Thursday, September 5

2:15 – 3:30 pm

Opening Keynote: The American Nurse: Stories of Life-Changing Impact (101)

Filmmaker, photographer, and author Carolyn Jones has spent the past 8 years interviewing more than 200 nurses from every corner of the United States—creating a book and a film called The American Nurse—in an effort to better understand the role of nurses in this country’s healthcare system. In this presentation, Carolyn will share stories of her experience as a patient—her first and most personal introduction to a nurse’s impact—followed by stories of nurses she interviewed and photographed for The American Nurse Project Defining Hope and, most recently, her in-progress documentary focused on emergency nursing.

Carolyn Jones, BS, DFA(h)
CNE Hours
7:45 – 9:00 pm

Career Development Networking Event (CDW)

Calling attendees of all ages, at all stages! Join us for this networking event to discuss with your peers' career development resources, opportunities and much more. Whether you’re new to the field or have several years of experience, APHON wants to help you achieve your career goals.
3:45-4:45 pm

Managing Depression and Anxiety in Childhood Cancer (200)

The period in which children are diagnosed with cancer and undergo treatment coincides with a time of critical physical, cognitive, behavioral, and social development. The mental health of children with cancer is particularly vulnerable due to the inherent uncertainties of the diagnosis, prognosis, therapy, and disruption of their daily lives.

CNE Hours
RX Hours
3:45–4:45 pm

Self-reported Symptom Experiences and Self-management Strategies used by Children, Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer: What Can We Learn? (201)

Obtaining relief from symptoms of disease and treatment is essential to the quality of life of children, adolescents, and young adults (AYAs) receiving treatment for cancer. With person-centered care, clinicians must understand the individual symptom experience of every child and AYA and promote optimal symptom management. Mobile technology-based resources, such as apps, are emerging as novel ways to support symptom reporting by patients during and between clinical encounters and to teach symptom self-management skills.