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22nd Annual Oncology Nursing Conference

On Friday, November 22, the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University will host the 22nd Annual Oncology Nursing Conference, Caring for Our Patients and Ourselves. This highly visible and successful conference attracts more than 250 oncology nurses from throughout the Midwest to discuss the latest topics of interest in oncology nursing.

2019 Presentations

Event Details

Friday, November 22, 2019

Registration & Exhibits: 7:15 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Please note that space is limited. Advance registration is recommended.

Prentice Women's Hospital
Third Floor Conference Center
250 E. Superior St., Chicago

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Topics & Speakers


Nursing Roles in the Education of a CAR T-Cell Therapy Patient and Caregiver
Alix Beaupierre, RN, BSN, OCN®
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute


CAR T-Cell Therapy
Leo Gordon, MD

Understanding Genomics in Oncology
Patricia Friend, PhD, APRN-CNS, AOCNS, AGN-BC
Loyola University Chicago 

Using Positive Emotion Skills to Unplug the Neon Sign of CANCER
Elizabeth Addington, PhD

USP800: Safe Handling and Spill Management
Jane Cullen, MD

Documentation: Legal Implications of Technology Advances in our Field
Jennifer Benton, RN, JD

Why Building a Culture of Civility Drives Success
David Ruhland, JD

Taking Care of Ourselves Allows Us to Take Care of Others
Candice Domke-Hochberg, LMT, BCTMB

Wellness at Your Fingertips: Traditional Chinese Medicine Tools for Self-Care
Ania Grimone, LAc

Ethics Case: How Nurses Get Pulled In and How We Get Out
Deborah Rimmele, RN, BSN

* Unless otherwise noted, all speakers are affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and/or the Lurie Cancer Center.

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 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 22nd Annual Oncology Nursing Conference: Caring for Our Patients and Ourselves (ONA # 22629) has received ONA approval for 6 contact hour(s).  Additionally, this activity provides continuing education units for social workers.


Registration fee includes conference tuition, continuing education credit, conference materials, breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

Student, Fellow, or Resident $20
Northwestern Medicine Affiliate* $25
Industry Representative $250

*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

  • Siobhan Fegan, RN, BSN, OCN
  • Lynn Galuska Elsen, RN, BSN
  • Adrienne Goodman, RN, MSN
  • Sandra Manley-Eichler, LCSW
  • Mary Molloy, RN, MSN, OCN

Planning Committee (continued)

  • Diane Muench, RN, BSN, MBA
  • Heidi Ray, RN, BSN, OCN
  • Jennifer Reilly, RN, BSN
  • Deborah Rimmele, RN, BSN
  • Desiree West, RN, BSN


Daily discounted parking is available at the 321 E. Erie Self-Park Garage (Parking C & D). The early-bird flat rate is $18 if you arrive between 6:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and depart by 7:00 p.m. Discounted parking is not available at any other garage. No validation of tickets is needed from the conference staff or the hospital.


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

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