Advanced Practitioner Society for Hematology and Oncology (APSHO)  Welcoming Members

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The Advanced Practitioner Society for Hematology and Oncology (APSHO) is issuing a call for members to oncology nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists, advanced degree nurses, and pharmacists. The Society was launched recently during  JADPRO Live, a meeting of the Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology (JADPRO) (click here for coverage from JADPRO Live). JADPRO is the official journal of the new Society.

Pamela Hallquist Viale, RN, MS, CS, ANP, AOCNP®, JADPRO’s Editor-in-Chief and a Founding Member of ­APSHO, said the new Society is focused on meeting the unique educational and professional needs of the advanced practitioner in hematology and oncology.


Following the JADPRO Live First Annual Meeting and the announcement of APSHO’s launch, Allen S. Lichter, MD, FASCO, CEO of ASCO, said in a letter to the Society:

“ASCO also wishes to congratulate you on your new venture with the creation of the Advanced Practitioner Society for Hematology and Oncology (APSHO).  We recognize the shared missions of our organizations [ASCO and APSHO] to improve the quality of care for patients with cancer. Our members collaborate every day in practice and research to strive for this important goal. We believe it is important that our two organizations similarly work together in education, research, professional development, and policy activities in an interdisciplinary, interprofessional team approach.

“We look forward to working with you,” Dr. Lichter concluded.

Founding Members of APSHO

In addition to Ms. Viale, of the University of California, San Francisco, ­APSHO Founding Members are Sandra E. Kurtin, RN, MS, AOCN®, ANP-C, of The University of Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson, Wendy H. Vogel, MSN, FNP, AOCNP®, of the Wellmont Cancer institute in Kingsport, Tennessee, and Christopher J. Campen, PharmD, BCPS, of The University of Arizona Cancer Center. Charter members of APSHO include the more than 250 advanced practitioners in hematology and oncology who attended the first annual JADPRO Live meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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