NCONA Annual Virtual Conference (3.26.21)



The NCONA Annual Virtual Conference - Patient Navigation: Towards Achieving Cancer Health Equity in the Face of a Pandemic will be held on March 26, 2021, from 9 a.m. until 2:45 p.m.

DCI speakers include deputy director of DCI Steven Patierno, PhD; Angelo D. Moore, PhD, RN, NE-BC (DCI OHE); and LaSonia Barnett, MA, (DCI OHE).Tracy Battaglia, MD, MPH, and Hala Borno, MD, are the other speakers.
Target Audience: Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, oncology nurse navigators, administrators, care coordinators, fellows, medical students, nursing students, patient navigators, community health workers, case managers, social workers, psychologists, patient advocates, community ambassadors, lay health advisors, community educators, peer support specialists and lay volunteer patient navigators.


  • Describe the current state of the pandemic in NC

  • Define the role of health equity in a crisis

  • Recognize the impact of the pandemic for cancer patients in North Carolina

  • Describe innovative telehealth strategies for patient navigation to bridge the digital divide

  • Review the role of the navigator in connecting patients with trial matching apps

  • Review Rapid Case Ascertainment (RCA) that facilitates population-based cancer prevention and control with early contact with patients