Leadership Education and Development: Enriching Experiences for Women in Hematology and Oncology (LEAD)



Activity Overview
LEAD is a 2-day conference is focused on providing clinical updates, career development, and professional networking for women involved in hematology and oncology. Sessions include discussions on the importance of women’s leadership, career development workshops, and clinical sessions on biomarkers and oncology therapies. Over 100 women in oncology are expected to attend the LEAD conference, including well-known hematologists, oncologists, clinicians, researchers, and academics from across the United States.

Target Audience
The target audience for this conference is women in hematology/oncology careers including physicians, nurse, residents/fellows and other healthcare professionals seeking professional networking and science-based insights into the hematology/oncology landscape.

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe career development techniques and clinical science skills
  • Foster a team-based collaboration to bridge the academic-community gap among women oncologists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals 
  • Evaluate recent therapeutic advancements for the treatment of solid and hematologic malignancies and discuss including their incorporation into clinical practice
  • Anticipate drug class-specific adverse events that may occur with current cancer therapies, and strategies to manage these adverse events
  • Select evidence-based supportive and palliative care approaches, as well as counseling strategies for patients throughout the continuum of their cancer care

Julie Brahmer, MD, MSc
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Nina Shah, MD
Associate Professor
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Julie M. Vose, MD, MBA
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska


Friday, October 2, 2020
          Registration & Breakfast: 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
          Meeting: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
          Reception: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Saturday, October 3, 2020
          Registration & Breakfast: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
          Meeting: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Registration Rates

Profession Type Online Registration Onsite Registration
MD $375 $450
Nurse/OHP $150 $225
Resident/Fellow $0 $0
Industry $550 $625

Provider  Statement
The activity will be planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the UNMC/CCE and Bio Ascend.

UNMC/CCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

UNMC/CCE will designate the conference for 11.25 AMA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.   

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is provided for up to 11.4 contact hours under ANCC criteria. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13699 for up to 13.7 contact hours.

Disclosure Statement
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education in cooperation with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education, and the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation, must ensure balance, objectivity, independence, and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Presenters are encouraged to provide a balanced view of therapeutic options by utilizing either generic names or the trade names of several to ensure impartiality.

All presenters, planners, and others in a position to control continuing medical education content participating in a University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education, University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education, and the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation activity are required to disclose relationships with commercial interests. A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Disclosure of these commitments and/or relationships is included in activity materials so that participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments in interpreting its content and evaluating its recommendations.

This activity may include presentations in which presenters may discuss off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments not yet FDA approved. Participants should note that the use of products outside currently FDA-approved labeling should be considered experimental and are advised to consult current prescribing information for FDA-approved indications.

All materials are included with the permission of the authors. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and are not to be construed as those of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education, University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education, or Bio Ascend. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management; primary references, relevant practice guidelines, and full prescribing information should be consulted.

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