  • Identify methods to go about tracking and measuring data as part of the new data collection and reporting process that will support their institution in meeting the newly revised standards
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Preconference Workshop: Financial Navigation

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Preconference Workshop: Financial Navigation

Description:

Point out this is a topic on the OPN domain Knowledge for Practice “Demonstrate general understanding of health care payment structure, financing, and where to refer patients for answers regarding insurance coverage, and financial assistance.”

Objectives
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
  • Review the importance of financial navigation within a cancer program. Learn how to show the worth of your current program or get administrative buy-in for starting a new program
  • Evaluate pre-emptive screening for financial toxicity, and encourage community support of those dealing with financial toxicity
  • Build a foundation for your financial navigation program using framework and guidelines from national experts
  • Evaluate tools and resources to use in building or enhancing your financial navigation program, including new financial navigation technology tools
  • 5. Measure and track your financial navigation program
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Preconference Workshop: Coaching to Patient Engagement/Activation Workshop

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Preconference Workshop: Coaching to Patient Engagement/Activation Workshop

Description:

The purpose of this session is to conduct an educational development workshop on the American Cancer Society Coaching to Patient Engagement/Activation curriculum for clinical and patient navigators.

Objectives
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the importance of patient activation/engagement and self-management, and problem-solving/coaching for cancer patients in overcoming/managing barriers to treatment adherence/completion
  • Demonstrate patient-centered communication skills based on a patient’s activation level to assess patient needs
  • Apply patient-centered communication skills and problem-solving/coaching based on a patient’s activation level to increase patient activation/engagement and self-management and develop tailored patient action plans
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Navigation Executive Leadership Pre-Conference: Current and Future Innovations in an Oncology Navigation Program

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Navigation Executive Leadership Pre-Conference: Current and Future Innovations in an Oncology Navigation Program

Description:

Due to the remarkable attendance and feedback from last year’s Navigation Executive Leadership Preconference at the Dallas AONN Conference, Sarah Cannon is presenting the opportunity to turn up the volume in Music City! Nashville is the home of the HCA/Sarah Cannon corporate headquarters, and we want to give you a backstage tour. At this year’s preconference, our leadership panel will share insights into current and future innovations in navigation, including the use of artificial intelligence, advancements with neuro navigation, and expansion into ambulatory surgery centers. You will have the chance to meet Sarah Cannon’s CEO, Dee Anna Smith, as our keynote speaker to kick off this year’s AONN Navigation Leadership Preconference. Whether you attended last year, or this year will be your first, everyone will have the opportunity to get an inside look into the Sarah Cannon corporate headquarters, located steps from Broadway, the bustle of downtown Nashville and gain tangible insights and best practices to apply to your own practice and programs. Registration is limited to the first 200 people, so reserve your backstage pass today!

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm AONN+ Lunch
Presentation by Celgene
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm General Session 1: International Navigation: A Global Perspective

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General Session 1: International Navigation: A Global Perspective

Description:

Oncology navigation programs are developing across the globe. The session will highlight two global programs: South Africa and Guatemala. Discover how navigation programs are designed and implemented in other countries. Learn from international navigation leaders regarding their program successes, barriers and challenges.

Objectives
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss international navigation program development strategies.
  • Identify similarities and differences in navigation programs across the globe.
  • Describe success, barriers and challenges experienced by international navigation programs.
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm General Session 2: Precision Medicine for Navigators: “Tissue Is the Issue”

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General Session 2: Precision Medicine for Navigators: “Tissue Is the Issue”

Description:

This session will describe current and emerging technologies in precision medicine, as applied to cancer prevention, treatment, and management. Basic genetic concepts, pertinent to oncology nurse and patient navigators, will be reviewed. Case examples and clinical trials will be discussed, to best illustrate the role of navigation specific to precision medicine in oncology.

Objectives
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
  • Identify basic concepts and principles in precision medicine in oncology, specific to the navigator role
  • Participants will be able to identify at least 2 current precision medicine interventions used within the cancer care continuum
  • Participants will be able to describe at least 1 emerging technology in the research pipeline that may soon affect cancer treatment or management
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm General Session 3: Managing the Patient with Cognitive Dysfunction

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General Session 3: Managing the Patient with Cognitive Dysfunction

Description:

Cognitive dysfunction affects many patients regardless of age, sex, or tumor type. During this session, we will define what is considered a cognitive dysfunction and identify causes of the dysfunction, as well as treatment modalities available to decrease symptoms with a focus on cognitive rehabilitation through the use of technology.

Objectives
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
  • Identify cognitive dysfunctions induced by disease process and/or treatment side effects
  • Explain the etiology of said dysfunctions
  • Define cognitive therapies, modes of treatment, and patient benefits
  • Classify dysfunctions and determine which dysfunctions could benefit from cognitive therapy
5:45 pm – 7:00 pm AONN+ Dinner
Presented by Exelixis
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm AONN+ Awards Ceremony

Friday, November 8

7:30 am – 8:45 am AONN+ Breakfast
Presented by Takeda Oncology
9:00 am – 10:00 am Keynote Session
Presented by Ms Nancy G. Brinker
Founder of Susan G. Komen and The Promise Fund of Florida
10:00 am – 11:00 am General Session 4: Acuity

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General Session 4: Acuity

Description:

This project team has examined the known navigation acuity scales found in the literature to provide the basic framework for the development of a standardized acuity measurement incorporating navigation core competencies, national oncology standards, and the AONN+ navigation metrics. The session will discuss the background in developing a navigation-specific acuity tool, the operability of the tool, and plans for implementation.

Objectives
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
  • Define the difference between navigation acuity and productivity
  • State how acuity is measured across programs and settings
  • Discuss the background, development, methodology, and next steps of the AONN+ Acuity Tool
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Breakout Session 1: Health Literacy

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Breakout Session 1: Health Literacy

Description:

This session will provide an overview of health literacy and e-health literacy and how it impacts patients. It will describe how to identify and support patients with limited health literacy and share new tools and resources to support patient navigators in health and e-health literacy

Objectives
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
  • Describe health and e-health literacy and the scope of the problem
  • List ways to identify a patient with limited health literacy and e-health literacy
  • List resources and tools available to navigators to support patient understanding
  • Identify 4 techniques to ensure patient understanding in different media formats
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Breakout Session 2: Radiation Bootcamp 101

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Breakout Session 2: Radiation Bootcamp 101

Description:

This session will provide an overview of the various types of radiation therapies utilized in oncology care, including proton therapy. It will discuss the management of toxicities related to radiation and highlight ongoing clinical trials in the field. The role of the navigator in the radiation setting will be addressed.

Objectives
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
  • Explain the principles of radiation therapy
  • Identify the different radiation modalities
  • Describe interventions for the management of acute, late, and chronic side effects of radiation therapy
  • Discuss the emotional and psychological impact of radiation therapy on patients and their families
  • Identify the role of the navigator in radiation therapy
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Breakout Session 3: Dental Oncology

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Breakout Session 3: Dental Oncology

Description:

This session will describe the ways that cancer treatment can affect dental health in the short-term as well as long- term. It will list the common types of dental care and reconstruction patients require as a result of cancer treatment, as well as address the insurance issues related to dental care and the implications for cancer patients. It will provide strategies and resources to help address patient needs

Objectives
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the ways that cancer treatment can affect dental health
  • List the common types of dental care and reconstruction patients require as a result of cancer treatment
  • Explain the variation in insurance coverage for cancer-related dental care and reconstruction and the implications for cancer patients
  • List strategies and resources available for patients to address dental insurance coverage issues or questions
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Breakout Session 4: Rural Navigation
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm AONN+ Lunch
Presentation by Celgene
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm General Session 5: Sexuality and Cancer

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General Session 5: Sexuality and Cancer

Description:

This presentation is designed to provide a multidimensional patient-centric approach to a multiplicity of sexual issues presented to practitioners and navigators as they support patients through the trajectory of the cancer experience from diagnosis through various treatment modalities and their inherent effects on individuals and those who care for them.

Objectives
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
  • Recite a comprehensive overview of sexuality as it pertains to each individual
  • Explore issues related to sexual side effects of treatment modalities as well as effective methodology for assessment and intervention
  • Implement this information to formulate a successful therapeutic patient/caregiver/clinician outcome-based dialogue
2:30 pm – 6:00 pm Exhibit Hall Networking
Poster Q&A Session
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Product Theater 1: Genomic Health
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Product Theater 2: CDC Foundation
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Product Theater 3: Incyte
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Product Theater 4: Janssen
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

AONN+ Dinner
Presentation by Amgen

7:15 pm – 8:30 pm Dessert Reception & Poster Awards Presentations

Saturday, November 9

7:15 am – 8:30 am AONN+ Breakfast
Presentation by Takeda Oncology
8:30 am – 10:00 am General Session 6: Landmark Study: National Evidence-Based Navigation Metrics Outcomes

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General Session 6: Landmark Study: National Evidence-Based Navigation Metrics Outcomes

Description:

In collaboration, the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators, The American Cancer Society and Chartis Oncology Solutions, a National Evidenced Based Navigation Metrics Multi-Site Study was conducted.  The purpose of this exploratory mix-methods quality study was to (1) assess the reliability and validity of 10 key metrics, and (2) gain insight into the barriers and challenges navigation programs encounter during the implementation of navigation metrics.  Come hear the research discoveries from the study investigators reporting on the groundbreaking outcomes and data analytics. 

Objectives
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
  • Extrapolate the qualitative and quantitative study outcomes and how the findings translate to current navigation practice.
  • Evaluate the NAVmetrics metrics dashboards and discuss the data analytics.
  • Analyze the identified barriers and challenges in metrics implementation for navigation programs.
  • Analyze identified performance improvement processes initiated at the 8 study sites.
  • Discuss opportunities for further navigation metrics research and exploration.
10:00 am – 11:00 am General Session 7: Hot Topics in Oncology Care: The Opioid Crisis & Medicinal Cannabis

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General Session 7: Hot Topics in Oncology Care: The Opioid Crisis & Medicinal Cannabis

Description:

This session will discuss current and relevant oncology hot topics. We will also have dialogue around the burgeoning nationwide prescription opioid crisis that exists in our country and will evaluate constructive measures that all navigators can utilize in working with patients. Concurrently, there has been an escalating interest in the relevance and validation of medicinal cannabis and the complexities of legalization in the various states. This session will explore this initiative as well as offer an historical perspective of the specific issues.

Objectives
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
  • Identify and address the issues surrounding the prescription opioid crisis as well as the significance of the medicinal cannabis initiatives in healthcare
  • Discuss and evaluate the patient and clinical navigator role in the education and guidance of patients and caregivers in understanding and integrating informed choices and practices when dealing with both issues
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Breakout Session 1: Health Literacy (encore presentation)

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Breakout Session 1: Health Literacy (encore presentation)

Description:

This session will provide an overview of health literacy and e-health literacy and how it impacts patients. It will describe how to identify and support patients with limited health literacy and share new tools and resources to support patient navigators in health and e-health literacy

Objectives
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
  • Describe health and e-health literacy and the scope of the problem
  • List ways to identify a patient with limited health literacy and e-health literacy
  • List resources and tools available to navigators to support patient understanding
  • Identify 4 techniques to ensure patient understanding in different media formats
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Breakout Session 2: Radiation Bootcamp 101 (encore presentation)

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Breakout Session 2: Radiation Bootcamp 101 (encore presentation)

Description:

This session will provide an overview of the various types of radiation therapies utilized in oncology care, including proton therapy. It will discuss the management of toxicities related to radiation and highlight ongoing clinical trials in the field. The role of the navigator in the radiation setting will be addressed.

Objectives
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
  • Explain the principles of radiation therapy
  • Identify the different radiation modalities
  • Describe interventions for the management of acute, late, and chronic side effects of radiation therapy
  • Discuss the emotional and psychological impact of radiation therapy on patients and their families
  • Identify the role of the navigator in radiation therapy
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Breakout Session 3: Dental Oncology (encore presentation)

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Breakout Session 3: Dental Oncology (encore presentation)

Description:

This session will describe the ways that cancer treatment can affect dental health in the short-term as well as long- term. It will list the common types of dental care and reconstruction patients require as a result of cancer treatment, as well as address the insurance issues related to dental care and the implications for cancer patients. It will provide strategies and resources to help address patient needs

Objectives
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the ways that cancer treatment can affect dental health
  • List the common types of dental care and reconstruction patients require as a result of cancer treatment
  • Explain the variation in insurance coverage for cancer-related dental care and reconstruction and the implications for cancer patients
  • List strategies and resources available for patients to address dental insurance coverage issues or questions
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Breakout Session 4: Rural Navigation (encore presentation)
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

AONN+ Lunch
Presentation by Merck

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm General Session 8: Hot Topics in Surgical Oncology

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General Session 8: Hot Topics in Surgical Oncology

Description:

This presentation will focus on the importance of the role of navigation collaborating with surgical oncology to provide comprehensive care for cancer patients. Learn how role delineation, care coordination, and identification of best practices influence high-quality surgical oncology care.

Objectives
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss the importance of role delineation in coordination of care
  • Define the role of the navigator in surgical oncology
  • Identify best practices in collaborating with surgical oncology physicians and navigators
  • Evaluate experiences shared by navigators and physicians collaborating in the care of the surgical oncology patient
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Product Theater 5: AstraZeneca
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Product Theater 6: Lilly Oncology
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Product Theater 7: AstraZeneca
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Product Theater 8: Immune System and Cancer 
Presentation by Bristol-Myers Squibb
5:30 pm – 6:45 pm AONN+ Dinner
Presentation by Janssen
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm AONN+ Tenth-Year Celebration

Sunday, November 10

7:15 am – 8:30 am AONN+ Breakfast
Presentation by Janssen
8:30 am – 9:30 am AONN+ Leadership Live
9:30 am – 10:30 am General Session 9: Survivorship/AYA- Partner with Survivorship Committee

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General Session 9: Survivorship/AYA- Partner with Survivorship Committee

Description:

This session will discuss the long-term physical and mental health burdens of the adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivor. Long-term side effects, including cognitive, cardiac, fertility, secondary malignancies, and mental health disorders, will be identified. Participants will gain an understanding of models of care of addressing AYA survivorship.

Objectives
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
  • Describe fertility options following cancer treatment and the impact of fertility loss on cancer survivors
  • Address the common psychosocial burdens of AYA survivors
  • Identify risks of cardiac disease, secondary malignancies, and neurocognitive effects from cancer treatment through AYA-specific survivorship programs
11:00 am – 12:00 pm General Session 10: Policy Issues Impacting Patients in Need: An Advocacy Primer

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General Session 10: Policy Issues Impacting Patients in Need: An Advocacy Primer

Description:

The Policy & Advocacy Committee Chair will share AONN+’s involvement in the policy and advocacy space and outline the current issues.

Objectives
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
  • Gain essential advocacy skills to best serve patients in need
  • Enhance knowledge and discuss the current state of death with dignity policies in the United States
  • Understand the financial implications of healthcare coverage for all Americans through Medicaid expansion and the Affordable Care Act
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm General Session 11: Cardio-Oncology

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General Session 11: Cardio-Oncology

Description:

This session will discuss the impact of various oncology therapies on the cardiac system, including the latent effects of treatment. It will highlight what navigators need to know when working with patients as well as the patient education needed for long-term management.

Objectives
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
  • Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Identify the impact of current oncology therapies on the cardiac system
  • Discuss the education navigators need to help manage patients long-term
  • Describe the long-term effects of treatments on the cardiac system

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