Oncology - Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Embracing Excellence in
Nursing Practice
FEBRUARY 20 - 21, 2015
This program made possible by a generous donation
to the Hoag Hospital Foundation from Circle 1000
Conference Overview
This conference is designed to address practical issues
and clinical challenges that oncology nurses face each day.
Hoag’s 10th Annual Oncology Nurses Conference “Embracing Excellence
in Oncology Nursing Practice” is designed for nurses dedicated to the field
of oncology who practice in settings across the continuum of care. During
this two day conference, attendees will benefit from an intimate learning
environment in which prominent faculty will present the latest in oncology
care and provide practical strategies and tools to improve nursing practice
and patient outcomes. In addition to offering strong clinical content from
leading experts, the conference will provide the necessary context to integrate
information into practice to improve the quality of life of the patient. Don’t miss
this opportunity to interact and network with other oncology colleagues while
earning continuing education credits.
CEU Accreditation & Credit Designation
This conference has been approved by the California Board of Registered
Nursing, with provider number 00146, for a total of seventeen (17.0) contact
hours (9.0 for Friday, 8.0 for Saturday), of continuing education credit for R.N.s.
Who Should Attend
This conference is intended for oncology and radiation oncology nurses.
Pharmacists as well as others with an interest in recent advances in the treatment
of solid tumors are welcome to attend. Students enrolled in a registered nursing
program who have interest in oncology are invited to attend in this program.
Program Venue & Overnight
All sessions will be held at the Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel located at
686 Anton Boulevard, Costa Mesa 92626. If you require a sleeping room please
call the hotel at 714-662-6653 and ask for the Hoag Embracing Excellence in
Oncology rate. Rates subject to availability.
Online reservations available at:
Self-Parking is available at $10.00 per car, per day.
Valet parking is available at $16.00 per car, per day.
Educational Objectives
Describe three qualities of a good critical thinker
and how critical thinking is interwoven in the nursing
process and how to apply two critical thinking skills
to your daily patient care as it relates to treatment
induced rashes.
Identify new drugs that have been FDA approved for
cancer treatment in 2014 and recognize how new
drugs are given generic names. Identify how to gain
information about new drugs based on the generic
naming system.
Provide an overview of management strategies for
pancreatic and hepatobilliary surgical treatment.
Compare the functionality and indications of the
various vascular access devices. Explain the
evidence related to insertion and maintenance
practice recommendations for the prevention of
complications including CLABSIs and list three
vascular access device complications and explain
the interventions and troubleshooting of these
Provide an overview of basic principles and case
studies to aide in the learning process of palliative
care and survivorship.
Identify three common chemotherapy regimens
used concurrently with radiation treatment, as well
as explain three expected side effects of a pelvic
radiation treatment plan, and describe three nursing
interventions recommended for patients undergoing
head and neck radiation treatment.
Describe the sexual changes experienced after
treatment of the most common cancers. Highlight
interventions that may be helpful for these changes
and provide tools for the assessment of sexual health
in men and women with cancer.
Describe the current health care reform and how it
affects patients and health care providers.
Review treatment strategies and options for people
with metastatic breast cancer.
Recognize the significant heterogeneity of sarcoma
subtypes and have a basic understanding of a few
of the more common subtypes (e.g. liposarcoma).
Describe the basic treatment options available to
patients – surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy
and recognize when to refer patients to specialist
Articulate the evolving role of palliative care as well as
describe the benefits of early palliative care integration
in oncology and explain how earlier integration leads
to more efficient and cost-effective care.
Describe the different adverse effects of
immunotherapy, BRAF inhibitors, and MED inhibitors
and explain the management interventions for
adverse effects.
Define systemic inflammatory response syndrome
(SIRS), sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock.
Understand pathophysiology of sepsis and learn
how to use sepsis screening tool and describe the
Surviving Sepsis Campaign Treatment Bundle and
early goal directed therapy of sepsis. Describe
the current standard of care for diagnosis and
management of infection in patients with cancer.
Describe how oncologic therapies may be modified
in the presence of pre-existing cardiac comorbidities.
Define essential assessment skills needed for
management of patients with cardiac comorbidities
or cardiac toxicities of cancer treatment and outline
prevention and management strategies for patients
experiencing cancer therapy cardiac toxicity.
Describe indications for hematopoietic cell
transplantation, discuss the selection of the type of
transplant and describe two key principles of caring
for a patient with Graft Versus Host Disease.
Offer nurses takeaways of the cancer patient
experience to help better equip them to care for
their patients, deliver information to health care
professionals to change their perceptions of the
oncology patient experience: pre-treatment, during
treatment and post-treatment, and empower
oncology nurses with a deeper understanding of
oncology patients’ perspectives to help them gain
greater compassion for their patients.
Program Directors
Carolyn Rondou, MSN, RN, OCN
Director of Inpatient Oncology
Hoag Family Cancer Institute
Candice Rogers, BSN, RN, OCN
Charge Nurse, Inpatient Oncology Unit
Hoag Family Cancer Institute
Jessica Kozuki, AOCNP, NP-C, AOCNS
Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Hoag Family Cancer Institute
Program Volunteer:
Phillis Kucharski, MSN, RN, OCN
Professor of Nursing, Saddleback College
Greg R. Angstreich, MD
Hoag Family Cancer Institute
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Keck Medicine of USC
USC Norris Cancer Center
Peter Bjerkerot, BSN, RN, OCN
Private Nurse Consultant
Robert Braithwaite
President and CEO
Hoag Hospital
Grace Cherry, RN, MSN
Melanoma Nurse Practitioner
UCLA Oncology Clinic
Bartosz Chmielowski, MD, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor,
Department of Medicine,
UCLA Medical Center
Kristyn Fazzalaro, LCSW,
CARES Program
Hoag Hospital
Rhonda Hjelm MSN, RN, OCN
Cancer Nurse Navigator
Hoag Family Cancer Institute
Ann Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN
AASECT-certification as a
sexuality counselor
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of
University of Manitoba
Theresa Knoop, MSN, RN,
Assistant Director
Clinical Trails Shared Resource
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Christine Magnus-Moore, RN,
Nurse, Author and Blogger
Ronald B. Natale, MD
Medical Director
Clinical Lung Cancer Program
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Vincent D. Nguyen, DO, CMD
Director, CARES Program
Hoag Hospital
MiKaela M. Olsen, MS,
Oncology and Hematology
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive
Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Brenda K. Shelton DNP, RN,
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive
Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Maria Stapfer, MD
Liver, Pancreas, Bile Duct &
Doudenum Surgeon
Hoag-USC Digestive Disease
D. Kathryn Tierney, RN, PhD
Oncology Clinical Nurse
Stanford University Medical
William Tseng, MD
Hoag Family Cancer Institute
Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Southern California,
Keck School of Medicine
Laura Zitella, MS, RN, ACNPBC, AOCN
Lead Advanced Practice
Provider/Nurse Practitioner
Inpatient Hematology/Oncology
Stanford Health Care
Program Agenda
6:45 – 7:30 AM
Registration and Breakfast
7:30 – 7:45 AM
Carolyn Rondou, MSN, RN, OCN
7:45 – 8:45 AM
Critical Thinking in Oncology Nursing
Peter Bjerkerot, BSN, RN, OCN
8:45 – 9:35 AM
Pancreatic & Hepatobiliary
Surgical Treatment
Maria Stapfer, MD
9:35 – 10 AM
Break and Exhibits
10 – 11 AM
Palliative Care and Survivorship
Kristyn Fazzalaro, LCSW, ACHP-SW
11 – 11:50 AM
Oncology Nursing Care for Patients
Undergoing Concurrent Chemotherapy
and Radiation Treatment
Rhonda Hjelm MSN, RN, OCN
11:50 a.m. – 12:50 PM
Cancer and Sexuality –
Loving in the New Normal
Ann Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN
12:50 – 1:35 PM
Luncheon and Exhibits
1:35 – 2:25 PM
Health Care Reform and Oncology
Robert Braithwaite
2:25 – 3:15 PM
Metastatic Breast Cancer
Treatment Options
Greg R. Angstreich, MD
3:15 – 3:45 PM
Break and Exhibits
3:45 – 4:40 PM
Sarcoma: Multidisciplinary Care
William Tseng, MD
4:40 – 5:40 PM
Beyond Myth: Clinical Evidence in
Palliative Care
Vincent D. Nguyen, DO, CMD
5:40 – 5:50 PM
Questions and Answers / Conclusion
6:30 – 8 PM
Dinner Meeting
“Understanding Multiple Myeloma”
Tina Maluso NP
The Capital Grille
3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA
Sponsored by Millennium: The Takeda
Oncology Company
*Seating limited. RSVP required.
RSVP: Heather Bogard
[email protected]
All sessions will be held at the Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel located at 686 Anton
Blvd, Costa Mesa 92626. If you require a sleeping room please call the hotel
at 714-540-2500. Self-Parking is available at $10.00 per car, per day. Valet parking
is available at $16.00 per car, per day.
Speaker times subject to change
Embracing Excellence in Oncology Nursing Practice
Friday Registration: $185.00
Saturday Registration: $185.00
Two Day Registration: $275.00
R.N. Student Fees: $30.00/day. This applies to
R.N. Student’s who do not hold an R.N. license
from the Board of Registered Nurses (B.R.N.)
St. Joseph Health Care Affiliates
Friday Registration: $92.50
Saturday Registration: $92.50
Two-Day Registration: $137.50
Hoag Nurses can register via Hoag University through February 13. Please submit your
registration $25 deposit by sending the completed credit card information below or a personal
check to: Conference Planning in Hoag Corporate Communications, 500 Superior Ave, Suite
360, Newport Beach, CA 92663. Please, DO NOT GIVE YOUR CHECK TO HOAG’S NURSING
EDUCATION DEPARTMENT. Your seat will not be confirmed until Conference Planning receives
your deposit.
Registration available online at www.hoag.org/events. Or register by completing the
registration card below and mail with complete credit card information or check payable to:
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Hoag Events, 500 Superior Ave, Suite 360, Newport
Beach, CA 92663. Or Fax to: 949-764-5820 or call: 800-400-4624
Conference fee includes conference tuition, syllabus, continental breakfast and lunch
heck (payable to Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian) Please mail form and check to address listed above
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Upon receipt of registration – a map and confirmation will be sent. Please contact us at
[email protected] if you do not get a confirmation emailed to your email stated above.
Written cancellations will be accepted until February 17, 2015. No refunds will be given
for cancellations after February 17, 2015. No refunds will be given for no-shows.