- Creating a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Manuscript to Submit for Publication in a Nursing Journal (003)
- Virginia Commonwealth University
- Richmond, Virginia
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.
Chelsea Balian has worked as a pediatric nurse practitioner in the field of blood and marrow transplantation at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles since 2011. Chelsea received an undergraduate degree in nursing at Azusa Pacific University, and after two years as a bedside nurse in hematology/oncology/bone marrow transplant went back to school at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) for a Masters of Science in Nursing.
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.
Katie Bruce, PharmD, graduated from Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy in 2006. After graduation, she completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She was fortunate enough to get a job in pediatric oncology right out of residency, and then in 2008, moved to Nashville, and in 2009 became the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant at Monroe Carrell Jr Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Karyn Brundige is a pediatric nurse practitioner in the bone marrow failure and hematology programs at Dana Farber/Boston-Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. She received both of her nursing degrees at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland and was a hematology/oncology nurse practitioner fellow at Texas Children's Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
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.
Susan Dulczak has over 30 years of experience in pediatric hematology/oncology and is the Director of the Valerie Fund Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. She is an ELNEC- Pediatric trainer, CPON® certified, and a chemotherapy/biotherapy instructor. She serves on the national APHON Local Chapter Committee as a local chapter liaison. She recently received a grant to establish strategic palliative care initiatives within her institution.
Dr. Misty Evans is a Nursing Instructor in the Pediatric Nursing Practitioner Acute Care program. She is a nurse practitioner at TriStar Children's Hospital Centennial in Nashville, TN. Dr. Evans has a strong clinical background in pediatric hematology-oncology and hematopoietic stem cell transplant. She has had publications in such journals as the Journal for Bone Marrow Transplantation, Pediatric Blood & Cancer, and Pediatric Transplantation.
Michelle graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in December 2001. After 9 years of incredibly rewarding clinical experience, she took the opportunity to return to school and obtained a Masters of Science in Nursing in 2010 with the goal of advancing her career in Clinical Education. Michelle accepted a position as a Clinical Education Specialist for hematology/oncology/bone marrow transplant in July 2013 and has remained in that role until the development of a new program at Phoenix Children's came to fruition.
Molly is a Senior Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine. She received her BSN, MS, and DNP at the University of Colorado, School of Nursing. She practices as a PNP in Neuro-Oncology in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's Hospital Colorado. Molly is interested in quality of life, innovative therapies, palliative and hospice care, as well as neuro-oncology needs in the setting of Neurofibromatosis.
Monica Hente received her RN from St. Luke’s Nursing School in 1986, BSN from Webster University in 1989 and MSN/PNP from the University of Missouri at St. Louis in 1996. Monica has held positions as a staff nurse at Barnes Hospital in Dermatology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant, then ST.
Casey Hooke is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota where she teaches in the DNP program. Her program of research focuses on fatigue and related symptoms in children with cancer. She is also an advanced practice nurse in pediatric oncology and serves as an assistant editor of the Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing.
Lensa Idossa is an emerging public health leader and advocate for medically underserved populations. Ms. Idossa holds a Master’s degree in Public Health with a concentration on vulnerable populations/global health from Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. Currently, she is the Program Analyst for diverse and medically underserved populations at National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP®)/Be The Match, the global leader in facilitating blood and marrow transplants (BMT) for patients diagnosed with blood disorders.
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.
Holly has worked in pediatric hematology/oncology for most of her career, first as a staff nurse from 1995-2001 and as a nurse practitioner since 2001. She became involved in APHON more than 20 years ago, and currently serves as co-president of the Austin APHON chapter after serving as co-president of the Ohio APHON chapter prior to relocating to Texas. She has been a member of the Children's Oncology Group since 2001 and is a disease committee nurse for ALL and will be the study nurse for the newly-opened infant ALL clinical trial.
Dr. Deborah Lafond received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Maryland in 2012 and her Masters in Nursing from the University of Hawaii in 1990. She is an Assistant Professor in the George Washington University School of Medicine. She served as the Chair of National APHON Evidence-Based Practice and Research Committee 2012-2105. She is an Assistant Professor in the George Washington University School of Medicine.
Dr. Linder currently holds a joint appointment as an Associate Professor at the University of Utah College of Nursing and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City UT. Dr. Linder's research interests relate to symptom management and supportive care for children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer, including novel uses of mobile technology to support patients in communicating their symptom experiences.
Jenny is a NeuroOnc PNP at Children's Hospital Colorado as well as Associate Professor at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine. She is currently pursuing her PhD and is the principal investigator of multiple IRB approved protocols.
Sarah has spent almost 20 years in pediatric hematology and oncology. Her passion is to partner with patients and families both formally and informally through Family Advisory Boards and advocacy and education. She is committed to continual improvement in operations and loves to empower front-line staff to create small tests of change to improve their daily work. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children.