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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165769
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Sharing Highlights From the ONS Congress as a Regional Seminar
Author(s):
Seeley, Karen
Author Details:
Karen Seeley, Arch Medical Group-Hematology/Oncology, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Abstract:
Background: The annual ONS Congress is a monumental event for oncology nursing. Each conference takes a year of planning and great cooperative efforts from a large organizing committee. Though attendance is high, not all oncology nurses can take advantage of this grand educational experience. Practical issues such as registration and travel costs, limited time off from work, and concurrent commitments may keep nurses from being able to attend. Purpose: To further disseminate crucial information presented at Congress, our group organized and sponsored a Congress Highlights Seminar for the regional oncology nursing community. The target audience was interested oncology professionals in the area who may not have had the opportunity to attend Congress. Methods: Taking cues from the local clinical oncology physician's group, our Congress Highlights Seminar was patterned after similar reviews they had following the annual ASH and ASCO meetings. The seminar was divided into five, 30-minute presentations re-capping major topics from Congress. The topic areas chosen were current trends in palliative care, symptom management, patient and community education, oncology nursing research, and outpatient care. The speakers were local oncology nursing professionals with expertise in their areas of discussion. They reviewed abstracts in their topic area and chose four to six presentations to share with the audience. Following these presentations, a keynote speaker gave a one-hour lecture on cancer-related peripheral neuropathy, another timely and important topic discussed in a plenary session at Congress. The seminar was underwritten by an educational grant from a pharmaceutical company. There was no cost to attendees. Results: Thirty-four oncology nurses attended the half-day seminar. Evaluations of this first-time event were excellent. The pharmaceutical company sponsor has agreed to fund the seminar next year due to its success. Improvement is needed in advertising the seminar and continuing education credit was not granted due to a timing error in the application submission. Overall, this innovative approach to taking Congress "on the road" is a practical, concise method of reaching more oncology nurses with critical new information.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Washington, D.C., USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSharing Highlights From the ONS Congress as a Regional Seminaren_GB
dc.contributor.authorSeeley, Karenen_US
dc.author.detailsKaren Seeley, Arch Medical Group-Hematology/Oncology, St. Louis, Missouri, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165769-
dc.description.abstractBackground: The annual ONS Congress is a monumental event for oncology nursing. Each conference takes a year of planning and great cooperative efforts from a large organizing committee. Though attendance is high, not all oncology nurses can take advantage of this grand educational experience. Practical issues such as registration and travel costs, limited time off from work, and concurrent commitments may keep nurses from being able to attend. Purpose: To further disseminate crucial information presented at Congress, our group organized and sponsored a Congress Highlights Seminar for the regional oncology nursing community. The target audience was interested oncology professionals in the area who may not have had the opportunity to attend Congress. Methods: Taking cues from the local clinical oncology physician's group, our Congress Highlights Seminar was patterned after similar reviews they had following the annual ASH and ASCO meetings. The seminar was divided into five, 30-minute presentations re-capping major topics from Congress. The topic areas chosen were current trends in palliative care, symptom management, patient and community education, oncology nursing research, and outpatient care. The speakers were local oncology nursing professionals with expertise in their areas of discussion. They reviewed abstracts in their topic area and chose four to six presentations to share with the audience. Following these presentations, a keynote speaker gave a one-hour lecture on cancer-related peripheral neuropathy, another timely and important topic discussed in a plenary session at Congress. The seminar was underwritten by an educational grant from a pharmaceutical company. There was no cost to attendees. Results: Thirty-four oncology nurses attended the half-day seminar. Evaluations of this first-time event were excellent. The pharmaceutical company sponsor has agreed to fund the seminar next year due to its success. Improvement is needed in advertising the seminar and continuing education credit was not granted due to a timing error in the application submission. Overall, this innovative approach to taking Congress "on the road" is a practical, concise method of reaching more oncology nurses with critical new information.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:24:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:24:34Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationWashington, D.C., USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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