The mission of Oncology Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Grand Rounds is to provide a forum for high-quality oncology-based content.

This monthly series shares expertise and creates a structured network for our vast community by promoting professional development, creating opportunities for collaboration, and using evidence-based education to increase knowledge and skills to foster ongoing quality patient care

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Advanced Practice Provider
CME • NCPD/CNE
 
Live Webinar
June 19 • 4:00 – 5:00

Anemia and Thrombocytopenia Basics
Nancy Vogler, RN, MSN, AGPCNP
 

 

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Advanced Practice Provider
CME • NCPD/CNE • ACPE
 
Live Webinar
July 17 • 4:00 – 5:00

Strategies for Managing Toxicities of Oral Oncolytics
Kevin Chen, PharmD, MS
Aimee Faso, PharmD, BCOP, CPP
Bianka Patel, PharmD, CPP

Oral oncolytics have revolutionized cancer care over the last two decades. Although they provide a more convenient & often more tolerable alternative to traditional chemotherapy agents, their unique mechanisms of action lead to a wide range of potential side effects. In this CPP panel discussion, Aimee Faso, Bianka Patel, and Kevin Chen will discuss the considerations when managing side effects for patients receiving oral oncolytic treatments for various solid tumor and hematologic malignancies.

 

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Advanced Practice Provider
CME • NCPD/CNE
 
Live Webinar
September 18 • 4:00 – 5:00

Tailoring Care for the Evolving Needs of Cancer Survivors
Tammy Triglianos, DNP, ANP-BC, AOCNP
Mary Dunn, NP
 

 

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Advanced Practice Provider
CME • NCPD/CNE
 
Live Webinar
November 13 • 4:00 – 5:00

Basics of EKG Interpretation with an Oncology Focus
Tracy Vernon-Platt, DNP, ANP-BC
 

 

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Advanced Practice Provider
CME • NCPD/CNE
 
Live Webinar
November 13 • 4:00 – 5:00

The Expanding World of Cellular Therapy
Brianne Buchanan, PA-C
 

 


Self-Paced Courses, Online Courses

 

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Advanced Practice Provider
CME • NCPD/CNE
 
Available
June 18, 2024 – June 17, 2026

Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to Help Cancer Survivors Move Forward After Treatment
Melissa Holt, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Lisa Kanser, PsyD
Cancer survivors may face many unique psychosocial challenges. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based psychotherapeutic approach that can effectively teach patients skills to manage these challenges after completing cancer treatment. We will take you through case vignettes to show you how ACT can be applied to this patient population.

 

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Advanced Practice Provider
CME • NCPD/CNE
 
Available
April 19, 2024 – April 18, 2026

Physical Therapy Approaches to Oncology Care: Beyond Lymphedema
Sarah Richardson, PT, DPT, CLT, WCS

Tailored for medical providers, this session led by a physical therapist addresses challenges like speech and swallowing difficulties or pelvic floor issues in gynecological cancer. Explore the pivotal role of physical therapy in survivorship care plans and delve into current research supporting interventions for head and neck, gynecological, breast cancer, and other oncological conditions. Emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration, we'll discuss the synergy between medical providers and physical therapists in delivering optimal cancer care. Additionally, learn the art of patient education in oncology rehabilitation, empowering medical providers to effectively communicate the role of physical therapy in cancer care.

 

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Advanced Practice Provider
CME • NCPD/CNE
 
Available
April 19, 2024 – April 18, 2026

Integrating Germline Pharmacogenomic Testing into Oncology Care
Amber Cipriani, PharmD, BCOP

Patients undergoing treatment for cancer utilize many medications that have relevant drug-gene interactions. The use of pharmacogenomic testing can assist with drug selection, drug dosing, and the development of personalized medication monitoring plans. Amber Cipriani, PharmD, BCOP, will describe some common examples of drug-gene interactions relevant to oncology. She will also discuss current efforts to expand the use of pharmacogenomic testing into current clinical practice.

 

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Advanced Practice Provider
CME • NCPD/CNE
 
Available
February 26, 2024 – February 25, 2026

Let’s Take a BiTE Out of CRS and Neurotoxicity
Bejal Kikani, MSN, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC

Immunotherapy has made tremendous progress as cancer-directed therapy has evolved, particularly in the field of T cell-engaging therapies. Common and serious side effects of these types of therapies include Cytokine Release Syndrome (CRS) and Immune Effector Cell-Associated Neurotoxicity Syndrome (ICANS). Join us as Bejal Kikani, MSN, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC, discusses the recognition, grading, and treatment of these toxicities.

 

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Advanced Practice Provider
CME • NCPD/CNE
 
Available
February 23, 2024 – February 22, 2026

Peritoneal Carcinomatosis: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Jeremiah 'Jig' Deneve, DO, FACS

Jeremiah 'Jig' Deneve, DO, FACS, provides an overview of the natural history, treatment, and outcome for peritoneal carcinomatosis.

 

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Advanced Practice Provider
CME • NCPD/CNE
 
Available
February 20, 2024 – February 19, 2026

CAR-T 101: Overview of CAR-T Therapy and Management of Toxicities
Megan McElfresh, PA-C

Megan McElfresh, PA-C, will review chimeric antigen receptor therapy, associated side effects, and the treatment or prevention of side effects.

 

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Advanced Practice Provider
CME • NCPD/CNE
 
Available
January 22, 2024 – January 21, 2026

Lung Cancer Screening Essentials
Jason Long, MD, MPH
Kim Shoenbill, MD, PhD, MS
Michelle Ottersbach, MS, DNP, RN, CNL, CRCR

This multidisciplinary Panel Presentation will describe the importance of CT-based lung cancer screening, indications and criteria for screening, the optimal structure and requirements of a screening program, and the current state of screening at UNC. We will present practical information relevant to providers who may order screening CT and/or may discuss screening with patients.

 

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Advanced Practice Provider
CME • NCPD/CNE
 
Available
January 4, 2024 – January 3, 2026

Oncologic Emergencies: Superior Vena Cava Syndrome, Hypercalcemia, and SIADH
Allison Phillips, MPAP, MHPE, PA-C

Allison Phillips, MPAP, MHPE, PA-C, will review the clinical manifestations, underlying causes, and management of some of the most common emergencies facing patients undergoing cancer treatment, including Superior Vena Cava Syndrome, Hypercalcemia, and SIADH.

 

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Advanced Practice Provider
NCPD/CNE
 
Available
September 29, 2023 – October 31, 2025

Evaluation and Treatment of Extravasation Injuries from Chemotherapeutic Agents
Robyn Tolley, AGPCNP-BC

Robyn Tolley, AGPCNP-BC, will identify cytotoxic vesicant and irritant drugs, evaluation of infiltration and extravasation, recommended non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments, and when care should be advanced to involve plastic surgery. She will also include an evaluation of risk factors and appropriate preventive measures to reduce the risk of extravasation.

 

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Advanced Practice Provider
NCPD/CNE
 
Available
October 2, 2023 – October 1, 2025

Developing Comprehensive Exercise Programming for People Affected by Cancer
Carly Bailey, MA

Attendees will learn about the benefits of exercise during and after cancer treatment, designing programs that provide maximum benefits, and how to engage patients in increasing their physical activity during and after treatment.

 

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Advanced Practice Provider
NCPD/CNE
 
Available
October 2, 2023 – October 1, 2025

Overview of Clinical Trials for the APP
Clarissa Urban, PA-C

Clarissa Urban, PA-C, will cover the basics of clinical trials for an APP. She will highlight the different phases of trials, the clinical trial team, and documents pertaining to trials. In addition, she will focus on phase 1 clinical trials along with diversity in trial participation.

 

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Advanced Practice Provider
NCPD/CNE
 
Available
June 26, 2023 – June 25, 2025

Parenting with Cancer
Justin Michael Yopp, PhD
 
Patients with cancer who have minor-age children at home face unique psychosocial challenges in coping with impact of their diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. A parental cancer diagnosis threatens to disrupt family functioning, re-organize roles and responsibilities in the home, and negatively affect parenting self-efficacy. A parent’s ability to navigate these challenging times can have ramifications for years to come. The current webinar will provide an overview of the extent research in this field, offer strategies that providers can use to enhance the coping of parents with cancer, and describe a new clinic at UNC designed specifically to address the challenges facing this subset of the cancer population.

 

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Advanced Practice Provider
NCPD/CNE
 
Available
May 30, 2023 – May 29, 2024

Oncologic Emergencies, A Deeper Dive: Neutropenic Fever, Tumor Lysis Syndrome, and Cord Compression
Laura Blanchard, MPAP, PA-C

Taking a deeper dive into the most common oncologic emergencies facing oncology patients. We will discuss the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Neutropenic Fever, Tumor Lysis Syndrome, and Cord Compression. These topics are good refreshers for APPs practicing in primary care, urgent, emergency medicine, hematology/oncology, and inpatient medicine.

 

What is Cancer Rehabilitation and How Can It Help My Patients 
Advanced Practice Provider
NCPD/CNE
 
Available
May 10, 2023 – May 9, 2025

What Is Cancer Rehabilitation and How Can it Help My Patients?
Sasha E. Knowlton, MD
 
Sasha E. Knowlton, MD, will present an introduction to cancer rehabilitation, including details as to why function is important in cancer patients. Patients with cancer are living longer as a result of improved surveillance and treatment interventions. However, cancer survivors often develop functional impairments that can significantly affect their quality of life and independence. Dr. Knowlton will review common diagnoses and treatments in the field of cancer rehabilitation. She will also provide an overview of how cancer rehabilitation can help patients before and during treatment and into survivorship.

 

Oral Chemotherapy: Prescribing, Monitoring, and Safety 
Advanced Practice Provider
NCPD/CNE
 
Available
April 10, 2023 – April 9, 2025

Oral Chemotherapy: Prescribing, Monitoring, and Safety
Aimee Faso, PharmD, BCOP, CPP
 
Oral chemotherapy has shifted the care of oncology patients from infusion clinics to patients' homes. This shift in care requires healthcare providers to not only manage patients differently but for patients to take on additional responsibilities. Aimee Faso, PharmD, BCOP, CPP, will address the issues related to the safe use of oral chemotherapy in oncology patients.

 

The Value of Integrative Medicine in Oncology Care 
Advanced Practice Provider
NCPD/CNE
 
Available
February 20, 2023 – February 19, 2025

The Value of Integrative Medicine in Oncology Care
Denise Spector, PhD, MPH, ANP, E-RYT
 
Denise Spector, PhD, MPH, ANP, RYT, will provide an overview of integrative oncology which includes evidence-based strategies for helping to mitigatecommon cancer symptoms and cancer treatment-related side effects, as well as strategies that may improve one's overall healthand well-being along the cancer care continuum.

 

GVHD: An Overview of Graft vs Host Disease Post Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant 
Advanced Practice Provider
NCPD/CNE
 
Available
January 13, 2023 – January 12, 2025

GVHD: An Overview of Graft vs Host Disease Post Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
Megan McElfresh, PA-C
 
Megan McElfresh, PA-C, will provide an overview of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of graft vs host disease post hematopoietic stem cell transplant.