Dallas / Ft. Worth

April 6th - April 7th, 2018


Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown
1701 Commerce St
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Course Overview
The goal of the summit is to foster collaboration, share best practices and provide a forum for peer-to-peer interaction among Advanced Practice Providers (APP) in clinical practice who are actively engaged in the care of oncology patients.  This summit will provide APP learners a broad overview of the latest developments and important current concepts in the multidisciplinary treatment of oncology patients.  Additionally, the summit offers an intimate learning environment to facilitate interaction between learners and faculty so that clinicians can discuss practical patient management issues and then apply their learning once they return to practice.

Intended Learners
Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Oncology Pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the management of oncology patients.

$75 General Registration
$125 Late Registration (two weeks prior)
$35 Student Registration*

* Student is defined as currently enrolled in an advanced learning institution and/or studying in order to enter a particular profession. If you would like to attend as a Student, please contact info@horizoncme.com for further information.

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Cancellation Policy: To receive a full refund, you must contact us at least 60 days prior to the Summit. For cancellations made after the 60-day deadline, your registration fee will be refunded less a $25 cancellation fee if contacting us at least 10 days prior to the Summit. No refunds will be issued after the 10-day deadline.


Friday, April 6, 2018

8:00am – 8:50am | Registration & Breakfast 00:50
8:50am – 9:00am | Welcome & Introductions 00:10
9:00am – 10:00am | Incorporating Palliative Care into your Practice
Kerry Tobias, DO
10:00am – 11:00am | Bone Marrow Biopsies - Why, How, and What Do They Mean?
Keyur Patel, MD
11:00am – 11:20am | Break 00:20
11:20am – 12:20pm | Pain Management in the Cancer Patient
Kerry Tobias, DO
12:20pm – 1:20pm | Buffet Lunch & Non-CE Symposium
Sponsored by Taiho Oncology
1:20pm – 1:45pm | Network Refresher 00:25

1:45pm – 2:45pm | New & Emerging Immunotherapies - Efficacy, Toxicity & Management in Hematologic Malignancies 

Jeffrey Yorio, MD


2:45pm – 3:45pm | Challenges and Developments in Opioid-induced Constipation 

Mihir Kamdar, MD

Supported by an independent educational grant from AstraZeneca

3:45pm – 4:45pm | Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR)-T Cells
Ted Laetsch, MD

Saturday, April 7, 2018

8:30am – 9:00am | Check-in & Breakfast 00:30
9:00am – 10:00am | Cancer Screenings and Long Term Survivorship (case based)
Haleigh Mistry, PA-C

10:00am – 11:00am | Update in Treatment of Patients with Hodgkin Lymphoma

Frederick Hagemeister, MD

11:00 am – 11:20 am | Break 00:20
11:20am – 12:20pm | Patient Resources for Addressing the Financial Toxicity of Cancer Care
Mary E. Peterson, MS, APRN, ANP, AOCNP
Carrie Hedinger, LCSW
12:20pm – 1:20pm | Buffet Lunch & Non-CE Symposium 01:00
1:20pm – 1:30pm | Break 00:10
1:30pm – 2:30pm | CONCURRENT SESSIONS 01:00
Community Tumor Board: Solid Tumor Case Review
Katherine Wang, MD, PhD
Community Tumor Board: Hematology Case Review
Mary E. Peterson, RN, MS, APRN, AOCNP
2:45pm – 3:45pm | Oncologic Emergencies
Jerrad Stoddard, MA, MS, PA-C
3:45pm | Closing Comments 00:00


Summit Learning Objectives

1. Assess guideline and evidence-based recommendations for the treatment of various hematologic and non-hematologic malignancies

2. Evaluate multi-disciplinary cancer management strategies to maximize tumor response, minimize adverse reactions and reduce morbidity and mortality

3. Review evidence-based recommendations for incorporating palliative care into standard oncology care

4. Describe the hematologic indications and techniques for performing bone marrow biopsy

5. Identify pain management strategies that promote safe and effective use of available modalities

6. Outline the essential components of a survivorship care plan that ensures timely implementation and addresses patient-specific issues

7. Discuss the expected and unexpected costs of cancer care with patients to enhance patient understanding and inform shared-decision making

8. Define oncologic emergencies/urgencies and explain management strategies that reduce morbidity and mortality

CE Information

This activity is approved for 11.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 3.5 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 18033123. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.

This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 11 credits available for any one learner with all sessions being eligible for a total of 12 AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Physician assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity.

The Washington State Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education. 

This conference is approved for up to 11.0 credit hours by the Washington State Pharmacy Association. 

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by Oregon Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Approval valid through 4/7/2020
OCEAN ID #2018-15

How to obtain credit for attendance (eligibility requirement and process for obtaining certificate)
To receive documentation of credit, participants must:

  1. Attend the educational activity
  2. Complete the online evaluation form


Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown
1701 Commerce St
Fort Worth, TX 76102

To make hotel reservations at the venue and receive a special discounted rate*, call (817) 335-7000 and mention the APP Oncology Summit or reserve online at http://bit.ly/APPDFWHotel.

*Deadline for discounted reservation is March 16, 2018.

Planning Committee

Haleigh Mistry, MS, PA-C 
Physician Assistant 
University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center 
Dept of Lymphoma and Myeloma 
Houston, TX

Wesley Morrow, PA-C, MPAS

Physician Assistant 
MD Anderson
Houston, TX

Mary E. Peterson, RN, MS, APRN, AOCNP
Nurse Practitioner - Stem Cell Transplant 
Center for Blood Cancers & Oncology
St. David's South Austin Medical Center 
Austin, TX



Brian Lee, PharmD
Horizon CME
Clackamas, OR

Cara Williams, PharmD
Horizon CME
Clackamas, OR