Concurrent Sessions

3:30 – 4:30 pm Wednesday, September 2

Same Chorus, Different Tune: Interactive Teaching Techniques for Chemotherapy-Biotherapy Instructors (208)

The Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Provider Program Committee is committed to the ongoing support of more than 550-course instructors as they continue to adapt to the content and lectures of the 4th edition curriculum.

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Speaker:
Ruth Anne Herring, MSN RN CPNP-AC/PC CPHON®
Michael Hans, MS BSN RN NPD-BC CPON®
Kristin Belderson, DNP RN NPD-BC CPON®
Joy Hesselgrave, MSN RN CHPPN CPON®
Colleen Nixon, MSN RN CPHON®
Joan O'Hanlon Curry, MS RN CPNP CPON®
CNE Hours
1
3:30 – 3:50 pm Wednesday, September 2

Paper Presentation: Symptoms Across the Cancer Continuum—Time Will Tell? Symptom Clusters, Physical Activity, and Quality of Life During Maintenance Therapy in Children with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (209-1)

Children undergoing treatment for acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) report co-occurring symptoms of fatigue, sleep disturbances, and depression as a symptom cluster. Physical activity (PA) is essential for development and may influence symptom severity. Nurses often advise patients and families that if they are experiencing distressing symptoms, these will improve with time during the less intensive maintenance phase of therapy.

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Speaker:
Mary Hooke, PhD APRN PCNS FAAN CPON®
CNE Hours
0.33
3:50 – 4:10 pm Wednesday, September 2

Paper Presentation: Symptoms Across the Cancer Continuum—Symptoms and Quality of Life of Children and Adolescents Receiving Cellular Therapies (209-2)

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy are potentially curative therapies for children with life-threatening conditions but can result in a high symptom burden and poor quality of life (QoL).

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Speaker:
Jessica Ward, PhD MPH CPNP RN
CNE Hours
0.33
4:10 – 4:30 pm Wednesday, September 2

Paper Presentation: Symptoms Across the Cancer Continuum— Comparison of Symptom Reports Among Children with Advanced Cancer and Their Parents (209-3)

Using patient-reported outcomes to elicit a child’s symptom experience is the gold standard; however, little empirical evidence exists demonstrating consistent integration of self-report of physical and psychological symptoms across clinical settings. Additionally, studies have revealed discordance among children and parents for symptom reporting during cancer treatment.

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Speaker:
Kathleen Montgomery, PhD RN PCNS-BC CPHON®
Jessica Ward, PhD MPH CPNP RN
CNE Hours
0.34
3:30 – 4:30 pm Wednesday, September 2

Less is More in Childhood B-ALL: Targeted immunotherapies, MRD by HTS, and De-escalation of Therapy in COG Trials AALL1731/AALL1732 (C210)

coglogoWhile survival rates in childhood B-lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) have improved significantly, relapse among this population is still common, and for relapsed patients, 5-year overall survival (OS) is approximately 38%. Interventions that reduce B-ALL relapses remain a priority as an intensification of conventional chemotherapy has proven unsuccessful.

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Speaker:
Sue Zupanec, MN NP
Christine Yun, MSN PNP CPON®
CNE Hours
1
12:15 – 1:15 pm Thursday, September 3

Endocrinopathies Related to Cancer Therapy (211)

Due to the remarkable improvements in the care of childhood cancer patients, the 5-year survival rate now exceeds 80%. Long-term survivors of childhood and adolescent cancers may experience a range of adverse outcomes that occur due to treatment-specific factors including chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

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Speaker:
Angela Yarbrough, DNP APRN FNP-BC CPHON®
Carlee Leopard, MSN CPNP-PC
CNE Hours
1
12:15 – 1:15 pm Thursday, September 3

Caring for Pediatric Patients with Malignant Bone Tumors: The Advanced Practice Nurse’s Perspective (213)

Children, adolescents, and young adults with malignant bone tumors require expert and specialized care beginning at diagnosis and continuing throughout therapy and beyond. Each patient’s treatment plan is likely to include systemic chemotherapy plus radiation and/or surgery to achieve local tumor control.

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Speaker:
Kristen Dalton, MSN RN CPNP-AC CPHON®
Elizabeth Cummings, MSN RN CPNP-AC CPHON®
Amy Rapino, MSN CRNP
CNE Hours
1
12:15 – 12:35 pm Thursday, September 3

Paper Presentation: Supporting Patient Well-Being and Quality of Life—The Effect of Integrative Therapies on Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients (214-1)

This session will discuss the significance of providing nonpharmacological interventions to patients using integrative therapies. The literature indicates integrative therapies are gaining popularity in hospital settings and have positive effects on patients. Understanding the impact of integrative therapies will inspire nurses to incorporate integrative principles into their own nursing practices.

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Speaker:
Margaret Brill Conway, RN BSN RYT-500 CPHON®
CNE Hours
0.33
12:35 – 12:55 pm Thursday, September 3

Paper Presentation: Supporting Patient Well-Being and Quality of Life—The Influence of Health Seeking Behavior on the Health Literacy of Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease (214-2)

Between 94% and 98% of children with sickle cell disease (SCD) are living to age 18 years and beyond. However, patients with SCD experience significant morbidity and mortality after they transfer from pediatric care to adult care. One hypothesis is that health literacy plays a role in the transition of children with SCD from pediatric care to adult care.

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Speaker:
Elizabeth Perry Caldwell, PhD RN
Libby Rosonet, MSN RN CPHON®
CNE Hours
0.33

All events during the 44th Annual Conference & Exhibit: A Virtual Experience will take place during Central Time.