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3rd Annual Hematology, Oncology & Blood & Marrow Transplant for NPs & PAs 2019 - General Session

Rochester, MN US
September 13, 2019 to September 15, 2019

Course Directors: Amber B. Koehler, P.A.-C. and Darci L. Zblewski, APRN, C.N.P.


This conference provides NPs and PAs with cutting-edge information on caring for patients in oncology, hematology, and blood and marrow transplant for the novice and seasoned provider.

As a world renowned medical center striving for excellence in patient care, innovation and research, come and learn with your fellow NPs & PAs about the active roles that advanced practice providers are playing in advancing the constantly evolving fields of hematology, oncology and blood and marrow transplant.

The conference features:

  • Pre-conference Palliative Care workshop
  • 17.75 AMA, AAPA and ANCC credits/contact hours
  • 8.25 hours designated pharmacology content
  • Call for abstracts for poster presentation with discounted registration fee for presenting
  • Panel Q&A sessions to address real world problems encountered in daily practice
  • Lunchtime topical networking tables with clinical expert faculty
  • Wine and cheese networking event on Saturday evening

Registration Fee:

Registration Fee$500
Pre-conference Palliative Care Workshop$100



Target Audience

This course is designed for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, advance practice nurses, nurses, and other allied health professionals with an interest in hematology, oncology and blood and marrow transplant.


PDF icon Master. Heme Onc BMT for NPPAs schedule .pdf

Learning Objectives

  • Assemble and integrate new knowledge and research findings into the evaluation and treatment of Heme/Onc/BMT patients.
  • Summarize current trends and describe new updates in Colorectal Cancer and Lung Cancer. 
  • Identify the most common side effects and general management strategies when using new treatments in immunotherapy. 
  • Summarize the role of CAR-T cell therapy and expected side effects in treatment of hematologic malignancies.
  • Describe how to increase utilization of Palliative Care services and strategies in the care of Heme/Onc/BMT patients.
  • Identify and initiate appropriate management of complications after BMT.

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 14.25 AAPA Category 1
  • 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 14.25 ANCC
  • 14.25 Attendance
Event starts: 
09/13/2019 - 12:30pm
Event ends: 
09/15/2019 - 4:00pm


Click here to view the program schedule in your mobile device.

Mayo Clinic - Phillips Hall
100 2nd Avenue SW
Rochester, MN 55902
United States

Lodging Information
Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates at the following downtown Rochester hotel. In order to receive the special rate, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of August 23, 2019, whichever comes first. Reservations will be taken following this date based on space and rate availability. Please identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic Hematology/Oncology NPPA course when making your reservation.

Rochester Marriott Hotel
101 First Avenue SW
877-623-7775 or 507-280-6000
$139 single/double

The hotel listed above is connected by skyway and pedestrian subway to conference facilities, downtown shops, and restaurants. You may wish to visit the Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau website and/or Rochester website for additional accommodation options and area information.


Additional Travel Information
Rochester, Minnesota, is a friendly city that greets thousands of visitors from around the world each year. The city is serviced by a modern international airport with multiple flights daily via American and Delta Airlines. Access to and from the airport is provided by taxi, shuttle service, and rental car. The airport is located approximately 10 miles from the Mayo Clinic campus.

Note to Travelers: Several cities in the United States are named Rochester. When you make airline reservations and check your baggage, be sure that your destination is Rochester, Minnesota (RST) and that your baggage has been properly tagged.

Flying through the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is another option. There are two shuttle services that provide direct service to Mayo Clinic and the surrounding area. Travel time is approximately 75 minutes.

• Go Rochester Direct at 800-280-9270Call: 800-280-9270 website.
• Rochester Shuttle Service at 888-998-9098Call: 888-998-9098 website.

Mayo Clinic’s appointed travel company, Ultramar Travel, is available to assist with travel arrangements. Call Ultramar Travel toll-free at 1-866-629-6885Call: 1-866-629-6885.

Guest Faculty
Katrina M. Bezak, APRN, C.N.P.
Yale-New Haven Medical Center
New Haven, Connecticut

Susan E. Kirk, P.A.-C. 
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX

Mayo Faculty
Claudia M. Anderson, APRN, C.N.P.
Catherine T. Botz, M.Ed.
Carl M. Christensen, P.A.-C.
Kelly Christensen, P.A.-C.
Nicki Cookson, PT, DPT
Jaclyn M. Dyson, APRN, C.N.P.
Brenda L. Frye, P.A.-C.
Rachel Gentes, C.N.P.
Megan E. Grudem, APRN, C.N.P.
Yapeng Gu, P.A.-C.
Mindy L. Hartgers, APRN, C.N.P.
Kathryn (Katie) Houselog, RN, MS, CNP, AOCNP
Yi Lisa Hwa, APRN, C.N.P., D.N.P.
Amber B. Koehler, P.A.-C.
Carol L. Kuhle, D.O., M.P.H. 
Elizabeth A. Lohmann, P.A.-C., M.S.
Allison L. McClanahan, APRN, C.N.P. 
Adrienne N. Nedved, Pharm.D., R.Ph.
Anna J. Schwecke, APRN, C.N.P., M.S.
Sydney L. Schone, APRN, C.N.P., D.N.P.
Susan M. Schram, P.A.-C
Richa Sood, M.D., M.S.
Megan T. Spychalla, P.A.-C. 
Jean F. Stahl, APRN, C.N.P.
Ellen Wild, R.N.
Darci L. Zblewski, APRN, C.N.P.
Catherine (Cate) D. Zomok, P.A.-C.

imageIn support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 14.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.25 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacology designated hours 7.25

Other Healthcare Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 14.25 AAPA Category 1
  • 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 14.25 ANCC
  • 14.25 Attendance


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