Current Issues in Cancer Care

Phillips Hall, Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota



Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The 2019 Current Issues in Cancer Care Conference is designed to share current approaches in cancer treatment. Focus areas include disease-specific information, innovative and conventional therapies.

Conference goals:

• Highlight new treatment options for individuals with cancer

• Explore supportive care opportunities for patients

• Provide updates on leukemia, neuro-endocrine cancers, and breast cancer

Intended Audience:

This conference is designed for nurses and other healthcare professionals interested in the care of individuals with cancer and their families.

Date and Location:

This conference will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 in Phillips Hall, first floor, Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic, 100 Second Avenue SW, Rochester, Minnesota.


About the provider:

Mayo Clinic’s mission is to inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education, and research.

Mayo Continuing Nursing Education conducts educational conferences that will advance nursing practice.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has been granted Magnet® Recognition for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. 


Registration Details

Register before August 28, 2019 

The conference registration fee of $155 includes instructional materials, breakfast, lunch, and break refreshments. Lunch will be on your own. Pre-registration is required, and preferred by August 28, 2019.

Out of respect for conference participants, children are restricted from the conference.


If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee, less an administration fee, will be refunded when written notification is received by Mayo Continuing Nursing Education before August 28, 2019 (email: No refunds will be made on or after August 28, 2019.

Mayo Continuing Nursing Education reserves the right to cancel or postpone any conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event Mayo Continuing Nursing Education must cancel or postpone this conference, Mayo Continuing Nursing Education will refund the registration fee, but is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.


7:00 a.m.
Registration, Breakfast, and Exhibits
7:50 a.m.
Welcome and Announcements
8:00 a.m.
Advances in Breast Cancer Treatment: Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer
Kimberly Corbin, MD
8:45 a.m.
CAR-T Therapy: Advances and Real World Practice
Nora Bennani, MD
9:30 a.m.
Break with Refreshments and Exhibits
10:00 a.m.
Updates in Myeloid Malignancy Treatment
Hassan Alkhateeb, MD
10:45 a.m.
Caring for People Living with Cancer: A Conversation with Dr. Ingram
Cory Ingram, MD, MS, FAAHPM
11:45 a.m.
Lunch with Exhibits
12:45 p.m.
Scalp Cooling - Can It Make a Difference?
Sherry Looker, BSN, RN, OCN®
1:15 p.m.
Nutrition in Cancer: Separating the Facts from the Fads
Joy Heimgartner, MS, RDN, CSO, LD
2:00 p.m.
Neuro-Endocrine Cancer
Thorvardur Halfdanarson, MD
2:45 p.m.
Break with Refreshments and Exhibits
3:15 p.m.
Use of 3D Image in Orthopedic Oncology
Peter Rose, MD
4:00 p.m.
More Than Just a Number
Hanna Hughes
4:45 p.m.


You must complete the evaluation and claim your certificate to earn contact hours. 


Participants can earn up to 6.75 ANCC nursing contact hours for attendance at the conference, commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity and completion of the evaluation. 

ILNA Coding: 

The program content has been reviewed by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) and is acceptable for recertification points.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Lodging and Parking


Most hotels in the area are either connected to the conference facility via skyway and walking subway or offer a complimentary shuttle service to Mayo Clinic campus.


Hotels connected via skyway/walking subway:

Doubletree by Hilton Rochester - Mayo Clinic Area

Rochester Marriott Mayo Clinic Area

Hilton Garden Inn


Hotels that offer a complimentary shuttle service:

Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field

Comfort Inn and Suites


See the Rochester Convention & Visitors Bureau for a guide to more lodging options in Rochester, MN.



View a map indicating the location of downtown parking facilities. The cost of parking is not included in the registration fee.

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