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21st Annual Oncology Nursing Conference

On Friday, November 16, the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University will host the 21st Annual Oncology Nursing Conference, The Continuum of Cancer Care: Prevention to Survivorship. 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.

2018 Presentations

Event Details

Friday, November 16, 2018

Registration & Exhibits: 8:00 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.
Program: 8:55 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Feinberg Pavilion, Third Floor Conference Center
251 E. Huron St., Chicago

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Topics & Speakers


My Experience… From Both Sides of the Port
Lindsay Norris, RN
Clinical Nurse Coordinator
The University of Kansas Cancer Center


Epidemic of HPV-Associated Cancers
Ahmed Ibrahim, MD

Genetic and Genomic Testing: Confusion & Common Concerns
Theresa Sciaraffa, MS, CGC

New Cancer Diagnosis Panel: Navigation from a Nurse’s Perspective
Kanesha Broadwater, RN; Kendra Chavin, RN, BSN, OCN; Claire Ehorn, RN; Adrienne Goodman, RN; Lynn Galuska Elsen, RN, BSN, IBCLC

Immunotherapy vs. Chemotherapy: What Patients Need to Know and Why
Lisa Ha, APN, CNP; Maureen Sadim, PA-C

Transitions of Care in Patients with Cancer
Jeremy Sato, RN, MSN

The Headline: Communicating Difficult News
Gordon Wood, MD

Survivorship: What It Can Do for Your Patients & What It Can do For You
Katherine Williams, RN, BSN, CBCN

Fertility and Family Planning When Cancer is Part of the Equation
Megan Connolly; Kristin Smith

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 21st Annual Oncology Nursing Conference - The Continuum of Cancer Care: Prevention to Survivorship (ONA # 21826 ) has received ONA approval for 6.5 contact hours.

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 Chair & 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

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

Planning Committee (continued)

  • Diane Muench, RN, OCN, MBA
  • Carolyn Radville, RN
  • Danielle Ready, RN, MSN, OCN
  • Jennifer Reilly, RN
  • Christie Mandarino, RN


Daily discounted parking is available at the 321 E. Erie Self-Park Garage (Parking C & D). The early-bird flat rate is $17 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 Erin Donghue at or 312-695-1391.

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