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


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


Brochure / Registration Form