Optional Events

6:45 – 8 am
Thursday, September 13
Non-CNE Symposia

HSCT Complications: A Case-Based Approach to Diagnosing and Treating Veno-Occlusive Disease: Non-CNE Breakfast Symposium (SY1)

The presentation will guide the audience through the patient presentation and history, symptom presentation, differential diagnosis considerations, and progression of VOD. This program’s educational objectives are:

  • Recognizing key risk factors for hepatic VOD
  • Strategies for earlier detection and diagnosis of VOD
  • Review clinical information about a treatment option

Please note that while this optional event is included in the conference fee, selecting the event on the registration form is required to attend. Space is limited. 

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APHON thanks Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for their generous support of this event.

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12:00 – 1:15 pm
Thursday, September 13
Non-CNE Symposia

ALL Treatment and Considerations Around Asparaginase Hypersensitivity, A Case-Based Approach Non-CNE Lunch Symposium (SY2)

This program will focus on the following topics:

  • Overview of hypersensitivity reactions
  • Primary immune response and immunologic memory
  • Re-challenge and immunogenic reactions
  • Premedication and considerations around masking
  • Antibody effects on drug pharmacokinetics
  • Management of immunogenicity

Please note that while this optional event is included in the conference fee, selecting the event on the registration form is required to attend. Space is limited. 

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APHON thanks Jazz Pharmaceuticals for their generous support of this event.

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12:15 – 1:30 pm Friday, September 14

Annual Business Meeting and Awards Lunch (BUS)

Join your fellow members for a lively lunch and hear what's new from APHON leaders at our Annual Business Meeting. Be a part of the celebration as we recognize the hard work of your peers during our annual awards presentation.

Please note that while this optional event is included in the conference fee, selecting the event on the registration form is required to attend. Space is limited. 

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7 – 10 pm Friday, September 14

APHON After Dark Party (OE1)

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Join your fellow APHON Colleagues for a charming evening along the banks of the Savannah River on the river lawn of the Westin Savannah Hotel for our APHON after Dark Event. Make some lifelong memories at an unforgettable night of dancing, entertainment and much more! You do not want to miss it!

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Saturday, September 15
7:30 – 8:45 am
CNE Presentation

Healing Hope and the Promise of Healthy Survivorship — Recognition Breakfast for Certified Oncology Nurses* (RB)

1CNE  Wendy S. Harpham is a doctor of internal medicine, 27-year cancer survivor, best-selling author, nationally recognized speaker and patient advocate. From both sides of the stethoscope, Wendy has used her useful perspective to help patients become Healthy Survivors -- namely, survivors who get good care and live as fully as possible.

Since her diagnosis, Wendy has played an important role in raising awareness among clinicians and in empowering patients to talk with their healthcare team about the challenges of survivorship, such as coping with post-treatment fatigue, raising healthy children when a parent has cancer, and participating in clinical trials.

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Speaker:
Wendy S. Harpham, MD
Saturday, September 15
12:45 – 2 pm
CNE Presentation

Asparaginase Toxicities in ALL: Rapid Identification, Management, and Patient/Family Partnerships to Improve Outcomes (SY3)

Get the latest updates on current and emerging asparaginase therapies in pediatric ALL at this interactive satellite symposium. A variety of topics will be discussed, including mechanism of action and pharmacokinetics, monitoring and management of asparaginase toxicities, and communication approaches specific to pediatric patients and their families. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with expert faculty throughout the symposium.

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Speaker:
Chair
Belinda Mandrell, PhD RN

Faculty
Katie Gettinger, MSN RN CPNP
Anna Lefebvre, MSN RN CPNP CPON®
Joan Ronan, MSN RN CPNP CPON®