Current Issues in Cancer Care Conference

Current Issues in Cancer Care Conference

Current Issues in Cancer Care Conference

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




Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Conference description:

The 2017 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.


  • Highlight new treatment options for individuals with cancer
  • Identify the role and impact of genomics on oncology
  • Provide an update on multiple myeloma, ovarian, and head and neck cancers
  • Identify ways nurses can deal with stress to avoid burn out

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 27, 2017 in Phillips Hall, 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.


Wednesday, September 27

7:00 a.m. Registration, Breakfast and Exhibits
7:50 a.m. Welcome and Announcements
8:00 a.m.

Myeloma: Assess Role of Stem Cell Transplantation in the Era of Novel Agents

Morie A. Gertz, MD, MACP

8:45 a.m.

Chimeric Antigen Receptor Therapy in Hematologic Malignancies

Yi Lin, MD, PhD

9:45 a.m. Break with exhibits
10:15 a.m.

Genetics and Genomics in Nursing Practice

Kelliann C. Fee-Schroeder, BSN, RN, OCN®

11:15 a.m.

Current Treatment Strategies of Primary and Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

Carrie Langstraat, MD

12:15 p.m. Lunch on your own, Exhibits with dessert
1:15 p.m.

Targeting the Immune System for the Treatment of Cancer: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Lisa A. Kottschade, APRN, MSN, CNP

2:00 p.m.

Neck Cancer, Toxicity, Side Effects, Proton Treatment Affects, and What's New in Clinical Trials

Sean S. Park, MD

2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m.

Burning Down, and Then Out

Selinza A. Mitchell, PN

4:30 p.m. Adjourn



Mayo Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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 points

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

A total of 6.75 points* may be applied as follows for OCN®.

1 point in Scientific Basis/Diagnosis

3 points in Treatment Modalities

1.75 points in Symptom Management or Treatment Modalities

1 point in Professional

ONCC review is only for designating content to be used for recertification points and is not for CNE accreditation. CNE programs must be formally approved for contact hours by an acceptable accreditor/approver of nursing CE to be used for recertification by ONCC. If the CNE provider fails to obtain formal approval to award contact hours by an acceptable accrediting/approval body, no information related to ONCC recertification may be used in relation to the program

Registration Details

Register before Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The conference registration fee of $165 includes instructional materials, breakfast, and break refreshments. Lunch will be on your own.

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 September 6, 2017 (email: No refunds will be made on or after September 6, 2017.

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.

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.



This conference offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibit space during this conference, please contact Megan Hylland.

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