Navigation 101 will elaborate on the role of the oncology navigator specifically in regards to cancer care using examples from established best practice programs. The session will also highlight program planning strategies for new navigation programs.
Beyond the Basics: Advanced Concepts in Navigation will highlight the keys to growing and sustaining successful navigation programs, including best practices and strategies pertaining to process improvement, outcome measurement, and program evaluation.
Commission on Cancer for the Navigator: Tricks of the Trade will update attendees on the Commission on Cancer standards and recent changes and will assist navigators with the implementation of those standards into his/her role.
In this keynote address, Helen Meldrum, EdD, will describe communication skills and techniques to enhance team relationships within navigation programs.
The arena of personalized medicine can be confusing and overwhelming; Navigation and Personalized Medicine will describe the process of navigating patients through their options when it comes to personalized medicine.
Young adult patients with cancer face unique challenges. Navigating Adolescents and Young Adults Through Cancer will provide effective strategies that navigators can use to support this group of patients through their diagnosis and subsequent treatment.
Healing the Wounded Healer will define patient issues that influence the navigator and list several strategies that navigators can use to promote healthy coping.
Finding the Middle Ground: Challenges in Rural and Urban Cancer Care will highlight the issues and barriers that patients with cancer face in both rural and urban settings while providing strategies to handle health disparities that are attributed to geography.
What Navigation Means to Me: The Patient/Survivor Perspective is a panel discussion that will feature patients and survivors of cancer (including those that are oncology nurses/navigators themselves) and highlight the importance of the navigation role as it pertains to specific perspectives.
Emerging Issues in Cancer Survivorship will discuss issues that affect survivorship and provide guidance for navigators to plan effective interventions and follow-up programs.
Side effects of cancer treatment can negatively impact the patient’s experience and quality of life, How Navigators Can Impact Side Effect Management will address proper interventions and management of symptoms.
A New Dialogue: Ethical Challenges Among Nurse Navigators is a panel discussion that will address common ethical dilemmas that navigators face when guiding their patients through treatment and provides practical solutions to these challenging issues.
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