Annual Conference Highlights
AONN+ is hosting the Seventh Annual Navigation & Survivorship Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. AONN+ will continue to advance the navigation profession by expanding the scope of educational sessions, networking opportunities, and NEXT (Navigators Exploring Xtra Tracks) day sessions through this annual meeting. In addition, this meeting will address the evolving challenges of program improvement, the role of personalized medicine, and implementation of best practices in navigation, survivorship, and psychosocial care.
More than 900 nurse and patient navigators converged on the Las Vegas Aria today to kick off AONN+’s Seventh Annual Navigation & Survivorship Conference! For participants, the day began with the long-awaited nurse navigation and patient navigation certification exams. These are the industry’s first certifications specifically for navigators, and AONN+ is honored to be setting the standard in this area.
After enjoying a fun-filled Heroes of Hope™ Event the night before, guests of AONN+’s Seventh Annual Navigation & Survivorship Conference were up bright and early for the final day of education and networking. The morning kicked off with a product theater, Progressing Toward the Prevention of Chemo-Induced Nausea and Vomiting (CINV). The theater was sponsored by Helsinn, and the presenter reviewed the classification of CINV and the history of antiemetics.
The morning began with a breakfast N.E.X.T. Day session sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Peg Esper, DNP, ANP-BC, AOCN, discussed Opdivo (nivolumab) therapy, which is a fully human monoclonal antibody indicated for previously treated metastatic non–small-cell lung cancer. She reviewed the CheckMate 057 study, which looked at standard-of-care therapy, docetaxel, and Opdivo.
Attendees were up bright and early on Saturday morning, ready to enjoy yet another day packed with informational sessions and activities. The day began with a product theater sponsored by Genomic Health, and presented by Mary Van Cleave, BSN, RN, OCN. Her presentation, titled Harnessing the Power of Genomics, began with reminding attendees about the differences between genomics and genetics.