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Enhancing Knowledge, Promoting Application to Practice
Especially designed for Registered Nurses, FEATURED SPEAKER
Advanced Practice Nurses, Social Workers Nick Mezacapa, teacher, coach, priest, husband and
father, cancer survivor, radio personality and an
and other Oncology Professionals active thespian
• The Rule of Life
APRIL 9, 2010 • Keeping it all in Perspective
Peachtree Banquet and Catering Center • Emergencies Experienced by Oncology Patients
Columbia, MO • Palliative and End of Life Care
• Oral Chemotherapy Review and Update
• Multidisciplinary Approach to Lung Cancer Care
School of Nursing
University of Missouri Health System
Nursing Outreach: Where Continuing Education
and Continuing Competency Meet
University of Missouri Health Care
PURPOSE AND TARGET AUDIENCE
The purpose of this one-day symposium is to update the
knowledge and enhance the skills of oncology nurses, advanced The Rev. Nicklas A. Mezacapa
practice nurses and social workers by providing evidence-
Nick Mezacapa has been ordained to
based content applicable to the clinical management of cancer
the Episcopal Priesthood for the last 25
patients and their families. The day oﬀers a blend of clinical and
relationship-centered topics applicable to both inpatient and years. He has served as the rector of
ambulatory oncology practice settings. Calvary Episcopal Church, right across the
street from The Mayo Clinic for the past
20 years. Before coming to Minnesota
SYMPOSIUM OBJECTIVES he served churches in Iowa, Michigan
1. Integrate practical strategies and tools designed to enhance and New York. A graduate of Heidelberg College in Tiﬃn,
your personal life in light of the intense demands of the Ohio, he was trained as a teacher and athletics coach and
workplace. worked in the ﬁeld for seven years. It was after his teaching
2. Describe innovations related to evidence-based cancer care. career that he attended Colgate/Rochester/Bexley Hall/
3. Discuss clinical issues and current trends in cancer practice
Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, New York to receive his
including common oncology emergencies, end-of-life/
palliative care, oral chemotherapy agents and common drug
Master’s in Divinity Degree and subsequent ordination to
interactions, and lung cancer care. the priesthood.
4. Describe the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to Nick brings his experience as teacher, coach, priest,
quality cancer care and its impact on clinical practice and husband and father to his presentations with passion and
patient outcomes. authenticity. His experiences as a prostate cancer survivor,
5. Network with professional colleagues regarding excellence in radio personality and an active thespian combine to
cancer care. generate a style and urgency that is unique.
He has delivered his presentations to a wide variety
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND of groups across the country, focusing on the subject of
“Survivorship and Spirituality.” You will ﬁnd his perspective
• Learn the latest evidence-based practices and tools related to refreshing and inspiring!
the clinical management and care of cancer patients and their
• Beneﬁt from a good blend of theory with clinical application, YOU CAN LEARN
plus powerful professional development sessions.
• Experience sessions targeted to speciﬁcally address issues
AND HAVE FUN DOING IT!
frequently encountered by nursing, social work and other non-
physician oncology professionals. • This was the best program I have been to in a
• Return to your practice setting reinvigorated and assured that long time.
cancer care is where you belong!
• It was amazing to hear the speaker — truly a
• I would deﬁnitely come back!
• The talks given way surpassed any
expectations I had. Excellent day! Learned so
Cancer Center much!
University of Missouri Health Care
• I learned, laughed, and thoroughly enjoyed
ELLIS FISCHEL CANCER CENTER the entire day.
EARNS ACCREDITATION • This is absolutely one of the best oncology
conferences I have ever been to — animated
Ellis Fischel Cancer Center has received a three-year speakers, applicable info, NEW info that is
accreditation with commendation from the American College
usable in my daily practice.
of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. The recognition is the
highest honor given by the American College of Surgeons’ • Discussion panel was wonderful. Lots of
Commission on Cancer. Only 25 percent of all hospitals in the helpful hints!
United States receive this prestigious designation. To achieve
accreditation, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center demonstrated it is • Awesome and the best oncology conference
meeting and exceeding all 36 standards that represent a full we have had in many years!
scope of a comprehensive cancer center.
7:15 Check-in and Continental Breakfast Objectives:
Visit Exhibits and Health Sciences Bookstore (Come early 4. Identify common oncology emergencies.
to visit exhibits. This is the best time to do so as exhibit 5. Discuss prevention, early recognition, management
times are limited throughout the day.) and therapeutic goals of each emergency.
8:00 Welcome and Introductions 11:00 Stretch Break
• Shirley J. Farrah PhD, RN, BC, Assistant Dean and
Associate Teaching Professor, Nursing Outreach and 11:05 Keeping it all in Perspective
Distance Education, MU Sinclair School of Nursing Rev. Nicklas A. Mezacapa
• Kristi K. Gaﬀord, MBA, MPH, Executive Director, This session focuses on the shortness and uncertainty of
Ellis Fischel Cancer Center human life and our responsibility to live our lives with that
• Angela Waller, BSN, RN, OCN, Staﬀ Nurse IV/Charge in mind.
Nurse, Ambulatory Infusion Unit, Ellis Fischel Cancer Objectives:
Center and President, Central Missouri Chapter, 6. Explore important reminders from the client‘s
Oncology Nursing Society perspective.
7. Improve the ability to work under pressure with
8:15 The Rule of Life colleagues.
Rev. Nicklas A. Mezacapa, teacher, coach, priest, husband
and father, cancer survivor, radio personality and an active 12:05 Hosted Luncheon
The intensity of the workplace, combined with personal- 1:00 Palliative Care and End of Life (EOL) Care
life issues can be exhausting. This session encourages the Mary Cunningham, APRN, AOCN, CHPN, Clinical Nurse
development of a “personal rule” as part of a healthy self- Specialist, Missouri Palliative Care Program, Ellis Fischel
prescription. Cancer Center
Objectives: This session will diﬀerentiate palliative and EOL care as
1. Develop a list of life priorities. well as strategies to support the patient and family, based
2. Discuss the “power of the story” as it applies to on the speaker’s years of wisdom and expertise.
3. Identify negative dynamics and how to re-direct the 8. Diﬀerentiate between palliative and EOL care.
corporate energy onto the mission and purpose. 9. Explore practical strategies designed to improve the
quality of palliative and EOL care and patient
9:30 Beverage Break outcomes.
Visit Exhibits and Health Sciences Bookstore
2:00 Stretch Break
9:45 Emergencies Experienced by Oncology Patients
Panel Presentation 2:05 Oral Chemotherapy Review and Update
Using a case study, the panelists will examine common Debra D. Tesoro, RPh, BCOP, Director of Pharmacy/PIC,
emergencies experienced by a sample oncology patient. Missouri Cancer Associates/Missouri Cancer Care Pharmacy,
These emergencies will relate to the disease process itself US Oncology, Columbia
or the side eﬀects of therapy. This session will include an update on oral chemotherapy
Moderator: Sharon Van Arsdale, MS(N), APRN, FNP-BC, agents including their mode of action and management
GNP-BC, Symptom Evaluation Unit, University Hospital of the most common drug interactions. Important
Panelists: insurance issues surrounding these therapies and a look
• Deb Ritchie, MS(N), FNP, GNP, BC, AOCN, Advanced into the future of new oral agents on the horizon also will
Practice Nurse, Otolaryngology, Ellis Fischel Cancer be included.
• Kathleen Slaughter, BSN, RNC, Staﬀ Nurse IV, Radiation 10. Review the current oral chemotherapy agents on the
Oncology, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center market, how they work and management of side
• Terri Stone, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCNP, Nurse Practitioner, eﬀects and drug interactions.
Goldschmidt Cancer Center, Capital Regional Medical 11. Discuss select insurance issues surrounding these
Center, Jeﬀerson City therapies.
• Angela Waller, BSN, RN, OCN, Staﬀ Nurse IV/Charge 12. Explore oral chemotherapy agents that are in the
Nurse, Ambulatory Infusion Unit, Ellis Fishel Cancer pipeline.
Continued on following page
3:00 Refreshment Break This conference will be held at the Peachtree Catering and Banquet Center
Ballroom, 120 E. Nifong, Suite D, Columbia, MO, 65205. Should you need to be
reached during the activity, the phone number is (573) 875-6608.
3:15 Multidisciplinary Approach to Lung Cancer Care DIRECTIONS
From Interstate 70: Take Providence Road (Exit 126) and go south (turn left if
coming from the east or right if coming from the west) 4.4 miles. You will pass
Moderator: Vamsi Guntur, MD, Assistant Professor of the intersection with Stadium Blvd (University). Turn west (right) onto Nifong
Clinical Medicine (Pulmonary), School of Medicine, Blvd, and continue for about a block. Turn left (south) between Blue Moon
University of Missouri Restaurant and Breaktime Gas Station (there is no street sign). Peachtree is at
Panel members: the end of the road on the right.
• Normand Caron, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical From Highway 63: Take the AC Exit (also called Grindstone Blvd). Follow AC
Surgery (Cardiothoracic Surgery), School of Medicine, (which turns into Grindstone Blvd and then Nifong Blvd) 2.8 miles (just past
University of Missouri the intersection with Providence Rd). Turn left (south) between Blue Moon
• Steven Westgate, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Restaurant and Breaktime Gas Station (there is not street sign). Peachtree is at
Medicine (Radiation Oncology), School of Medicine, the end of the road on the right.
University of Missouri By air: You can ﬂy into either Lambert Field (www.lambert-stlouis.com) in St.
• Shadi Haddadin, MD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, School of Louis or MCI (www.kansas-city-mci.com) in Kansas City. Columbia is about
Medicine (Hematology Oncology), University of equidistant between both cities. MO-X (www.moexpress.com) provides
a ground transportation service from either airport to Columbia. Ground
transportation takes about two hours. Also, Columbia Regional Airport (www.
• Christine Chang, MS(N), RN, ACNP-BC, Nurse ﬂymidmo.com/ﬂightschedule.html) oﬀers nonstop service to Memphis with
Practitioner, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center convenient connections to 94 destinations. Although there is no shuttle
• Deborah Filer, MSW, Social Worker, Patient and service from the airport to the hotel, taxi service is available. See details at
Family Services, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center www.ﬂymidmo.com/shuttletaxi.html.
This session is in response to requests from past LODGING
participants at this conference. The goal is to provide a A block of rooms has been reserved on the night of April 8, 2010 at the special
comprehensive overview of lung cancer care including rate of $80 until March 25, 2010 at the Stoney Creek Inn, located at 2601
initial presentation, abnormal chest X-ray, diagnosis, S. Providence Road, Columbia, MO, 65203. After this date, rooms will be on a
treatment and prevention – all from a multidisciplinary space available basis only. To make reservations, please call (573) 442-6400
or toll free (800) 659-2220. http://www.stoneycreekinn.com/. The hotel is
perspective. Using a case study format, panelists will
located just oﬀ Providence Road, 1.5 miles north of the Peachtree Banquet
discuss state-of-the-art lung cancer care employing a Center where the conference will be held. Be sure to ask for the MU NURSING
multidisciplinary team approach. The multidisciplinary CONFERENCE room block. Participants are responsible for making their own
concept, goals of the program, impact on patient outcomes reservations and guaranteeing reservations with a credit card. A map may be
and the role of each team member will be included. found on www.nursingoutreach.missouri.edu.
13. Discuss evidence-based lung cancer care including The MU Sinclair School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing
initial symptomatology, workup, diagnosis, nursing education by the Missouri Nurses Association, an accredited approver
treatment recommendations and prevention from a by the American Nurses Credentialing Center‘s Commission on Accreditation.
multidisciplinary team approach. Up to 6.6 contact hours will be awarded to all individuals who attend,
14. Identify the goals and beneﬁts of a complete the evaluation form and are paid in full. MONA Provider Number
multidisciplinary approach to lung cancer care. 710-IV.
CE Certiﬁcates: A certiﬁcate of completion is provided to all conference
4:30 Adjourn participants who are paid in full and complete the conference evaluation form.
If you are not paid in full, your CE credit will not be awarded. Your CE certiﬁcate
will be sent upon payment in full. Lost certiﬁcates may be replaced with a
written request to the Nursing Outreach oﬃce for a fee of $10 per certiﬁcate.
PLANNING COMMITTEE We will need your name (exact same name that you used for registering),
Debra J. Deeken, BSN, RN, OCN, Manager, Cancer Screening Services/ customer ID from the mailing label of your conference brochure (if available)
Breast Health Program, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and the date and title of the conference you attended.
Shirley J. Farrah PhD, RN, BC, Assistant Dean and Associate Teaching TAPING
Professor, Nursing Outreach, MU Sinclair School of Nursing Taping by attendees is not allowed at any educational activities sponsored by
Lindy Ford, MS(N), FNP-BC, AOCN, Advanced Practice Nurse, Nursing Outreach.
Hematology-Oncology, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and Immediate
Past President, Central Missouri Chapter, Oncology Nursing Society REGISTRATION CANCELLATION/SUBSTITUTION
Kristi K. Gaﬀord, MBA, MPH, Executive Director, Ellis Fischel Cancer We understand that circumstances may arise that require you to cancel or send
Center a substitute. If you cancel your attendance ﬁve or more business days before
Jeanette A. Linebaugh, BSN, RN, OCN, CCRP, Research Manager, Clinical the conference, your registration fee will be refunded, less a $25 processing
Trials Oﬃce, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center fee. You may send a substitute at any time. Please notify the Nursing Outreach
Laura Neal, MSW, MPH, LCSW, Coordinator, Patient and Family Support oﬃce of any registration changes prior to the conference to facilitate the
Services, Oncology Clinical Social Worker, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center check-in process.
Debbie Ritchie, MS(N), FNP, GNP, BC, AOCN, Advanced Practice Nurse,
Otolaryngology, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center