Innovation Agenda

CNE Credit Hours Available - 5.75*

“This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation”

 Time Activity / Session Location
7:15 - 9:00 AM Registration Foyer 
7:30 - 8:55 AM Breakfast (available 7:15-8:45am), Exhibits, Poster Session  Ballroom
7:30 - 8:55 AM Patient Assistance / Advocacy Presentation Breakfast Concord 
8:55 - 9:00 AM
Welcoming Remarks

State Rooms 
(Webster & Pierce) 
9:00 - 9:45 AM Radiation Oncology- From Simulation to Treatment

Chris Anker, MD
Radiation Oncologist, UVM Medical Center
Associate Professor, Larner College of Medicine

This session will outline the steps involved in creating and delivering state of the art Radiation Therapy to individuals with localized rectal cancer

State Rooms (Webster & Pierce)
9:45 - 10:30 AM  

Holistic Care of Patients: The Many Facets of Caring for and Co-Managing Patients with Rectal Cancer

Carol S. Walsh, MS, CGC, Kacie Merchand, MS, RD, CSO, LD, Karen Willett BSN, RN, OCN

This panel presentation session will describe the multidisciplinary care of a patient with rectal cancer and describe the importance of side effect management, co-administration of chemotherapy, genetic counseling and the importance of nutrition in treatment management and decreasing risk of recurrence

State Rooms
(Webster & Pierce)
10:30 - 11:00 AM Refreshment / Exhibit Break  / Posters
Foyer & Ballroom 
11:00 - 11:45 AM
Patient Perspective Panel: Our Journey
In this panel session, patients will share their experience as they navigate the diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship continuum of a rectal cancer diagnosis.

State Rooms
(Webster & Pierce)
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Innovative Abstracts: Podium Presentations
  • A Guided Web-Based Yoga Series for Pediatric Cancer Survivors - Andrew Chongaway, DPT student and Aly Deardorff, SPT
  • Review of time to treatment for head and neck cancer patients at a rural Maine cancer center - Adam Curtis, MS
  • Neutropenic Diet: Standardizing the Practice Using Evidence-Based Practice - Mary Kate Visnic, RN
State Rooms
(Webster & Pierce)
12:30 - 1:30 PM Lunch / Exhibits / Posters
1:30 - 2:15 PM Oncology 2019 Update

Paul S. Unger, MD

State Rooms
(Webster & Pierce)
2:25 PM - 3:25 PM
Clinical Research Nursing: A Critical Resource for Impactful Human Research
    Sheila B. Noone, PhD, MPH, RN
    Executive Director of SYNERGY Assistant Vice President for Clinical and Translational Research at Dartmouth College

    High value, safe and efficient clinical research holds great promise to advance early diagnosis, care and treatment of patients across the lifespan. Both clinical nurses and clinical research nurses (CRNs) play important roles in maximizing these advancements as care and continuity providers, advocates and colleagues. This session will provide a brief summary of the necessary elements of ethical and reliable clinical research and open a discussion on how clinical nurses and CRNs can support, educate and advocate for patients as they consider becoming healthy volunteers or choose a role as research participant in a clinical trial.

    State Rooms
    (Webster & Pierce)
    3:35 - 4:35 PM Using Humor in Cancer Treatment Workshop

    Josie Leavitt

    This one-hour workshop will combine performance and instruction by award-winning stand-up, storyteller, and breast cancer survivor, Josie Leavitt. Participants will learn how humor can help cancer patients navigate the challenges of illness and treatment.

    State Rooms
    (Webster & Pierce)
    4:35 - 5:30 PM
    Networking Reception & Prize Drawing

      Northern New England Clinical Oncology Society
      P.O. Box 643
      Sandown, NH 03873-0643
      Telephone (603) 887-1948

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