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Reimagining the Mara Mogensen Flaherty Memorial Lecture

April 11, 2023
Madison Greer, Staff Writer
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In a brand-new, conversational format, the 2023 Mara Mogensen Flaherty Memorial Lecture will feature a three-person panel at the 48th Annual ONS Congress® in San Antonio, TX, with ONS member and 2000 Mara Mogensen Flaherty Memorial Lectureship Award recipient Debi Boyle, MSN, RN, AOCNS®,FAAN, serving as moderator. 

The 2023 Mara Mogensen Flaherty Memorial Lectureship Award recipients— Suzanne Carroll, RN, MS, AOCN®, Lauren V. Ghazal, PhD, FNP-BC, and Amy E. Rettig, DNP, MALM, MSN, BSN, RN, ACNS-BC, PMHNP-BC —will join Boyle as panelists for the “Current Challenges: Nursing Sustainability” discussion on Friday, April 28, 2023, from 8:15–9:45 am. 

“Since 1982, the Mara Mogensen Flaherty Memorial Lecture has been an integral part of ONS Congress, addressing psychosocial topics. This highly anticipated presentation is steeped in tradition and reaches every member of the oncology nursing community,” Foundation Board of Trustees Mara Mogensen Flaherty Memorial Lecture liaison Cynthia L. Edlow, MBA, RN, said. “This year, the lecture examines balancing tensions, finding your voice, discovering and rediscovering your why, and the moral and ethical implications affecting nursing sustainability.” 

Edlow added that ONS Congress attendees can expect a more interactive session in 2023. “Attendees will experience more audience participation and movement than in other lectures. We plan to use various mediums as means of engagement. At different times, the panelists will speak directly to individuals in the audience.” 

Edlow said that the reimagined lecture’s goal is for the audience to walk away with pearls of knowledge and wisdom that they will immediately use. The new format allows the Foundation to make participants feel supported, encouraged, heard, inspired, and empowered.  

Stay tuned for the recording of this year’s lecture!