NCONA Patient Navigation Symposium

This conference is open to all health care professionals at all levels including patient navigators, oncology nurse navigators, community health workers, administrators, clinic nurses, social workers, case managers, care coordinators, chaplains, health educators, lay volunteer patient navigators and anyone who works with screening, prevention and the care of patients with cancer. There is a $10 registration fee. Lunch will be provided. Seating will be limited.

  • NCONA Patient Navigation Symposium
  • 2015-06-05T08:00:00-04:00
  • 2015-06-05T14:30:00-04:00
  • This conference is open to all health care professionals at all levels including patient navigators, oncology nurse navigators, community health workers, administrators, clinic nurses, social workers, case managers, care coordinators, chaplains, health educators, lay volunteer patient navigators and anyone who works with screening, prevention and the care of patients with cancer. There is a $10 registration fee. Lunch will be provided. Seating will be limited.
When Jun 05, 2015 from 08:00 AM to 02:30 PM (US/Eastern / UTC-400)
Where William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
100 Friday Center Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
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Contact Phone (919) 843-8722
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“Enhancing the Quality of Care through Patient Navigation”
June 5th, 2015

8:00 am – 2:30 pm
UNC William & Ida Friday Center

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The National Council of Nurse Administrators (NCONA) is hosting a one-day conference on Patient Navigation. This conference will enable participants to understand the evolution of Patient Navigation and recognize both the challenges and opportunities of emerging models and help enable implementation efforts.

Featured Speakers

I.  Brenda Nevidjon, MSN, RN, FAAN: "Taking Patient Navigation to the Next Level"
II. Bruce Ham:  "Critical Comminication Skills for Patient Navigators"
lll. Adriene Kinnaird, MPH: "Navigating through Difficult Times"
lV. Toni Cordell

Brenda Nevidjon is the Chief Executive Officer of the Oncology Nursing Society. Before she began her role on September 1, 2014, she served as a professor at the Duke University School of Nursing in Durham, NC, and coordinator of the systems division. The division included the nursing infomatics, nursing education, and nursing and health care leadership graduate majors.

Bruce Ham is the author of "Laughter, Tears and Braids: A Father's Joruney through Losing His Wife to Cancer."  He lost his wife, Lisa to an aggressive cancer. He is a gifted writer and brings a unique, heartfelt message for communicating during difficult times.

Adriene Kinnaird is the executive director of Oncology Services for Grady Health System in Atlanta, GA.  She has helped to develop a successful model of patient navigation in Georgia.  Her passion for patient naviagtion will resonate as she shares lessons learned to ensure that all patients, regardless of their socioeconomic background, receive cancer care.

Toni Cordell is a national advocate for health literacy and patient safety.

This conference is open to all health care professionals at all levels including patient navigators, oncology nurse navigators, community health workers, administrators, clinic nurses, social workers, case managers, care coordinators, chaplins, health educators, lay volunteer navigators, and anyone who works with screening, prevention and the care of patients with cancer.

4.5 contact hours will be awarded.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the Amercian Nurses Credentialing Center's Commision on Accreditation.

Please note that registration and networking will begin at 7:30 am and the confernece will begin at 8:30 am. 

Please call Mary E. King at 919-962-1582 for registration questions.