San Francisco

August 23rd - August 24th, 2019


About APP Oncology Summit


The Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel
1 Old Bayshore Highway
Millbrae, CA 94030

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 San Francisco this August to earn CE credits and learn the latest clinical and practical strategies to improve care for your oncology patients.

 Registration Price


 Early Bird - $40

May 24, 2019

 Super Saver - $55

July 23, 2019

 Advanced - $70

August 8, 2019

 Last Chance - $85

August 22, 2019

 On-Site - $125

August 23-24, 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 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.

Privacy Statement: For online registration, we take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. In order to use this website, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration, a user is required to give certain information (such as name, email/mailing address and payment information). This information is confidential and will only be used to contact you regarding your registration.

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, August 23, 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
» Laura Zitella, MS, RN, ACNP-BC, AOCN (UCSF)
» Rhonda Hewitt, NP (Stanford)                                             


Registration Opens


Welcome & Introductions


Cancer-Associated Thrombosis: Considerations for Prevention and Treatment and the Role of DOACs 
» Tiffany Pon, PharmD, BCPS (UCSF School of Pharmacy )


Real World Challenges and Solutions for the Management of Polycythemia Vera 


Break -  Refreshments in Exhibit Hall


A Shifting Paradigm in Acute Myelogenous Leukemia: New Options Create New Challenges    
» Ben Moskoff, PharmD (UC Davis Health )


Buffet Lunch & Non-CE Symposium
Sponsored by Incyte


Dessert Break in Exhibit Hall


Evidence-Based Strategies for the Management of Opioid-Induced Constipation 
» Mihir Kamdar, MD  


Recently Approved Oncology Drugs: New Indications and Clinical Experience 
» Julie Guglielmo, PharmD (UC Davis Health )


Break -  Refreshments in Exhibit Hall


Medical Cannabis: Is There Evidence for its Use in Cancer Patients? 
» Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, RN-BC, ANP-BC (Stanford)

5:00pm - 5:30pm

Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall


Saturday, August 24, 2019


Check-in & Breakfast in Exhibit Hall


Navigating the Cost of Cancer Care: A Collaborative Approach to Accessing Financial Resources for Patients 
» Kristina Lo, PharmD (UC Davis Health)
» Laura Zitella, MS, RN, ACNP-BC, AOCN (University Of California San Francisco)


Understanding Optimal Treatments and Treatment Sequencing for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)    
» Alison Holmes Tisch, NP (Stanford)


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

» Paige Livingston, PA-C (Stanford Health Care)


Incorporating Primary Palliative Care Into Your Practice
» Kasey Malotte, PharmD, BCPS (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) 


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 (including 3.0 hours pharmacology).

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.

The Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel
1 Old Bayshore Highway
Millbrae, CA 94030 

To make hotel reservations at the venue and receive a special discounted rate of 20%, call 800-937-8461 and provide them with the code 343552. Please note the rate fluctuates and may not be the same every day.

The deadline to reserve with the group rate is June 20, 2019. Rates are subject to availability - space is limited, so be sure to reserve early.

Please follow the instructions below to secure a 20% discount rate at  

  • Go to site
  • Search for “Millbrae” to find The Westin San Francisco Airport 
  • Enter Dates for check in and check out
  • Click “Search”
  • On this page, click the large green box saying Lowest Rates and Member Rates  
  • Top of the page – click on CHANGE RATES  
  • UNCLICK all check marks
  • Click and check mark  on Promotion Code/SET #
  • Click "Update"
  • You should now see Event Rate 20%
  • Continue with registration choices
Course starts in 4 months

Base Price $125.00