Cold Spring Harbor, NY (PRWEB) November 05, 2015
Over 700 Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Clinical Nurse Specialists and other oncology health care professionals will convene in Phoenix, Arizona, today to participate in JADPRO Live at APSHO 2105 – a professional medical conference focusing on the unique educational and professional needs of the advanced practitioner in hematology and oncology.
New for 2015, selected sessions from JADPRO Live at APSHO will be available via Live Stream for learners who can’t attend the activity in Phoenix. Sessions include interactive discussions on biosimilars, melanoma, non–small cell lung cancer, and immunotherapies to name a few. Learners who are interested in participating in the live stream can register by going to http://www.jadprolive.com/livestream/
First launched in 2014 as a live meeting version of the Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology (JADPRO), JADPRO Live at APSHO is held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Advanced Practitioner Society for Hematology and Oncology (APSHO). Participation has more than doubled from the first event, reinforcing the need for specialized education for advanced practitioners who care for patients with cancer.
“Advanced practitioners (APs) in oncology are highly educated and skilled practitioners, including Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists and Nurses with advanced degrees who, together with oncologists and hematologists, provide complex care to cancer patients. In most states, APs can independently prescribe cancer therapeutics and supportive care medications. They perform a number of procedures necessary for diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients, manage dose modifications, side effects of treatments, and provide patient education – all areas key to providing high-quality cancer care,” according to Sandra E. Kurtin, RN, MS, AOCN®, ANP-C, co-chair of the APSHO Education Committee.
Conference participants will have access to over 20 sessions across the 4 days from Thursday, November 5, through Sunday, November 8. In addition, today's pre-conference workshops include a hands-on procedural skills session that reinforces how to perform a bone marrow biopsy, a primer on the evolving and complex topic of immunotherapy in oncology, and managing common co-morbidities in cancer patients.
This year’s activity will be certified for 5 different types of continuing education credit/contact hours to allow learners to meet various licensure requirements:
- ACCME – Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
- ANCC – American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation
- ACPE – Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
- AANP – American Association of Nurse Practitioners
- AAPA – American Academy of Physician Assistants
"APSHO and JADPRO provide the resources we need to support the advanced practitioner audience and to provide a level of educational opportunities targeted to stimulate and add to our clinical and practical knowledge base," explained Pamela Hallquist Viale, RN, MS, CNS, ANP, Editor-in-Chief of JADPRO and a Founding Board Member of APSHO. “Our educational offerings focus on the collaborative practice model.”
To learn more about the non-profit APSHO, or to join, please go to http://www.APSHO.org.
About the Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology
The Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology (JADPRO) is the first and only clinical, peer-reviewed publication designed to meet the needs of the Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Phamacist and additional nurses with advanced degrees in the oncology setting. Published bimonthly, the journal’s mission is to improve the quality of care for patients with cancer, support critical issues in advanced practice in oncology and recognize the expanding contributions of advanced practitioners in oncology. It is the official publication of the Advanced Practitioner Society for Hematology and Oncology (APSHO). The journal’s website is http://www.AdvancedPractitioner.com.
About Harborside Press
Harborside Press is a medical media company based in Cold Spring Harbor, New York. Harborside Press is the publisher of JNCCN–Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, the Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology (JADPRO), The ASCO Post, and the Journal of Oncology Practice. Harborside Press is also the organizer of the JADPRO LIVE and provides the management services for the Advanced Practitioner Society for Hematology and Oncology (APSHO). For more information on Harborside Press, please visit http://www.HarborsidePress.com.
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