We Are Stronger Together! Get Involved in Your AONN+ Community

June 2017 Vol 8, No 6
Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG
Editor-in-Chief, JONS; Co-Founder, AONN+; University Distinguished Service Professor of Breast Cancer, Administrative Director, The Johns Hopkins Breast Center; Director, Johns Hopkins Cancer Survivorship Programs; Professor of Surgery and Oncology, JHU School of Medicine; Co-Creator, Work Stride-Managing Cancer at Work

Dear Navigators,

I’ve just returned from our West Coast Regional Meeting, where attendees enjoyed a robust agenda featuring speakers from across the oncology community. I cannot help but feel re-energized in our mission to advance the cause of navigation!

Have you had the opportunity to attend one of our conferences? I am a firm believer in the concept of strength in numbers and strongly encourage you to increase your involvement in our academy! Through our connection, sharing best practices, and collaboration in measuring our impact, we can make a significant difference in improving patient care.

Here’s how you can take your career as a navigator to the next level:

  • Register for our Annual Meeting, November 16-19, 2017, in Orlando, FL. This is a MUST for navigators! By attending, you will benefit from a wealth of information presented by nationally acclaimed experts in the field
  • Register for one of the certification exams offered at the Annual Meeting—the general oncology nurse navigation certification or the general patient navigation certification. A certification exam for our first organ-specific ONN category—thoracic—will also be offered
  • Measure the impact of your navigation program by employing the AONN+ Standardized Metrics—and share your results with AONN+
  • Interested in conducting a research study? You can submit an abstract of your original research project to AONN+. If accepted, your abstract will be featured in JONS, and you will have the opportunity to display a poster of your findings at the AONN+ Annual Meeting Poster Session, a great way to share best practices with your navigation colleagues

It’s through our collaboration that the navigation movement continues to gain momentum. There is no doubt that together we are improving the lives of those we care for. Please consider joining us in this unprecedented approach to improving the lives of patients with cancer.


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Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG
Editor-in-Chief, JONS; Program Director, AONN+
University Distinguished Service Professor of Breast Cancer; Administrative Director, the Johns Hopkins Breast Center; Director, Cancer Survivorship Programs at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins; Professor, JHU School of Medicine, Depts of Surgery and Oncology; Cofounder, Johns Hopkins Medicine. Managing Cancer at Work
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