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23rd Annual Oncology Nursing Conference

On Friday, November 20, the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University will host the 23rd Annual Oncology Nursing Conference: Care of the Immunocompromised Oncology Patient. This year’s conference will be held virtually. This highly visible and successful conference attracts more than 250 oncology nurses from throughout the Midwest and across the nation to discuss the latest topics of interest in oncology nursing.

Register for November 20

Virtual Event Details

Virtual Conference Features

The virtual conference will provide:

  • Live web presentations with audience Q&A
  • Virtual exhibit hall
  • Access to presentation slides (through December 4)
  • Access to video recordings of the presentations (through December 4)
  • 4.0 continuing education contact hours for attendance during the virtual event and post-event viewings (Deadline: December 4)
Agenda PDF

Registration Details

Friday, November 20, 2020

Log In & Visit Exhibits: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Central Time
Live Virtual Program: 9:00 a.m. - 2:05 p.m. Central Time




Topics & Speakers

Introduction to Care of the Immunocompromised Oncology Patient
Karen Harris, RN, MSN, Conference Co-Chair & Clinical Nurse Educator

Cancer Continues During COVID-19: Delivery of Care in Oncology Today
Adrienne Goodman, MBA, MSN, RN, Surgical Oncology Nurse
Kelly Smyth, PA, Surgical Oncology Physician Assistant

COVID-19 and Cancer Update
Mary Mulcahy, MD, Assistant Director, Clinical Operations

Caution Fatigue: Healthy Stress Management for Oncology Professionals Today and Moving Forward
Roslyn Turner, LCSW, Outpatient Oncology Social Worker

Vaccines in Oncology
Tina Tan, MD, Infectious Diseases Attending, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Telehealth: The Role of the Oncology Nurse
Amanda Hartwell, RN, BSN, OCN, Clinical Nurse Coordinator

Closing & Evaluation
Linda Ingram, RN, MSN, Conference Co-Chair & Clinical Nurse Educator

All speakers are a part of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and/or Northwestern Medicine, unless otherwise noted

Continuing Education Information


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, social workers, and other allied healthcare professionals in the field of oncology

Learning Objectives

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

Contact Hours

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91). This activity provides 4.0 contact hours.

Additionally, this activity provides 4.0 continuing education contact hours for social workers through Northwestern Medicine.

Please email for more information about contact hours.



Registration fee includes conference tuition, continuing education contact hours, and access to digital conference materials.

Northwestern Medicine Affiliate* $20
Student, Fellow, or Resident $10
Industry Representative $150

*Affiliates include Northwestern University, Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Medical Group, Lurie Children's, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Jesse Brown VA.

Conference Co-Chairs & Planning Committee

Conference Co-Chairs

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

Linda Ingram, RN, MSN
Clinical Nurse Educator
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center

Planning Committee

  • Catherine Cassingham, LCSW
  • Siobhan Fegan, RN, BSN, OCN
  • Lynn Galuska Elsen, RN, BSN
  • Adrienne Goodman, MBA, MSN, RN
  • Katie Janek, LCSW
  • Robin Katz, LCSW

Planning Committee (continued)

  • Mary Molloy, RN, MSN, OCN
  • Diane Muench, RN, BSN, MBA
  • Heidi Ray, RN, BSN, OCN
  • Deborah Rimmele, RN, BSN
  • Desiree West, RN, BSN


For more information, contact us at or 312-503-7809.

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