April 20th - April 21st, 2018


Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center
17620 International Blvd
Seattle, WA 98188

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 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.


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, April 20, 2018

8:00am - 8:50am

Registration & Breakfast

Exhibit Hall

8:50am - 9:00am

Welcome & Introductions

General Session

9:00am - 10:00am

Survivorship Care Planning: Why Is It Important?

Leslie Heron, RN, BSN, MN, APRN, FNP-BC, NC-BC

10:00am - 11:00am

Survivorship - Patient Case Workshop

Leslie Heron, RN, BSN, MN, APRN, FNP-BC, NC-BC

11:00am  - 11:20am


Exhibit Hall

11:20am - 12:20pm

Chemotherapy-induced Nausea and Vomiting:
A Case-based Approach to Prevention and Management

Deborah Selm-Orr, RN, MS, DNP, CRNP, AOCN

12:20pm- 1:20pm

Buffet Lunch & Non-CE Symposium
Sponsored by Eisai

Symposium Room 

Be the Intervention: The Critical Role of Nurses During Patients’ Journey With HALAVEN

1:20pm- 1:45pm

Network Refresher

Exhibit Hall

1:45pm- 2:45pm

Track 1 - Progress in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) | Implications for Advanced Practice Providers

Yelena Brukhis, PA-C, MS

Track 2 - Graft versus Host:
What to Watch For and How to Treat

Kristin Geary, MSN, ANP-BC

2:45pm- 3:45pm

Challenges and Developments in
Opioid-induced Constipation

Josh Wilfong, MD

3:45pm - 4:45pm

Management of Dermatologic
Reactions from Cancer Therapies

Michi Shinohara, MD

5:15pm - 7:15pm

On behalf of Incyte, you are invited to attend a complimentary dinner and expert-led educational presentation.

Cedarbrook Lodge
18525 36th Ave South 
Seattle, WA 98188


Saturday, April 21, 2018

8:30am - 9:00am

Check-in & Breakfast

Exhibit Hall

9:00am - 10:00am

Recently Approved Oncology Drugs:
New Options for Patient Management

Rowena Schwartz, PharmD, BCOP

10:00am - 11:00am

Efficacy, Toxicity & Management in Pancreatic Cancer

Vince Picozzi, MD, MMM

11:00am - 11:20am


Exhibit Hall

11:20am - 12:20pm

Managing Nutritional Concerns in Cancer Patients

Linda Kasser, RD, CSO, CD

12:20pm - 1:20pm

Buffet Lunch & Non-CE Symposium
Sponsored by Taiho Oncology

Symposium Room

LONSURF® for Refractory Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: Patient Management and Patient Education

1:20pm - 1:30pm


Exhibit Hall

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Treatment Advances and Considerations for Therapy Selection in Patients with Multiple Myeloma

David Aboulafia, MD

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Primary Palliative Care and Patient
Communication Strategies

Mark Beiter, DO, FACP


Closing Comments

General Session

Activity Learning Objectives

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

  2. Identify recently approved oncology medications and communicate efficacy and safety information with patients

  3. Anticipate potential adverse reactions associated with cancer treatment regimens or palliative drug therapies and employ prevention and mitigation strategies to reduce morbidity in cancer patients

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

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

  6. Describe strategies for addressing nutritional and dietary challenges in cancer patients and for incorporating nutritional status assessment and management into care plans

CE Information

This activity is approved for 11.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 4.5  hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 18043158. 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 5/21/2020
OCEAN ID #2018-16 

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


Hilton Seattle Hotel & Conference Center
17620 International Blvd
Seattle, WA 98188

To make hotel reservations at the venue and receive a special discounted rate*, call 1-800-HILTONS with the group code APPO or reserve online at

*Deadline for discounted reservation is Thursday, March 29th, 2018.

On-Site Information


Parking is $6.00 for local attendees driving in and $12.00 for overnight guests. When you arrive, pull a ticket as normal and the banquet staff will give you a second ticket within the summit. When you exit, submit in the first ticket you pulled, then present the second ticket to receive the discounted rate. 

Wi-Fi Information

Network: Hilton Meeting
Password: APP18

Event Layout

hotel layout

Planning Committee

Stepanie Cassone, MSN, FNP-BC
Professor of Practice 
Simmons College 
Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner 
Virginia Mason Medical Center 
Seattle, WA

Jeannette Hammond, PA-C
Teaching Associate
University of Washington, Department of Radiation Oncology 
Physician Assistant 
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 
Seattle, WA 

Tamara Montgomery, MSN, RN, ARNP, NP-C, OCN 
Nurse Practitioner  
Olympic Medical Cancer Center 
Sequim, WA 



Brian Lee, PharmD
Horizon CME
Clackamas, OR

Cara Williams, PharmD
Horizon CME
Clackamas, OR