ONS is proud to welcome the following talented leaders in oncology nursing to the 38th Annual Congress.
Judy Murphy, RN, FACMI, FHIMSS, FAAN
Keynote Address: The Role of Health IT in Healthcare Transformation
Judy Murphy is the deputy national coordinator for programs and policy in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the Department of Health and Human Services. Murphy has lectured nationally and internationally on system implementation methodologies, automated clinical documentation, health IT project management, and how technology can support evidence-based practice. She has a longstanding reputation for her patient-centric point of view, and was named one of the “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better” in 2007 by HealthLeaders magazine.
Donna L. Berry, BSN, MSN, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN
Mara Mogensen Flaherty Lecture
The Patient’s Voice: Are We Hard of Hearing?
Donna Berry is a nurse scientist whose decades of research uniquely demonstrate her passion for investigating innovative approaches for clinical care. Berry is deeply proud of her work in mentoring direct-care nurses. She is the director of the Phyllis F. Cantor Center at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA, and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. She has served in several capacities for the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute and was named an ONS distinguished nurse researcher in 2011. The Mara Mogensen Flaherty Lecture is made possible with funding from the ONS Foundation.
Peg Esper, DNP(c), MSN, MSA, RN, ANP-BC, AOCN
Clinical Lecture | Effective Symptom Management to Optimize Care with Oral Cancer Therapy
Peg Esper, the recipient of the 2013 ONS Clinical Lectureship Award, is a faculty member at the University of Michigan and a nurse practitioner at the University of Michigan Cancer Center in Ann Arbor. Her research of more than 21 years has addressed novel and targeted therapies, side effects and symptom management in cancer care, and quality of life for patients with cancer. Esper was a member of the ONS Board of Directors from 2006–2009 and serves as the associate editor of the Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology.