SFBAONS 14th Annual OCU Marilyn J. Dodd Keynote Address Speaker, Dr. Ruth McCorkle!

Dr. Ruth McCorkle to give Marylin J. Dodd Keynote Address at
SFBAONS 14th Annual Oncology Care Update (OCU)
October 4, 2014, Crowne Plaza SFO Hotel, Burlingame, CA  

Dr. McCorkle will present on:

The Priority of Palliating Symptoms to Enhance Patient and Caregiver Outcomes


The Marylin J. Dodd Keynote Address honors the dedication of Dr. Dodd in understanding and managing patient symptoms.  Her research is respected on the local, national and international scale. Her legacy as a role model, educator and collaborator inspires others to improve the science of cancer care. It is in Dr. Dodd's name that our keynote speaker each year at the OCU focuses on improving nursing care in symptom management. 

A pioneer in oncology nursing, Ruth McCorkle, PhD, RN, has been named the first Florence Schorske Wald Professor at the Yale School of Nursing (YSN). McCorkle is currently professor of Nursing, former director of the Center for Excellence in Chronic Illness Care, and she was chair of the Doctor of Nursing Science Program from 1998-2004. She was also the program leader for Cancer Control at the Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center (YCCC) from 1998-2010, and a professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Yale School of Medicine. McCorkle is currently the director of Psychosocial Oncology at YCCC. McCorkle's interest in cancer and palliative care is longstanding. Over 40 years ago she studied at St. Christopher's Hospice in London, England, and participated in clinical studies to relieve distressing symptoms associated with dying. Since then, she has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health and other prestigious groups for her studies on managing life with cancer. Elected to the Institute of Medicine in 1990, McCorkle is the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards. Some of her many honors include the Book of the Year Award for Cancer Nursing from the American Journal of Nursing, a Distinguished Merit Award from the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care, and a Distinguished Research Award from the Oncology Nursing Society. She was named the Nurse Scientist of the Year by the Council of Nurse Researchers of the American Nurses Association, one of the most coveted awards in the field of nursing. In 2009, she received the Bernard Fox Research Award for outstanding contribution to the field of Psycho-Oncology. Recently, she received the Jimmie Holland Leadership Award and the Trish Green Quality of Life Award. A prolific writer, her work appears in many professional journals in the US and abroad.

To register for the 14th Annual Oncology Care Update visit OCU2014.brownpapertickets.com 


2014 OCU Leukemia and Lymphoma Society sponsored lecturer Dr. Joseph Tuscano

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
to Sponsor Lecture at the
SFBAONS 14th Annual Oncology Care Update (OCU) 
October 4, 2014, Crowne Plaza SFO Hotel, Burlingame, CA

Joseph Tuscano, MD (UC Davis) will present on 

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: Current &Future Directions


Dr. Tuscano's areas of specialty include the treatment of leukemia, lymphoma, MDS, and multiple myeloma. He is also a member of the adult stem cell transplant team at UC Davis Medical Center. He has both basic/translation and clinical research interests that include the development of novel antibody and other immune-based therapeutics for hematologic malignancies. Dr. Tuscano graduated from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and practices medicine in Sacramento, CA.

The mission of The Leukemia &Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Millennium/Takeda will sponsor the OCU afternoon break.

To register for the 14th Annual Oncology Care Update visit OCU2014.brownpapertickets.com

14th Annual OCU Passport to Success Education Fair

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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 OCU2014.brownpapertickets.com
Onsite registrations (checks or cash only), space permitting.
CEUs? 8 contact hours (full attendance required; no partial CEUs provided)
To register visit: OCU2014.brownpapertickets.com

2014 OCU Schedule

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

7:15: 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, Teresa Knoop, 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)

         Sponsored by Omnicare/Advanced Care Scripts

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

         Sponsored by Omnicare/Advanced Care Scripts

2:00: Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: Current & Future Directions, Joseph Tuscano, 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, timfreitas@yahoo.com
Miranda Kramer, NP, mirkramer@aol.com

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