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Preconference Workshop Schedule:

Sunday September 7, 2014 9:00AM - 5:00PM                          ELNEC Preconference Workshop 
Sunday September 7, 2014 12:00PM - 5:00PM ISNCC and ONS Preconference Workshop 

Preconference Workshop Details:

ELNEC Preconference Workshop 
DATE:Sunday September 7, 2014
TIME:9:00AM - 5:00PM  
TITLE:Providing Care To Cancer Patients With Serious-Life-Limiting Illness:  A Review of the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Curriculum
Pam Malloy, MN, RN, FPCN
Polly Mazanec, PhD, ACNP, AOCN, FPCN
Julie Moss, PhD, APRN, FNP-C
Judith Paice, PhD, RN, FAAN
AGENDA:Click here to view workshop agenda
DESCRIPTION:During this 8-hour workshop, each participant will review the ELNEC-Core modules.  These modules include:  Introduction to Palliative Nursing, Pain Management, Symptom Management, Communication, Loss/Grief/Bereavement/, and Final Hours.  Ethical and cultural issues will be discussed in each of these modules.  Each participant will receive copies of the ELNEC-Core curriculum (in hardcopy and CD/flash drive) in both Spanish and English, as well as flash drives/CD Roms of ELNEC-Pediatric Palliative Care, ELNEC-Critical Care, and ELNEC-Geriatric.    Powerpoint slides, up-dated reference lists, case studies, and supplemental teaching materials will be provided for each of these curricula.  Participants will be able to take this information back to their institution and teach other healthcare professionals. 

For more information about the ELNEC Project, go to 

Specific objectives include:

#1:  Describe at least 3 goals of palliative care

#2:  Discuss the importance of palliative care in combination with oncology care

#3:  Describe the important role oncology nurses have in providing excellent pain and symptom management

#4:  Discuss the vital role oncology nurses play in communicating with patients and their families, regarding their goals of care

#5:  Define the importance of ongoing communication with the interdisciplinary team, patient and family throughout the illness trajectory and at the end-of-life

#6:  Discuss the importance of grief/bereavement work

#7:  Describe the importance of oncology nurses performing excellent self-care

#8.  Identify at least 5 important and unique roles oncology nurses have in preparing the patient and family for an impending death

ISNCC and ONS Preconference Workshop  
DATE: Sunday September 7, 2014
TIME:12:00PM - 5:00PM
TITLE:Leadership in Professional Organizations
SPEAKERS:ISNCC Speaker: Catherine Johnson, RN
ONS Speaker: Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, FAAN
CONTENT OUTLINE:- Governance structures
- Preparing for leadership roles
- Board roles and responsibilities
- Strategic thinking and planning
- Budget/fiscal management
- Board/staff partnership
- Characteristics of effective board members (succession planning)
DESCRIPTION:Serving a leadership role on the Board of Directors for a professional organization may look easy but the complexity of the organizational environment presents challenges different than being in a leadership position at work.  As a result, it can take a year for a new Board member to be competent in the role.  This workshop will review various topics related to Board leadership, including governance structures, things to consider in preparing for leadership roles, Board roles and responsibilities, strategic planning, budget/fiscal management, board/staff partnership and characteristics of effective board members.

This workshop focuses on developing the role of an organizational leader as opposed to a clinical leader with emphasis on increasing nursing social capital and influence. Learning about organizational leadership means that this workshop should appeal to a wide range of participants. Leaders can come from large, well-structured organizations, to small, loosely formed nursing organization, and even grassroots initiatives that are in developmental stages. Many organizations may be specialty committees within medical societies. Workshop participants will be given the tools to develop a strong organization capable of influencing change.  This would be a valuable and educational workshop to attend regardless of your leadership level and experience!