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SFBAONS 14th Annual OCU


WHAT? SFBAONS 14th Oncology Care Update (OCU)
The Premier Oncology Nursing Event in the San Francisco Bay Area!
WHEN? Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 7am to 5pm
WHERE? Crowne Plaza SFO Hotel, Burlingame, CA
WHO? Thought leaders from across the country!


            HOW MUCH?
$79 pay before July 1, 2014 (current ONS National Members only)
$99 pay July 1--October 3, 2014 (current ONS National Members)
$25 (Fulltime Nursing Students with ID)
$149 (after October 3, onsite, and anyone not an ONS member)
Online Credit Card Registration Only (no checks or cash)
Registration opens June 1, 2014 at
Onsite registrations (checks or cash only), space permitting.
CEUs? 8 contact hours (full attendance required; no partial CEUs provided)
To register visit:

2014 OCU Schedule

7:00: Registration (“Passport to Success” Education Fair)

7:30: BREAKFAST with non-CEU presentation(“Passport to Success” Education Fair)

Expanding the Boundaries of Treatment for Patients with mCRC After Previous Therapies Have Failed, Suzanne McGettigan, MSN, NP (UPenn)

Sponsored by Bayer Oncology


8:30: Marylin Dodd Keynote Address: The Priority of Palliating Symptoms to 

         Enhance Patient and Caregiver Outcomes, Ruth McCorkle, PhD, RN (Yale)

9:20: New Drug Update, TeresaKnoop, MS, RN (Vanderbilt) some of the best of ONS Congress 2014 

10:10: BREAK (“Passport to Success” Education Fair)

10:40: Breast Cancer Biology and Treatment, Hope Qamoos, MSN, NP (Stanford)

11:30: GI Oncology Update, Andrew Ko, MD (UCSF)

12:20: LUNCH (“Passport to Success” Education Fair)

1:10: Specialty Pharmacy, an Oncology Nursing Perspective, Stephanie Bolin, BS, RN (Stanford)

         Sponsored by Omnicare/ACS

2:00: Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: Current & Future Directions, Joseph Toscano, MD (UC Davis)

         Sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

2:50: BREAK (“Passport to Success” Education Fair)

3:20: Geriatric Oncology, Peggy Burhenn, MS, CNS (City of Hope) some of the best of ONS Congress 2014

4:10: Author, Musician, Songwriter, Mother, and Survivor, Laura Roppe

5:00: CLOSE



Program Description
The OCU provides engaging lectures from outstanding faculty and an opportunity to network with Bay Area oncology nurses working at the bedside, in clinics, in advanced practice, in research and in industry. Participants will improve their understanding of Palliative Care,  New Drugs, Breast Cancer, GI Oncology, Specialty Pharmacy, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Geriatric Oncology, and Survivorship. 
Continuing Education Credit
8 hours of continuing education will be awarded for full-day attendance. No partial credit will be awarded. SFBAONS is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing: Provider number CEP 13612.

Note: speakers, times, topics and content, sequence, and number of presentations are subject to change.  

No CEU contact hours given for breakfast and lunch sponsored presentations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      *must be present to win

Tim Freitas, RN,
Miranda Kramer, NP,