US: The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) and Haymarket Media (Haymarket) have formed a collaboration to produce a co-sponsored nurse navigation conference beginning in June 2017. The Oncology Nurse Advisor (ONA) Navigation Summit will bring together leading experts from across the cancer community to share first-hand experiences and knowledge regarding issues that impact nurse navigators.
“Nurse navigation is one critical way in which care coordination is being delivered for patients with cancer,” said Brenda Nevidjon, MSN, RN, FAAN, ONS chief executive officer. “Nurse navigators work directly with patients and caregivers to provide education and resources for more informed decision-making, and facilitate access to quality health and psychosocial care throughout the cancer continuum. A partnership such as this allows ONS and Haymarket to offer the most current information for effective navigation, as well as educational and networking opportunities, not only to our members, but anyone working in the capacity as an oncology nurse navigator.”
Successful educational symposia result from the right blend of clinical expertise with mentoring, effective communication, and engagement. “The ONA Navigation Summit will combine the Oncology Nursing Society’s leadership in oncology nursing with Haymarket’s strength in medical content development and education, cultivated through years of successful print and digital publishing experience,” said Chad Holloway, Group Publisher, Haymarket Oncology. “This collaborative effort will bring additional credibility to an already successful event and will further the mission of ONS and its commitment to the nurse navigation and care coordination community.”
ONS is a professional association of more than 39,000 members committed to advancing excellence in oncology nursing and the transformation of cancer care. Since 1975, ONS has provided a professional community for oncology nurses, developed evidence-based education programs and treatment information, and advocated for patient care, all in an effort to improve quality of life and outcomes for patients with cancer and their families. Learn more at www.ons.org.
Haymarket Media Inc. (HMI), a global publication and communications company founded in 1957 with North American Headquarters in New York City, publishes titles in 23 languages and in more than 100 nations. The Haymarket Medical Network reaches health care practitioners through a multichannel format with more than 14 titles for various medical specialties. Oncology Nurse Advisor offers clinical updates and evidence-based guidance for the oncology nurse community online, in print, and through live events.