Letters from Lillie

This time of year is one of great excitement for us at JONS and the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+).

How do you establish a successful navigation program? The answers are right here in this issue!

On behalf of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (JONS), it's my pleasure to offer the current issue. Each month, we aim to present navigators with an array of topics relevant to their practice. To achieve our goal, we publish original navigation research, treatment updates, interviews, and navigation best practices. Some highlights from the current issue follow.
The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) is hosting its Annual Conference in Dallas, TX, November 15-18 at the Hilton Anatole. In keeping with the popular slogan—Everything's Bigger in Texas—the Ninth Annual Navigation & Survivorship Conference is going to be huge! More than 1000 nurse and patient navigators are anticipated to come to Dallas and discuss their role in the perpetually evolving oncology care landscape.
Promoting and enhancing survivorship are cornerstones of our mission as navigators. From community outreach efforts to improving quality of life, from managing efficiency throughout the cancer care continuum to implementing strategies to extend life, navigation efforts are primarily intended to improve the patient experience across the continuum of care.
Having a universal tool to measure patient experience, clinical outcome, and return on investment is critical to ensuring the success not only of navigation programs but oncology programs at large.
The Biden Cancer Initiative builds on former Vice President Joe Biden’s work on the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative by developing and driving implementation of solutions to accelerate progress in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, research, and care, and to reduce disparities in cancer outcomes.
This is your year to conduct research and share your findings. AONN+ and the AQUIRE committee can help you to reach this goal.
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