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2024 Oncology Nurse Advisor Summit Shatters Attendance Records

Over 2,200 attendees enriched their knowledge in disease-specific and supportive care topics during the 9th Annual Oncology Nurse Advisor (ONA) Summit, which occurred from March 21-24, 2024. The live virtual conference was presented by Oncology Nurse Advisor?the Haymarket Medical Network (HMN) online and print resource for the oncology nurse community?with accreditation provided by Haymarket Medical Education (HME) in joint providership with the National Association for Continuing Education (NACE) and in association with Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Themed Real Nurses, Real Solutions: Breakthrough Strategies in Oncology Nursing Practice, the Summit offered 4 days of real-world solutions for oncology nurses in all roles and included the opportunity to earn up to 23.25 ANCC or AANP contact hours (including 10.50 pharmacology hours).

Renowned nursing faculty presented state-of-the-science practice strategies, on topics including HR+/HER- Breast Cancer, Skin Cancers, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, EGFR+ NSCLC, Advanced Gynecologic Cancers, CAR-T Therapies, and Immune-Related Adverse Events, which provided skills that could immediately be applied in oncology practice. Attendees had the opportunity to optimize their educational experience with real-time interactive Q&A with faculty after each session, as well as live virtual chats with their peers.

New to the 2024 Summit was a one-day pre-conference Hematology Intensive on March 21 titled, What's Blood Got to Do With It? This program provided over 1,400 attendees with a deep dive into malignant hematology disorders, from the origins of hematopoietic cell line cancers to effective diagnosis, treatment, monitoring, and management. Also new to the Summit was the Real Solutions Virtual Poster Gallery, which presented real-life, innovative strategies and quality improvement solutions submitted by oncology nurses, which were selected for the Summit through a blind review by ONA Summit course directors. This year's Summit was also proud to announce the program content had been reviewed by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) and was acceptable for recertification points in specific subject areas identified for each session.

"We are thrilled at the ever-increasing response of the oncology nursing community to the ONA Summit and interest in new Summit content, such as our Hematology Intensive session," said Jim Burke, Chief Medical Education & Innovation Officer, Haymarket Medical Education. "HME goes to great lengths to understand the needs of healthcare professionals and develop continuing nursing education and continuing medical education to meet their needs, and another year of record-breaking attendance and engagement at the Summit reinforces our commitment to the oncology nursing community."

Expert advisors for the Summit included representatives for each of the nursing roles, including:

Paula Anastasia, MN, RN, AOCN®, GYN Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, UCLA Health Sciences, participated in the Summit as Clinical Advisor, Peer Reviewer and Expert Moderator.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. served as a Gold Sponsor for the Summit, and educational grant support for the Summit was provided in part by Bristol Myers Squibb, Eisai, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., and Novocure. Featured promotional Presentation Theaters at the Summit were presented by Merck & Co., Inc., Johnson & Johnson, and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Creation of the virtual environment and production of the Summit was provided by Haymarket's sister organization, National Association for Continuing Education (NACE) Studios located in Sunrise, Florida. To expand access to this valuable education post-Summit, a rebroadcast of the Hematology Intensive can be accessed here on April 6, 2024, from 9:00 am ET to 12:30 pm ET. Furthermore, select sessions will be available as on-demand learning on myCME, HMN's leading global medical education distribution platform.

About the Haymarket Medical Network, Oncology Nurse Advisor, myCME, and Haymarket Medical Education

The Haymarket Medical Network delivers the latest news, in-depth features, clinical tools, and drug information across more than 20 unique brands, and multiple formats (digital, app, print, live events, and more), including Oncology Nurse Advisor, which offers clinical updates and evidence-based guidance to the oncology nurse community online and in print. Recognized as a global leader of continuing medical education (CME), myCME provides healthcare professionals with relevant, engaging, and actionable education developed in collaboration with Haymarket Medical Education (HME), prominent academic institutions, medical societies/associations, and other quality accredited providers. HME is Jointly Accredited to provide accredited continuing education to interprofessional learners, including healthcare professionals in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physician assistants, registered dieticians, optometry, psychology, and social work.

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