41st Annual APHON Conference and Exhibit

Expanding Horizons: Innovative Approaches in Care

August 17-19, 2017, in Palm Springs, CA

The premier educational experience for nurses who specialize in pediatric hematology/oncology nursing.

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Meeting Location

Palm Springs Convention Center

277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262 City Guide

Palm Springs is centrally located in Inland Southern California and has more than 350 days of sunshine with less than 5 inches of rain!

Plan to visit the Villagefest during your time in Palm Springs. Villagefest is sure to tantalize you with a new experience each time. Villagefest is consistently voted the best event in the area, attracting thousands of visitors each week. Each block offers great street entertainment in the heart of beautiful downtown Palm Springs. Browse more than 200 booths offering beautiful art, handcrafted items and unique food.

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Annual Conference Sponsors

APHON expresses special recognition to the following sponsors for their support of the 41st Annual Conference and Exhibit.

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APHON Conference Attendees Give Back

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Attendees of the APHON 41st Annual conference and Exhibit will have the opportunity to personally stuff 500 of Jessie’s JoyJars for Courageous Kids fighting cancer! These mini JoyJars are stuffed with toys, games and activities meant to brighten the spirits of these little fighters. These meaningful JoyJars help the Jessie Rees Foundation start relationships with families in the midst of chaos in their fight with cancer. Conference attendees will cure bad days, spread JOY and create TONS of smiles!

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General Conference Information

The APHON conference is a nonsmoking event. Infants and children are not allowed in sessions or in the exhibit hall. Mobile devices must be turned on vibrate during educational sessions. Please be courteous to your fellow attendees. Dress is business casual. As in past conferences, a professional photographer may take photos of attendees at the APHON 40th Annual Conference and Exhibit. These photos are for APHON use only and may appear on APHON's website, in printed brochures, or other promotional materials. Attendee registration grants APHON permission and consent for use of this photography.

What's Included in Registration?

The full conference registration fee includes: five general sessions, all concurrent sessions, paper and poster presentations, exhibit hall access, welcome reception in exhibit hall, nursing continuing education, relaxation room access, handout materials.

Pre-registration is required in order to participate in the following activities that are also included in the full conference registration fee: annual business meeting and awards luncheon, symposia*, Recognition Breakfast*, and complimentary chair massages*.

*Limited capacity

Confirmation Packet

Your meeting registration confirmation and additional conference information will be e-mailed once your registration has been received and processed. If you do not receive a confirmation within 3 weeks of submitting your registration, please call APHON at 855.202.9760 (US Residents) or 847.375.4724.

If you have any questions regarding your conference registration or you are in need of special assistance, please contact the APHON office.


All speakers and planners are required to disclose to program participants any relevant relationships, including financial interests or affiliations with a commercial company. Full disclosures will be made available to program participants by verbal or written statements prior to the activity. The material presented in each conference activity represents the opinion of the presenter and not necessarily the views of APHON. Download a full disclosure list for speakers.

Meeting Location

Registration, exhibits/posters, and education sessions will take place at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The convention center is connected by a covered sky bridge to the Renaissance Palm Springs(APHON's headquarter hotel).

Palm Springs Convention Center
277 N. Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Pre-conference sessions on Wednesday, August 16 will be held at the Renaissance Palm Springs (headquarter hotel).

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be submitted in writing to info@aphon.org. A $75 processing fee will be charged for all cancellations postmarked before July 27, 2017. No refunds will be made under any circumstances on cancellations postmarked after July 27, 2017.

APHON reserves the right to substitute faculty or to cancel or reschedule sessions due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If APHON must cancel the entire meeting, registrants will receive a full credit or refund of their paid registration fee. No refunds can be made for lodging, airfare, or any other expenses related to attending the conference.

Expanding Horizons