Saturday, September 7

10:15 – 11:15 am

General Session: Emotional Intelligence: A Daily Practice (103)

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) relates to the capacity of individuals to recognize their own and other people’s emotions, to discriminate between different feelings, and to use emotional information to guide their thinking and behavior. Emotional intelligence is said to account for two-thirds of the abilities deemed necessary for superior performance in leaders and matters twice as much as technical expertise or IQ. Other studies point to emotional intelligence being 4 times more predictive of success than IQ.

Speaker:
Niurka Rivero, MD
CNE Hours
1
3:30 – 4:45 pm

Closing Keynote: Why We Chose Nursing and How Nursing Continues to Choose Us (104)

Nurse Kelley explores the intimate moments we have within our profession that remind us why we chose nursing in the first place and how nursing continues to choose us throughout our career. Through sharing her journey in the Miss America Organization, Kelley explains how her year as Miss Colorado quickly turned into a year of nursing advocacy, thanks to comments about her monologue performance on the Miss America stage and the stethoscope around her neck made by the television show The View. There are two sides to every story, and you are not going to want to miss her.
Speaker:
Kelley Johnson, BSN RN
CNE Hours
1
11:30 am–12:30 pm

Diagnostic Dilemmas in Pediatric Oncology Patients with Rare Neurological Complications: A Complex Case Series Review (224)

Advanced Care Providers (ACPs) are experts at treating common conditions that children with cancer experience; however, unusual clinical presentations can create a diagnostic dilemma with subsequent difficulty in management. When a challenging diagnostic case is faced in clinical practice, or when a patient does not respond to first-line interventions for a complication, the ACP must be equipped to identify differential diagnoses and understand the appropriate evaluations. This presentation will review four children with cancer who had atypical neurologic complications or manifestations.

11:30 am–12:30 pm

The Autoimmune Cytopenias: Deactivating the Self-Destruct Sequence (225)

Autoimmune cytopenias include autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA), immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), autoimmune neutropenia (AIN), and Evan’s syndrome (ES). This diverse group of hematologic disorders is characterized by the production of autoantibodies by the patient’s own immune system against hematopoietic cells in the blood or bone marrow.

Speaker:
Karyn Brundige, MSN CPNP
CNE Hours
1
RX Hours
0.17