Cancer Research Symposium poster 2008 COMPASS                              news from     Cancer Patient Navigators              of Georgia 

July, 2010
Steering Committee
Karen Beard
GASCO, Atlanta 
Penny Daugherty, RN, MS, OCN
Northside Hospital, Atlanta 
Monica Dean
American Cancer Society, South
Atlantic Divison, Atlanta
Kathleen Gamblin, RN, BSN, OCN 
Wellstar Health System, Atlanta
Rhonda L. Green
Southwest Georgia
Cancer Coalition, Albany
Deborah Kemp, RN
Lewis Cancer Research  Pavilion, St.Joseph's
Candler Health System
Tamara Mason, MPH,CHES
Winship Cancer Institute
at Emory University-Grady
Health System, Atlanta
Gail G. McCray, MS, CHES
Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta 
Matthew Mumber, MD
Harbin Clinic, Rome
Angie Patterson
Georgia Cancer Coalition, Atlanta
Judy Stanton
Georgia Cancer Coalition, Atlanta
 October 21 -23
InterContinental Buckhead   
Georgia Pain Initiative is a sponsor and several leaders in the field from Georgia are on the agenda, including 
 Dr. Matthew Mumber who will speak on  
Integrative Approaches to Cancer Pain 
CPNG Cancer Research Symposium poster 2008

 Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia is a new statewide membership organization for individuals of diverse backgrounds who navigate cancer patients across the continuum of care.  

CPNG is supported by GASCO and the Georgia Cancer Coalition
GASCO Director  (770) 951-1018 
GCC Public Relations (404) 584-0527
   Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia

 Annual Meeting & Educational Conference

  "Cancer Patient Navigation Across the Continuum of Care"

                       Saturday, September 11, 2010  

Grand Hyatt Atlanta, Georgia 

There is NO CHARGE for MEMBERS to attend this conference. Join today!

Cancer Patient Navigation Program

Saturday, September 11, 2010  


  7:30 AM  CPNG Steering Committee Meeting


  8:00 AM  Registration, Continental Breakfast


  8:45 AM  Welcome New Members


  9:00 AM  Climbing Everest: Oncology Work

                  as an  Expedition in Caring 

                     Elizabeth A. Rohan, PhD, MSW


10:15AM   Coffee break


10:30AM   Breaking Down Barriers - Panel

                      Ethnic: Tamara Mason, MPH, CHES

                      Age: Claire Robb, PhD, MPH

                      Demographic: Rhonda Green


11:30 AM  Lunch/Patient Navigation through the

                   Cancer Continuum 

                      Matthew P. Mumber, MD


12:30 PM   CPNG Annual Meeting


 1:00 PM    The Value of Cancer Patient Navigation

                       Steven Castle


1:40 PM     Building an Intersystem for

                   Patient Navigation 

                       Kathleen Gamblin, RN, BSN, OCN &           

                       Emily Beard, RN, OCN


  2:20 PM   Coffee break


  2:40 PM   Accessing Clinical Trials in Georgia Panel

Nancy Sellers, RN

                        Shaunta Wright, MPH

                        Robin Abney, BBA, MEd, CCRP


  3:30 PM   Meeting Summary/Feedback/Evaluation


  3:45 PM   Adjournment


               Click here for CPNG Program details 

                          Click here to Register

Oncology Work: Expedition in Caring 


Cancer Research Symposium poster 2008Elizabeth A. Rohan, Ph.D., MSW, author of Laboring at the Edge: Effects of Repeated Exposure to Death and Dying on Oncology Doctors, Nurses, and Social Workers will open the Cancer Patient Navigation conference with ClimbingEverest:  Oncology Work as an Expedition in Caring. Dr. Rohan earned her degree in Sociology and Masters in Social Work at Boston College and a joint Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Work from Boston University.  Her dissertation focused on the multidisciplinary oncology health care team, which lead to a feature in The Weekly Qualitative Report and publication in the Journal of Psychosocial Oncology.  Dr. Rohan worked in clinical oncology social work at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Center, and taught social work and sociology at her alma maters.  She moved to Atlanta in 2003, working in a small private practice.  For the past year, Dr. Rohan has been translating her clinical knowledge into public health practice at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where she works in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control.  Dr. Rohan leads CDC's publishing efforts on its  Colorectal Cancer Screening Demonstration Program and is involved in many cancer-related health services research and evaluation projects, including a study of the efficacy of patient navigation in colorectal cancer screening. 

    Navigators Also Invited to Attend
 GASCO's Opening Sessions on Friday, Sept. 10
The GASCO Conference begins Friday at 11 am and features: 
  • Cancer Patient Navigation panel
  • State Legislative update from GASCO's lobbyist
  • National Policy on Oncology and Healthcare Update from ASCO's Chief Executive Officer 
  • Payor Perspective from United Healthcare's Medical  Director 
  • Georgia CORE announcement on Clinical Trails Enrollment, and
  • Research Networking Session with Georgia's key investigators
             Plus Exhibits, Luncheon, and President's Reception 
                For full GASCO program, click here
Join Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia Today!
Thanks to the Georgia Society for Clinical Oncology, there is NO CHARGE to join the Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia in 2010! However, you MUST complete this application form.
               Online CPNG Membership Application Form  
Once you register as a member, you can register for the conference at no charge as well. This offer is only available to Georgia residents working in oncology services and cancer patient navigation.                 
Navigator Training Available Online for RNs & SWs through NWGCC and Blue Ridge AHEC

The Northwest Georgia Cancer Coalition and Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center have implemented an online Cancer Care Nurse Navigator training program for registered nurses and Cancer Service Navigator training for Social Workers. Nursing and social work credits will be awarded for completion.Course work -- which includes 13 units with 2 to 10 modules each -- can be completed online at the student's own pace.  Participants are given a notebook to fill in as they watch video seminars and download powerpoints. An exam is given at the end of the program. The fee is $525. Anyone interested can contact Erin Hernandez at 706-235-0776 x 210 or by email at

Please FORWARD this message to your colleagues involved in Cancer Patient Navigation  in Georgia.
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