18ME058 - NCONA Annual Conference: Advancing Patient Navigation in Challenging Times

Jun 22, 2018 Closed Medicine

18ME058 - NCONA Annual Conference: Advancing Patient Navigation in Challenging Times


Online registration is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome!

Oncology care has become increasingly complex as preventive care, early detection screening approaches, and oncology treatments continue to evolve. Understanding and helping our patients navigate the cancer care delivery systems is critical and requires a team-based approach. Patient navigators are increasingly recognized as an essential component of comprehensive cancer care both inside and outside of the cancer center. This year’s conference will explore best practices that address transitioning patients back to their primary care provider, financial toxicity, keeping patients out of the Emergency Department and demonstrating the success of your program. It is a conference you will not want to miss.

Please note that this conference is being held at The William and Ida Friday Center in Chapel Hill, NC.

By registering for this conference, you are granting permission for your contact information to be shared with NCONA, which is a joint provider of this continuing education activity.

Target Audience

Physicians, pharmacists, oncology nurse navigators, administrators, care coordinators, advanced practice nurses, fellows, medical students, nursing students, patient navigators, community health workers, case managers, social workers, patient advocates, community ambassadors, lay health advisors, community educators, peer supporters and lay volunteer patient navigators


  • Describe the team-based approach for navigating patients through the cancer care delivery system
  • Recognize the role of the patient navigator in and out of the cancer center
  • List best practices for transitioning cancer patients back to primary care settings
  • Review strategies to help keep patients out of the emergency room


  • Jean B. Sellers, MSN, RN
  • Kris Blackley, MSN, BBA, OCN
  • Steven Patierno, PhD
  • Kevin C. Oeffinger, MD
  • Joanna Morales, CEO, Esq
  • Edward E. Partridge, MD


18ME058 - NCONA Annual Conference: Advancing Patient Navigation in Challenging Times
6/22 8:30 AM–2:30 PM


.500 CEU

The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.50 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

4.750 Contact Hours

Contact Hours: MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 4.75 Contact Hours. Full attendance is required.

4.750 ACPE

4.750 CNE Contact Hours

4.75 CNE Contact Hours Activity # AP 008-1668 Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

4.750 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) through the joint providership of the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) and the NC Oncology Navigator Association and the NC Cancer Prevention and Control Branch. . MAHEC is accredited by the NCMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation: MAHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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