31st Annual Oncology Nurses Symposium
Hilton San Diego Resort
1775 E. Mission Bay Drive San Diego, CA 92109
San Diego, California
Scripps Cancer Center’s Oncology Nurses Symposium is designed for nurses dedicated to the field of hematology-oncology. During this three and a half day conference, attendees will benefit from an intimate learning environment in which renowned faculty will present the latest in oncology care and provide practical strategies and tools to improve nursing practice and patient outcomes. The program itself is designed to provide a generous amount of CE credits while offering participants the chance to interact and network with like-minded colleagues.

The 2011 Symposium will explore the latest information on various types of cancers including: Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML), melanoma, colon cancer, and thoracic tumors. Treatment advances, infection prevention, ethical commitments, and palliative care will also be discussed. In addition to offering strong clinical content from leading experts, the Oncology Nurses Symposium will evaluate the effect of a cancer diagnosis on all aspects of a patient’s life and the important role oncology nurses play throughout the continuum of care.

    *  Comprehensive presentations of the latest advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment with a strong patient care focus
    * Small, group workshops allowing for additional interaction with expert faculty on pertinent topics
    * Audience Response System used for instant feedback and interactive learning
    * Multiple networking and one-on-one discussion opportunities throughout course
    * USB drive containing synchronized audio and final presentations sent to all attendees 4-6 weeks after the conference


Register, refer a friend or colleague and both of you will receive 15% off your registration fees. Refer two or more people and you will receive 20% off your registration fees while your friends receive 15% off.

Please note: Your referrals must not have attended the conference last year. There is no limit to the amount of people you refer however, 20% is the largest discount you are eligible to receive. This offer only applies to those who register for the full conference.


Schedule of Presentations:

Sunday, October 2, 2011
16:55:00 Dinner Symposium: Caring for Cancer Patients in Transition
17:00:00 Networking Reception & Conference Registration
18:10:00 Welcome & Introductions
18:15:00 Empowering Patients through Survivorship Care Plans
19:00:00 Early Palliative Care Constance Dahlin
19:45:00 Panel Discussion / Q&A
20:00:00 Adjourn
Monday, October 3, 2011
07:00:00 Registration, Continental Breakfast & View Exhibits
07:50:00 Welcome & Introductions
08:00:00 Melanoma: 2011 and Beyond Krista M. Rubin
09:00:00 Community Cancer Prevention Programs That Work Kendra Brandstein
10:00:00 Break & View Exhibits
10:30:00 Cancer and Fertility H. Irene Su
11:30:00 Lunch
12:30:00 Workshops (concurrent sessions)
12:45:00 A. Thoracic Oncology Tumor Board
13:00:00 B. Nutrition and Cancer: Myths, Controversies and Realities
13:15:00 C. The Use of Social Media in Health Care
13:30:00 D. Compassion Fatigue: Healing the Healer
14:00:00 Break & View Exhibits
14:30:00 Workshops (repeat of earlier sessions)
16:00:00 Adjourn
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
07:00:00 Sign-in, Continental Breakfast & View Exhibits
08:00:00 Acute Leukemia in the Gerontologic Population Martha Lassiter
09:00:00 Evidence-Based Practice for Central Line Care
10:00:00 Break & View Exhibits
10:30:00 Learning to Let Go When Medicine Can’t Save the Patient: Ethical Concerns for the Oncology Nurse Kate Payne
11:30:00 Lunch
12:30:00 Workshops (concurrent sessions)
12:45:00 A. Expressive Arts Therapy for Cancer Patients and Caregivers
13:00:00 B. American Cancer Society Resources for Oncology Nurses and Patients Kay Clark
13:15:00 C. What You Need to Know About Cancer and Sexuality Anne Katz
13:30:00 D. Integrative and Complementary Dietary Supplements for Cancer Patients
14:00:00 Break & View Exhibits
14:30:00 Workshops (repeat of earlier sessions)
16:00:00 Adjourn
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
07:00:00 Sign-in, Continental Breakfast & View Exhibits
08:00:00 News in Colon Cancer
09:00:00 Nosocomial Infectious Disease in Oncology Patients Jeannie P. Cimiotti
10:00:00 Break & View Exhibits
10:30:00 If You Can’t Say Anything Nice, What DO You Say?
11:30:00 Closing Remarks & Final Adjournment
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