February 9-10, 2018


Advanced Practice Providers Oncology Summit 2018
Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Orlando, FL 32830

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
$35 Student Registration*
$125 Late Registration (two weeks prior)
$50 Late Student Registration* (two weeks prior)

* 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, February 9, 2018

9:00am - 9:50am

Registration & Breakfast

9:50am - 10:00am

Welcome & Introductions

10:00am - 11:00am

Management of Dermatologic Reactions from Cancer Therapies

11:00am - 12:00pm

Medical Cannabis: Is there evidence for its use?

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Non-CE Symposium & Buffet Lunch Sponsored by Exelixis

1:00pm - 1:30pm

Network Refresher

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Genetic Studies and Their Implications

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Management of Oncologic Urgencies in the Ambulatory Setting

3:30pm - 3:50pm


3:50pm - 4:50pm

Cardio-Oncology: Cardiovascular Risk Assessment and Disease Management in Oncology Practice

4:50pm - 5:50pm

Oncology and Fertility For Men and Women


Saturday, February 10, 2018

7:30am - 8:00am

Check-in & Continental Breakfast

8:00am - 9:00am

Survivorship: Empowering Wellness After Treatment

9:00am - 10:00am

Update on Recently Approved Oncology Drugs

10:00am - 10:20am


10:20pm - 11:20am

Interventional Radiology and the expanding field of image-guided tumor therapies

11:20pm - 12:20pm

The Role of Anticoagulation in the Oncology Patient

12:20pm - 1:20pm

Non-CE Symposium & Buffet Lunch Sponsored by Takeda Oncology

1:20pm - 1:30pm


1:30pm - 2:30pm

Incorporating Palliative Care Into Your Practice: Clinical Pearls

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Practice-based Challenges Encountered by NP and PA Oncology Providers


Closing Comments


Summit Learning Objectives

  1. Select appropriate oncologic treatment regimens to maximize tumor response and minimize adverse reactions
  2. Review common hereditary cancer syndromes and guidelines for management
  3. Institute strategies to prevent and treat the dermatologic side effects of cancer therapies
  4. Develop management plans for the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in cancer patients
  5. Discuss fertility concerns with men and women with cancer to improve their awareness and understanding of available fertility preservation options
  6. Review the clinical effects and research findings related to use of marijuana in patients with cancer
  7. Define oncologic emergencies and explain management strategies that reduce morbidity and mortality
  8. Outline the requirements for implementing an institutional survivorship care plan
  9. Review evidence-based recommendations for incorporating palliative care into standard oncology care
  10. Identify pre-treatment cardiovascular risk and manage cardiotoxic side effects in patients with cancer and in cancer survivors to reduce cardiovascular complications
  11. Discuss the current practice-based challenges faced by advanced practice providers in oncology practice

CE Information

This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 12.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the AAPA Review Panel. PAs should claim only those credits actually spent participating in the CME activity.

This program was planned in accordance with AAPA CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.

This educational activity will be submitted to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for approval of up to 12.0 contact hours of accredited education (which includes 1.75 hours pharmacology).

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 12.0 credit hours by the Washington State Pharmacy Association. 

This activity has been submitted to Oregon Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Oregon Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nurses education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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


Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Orlando, FL 32830

(407) 934-4000

Overnight Rates: $239 plus tax
Group name for discount: APP Oncology  
Deadline for discounted reservation: January 9, 2018
Reservation information: https://www.swandolphin.com/groupres/APP18/

Attendees can also make reservations by phone by calling the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort reservations office at 1-800-227-1500 and mentioning the group name APP oncology. The reservations office hours are Monday- Friday 7am-11pm and Saturday-Sunday 7am-7PM.

Planning Committee

Melissa Adams, PA-C
Physician Assistant 
GI Tumor Program 
Moffitt Cancer Center 
Tampa, FL

Pamela B. Dudkiewicz, DNP, ARNP-BC, AOCNP 
Nurse Practitioner 
University of Miami 
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center 
Miami, FL

Kimberly Tope, ARNP, MSN, AOCN 
Adjunct Instructor 
University of South Florida 
Oncology Nurse Practitioner 
Florida Cancer Specialists 
Tampa, FL

Miri Sinclair, ARNP, MSN, FNP, AOCNP 
Nurse Practitioner 
Miami Cancer Institute 
Miami, FL

Brian Lee, PharmD
Horizon CME
Clackamas, OR

Cara Williams, PharmD
Horizon CME
Clackamas, OR