Annual Conference


November 15-19, 2023

JW Marriott in San Antonio, Texas

Thank you to all who joined us for another successful AONN+ Annual Conference! Over the last 5 days we have witnessed incredible presentations from amazing experts, networking, and the formation of new lifelong friendships! We hope to see you at one of our 2024 conferences!

AONN+ Annual brings oncology’s most influential navigators, social workers, physicians, and administrators together to think boldly and enact change. Take action in your own institution after learning from and collaborating with like-minded professionals dedicated to accelerating the pace of change in navigation.

  • Collaborate, Network, and Learn

    The 5-day hybrid event is packed with opportunities to connect with peers, meet members of the AONN+ Leadership Council and/or Committee Chairs, share best practices, and get a glimpse of the latest innovations from exhibitors to aid in providing optimal patient care.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to 17 continuing education contact hours over the conference’s 5-day span. Our agenda includes informative sessions on disease state discussions and practical solutions to daily navigation challenges, and accredited content.


    *Agenda is subject to change.

    Wednesday, November 15

    12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Registration Open
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Preconference Workshop 1 | Financial Navigation
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Preconference Workshop 2 | Integrative Health
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Preconference Workshop 3 | Diversity & Inclusion
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Meet Your AONN+ Leadership

    Thursday, November 16

    7:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Registration Open
    7:45 am - 9:00 am
    AONN+ Breakfast
    Industry-Sponsored Session 1 | Addressing the Needs of Patients Across the HR+Her2- Landscape – The Role of Kisqali
    Presentation by Novartis
    9:00 am - 9:15 am
    Welcome/Opening Remarks
    9:15 am - 10:00 am
    It's a Jungle Out There | Why Every "Journeyer" Needs a Guide
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
    General Session 1 | Health Equity in Navigation
    11:15 am - 12:15 pm
    General Session 2 | Navigation Sustainability
    12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
    AONN+ Lunch
    Industry-Sponsored Session 2 | Nurse Navigators: Connecting the Gaps Between Patient Obstacles and Receiving Care in Lung Cancer
    Presentation by AstraZeneca
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    General Session 3 | Navigating Mental Illness
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Product Theater 1 | That’s My Word™: Raising Awareness of Healthcare Disparities in Multiple Myeloma
    Presentation by Janssen
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Product Theater 2 | Treatment Options for Patients With Resectable and Metastatic Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer
    Presentation by Bristol Myers Squibb
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    General Session 4 | Diversity in Clinical Trials
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Product Theater 3 | CML (Chronic Myeloid Leukemia). ICLUSIG® (ponatinib): Taking Action at the Critical Moment
    Presentation by Takeda
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Product Theater 4 | Janssen Invites You to Learn More About a Treatment Option for Patients Diagnosed With Multiple Myeloma Who Are Relapsed/Refractory and Have Received ≥4 Prior Lines of Therapy
    Presentation by Janssen

    Friday, November 17

    7:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Registration Open
    8:00 am - 9:00 am
    Product Theater 5 | The Current State of Desmoid Tumor Management
    Presentation by SpringWorks
    8:00 am - 9:00 am
    Product Theater 6 | Discovering a Treatment Option for Certain Patients With ESR1-Mutated MBC
    Presentation by Stemline
    9:00 am - 10:30 am
    Keynote Session | Dara Kurtz
    10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Product Theater 7 | Learn More About a CAR T-Cell Therapy for Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma (RRMM)
    Presentation by Bristol-Myers Squibb
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Breakout Session 1 | Pediatric Cancer
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Breakout Session 2 | Meeting You Where You Are: Metrics & IT
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Breakout Session 3 | Advocacy
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Breakout Session 4 | Oral Oncolytics
    12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
    AONN+ Lunch
    Industry-Sponsored Session 3 | Ovarian Cancer: Key Considerations in the Patient Journey for Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators
    Presentation by GlaxoSmithKline
    2:00 pm - 4:15 pm
    Exhibit Hall Open
    4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    Product Theater 8 | Advocating for Your Breast Cancer Patient With Genomic Information—The New Era of Gene Expression Profiling
    Presentation by Agendia
    4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    Product Theater 9 | Polycythemia Vera Clinical Case Discussion: When to Intervene With Jakafi® (ruxolitinib)
    Presentation by Incyte
    5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
    AONN+ Dinner
    Industry-Sponsored Session 4 | Exploring Time Off Treatment With a BCL-2 Inhibitor:* A review of VENCLEXTA-Based Regimens for Patients With CLL/SLL
    Presentation by AbbVie & Genentech
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Art Gallery Reception in Exhibit Hall

    Saturday, November 18

    7:00 am - 6:30 pm
    Registration Open
    8:00 am - 9:00 am
    General Session 5 | Navigation & Industry
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Breakout Session 5 | Pediatric Cancer
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Breakout Session 6 | Meeting You Where You Are: Metrics & IT
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Breakout Session 7 | Advocacy
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Breakout Session 8 | Oral Oncolytics
    10:15 am - 11:15 am
    Product Theater 10 | Janssen Oncology Invites You to Learn More About a Treatment for Adult Patients With RRMM Who Have Received at Least Four Prior Lines of Therapy, Including a Proteasome Inhibitor, an Immunomodulatory Agent, and an Anti-CD38 Monoclonal Antibody
    Presentation by Janssen
    10:15 am - 11:15 am
    Product Theater 11 | Explore the Current Data That Could Help You Recognize/Assess Candidates for a CDK4 & 6 Inhibitor
    Presentation by Lilly
    10:45 am - 12:00 pm
    Exhibit Hall Open
    12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
    AONN+ Lunch
    Industry-Sponsored Session 5 | Treatment Options in Relapsed Refractory Multiple Myeloma: Clinical Data and Patient Cases
    Presentation by Bristol Myers Squibb
    1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
    Poster Awards Presentation
    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
    Product Theater 12 | Understanding the Role of Advanced Practice Providers in the Management of Low-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)
    Presentation by Bristol Myers Squibb
    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Exhibit Hall Open
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    AONN+ Dinner
    Industry-Sponsored Session 6 | Clinical Overview of Cabometyx® (cabozantinib)
    Presentation by Exelixis
    7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    AONN+ Annual Awards Ceremony & Celebration Event

    Sunday, November 19

    7:00 am - 2:45 pm
    Registration Open
    8:30 am - 9:15 am
    Breakfast with Lillie Shockney
    9:15 am - 10:15 am
    General Session 6 | AONN+ & ACCCNN Navigating Beyond Oncology, A Case Study
    10:15 am - 11:15 am
    General Session 7 | Voice of the Patient: Report Out From SHARE’s Heath Equity Conference and Patient Navigation Symposium
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    General Session 8 | Cancer Advocacy & Patient Education (CAPE)
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    General Session 9 | Bridging Community Navigation Into the Clinical Setting
    1:45 pm
    Closing Remarks

    *Agenda is subject to change.

  • Registration

    Registration includes meals across all conference dates, access to all educational sessions and respective slide deck presentations, and entry to the exhibit hall and networking receptions. AONN+ Annual provides the opportunity for attendees to earn up to 17 continuing education contact hours in a 5-day span, making it an efficient use of both your/your organization’s investment and your time away from work.


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  • Location

    Join us for AONN+ Annual at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country located at 23808 Resort Pkwy in San Antonio, TX.

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    Phone: (210) 276-2500


    Conference attendees are eligible to receive the discounted daily room rate of $229 + tax. To take advantage of the AONN+ group rate, please click on the button below.

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  • Awards

    The nomination period for the 2023 AONN+ Awards closed September 29, 2023.

    The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) Awards grant prestigious recognition to oncology navigators, researchers, employers, and individuals for their contributions to better patient care and their professions. It is an honor to recognize their commitment to navigation and their inspiring achievements.

    Each AONN+ Annual Conference includes a reception to announce winners. Help us celebrate 2023’s winners in person at this year’s Annual Conference.

    AONN+ Ambassador Award
    The Ambassador Award recognizes an AONN+ member’s dedicated ambassadorship of the Academy’s core values to oncology patients, their families, and professional communities.
    AONN+ Evidence into Practice Award
    The Evidence into Practice Award recognizes an AONN+ member who has conducted evidence-based research that builds on the body of work in oncology navigation.
    AONN+ Oncology Navigation Excellence Award
    The Oncology Navigation Excellence (ONE) Award recognizes an oncology navigator for his or her outstanding contributions to oncology navigation, patient care, or education.
    AONN+ Organizational Recognition Award
    The Organizational Recognition Award acknowledges the employers who recognize and support oncology navigation.
    AONN+ Outstanding Local Navigator Network Award
    The Outstanding Local Navigator Network Award recognizes a Local Navigator Network’s outstanding effort in the establishment of a forum for professional development and networking that aligns with the Academy’s mission.
    Hero of Hope Patient Award
    The Hero of Hope Patient Award annually recognizes an individual whose life is touched by cancer for his or her outstanding contributions to the cancer community.
    Lillie D. Shockney Lifetime Achievement Award
    The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an AONN+ member for his or her career achievements and outstanding contributions to cancer care.
  • About the Scholarship Program

    The AONN+ scholarship program provides scholarships for navigators, social workers, physicians, and administrators to attend the AONN+ Annual Conference. Scholarships help fund travel, hotel, and registration. Eligibility is based on financial need and navigation involvement. We encourage applications from all ages, geographic locations, and experience levels. Applications for the scholarship fund will open from July 25th through August 25th.

    Donate to the Fund

    Generous donations from AONN+ members have helped attendees participate in both Midyear and Annual Conferences who would not have otherwise had the means to do so. We invite you to help champion inclusivity within navigation by donating to the AONN+ sponsorship. 100% of your donation to the AONN+ Conference Scholarship fund will help fund travel, hotel, and registration.

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  • Health & Safety

    The safety of our members and staff is our top priority. AONN+ is committed to upholding the highest standards of health and safety by ensuring our events run in accordance with the latest governmental guidance. We are excited to host the AONN+ Annual Conference in person and we thank you in advance for helping foster a safe and healthy environment while attending our events. If you reside in the United States, please continue to follow CDC guidelines. If you are outside of the United States, please follow country-specific COVID-19 guidelines.