Join Us for the 28th Annual West Michigan Cancer Nursing Conference

This program is designed to educate nurses and other health care professionals in current, state-of-the-art practices in cancer care.


  • Describe the emerging  eld of molecular diagnosis of cancer.
  • Provide information on human trafficking and how a nurse might become involved.
  • Discuss the effects of  financial toxicity as a result of cancer care.
  • Discuss pain management from a whole person perspective.
  • Identify immunologic therapies in the treatment of cancer.
  • Discuss the lessons learned after being a nurse with cancer.

Who Should Attend:

This conference is for nurses, radiology staff, medical assistants and other health professionals who care for cancer patients.

Contact Hour Credit:

Nursing: This activity has been submitted to Spectrum Health. Spectrum Health is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Radiology: Application has been made for continuing education credits for radiology staff from the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

Registration Fee:
$75 per person for Spectrum Health staff members
$110 per person for non-Spectrum Health attendees

The conference fee includes break, refreshments, lunch and syllabus. On-site parking is free.

Conference Schedule 

7:15 a.m. to 8 a.m. 
 Registration / Exhibits
 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
 Molecular Diagnostics 101
 Kim Collison, MSA, MT(ASCP)
 Sheryl Alberta, MT(ASCP) MB
 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
 Break / Exhibits
 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
 Anti-Human Trafficking
 Becky McDonald
 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
 Financial Toxicity in Cancer Care
 Dan Sherman, MA, LPC
 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. 
 Lunch/ Exhibits
 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
 Complex, Refractory Pain in Advanced Cancer: The Endless Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Toolbox
 Gretchen Roe, MD
 1:45 2:00 p.m.
 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 Immunology in the Management of Cancer
 Yaunbin Chen, MD
 3:00 4:00 p.m.
 Both Sides of the Bedside
 Christine Magnus Moore, BSN, RN
 4:00 4:15 p.m.

Overnight Accommodations:

Rooms have been reserved at Crowne Plaza for Thursday night, April 27, 2017, at $109 plus tax. Reservations may be made until 5 p.m. on April 9. After that date, reservations can be made only if rooms are available at the discounted rate. Call 616.957.1770 and use the identifier “Spectrum Health Nursing Conference” to receive the reduced rate.