October 5th - October 6th, 2018


Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown
1441 NE 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97232

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: You must contact us no later than 10 days prior to the Summit to cancel your registration. For cancellations made before the 10-day time deadline, your registration fee will be refunded less a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued after the 10-day deadline.

On-Site Information

Hotel Parking Information

Daily parking is $7.00 for the event
Overnight self-parking is $20.00 for the guests staying overnight


Wi-Fi Information

Network: IHG Connect
Password: pdxne


Please note: times are subject to change. Please check the syllabus for the most current version of the agenda upon arriving at the summit.

Friday, October 5, 2018

8:00am - 8:50am

Registration & Breakfast

Exhibit Hall

8:50am - 9:00am

Welcome & Introductions

General Session

9:00am - 10:00am

Pain Management: Opioids

Andrea Gepner, FNP

10:00am  - 11:00am

The Role of Anticoagulation in the Oncology Patient

 Bethany Samuelson, MD

11:00am - 11:20am


Exhibit Hall

11:20am - 12:20pm

Recently Approved Oncology Drugs: New Options for Patient Management

 Megan Saraceni, PharmD

12:20pm - 1:20pm

Buffet Lunch & Non-CE Symposium
Sponsored by Taiho Oncology

Symposium Room 


1:20pm - 1:45pm

Network Refresher

Exhibit Hall

1:45pm - 2:45pm

What’s New in the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer? | Recent Data Impacting Treatment Decision-Making

 Emerson Chen, MD

2:45pm - 3:45pm

Challenges and Developments in Opioid-Induced Constipation
This session is supported by an independent educational grant from AstraZeneca


3:45pm - 4:45pm

Progress in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC): Implications for Advanced Practice Providers

Rachel Sanborn, MD



Saturday, October 6, 2018

7:30am - 8:00am

Check-in & Breakfast

Exhibit Hall

8:00am - 9:00am

Survivorship Care Planning: Integration Strategies

 Susan Hedlund, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C

9:00am - 10:00am

Managing Patients on Oral Anti-Cancer Agents

 Gary Lau, PharmD

10:00am - 10:20am


Exhibit Hall

10:20am - 11:20am

New Approaches to the Treatment of Breast Cancer

 Nathalie Johnson, MD

11:20am - 12:20pm

Diagnostic Radiology Review: What Imaging Studies to Order and When?



Buffet Lunch & Non-CE Symposium
Sponsored by Takeda Oncology

Symposium Room


1:20pm - 1:30pm


Exhibit Hall

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Management of Symptoms Related to Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

 Reza Antoszewska, MS, NP-C

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Strategies for Engaging Cancer Patients in Difficult Conversations about Advanced Illness

Christen Skolnick, LCSW, OSW-C


Closing Comments

General Session


CE Information

This activity is approved for 12.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 5.0 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 18093367. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.

This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 12.0 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.

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 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 10/6/2020
OCEAN ID #2018-33

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


Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown
1441 NE 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97232

(503) 233-2401