Continuing Nursing Education

The APHON conference is a nonsmoking event. Infants and children are not allowed in sessions or in the exhibit hall. Mobile devices must be turned on vibrate during educational sessions. Please be courteous to your fellow attendees. Dress is business casual. As in past conferences, a professional photographer may take photos of attendees at the APHON 42nd Annual Conference and Exhibit. These photos are for APHON use only and may appear on APHON's website, in printed brochures, or other promotional materials. Attendee registration grants APHON permission and consent for use of this photography.

Continuing Nursing Education Credit

The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

You can earn 1 nursing contact hour for every 60-minute educational session you attend by completing and submitting the online evaluation. Sessions providing contact hours are indicated by the contact hour (CH) symbol shown to the right.

The maximum number of CHs that can be earned per activity is listed below.

APHON Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Instructor Course — 6.25
APHON Leadership Series — 5
Each half-day pre-conference workshop — 3.25
Educational conference activities — 15
Evaluating 30 posters* — 3
Evaluating 20 posters* — 2
Evaluating 10 posters* — 1

APHON is pleased to share the attendees of the Annual Conference are able to earn up to 27.5 CNE contact hours.

*Partial credit for poster evaluation will not be granted.

CNE certificates will be available to print online at the conclusion of the conference by completing all online evaluations. Please note that evaluations will remain open until December 31, 2018. After this date, the system will not allow for any evaluations to be completed. CNE contact hours will not be awarded to attendees that fail to submit their evaluations prior to December 31, 2018. You should be aware of the continuing education requirements of your state board of nursing, especially for those states in which continuing education is mandatory.

Sessions marked with the symbol to the left may be recognized for the amount of pharmacology content indicated as calculated by the APHON Program Planning Committee. APHON recommends that attendees retain a copy of the conference schedule for supporting documentation. Please note that you may not apply CNE toward pharmacology content; the content may be applied in only one area; nursing contact hours or pharmacology content.


ONCC sized for scheduleAPHON conference sessions can help you fulfill your requirements for recertification. Look for the ILNA content categories identified in the session descriptions to help you identify sessions that can meet both your learning needs and your requirements for recertification.

The program content has been reviewed by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) and is acceptable for recertification points.

ONCC review is only for designating content to be used for recertification points and is not for CNE accreditation. CNE programs must be formally approved for contact hours by an acceptable accreditor/approver of nursing CE to be used for recertification by ONCC. If the CNE provider fails to obtain formal approval to award contact hours by an acceptable accrediting/approval body, no information related to ONCC recertification may be used in relation to the program.

NEW UPDATE: ONCC recently revised the process for ILNA coding to streamline the process and provide consistency across credentials as much as possible. Rather than coding courses for each credential, ONCC is now coding content that may apply across credentials and allow nurses to earn CE credit in broader categories. Any course or program that has been accredited for 4 CE or less can be applied in full, or split in any category that reasonably fits the content for which the nurse needs ILNA points.

The total amount of ILNA points claimed may not exceed the total amount of CNE awarded from this course and may only apply to the credential each nurse is renewing. Please also note that Individual nurse’s learning plans are linked to the ONCC Test Blueprint for the certification they hold. The nurse will need to review the test blueprint to determine where the content fits.

Have questions regarding the CPHON® or BMTCN® ILNA Coding? Please visit the ONCC website or call them toll-free at 877.769.ONCC (US and Canada only)

Confirmation Packet

Your meeting registration confirmation and additional conference information will be e-mailed once your registration has been received and processed. If you do not receive a confirmation within 3 weeks of submitting your registration, please call APHON at 855.202.9760 (US Residents) or 847.375.4724.

If you have any questions regarding your conference registration or you are in need of special assistance, please contact the APHON office.

Registration Information

The full conference registration fee includes the following events that will take place September 13–15:

  • five general sessions
  • all concurrent sessions
  • paper and poster presentations
  • exhibit hall access
  • welcome reception in the exhibit hall
  • annual business meeting and awards luncheon (pre-registration required)
  • nursing continuing education
  • relaxation room access
  • complimentary chair massages (limited sign-up — first come, first served)
  • handout materials
  • three symposia (pre-registration required)
  • Recognition Breakfast (pre-registration required).