Speakers

We've assembled some of the industry's leading experts to present the latest trends in pediatric hematology/oncology nursing practice. We are certain you'll gain valuable information and education while improving your professional development. Click on each speaker's name to view their full bio and list of sessions they are presenting.

Joan O'Hanlon Curry, MS RN CPNP CPON®--Administrative Director, Pediatric Clinical Services Child and Adolescent Center

Joan O'Hanlon Curry, MS RN CPNP CPON®Administrative Director, Pediatric Clinical Services Child and Adolescent Center

Joan O'Hanlon Curry started her career in pediatric hematology/oncology nursing 25 years ago as a staff nurse at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She received her PNP degree from Columbia University in 1998. She worked at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore for 13 years as the nurse manager for the inpatient and outpatient pediatric hematology/oncology/bmt program. In January 2018, she joined The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center as the Administrative Director, Pediatric Clinical services. She is currently serving as treasurer for APHON.
Session(s)
Social Media and Nursing......Where are we now? (103)
Facility
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Children's Cancer Hospital
Location
Houston, Texas
Dyane Bunnell, MSN APRN AOCNS CPON®--Clinical Nurse Specialist

Dyane Bunnell, MSN APRN AOCNS CPON®Clinical Nurse Specialist

Dyane Bunnell, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCNS, CPON has been a pediatric hematology-oncology nurse for over 35 years. She is board certified in Nursing Professional Development, as an Advanced Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, and as a Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse. She is currently a Clinical Nurse Specialist in pediatric hematology/oncology/BBMT at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, where she serves as the co-chair of the organization’s Ethics and Patient Rights Committee.

Session(s)
Social Media and Nursing......Where are we now? (103)
Facility
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Location
Wilmington, Delaware
Ginny Beeson MSN BSN NEA-BC--Captain US Navy (Ret)

Ginny Beeson MSN BSN NEA-BCCaptain US Navy (Ret)

Ginny Beeson is a nurse executive, consultant, and educator with over 40 years of experience in healthcare. She was a Navy nurse for most of her career, serving as nurse manager, Director of Navy Medicine’s Leadership Development Program, Deputy Director of the Navy Nurse Corps, and chief nurse executive.

Session(s)
Closing Keynote: Nurses Caring For Nurses: Changing the Culture of Nursing (105)
Facility
Ginny Beeson & Associates
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Julia Kearney, MD--Director of Pediatric Psycho-Oncology

Julia Kearney, MDDirector of Pediatric Psycho-Oncology

Julia Kearney M.D. is Director of Pediatric Psycho-Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where she treats the psychiatric needs of patients with pediatric cancers and their parents. She also currently serves as Interim Director of the Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care team and is board certified in pediatrics, psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, consultation-liaison psychiatry.

Session(s)
Communicating with Adolescents at End of Life: Ethical Dilemmas and Practical Solutions (104)
Facility
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Location
New York, New York
Lori Wiener, PhD DCSW--Staff Scientist Pediatric Oncology Branch

Lori Wiener, PhD DCSWStaff Scientist Pediatric Oncology Branch

Dr. Lori Wiener is co-director of the Behavioral Health Core and Head of the Psychosocial Support and Research Program at the pediatric oncology branch of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). As both a clinician and behavioral scientist, Dr. Wiener has dedicated her career to the fields of oncology and pediatric HIV/AIDS.
Session(s)
Communicating with Adolescents at End of Life: Ethical Dilemmas and Practical Solutions (104)
Facility
Center for Cancer Research National Cancer Institute
Location
Bethesda, Maryland
Erik Rees--CEO & Founder

Erik ReesCEO & Founder

For more than 25 years, Erik Rees has dedicated himself to empowering people to find and fulfill their purpose in life. Rees began his career as a leader, strategist, and trainer at world-renowned Saddleback Church, where he helped grow the congregation from 3,000 to more than 30,000 followers over a 20-year period. During this amazing time, Rees helped train church leaders. In addition, he wrote several best selling's books: SHAPE: Finding & Fulfilling Your Purpose In Life; Only You Can Be You: 21 Days to Living Your Purpose and Tilt: Small Leadership Changes for Big Results.

Session(s)
Never Ever Give Up! (101)
Facility
Jessie Rees Foundation
Location
Orange County, California
Terri Boyce, DNP APRN CPNP-AC CPHON®--Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Terri Boyce, DNP APRN CPNP-AC CPHON®Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Terri earned her BSN from the University of Portland in 2002, MSN from Duke University in 2008, and DNP from the University of Portland in 2016. She is currently an acute care pediatric nurse practitioner on the inpatient hematology/oncology/stem cell transplant unit at Doernbecher Children's Hospital at OHSU in Portland Oregon. She has served APHON in multiple capacities including >5 years as the San Antonio Chapter President and multiple terms on both the Steering Council and Chapter President's liaison.

Session(s)
Social Media and Nursing......Where are we now? (103)
Facility
OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital
Location
Portland, Oregon