AONN+ Invites Phoenix-Area Cancer Patient Navigators to Attend West Coast Regional Meeting

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The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) extends complimentary registration to local American Cancer Society navigators for the meeting.

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“We are excited to have navigators from such an important organization as the American Cancer Society join us for this meeting,” says AONN+ Co-Founder and Program Director Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG.

Nurse and patient navigators from across the United States will be converging on Phoenix for the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) West Coast Regional Meeting from April 27 to 29. This unique meeting brings together oncology stakeholders to attend educational sessions, network with peers, take one of the navigation-specific certification exams, and learn about the new standardized navigation metrics initiative.

As part of its outreach to the local and state navigator community, AONN+ has extended an invitation to the American Cancer Society (ACS)’s local navigator population to attend the West Coast Regional Meeting with complimentary registration. AONN+ believes in working with local navigator communities to ensure all the benefits of attending these meetings are available to them.

“We are excited to have navigators from such an important organization as the American Cancer Society join us for this meeting,” says AONN+ Co-Founder and Program Director Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG. “The American Cancer Society has been a standard bearer for over 70 years and plays a significant role in the fight against cancer.”

“The American Cancer Society values collaborations with organizations such as AONN+, that share our commitment to high-quality cancer care,” states Lynne Padgett, PhD, Strategic Director, Hospital Systems, ACS. “The navigator-dedicated education and networking opportunities are two important components offered at AONN+’s meetings and are valued by our navigators and program leaders.”

AONN+ hosts one regional meeting and one annual conference every year for nurse and patient navigators. These essential providers are on the front lines of oncology patient care and play a vital role in helping patients understand their treatments, answering questions about appointments with their oncologists, navigating medical insurance and other socioeconomic barriers, and many other aspects of patient care.

Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+)
AONN+ is the largest national specialty organization dedicated to promoting the role of oncology nurse and patient navigators. Founded in 2009, AONN+ provides a network for all professionals involved in patient navigation and survivorship care services. AONN+ is continuously evolving and remains committed to listening to its membership by meeting their needs as well as responding to healthcare trends such as the emerging Oncology Care Model. To do so, AONN+ has spearheaded the creation of targeted nurse and patient navigator certifications, developed standardized navigation metrics, and launched a number of navigation-centric conferences and meetings designed to give navigators a greater collective voice, continuing education, and networking opportunities with peers.

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The Lynx Group is a comprehensive medical education and communications company that focuses on delivering results for its clients. With a portfolio of pharmaceutical- and oncology-based publications, The Lynx Group provides pivotal and contemporary information and resources for all healthcare stakeholders. The Lynx Group is also the official association management and marketing company of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators, the Association for Value-Based Cancer Care, and the Association for Oncology Practice Management. The Lynx Group lends a voice to these important organizations and supports these oncology stakeholders through publications, websites, conferences, social media, and other resources. Strategix, The Lynx Group’s in-house agency, is a strategic consulting, medical education, and communications team that broadens the company’s reach to help clients in new ways. Senior-level staff members work directly with clients on strategic partnerships, peer-to-peer and live thought leader engagements, multistakeholder summits, clinical trial recruitment, strategy, branding, market research, surveys, analytics, and other unique offerings. Strategix delivers tactical execution strategically and effectively for some of the world’s largest life science companies and other significant healthcare organizations.

American Cancer Society
Since 1946, the American Cancer Society has funded research and training of health professionals to investigate the causes, prevention, and early detection of cancer, as well as new treatments, cancer survivorship, and end-of-life support for patients and their families. In those 70 years, the American Cancer Society’s extramural research grants program has devoted more than $4.5 billion to cancer research and has funded 47 Nobel Prize winners.

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