Schedule

10 am – 5:45 pm

Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Instructor Course (001)

The APHON Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Instructor Course is designed for any nurse who has completed the provider course and meets the qualifications to be trained to teach the course. This course provides general instruction in adult education, guidance in the planning of lectures based on the APHON program content, and instruction in administering the provider exam. Upon successful completion, nurses return to their institutions as recognized APHON Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Instructors who are able to provide ongoing instruction and education to other registered nurses.

Prerequisites are necessary to be accepted into this course. Interested attendees must complete a course application. The completed application must be submitted online along with your curriculum vitae. You must apply and be approved to participate in the instructor course prior to registering and submitting payment.

Applications must be received no later than Friday, August 16. Applications submitted without the necessary prerequisites will not be accepted, and you will not be able to reserve a space in this course. Applications will be handled on a first come, first served basis. This course is limited to the first 75 participants. Lunch will be provided.

9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Leadership Series: Keeping the Fire Lit- Resiliency and the Nurse Leader (002)

The 2019 APHON conference theme is “Igniting Passion and Inspiring Confidence.” Time to check in with yourself. Do you still feel passionate about your role as a leader? Do you draw inspiration from your position? When was the last time you took some time to focus on yourself? Leaders that take care of themselves are better able to manage the demands of their positions. Caring for oneself helps build resiliency and protects against untoward effects of stress. Resiliency is an essential skill for nurse leaders who desire to practice mindful leadership. When navigating an environment where stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue are becoming more common, the ability to develop resiliency in yourself and influence others is essential. Resiliency can be learned, and once learned, it must be cultivated in order to be maintained.

Speaker:
Janice Nuuhiwa, MSN RN-BC APN/CNS CPHON®
Teresa Conte, PhD CPNP
Fee
$70 for APHON Member Only
CNE Hours
5.75
5 – 6:30 pm

Tour of Stanford Children's Health, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (H01)

Hospital Tour Image

Tour the new pediatric hematology, oncology and stem cell transplant units at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and get a firsthand look at innovative new technology that will improve patient care and experience. The tours include a behind-the-scenes look at the 49-bed space, including dedicated PT and teen rooms, positive pressure to help the units stay clean, and an ICU-like design to help us manage more acute cases.

Venue:
Standford Children's Health, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Fee
$5 for APHON Annual Conference & Exhibit Registrants
6 – 7:30 pm

Tour of Stanford Children's Health, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (H02)

Hospital Tour Image

Tour the new pediatric hematology, oncology and stem cell transplant units at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and get a firsthand look at innovative new technology that will improve patient care and experience. The tours include a behind-the-scenes look at the 49-bed space, including dedicated PT and teen rooms, positive pressure to help the units stay clean, and an ICU-like design to help us manage more acute cases.

Venue:
Standford Children's Health, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Fee
$5 for APHON Annual Conference & Exhibit Registrants
8:15 am – 11:45 am

What To Expect After Earning a Doctoral Degree in Nursing: An Interactive Workshop to Facilitate Your Success (003)

There is a growing emphasis on higher education in nursing. The Institute of Medicine [IOM] report Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health outlined mechanisms to achieve these goals (IOM, 2010). The number of nurse professionals enrolling in terminal degree programs, either the doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) or the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), is increasing among APHON members. This interactive workshop is designed to address the inquiries of members interested in pursuing terminal degrees and sharing experiences of employment opportunities after earning a doctorate.

8:15 am – 11:45 am

Spirituality, Moral Distress, Unconscious Bias and Caring for Yourself in Pediatric Palliative Care (004)

Palliative care seeks to relieve, soothe, and prevent suffering for children with serious illness, including those with cancer and serious blood disorders. This suffering may be physical, emotional, social, spiritual, or environmental. Palliative care is one strategy to address actual and potential suffering in pediatric hematology/oncology nursing practice. APHON has a long history of palliative care initiatives. In 2002, APHON members were instrumental in developing the Precepts of Palliative Care for Children and Adolescents, and in 2003, APHON members attended the first ELNEC-Pediatric training. From the early 2000s to the present, APHON has strived to attend to the needs of educating members on the integration of palliative care into pediatric hematology/oncology care.

8:15 am – 11:45 am

International Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing (005)

The International Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing preconference workshop will introduce attendees to the current global pediatric oncology nursing landscape. A documentary vignette, “How I Live” by Persistent Productions, will provide an overview of the challenges and successes surrounding treatment in limited-resource countries through stories of patients, families, and healthcare professionals. This educational and emotionally impactful vignette will highlight the survival disparity between low- and high-income countries. Presentations featuring international initiatives and programs will follow.

8:15 am – 11:45 am

Giving Evidence-Based Practice Back to the Bedside Nurse (006)

Bedside nurses who care for hematology and oncology patients on our 34-bed unit expressed an ethical responsibility to ensure the care they provided was based on the most current and highest quality literature. In response, the Evidence-Based Practice Workgroup (EBPW) was established four years ago and has become a model for implementing strategies to facilitate EBP and empower bedside nurses to implement changes in clinical practice. PICO questions are presented during EBPW meetings.

Speaker:
Temima Oratz, BSN RN CPHON®
Caroline Rooke, BSN RN CNML CPHON®
Fee
$110 for APHON members
$140 for non-members
CNE Hours
3.25
8:15 am – 11:45 am

I-131 Metaiodobenzylguanidine Therapy: It Takes a Village; The Experience Gained at Three Institutions (007)

Despite aggressive treatment, patients with high-risk neuroblastoma have a 40%-60% chance of suffering a relapse. Recent improvements in survival have resulted from changes in treatment during consolidation (tandem myeloablative stem cell transplants) and post-consolidation (immunotherapy) time periods. The neuroblastoma community has been struggling to identify treatments that can be integrated into induction therapy with the goal of further improving survival rates. Consequently, I-131 Metaiodobenzylguanidine (I-131 MIBG) has been moved to the induction treatment period due to its history of success in the treatment of patients with relapsed refractory disease (approximately 40% of patients have a favorable response to treatment with I-131 MIBG).

Speaker:

Jennifer Saggio, MSN CRNP
Dawn Bartock, MSN CPNP CPHON®
Kevin Edwards, BSRT
Sage Heyman, LSW
Dennis Reid, BSN CPHON®
Alyssa Yost, BSN RN

ssa Yost, BSN RN
Fee
$110 for APHON members
$140 for non-members
CNE Hours
3.25
RX Hours
0.34
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.

Speaker:
Carolyn Jones, BS, DFA(h)
CNE Hours
1
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