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OSMO Spring 2020 Oncology Conference

The Nines Hotel
Saturday, March 7, 2020 (8:00 AM - 1:00 PM) (PST)
Event Details

All Practicing Physicans/NPs/PAs and their supporting staff are welcome to attend at no cost!

*If you are Industry employed please contact Liz Cleland as attendance invitations are given based on corporate membership levels please do not register on this site, thanks in advance.

Saturday March 7, 2020

Registration and Breakfast with Exhibitors

Welcome & Introductions 

David Hufnagel, DO
Samaritan Health Services President, OSMO

8:15am-9:00am-Integrative Medicine and Cancer Care

The majority of cancer patients are and will engage with some form of integrative medicine during their oncological treatment, and most of them will not talk about it with their oncologist, missing a valuable opportunity for collaboration, symptom alleviation, and avoidance of possibly dangerous interactions. This lecture will define the parameters of integrative medicine, identify areas of benefit, and discuss issues around safety.


Malea G. MacOdrum, ND, LAC, MSOM 
Zidell Center for Integrative Medicine - Portland 

Malea MacOdrum, ND, LAc is a naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist at the Zidell Center for Integrative Medicine at Providence St Vincent in Portland, OR. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto and medical training at the National University of Natural Medicine. She has gone on to further education in lifestyle and culinary medicine and is additionally a trained yoga instructor.

Dr. MacOdrum’s practice specializes in integrative oncology, supporting patients through all stages of treatment and beyond. In addition to working with cancer patients, Dr. MacOdrum sees a variety of other patients, including those with women's health conditions, digestive issues, acute and chronic pain, and general wellness. She has particular expertise in women’s health issues around menopause, sexual health, fertility, and post-partum recovery.

9:00am-9:45am-Legislative Update

With the presidential elections just around the corner, policymakers and candidates are crafting new and impactful healthcare policy proposals at a rapid pace. Many of these proposals have the potential to significantly impact access to community oncology practices for cancer patients across the country. This presentation will take a closer look at many of these policy proposals in addition to recently adopted legislative issues and pending changes to the regulatory landscape.

From drug pricing reforms to alternative payment models to utilization management tools, policy engagement and education will be pivotal to the success of community oncology now and into the future.


Ben Jones VP, Government Relations
McKesson Specialty Provider Organization

Break in Exhibitor Hall

10:15am-11:00am-Survivorship Care Today: What does it mean?

As we observe the growing number of cancer survivors related to improvements in treatments and supportive care, we are reaching our goal to improve outcomes for people with cancer. But what are we missing? Survivorship care still includes the 4 domains of care – the physical, psychological, social and spiritual -- but the communication and coordination of meeting these needs has become much more complicated. Our aging population and their associated comorbidities require healthcare providers to consider many more issues when managing these patients. Survivors’ long-term effects are changing. Who will provide the needed care and how will it be paid for? Being creative and focused on coordination of care is essential for the future of survivorship care.


Denice Economou RN, PhD, CHPN 
Nursing Research and Education Project Director ELNEC APRN 
City of Hope

Denice Economou, RN, PhD, CHPN is a senior research specialist at City of Hope in the Division of Nursing Research and Education. She is an oncology clinical nurse specialist and certified in hospice and palliative nursing as well as a geriatric resource nurse. Her background has been in palliative care and cancer survivorship. Denice was the project director for 10 years for the Survivorship Education project where she helped develop and provide education to over 400 nurses to train them in providing survivorship care to oncology patients. She has participated on the Cancer Committee and their work towards a coordinated survivorship program at the City of Hope. She also participates in a Survivorship Provider Conference Call monthly that provides a forum for nurses providing survivorship care to discuss concerns and provide ideas for managing problems.

Denice is most passionate about her work to prepare advanced practice nurses to provide survivorship and palliative care. She is also Geriatric Resource Nurse at the City of Hope. She has been a nurse for 40 years and in oncology care for 38 years. She is dedicated to help prepare healthcare providers to care for the growing numbers of geriatric patients and advanced cancer patients who require complicated comprehensive care.

11:00am-11:45am-Management of Immune-Mediated Side Effects

The talk will cover the broad range of side effects caused by treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors with an emphasis on the most frequently observed complications and management recommendations.


Matthew Taylor, M.D.Medical Oncology 
Providence Portland Medical Center


Lunch with Exhibitors –Meeting Adjourned


Additional Information
Event Contact:
Liz Cleland
Contact Organization:
Oregon Society of Medical Oncology | OSMO
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