October 4th - October 5th, 2019


About APP Oncology Summit


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

Welcome to the Advanced Practice Providers Oncology Summit, the CE conference devoted to providing the latest developments in the multidisciplinary treatment of oncology patients and practical patient management issues.

Join us for this 2-day program in beautiful, temperate Portland this October to earn CE credits and learn the latest clinical and practical strategies to improve care for your oncology patients.

 Registration Price


 Early Bird - $40

July 5, 2019

 Super Saver - $55

September 3, 2019

 Advanced - $70

September 19, 2019

 Last Chance - $85

October 3, 2019

 On-Site - $125

October 4-5, 2019

  • Summit registration fee is discounted $10 for one (1) day registration.
  • Student* registration is a flat fee of $35.
    *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.

Course Overview
The goal of this summit is to share best practices, foster collaboration, and provide a forum for peer-to-peer interaction among Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) in clinical practice who are actively engaged in the care of oncology patients. This summit will provide APP learners a broad scope 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 attendees 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.

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Cancellation Policy: Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.


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 4, 2019


Breakfast Available in Exhibit Hall

7:45am - 8:45am

*Pre-Summit Session*
(pre-registration required to participate in this session)
Bone Marrow Biopsy and Aspiration: A Hands-on Simulation Workshop
» David Greene, PA-C
» Catherine Kefer, MSN, ANP-BC, AOCNP (OHSU) 


Registration Opens


Welcome & Introductions


Medical Cannabis: Is There Evidence for its Use in Cancer Patients? 
» Megan Saraceni, PharmD (OHSU)


Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits (Hour 1) 
» Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, RN-BC, ANP-BC (Stanford)


Break -  Refreshments in Exhibit Hall


Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits (Hour 2) 
» Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, RN-BC, ANP-BC (Stanford)


Buffet Lunch & Non-CE Symposium
Sponsored by Takeda Oncology


Dessert Break in Exhibit Hall


Evidence-Based Strategies for the Management of Opioid-Induced Constipation  


Recently Approved Oncology Drugs: New Indications and Clinical Experience 
» Julie Guglielmo, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP


Break -  Refreshments in Exhibit Hall


Accredited CE Session

5:00pm - 5:30pm

Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall


Saturday, October 5, 2019


Check-in & Breakfast in Exhibit Hall


Managing Nutritional Concerns in Cancer Patients
» Amanda Bryant, Oncology Nutrition Dietitian (OHSU) 


» Brendan Curti, MD (Providence)


Break -  Refreshments in Exhibit Hall


Accredited CE Session


Accredited CE Session


Buffet Lunch & Non-CE Symposium
Sponsored by Exelixis


Dessert Break in Exhibit Hall


Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-cell Therapy:
A Case-based Review for Advanced Practice Providers

» John Godwin, MD, MS ​​​​​​​


Incorporating Primary Palliative Care Into Your Practice
» Kerry Tobias, DO (Dignity Health​​​​​​​)


Closing Comments


Bone Marrow Biopsy and Aspiration: A Hands-on Simulation Workshop 

**Pre-Registration & Additional Fee of $30 Required to Participate in this Session. Limit 12 learners.**

Session Overview
During this hands-on educational activity, learners will review the steps for preparing patients for a bone marrow aspiration/biopsy procedure. They will also become familiar with the equipment required for performing the procedure. Using simulation models, learners will practice performing a bone marrow aspiration/biopsy procedure.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the anatomy of the posterior iliac crest and options for positioning the patient for a bone marrow aspiration or core biopsy

  2. Determine the indications and contraindication for bone marrow aspiration or core biopsy

  3. Describe how to anesthetize skin, subcutaneous tissue and periosteum in advance of a bone marrow aspiration or core biopsy

  4. Illustrate the proper technique for performing manual and powered bone marrow aspiration and core biopsy via simulation

CE Information

This educational activity will be submitted to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for approval of up to 13.0 contact hours of accredited education (hours pharmacology TBD).

This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to request 13.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits from the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Total number of approved credits yet to be determined.

This activity has been submitted to the Washington State Pharmacy Association for approval to award up to 12.0 credit hours. Washington State Pharmacy Association is accredited as an approver of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation through the joint providership of the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation and Horizon CME. 

The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Upon completion, NPs and RNs will be awarded up to 13 contact hours. 

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


We want to ensure that your time at the APP Oncology Summit is convenient and memorable. Staying at our host hotel provides a hassle-free experience and puts you at the heart of the activity surrounding the conference.

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

To make hotel reservations at the venue and receive a special discounted rate of $189 + tax per night, click here to book online or call 866-242-1264 and request the group rate for "AP1".

The deadline to reserve with the group rate is September 4, 2019. Rates are subject to availability - space is limited, so be sure to reserve early.

Course starts in 5 months

Base Price $125.00