New Bonus Content!

Dr. Shail Maingi's session on Care for Everyone: Unique Needs of LGBTQ+ People with Cancer will now be a special Lunch & Learn Webinar on Wednesday, June 12th and we've added a wonderful Keynote presentation with Mary Elizabeth Williams!

The 2024 NNECOS Spring Meeting and OCN Review Course in Concord, New Hampshire is now scheduled for Friday, May 31, 2024, with OCN Review content beginning on Thursday evening.

We realize that this may impact your plans and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. If you are no longer able to participate on the new date, please let us know.

Thank you for your continued support of NNECOS. We hope to see you on May 31st.

Cancer Care in 2024: Considerations for the Care Team

Join us as we explore Cancer Care in 2024: Considerations for the Care Team and return to the clinic with a renewed perspective and practical tips that impact patient care. Together, we’ll consider the many facets of caring for patients with cancer, beginning with an honest presentation of the patient perspective – previvor, metavivor, and survivor. We’ll delve into unique care models, break down the application of genetic testing in precision medicine, and discuss strategies to ensure equitable access to care for LGBTQ+ patients. We’ll end the day by taking a deeper dive into the complexities of ethics in cancer care and the inherent challenges in striving to do what is truly beneficial for the patient.

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

 Time  Session Presenter 
 8:00 - 8:45 AM  Registration / Breakfast / Exhibits / Networking / Posters  
 8:45 - 9:00 AM  Welcome & NNECOS Overview  
 9:00 - 10:00 AM

 NEW! Mary Elizabeth Williams Keynote!

Tell Me What's Going On: How Tactical Empathy Can Transform Cancer Care

 Mary Elizabeth Williams
 10:00 - 10:30 AM Refreshments / Exhibit Break / Networking / Posters 
 10:30 - 11:15 AM  What’s in a name? previvor, metavivor, survivor….      and is it important- a patient perspective

Facilitator - Elizabeth B. McGrath DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC, AOCNP, ACHPN 

Gastrointestinal Clinical Oncology Group, Director Survivorship Program

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dartmouth Cancer Canter

 11:25 AM - 12:10 PM Talking to Patients About Targeted Therapy and Genetic Testing Leah C. Graham, PhD 

Associate Director, Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative The Jackson Laboratory

 12:10 - 12:50 PM Lunch/Exhibits/Posters  
12:50 - 1:50 PM

Unique Models of Care:

  • Exercise Oncology: A Different Kind of Treatment
  • Cancer-Related Cognitive Decline
  • E-Consults - A Not So Benign Problem: Strategies to Improve Access to Hematologic Care in Rural Northern New England

Calie Sorenson, MSES(I.P), BS

Heather A. Wishart, PhD

Christi Hayes, MD
 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Clinical Ethics and Oncology Panel: Difficult Decisions Through the Lens of Clinical Ethics

Michael E. Casey, II, NP

Laura Madigan McCown, DBE, HEC-C

Mary Elizabeth Williams

 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM  Networking Reception  



Thursday, May 30th (6:30 - 9:15 pm) and Friday, May 31st

Grappone Center ~ Concord Courtyard

Concord, NH


A limited number of travel/expense grants are available for those needing assistance to attend.

Learn More! 


This nursing continuing professional development activity will be submitted for approval to the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

Genetic Counselors can submit CNE credits for NSGC Category 2 CEUs through the National Society of Genetic Counselors CEU portal within 90 days after attending the event. The $50 CEU filing fee will be reimbursed by NNECOS upon presentation of the payment receipt. The general activity information and activity materials for the application will be made available to facilitate the submission of the application.


Comments from Attendees

"Thank you for the great speakers and topics this year!! Wonderful conference!" -

"Excellent spring meeting with great topics and dialogue! Dr. Hill's presentation was excellent! Loved hearing his perspective and pearls of wisdom."

"Grief support for patients and families is a really important topic, and I'm glad the conference was devoted to this subject this year."

"I really enjoyed this meeting's topic and variety of speakers. Use of caregivers in the discussion panel was powerful."

"Wonderful program and speakers."

"​What a great day, looking forward to the fall meeting!" ​

"Thank You! It was a great conference!"

Northern New England Clinical Oncology Society
P.O. Box 643
Sandown, NH 03873-0643
Telephone (603) 887-1948

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