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.

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


  • Rebecca
  • Tom
  • Trevor
 9:50 - 10:35 AM Talking to Patients About Targeted Therapy and Genetic Testing Leah C. Graham, PhD 

Associate Director, Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative The Jackson Laboratory

 10:35 - 11:05 AM Refreshments / Exhibit Break / Networking / Posters  
11:05 AM - 12:05 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
12:05 PM - 12:50 PM Lunch/Exhibits/Posters  
12:50 PM - 1:50 PM Assuring that LGBTQ+ patients have equitable access to cancer care Shail Maingi, MD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

 2:00 PM - 3:30 PMClinical Ethics and Oncology: Difficult Decisions Through the Lens of Clinical Ethics

Sally Bliss, RN, MSB, HEC-C 

Clinical Ethicist, UVM Medical Center 

 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM  Networking Reception 



Friday, March 22 (6:30 - 9:15 pm) and Saturday, March 23, 2024

Grappone Center ~ Concord Courtyard

Concord, NH


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

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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
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Sandown, NH 03873-0643
Telephone (603) 887-1948

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