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Friday, May 2 • 8:00am - 9:30am
Clinical Lecture—Parenthood after Cancer Treatment: Discussing Fertility with Your Patients

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Oncology nurses should play an active role in teaching patients about how cancer and its treatment affect fertility. Join ONS Clinical Award winner Joanne Kelvin, RN, MSN, AOCN®, for an empowering presentation on what you need to know. You’ll learn about the biologic effects of treatment on reproductive health, options for preserving fertility before treatment and building a family afterward, and resources for educating patients, including when to refer someone to a reproductive specialist. You’ll come away with new oncology nursing strategies and an increased awareness of the updated American Society of Clinical Oncology guidelines about fertility preservation.


1. Explain effects of cancer treatment on reproductive health.
2. Discuss options for patients to preserve fertility before treatment and to build a family after treatment.
3. Describe strategies to communicate with patients about fertility and family-building.

This session qualifies for the following ONCC Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA) categories.

OCN®: Psychosocial Dimensions of Care, Survivorship
CBCN®: Psychosocial and Spiritual,
AOCNP®: Survivorship, Psychosocial
AOCNS®: Survivorship, Psychosocial
BMT™: Survivorship Issues


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Joanne Kelvin, RN, MSN, AOCN®

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Joanne Frankel Kelvin received her BSN and MSN degrees from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and has specialized in oncology throughout most of her 37-year nursing career. During that time, she has worked in a variety of roles and settings and has been at Memorial Sloan-Kettering... Read More →

Friday May 2, 2014 8:00am - 9:30am PDT
Arena Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Avenue. Anaheim, CA 92802

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