Physician's Education Resource® Launches 1st Annual School of Nursing Oncology™ Symposium


Expert Oncology Nurses to Lead Inaugural Conference.

Physicians’ Education Resource® (PER®), the premier resource for oncology and hematology continuing medical education (CME), is launching the 1st Annual School of Nursing Oncology™ symposium, to be held August 4-5, at the Loews Vanderbilt in Nashville, announced Phil Talamo, president of PER®.

“We are very excited to launch this new nursing-focused oncology meeting. As the leading provider of accredited education for oncologists, we understand that nurses play a crucial role in the care of cancer patients,” Talamo said. “As their role in treatment becomes more complex and more challenging due to increased visits and rapid advancements in clinical data, we felt it was our duty to provide a specialized curriculum for oncology nurses to learn alongside their peers.”

PER®’s 1st Annual School of Nursing Oncology™ Symposium will consist of two days focusing on various topics including clinical advancements, patient counseling, palliative care, and management of disease-related and treatment-related morbidity. The format will allow participants to engage with the faculty of expert oncology nurses and share their experiences on clinical challenges. The co-chairs for this symposium are:

  • Grace Cherry, RN, MSN, NP, nurse practitioner at UCLA Melanoma Program
  • Beth Eaby-Sandy, MSN, CRNP, OCN, thoracic oncology nurse practitioner at Abramson Cancer Center at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Laura S. Wood, RN, MSN, OCN, renal cancer research coordinator at Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute

For more information and to register, please visit

About PER®:

Since 1995, PER® has been the leading provider of live, online, and print CME activities focusing on oncology and hematology by providing high-quality, evidence-based activities featuring leading experts who focus on the application of practice-changing advances. In 2017, PER® will develop and implement 21 historic annual legacy conferences in the Unites States and Europe, along with many renowned online learning formats. PER® is also the publisher of the monthly peer-reviewed American Journal of Hematology/Oncology® and is accredited by the ACCME and CBRN. PER® is part of the Cranbury, New Jersey-based Michael J. Hennessy Associates Inc. family of businesses. Learn more at and

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