AONN+’s Seventh Annual Navigation & Survivorship Conference Features Cutting-Edge Content, Presentations by Industry Leaders and the Profession’s First Certification Exam

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During the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigator’s (AONN+) Seventh Annual Navigation & Survivorship Conference, healthcare professionals from across the cancer care continuum are gaining valuable insights and cutting-edge ideas, sharing oncology navigation best practices, and discussing treatment trends and challenges. The conference is taking place at the Aria Resort & Casino (Las Vegas) from November 17 – 20.

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This week, more than a thousand oncology professionals from across the U.S. and Canada are gathering in the “entertainment capital of the world,” not for the shows, but for education.

During the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigator’s (AONN+) Seventh Annual Navigation & Survivorship Conference, healthcare professionals from across the cancer care continuum are gaining valuable insights and cutting-edge ideas, sharing oncology navigation best practices, and discussing treatment trends and challenges. The conference is taking place at the Aria Resort & Casino (Las Vegas) from November 17 – 20.

At this year’s conference, AONN+ is delving into some of the hottest topics in navigation and cancer treatment – from Commission on Cancer standards to advances in personalized therapy and survivorship.

As a nationally recognized leader in the effort to standardize and bring value to the navigation profession, AONN+ is also administering the Oncology Nurse Navigator-Certified Generalist™ (ONN-CG) and Oncology Patient Navigator-Certified Generalist™ (OPN-CG™) certification exams. AONN+’s certification effort is spearheaded by a specially selected task force comprised of AONN+ faculty members and respected education professionals.

In addition to recognizing this year’s recipient of the Oncology Nursing Excellence ™ (ONE) award, AONN+ will announce the winner of its coveted Hero of Hope™ award during a special “old Vegas” themed cocktail event. The Hero of Hope™ award honors an individual living with cancer who is contributing to his/her community through fundraising, advocacy or other means.

The conference rounds-out with poster presentations and awards that highlight and recognize peer research.

Conference Highlights

Thursday, November 17

10:00 AM:
Oncology Nurse Navigator-Certified Generalist™ and Oncology Patient Navigator-Certified Generalist™ certification exams (closed to the public)

4:45 PM:    
“AONN+ Announces Standardized Navigation Metrics” (opening session)

Saturday, November 19

9:30 AM:     
“The Cancer Continuum: Navigating Adolescents and Young Adults” (general session)

7:30 PM:    
Announcement of the 2016 Hero of Hope™ Award during the Hero of Hope™ cocktail event (Aria Resort & Casino)

Sunday, November 20

8:00 AM:     
Presentation of Sixth Annual Oncology Nursing Excellence™ (ONE) Award

8:15 AM:     
“Crossing the Communication Chasm: Translating Medical Knowledge into Patient Friendly Content” (general session)

For a full agenda of events and sessions visit: https://www.aonnonline.org/annual/agenda/

About the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators® (http://www.aonnonline.org)
The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators, Inc. (AONN+) is the largest national specialty organization dedicated to improving patient care and quality of life by defining, enhancing, and promoting the role of oncology nurse and patient navigators. The organization, which has more than 5,000 members, was founded in 2009 to provide a network for all professionals involved and interested in patient navigation and survivorship care services in order to better manage the complexities of the cancer treatment process.

The Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship® (http://www.jons-online.com) is the official publication of AONN+. It is published six times a year and features topics related to patient navigation and survivorship care. JONS offers original research, best practices, interviews, case reports and study highlights as well as a platform through which navigators can share research and views on navigation and survivorship issues.

CONQUER: The Patient Voice Magazine™ (http://www.conquer-magazine.com) is the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators’ (AONN+) premier forum for patients with cancer. CONQUER features articles written by and for patients with cancer, survivors, nurse navigators, and other oncology team members. This magazine addresses the issues that patients, their family members, and caregivers face every day in an easy-to-read format. Issues include interviews with patients with cancer, information on access to care, and articles on lifestyle topics such as nutrition, stress management, personal finance, and legal and employer issues. CONQUER also features patient stories that are nominated for the AONN+ HERO OF HOPE™ award, which will be presented at the AONN+ Annual Conference.

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