Hematology, Oncology & Blood & Marrow Transplant for NPs & PAs 2017

Rochester, MN US
August 18, 2017 to August 20, 2017

This CPD Acitivity has already taken place. Please see the 2018 course.

Course Directors: Amber B. Koehler, P.A.-C., 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.

The conference features:

  • Approximately 6.0 hours of pharmacology content
  • Interactive palliative care and survivorship clinic panels
  • 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

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.

Pre-Conference Workshop: Delivering Bad News and Communication During Transitions to End of Life Care
This skills workshop is specifically designed to equip providers with effective communication techniques and a variety of tools to take back to daily practice in caring for patients. 

Participants of the Pre-conference Workshop: Delivering Bad News and Communication During Transitions to End of Life Care will receive Practical Plans for Difficult Conversations in Medicine: Strategies That Work in Breaking Bad News, 1 Pap/DVD Edition by Robert Buckman MBBCh.

Welcome Reception
Attendees and their guest(s) are cordially invited to join the course faculty for the welcome reception on Saturday, August 19, 2017. This casual reception welcomes you to the Mayo Clinic, officially opens the course, and offers you the perfect opportunity to make connections with existing and new colleagues. Pre-registration is requested.

Registration Fee $425.00                                                                                                             

Additional Information
Exhibitor Forms  (PDF)

Exhibitor Opportunity
This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibiting at this course, please complete the attached exhibit forms and submit to Kathy Fuqua.

    Target Audience

    This course is designed for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Advance Practice Nurses, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals with and interest in Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplant.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

    • 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. 
    • Identify aspects of Survivorship Clinic care relevant to your role in caring for Heme/Onc/BMT patients.
    • Recognize and increase utilization of palliative care services and strategies in the care of Heme/Onc/BMT patients.
    • Identify and manage long term side effects of BMT related to GVHD.
    • Identify and initiate appropriate acute care workup of Hematology and Oncology patients.

    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: 
    • 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Event starts: 
    08/18/2017 - 1:00pm
    Event ends: 
    08/20/2017 - 5:00pm

    Click here to view the program schedule in your mobile device. 
    Click here to view the Pre-Conference Workshop program schedule in your mobile device. 
    Mayo Clinic Campus - Siebens Medical Education Building - Phillips Hall
    100 2nd Avenue SW
    Rochester, MN 55902
    United States

    Lodging and Accommodations

    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 July 28, 2017, whichever comes first.  Reservations will be taken following this date based on space and rate availability.  Please identify yourself as a participant of the Hematology/Oncology/BMT course when making your reservation.

    Rochester Marriott Hotel
    101 First Avenue SW
    877-623-7775Call: 877-623-7775 or 507-280-6000Call: 507-280-6000
    $129 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.


    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.

    Mayo Clinic Faculty
    Joy M. Allen, APRN, M.S., C.N.P.
    Kelly J. Christensen, P.A.-C.
    Erin L. Deering, APRN, C.N.P. 
    Rachel A. Eiring, P.A.-C. 
    Angela L. Fink, APRN, C.N.P. 
    Brenda L. Frye, P.A.-C.
    Rachel C. Gentes, APRN, M.S.N., C.N.P.
    Patricia (Patty) A. Gerber, APRN, M.S.N., C.N.P.
    Jennifer M. Goble, P.A.-C.
    Kimberly L. Gollbach, APRN, D.N.P., C.N.P.
    Jennifer K. Hazelton, APRN, C.N.S.
    Yi (Yi Lisa) L. Hwa, APRN, C.N.P., D.N.P. 
    Robin R. Klebig, APRN, C.N.P.
    ​Amber B. Koehler, P.A.-C.
    Kimberly J. Langer, APRN, C.N.P., D.N.P.
    Timothy J. Moynihan, M.D.
    Adrienne N. Nedved, Pharm.D., M.P.A., BCOP
    Emily A. Olson, APRN, C.N.P., M.S.N.
    Jessica L. Shelly, APRN, C.N.P.
    Deanne R. Smith, APRN, C.N.P., M.S.N.
    Jacob J. Strand, M.D.
    Brady R. Voigt, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.
    Darci L. Zblewski, APRN, C.N.P.
    Catherine (Cate) D. Zomok, P.A.-C.

    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates live activity for a maximum of 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    AMA Credit Breakdown:
    General Session Total: 14.0
    Pre-Conference Workshop: 3.25

    ANCC CATEGORY 1: Continuing Education Hours

    At least 50 percent (37.5 hours) of your 75 CH must be formally approved continuing education hours which includes AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 

    Select presentations will contain pharmacology content as noted in the program. Identified presentations represent approximately 6.0 hours of pharmacology content.

    Other Health Care Professionals
    A certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

    Available Credit

    • 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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    Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to cme@mayo.edu.  When cancelling a registration for a course 14 days or more before the course start date, a full refund (minus a $75 administrative fee) will be issued in the same form of payment the registration was received. No refunds are granted less than 14 days before the course start date.

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