Preconference Programming

About Preconference Sessions

Get a jump start on Congress and join us in DC a day early! You can earn four additional CNE contact hours by attending preconference sessions. Add preconference sessions to your full Congress registration or choose to attend preconference sessions only.

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Preconference Pricing


Registration Type Price (Per Session)
Member $99
Nonmember $189

Session Information


Wednesday, May 16

13 PM 


Managing Moral Distress and Building Resiliency

Healthcare organizations often implement programs and support systems to reduce the risk of moral distress. However, the reality is that work in oncology will continue to put nurses at risk. The key to prevailing over moral distress is learning how to recognize it and develop strategies to build moral resiliency. Moral resilience allows oncology nurses to cope with the challenging situations they face each day, process the complex stressors involved, and retain emotional and spiritual stability. Join us as we discuss moral distress in oncology nursing, examine the biology and science behind this condition, and explore the tools and methods available for building moral resiliency at the staff, unit, and organizational level.

Skills Lab: Lab Interpretations for Oncology Nurses

Attendees will learn how to interpret abnormal lab results in both solid tumor and hematology malignancy-based cancer patients. Case studies will be used to discuss how to best follow up with patients whose labs are trending in a negative way or those who need immediate follow up because of an oncologic emergency. This session will be helpful for both novice nurses who are new to oncology and advanced practice nurses who want a review.


3:305:30 PM 


Immuno-Oncology: How to Develop a Treatment Plan

Immunotherapy is becoming more prevalent for cancer treatment.  Many of the initial agents were oral, but injectable agents, such as those engineered agents created from a patient’s own cells, are becoming more common. What do you need to know in order to talk with your patients about this treatment option? How do you prep your patient for these options if they will not be administered at your facility? Join us in this session to discuss an immunotherapy plan of treatment from initial identification of this treatment option, to insurance clearance, actual treatment, and ongoing follow up.


*Schedule is tentative and subject to change.