2:30 – 3:30 pm Friday, September 4

How to Return Research Results to Patients and Families? The Children’s Oncology Group Experience (C232)

In North America, the majority of children with cancer will enroll in a clinical trial at some point during their treatment. Clinical research is rooted in the premise that the quantity and quality of human lives will be improved by carefully conducted clinical and basic research.

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Speaker:
Kimberly Pyke-Grimm, PhD RN CNS CPHON®
CNE Hours
1
3:10–3:30 pm Friday, September 4

Paper Presentation: Patient and Parent Experiences of Cancer Symptoms as Assessed by the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale for Children (231-3)

Treatment for childhood cancer is associated with symptoms that contribute to poorer psychological and physical functioning and decreased quality of life. Symptom assessment scales have been used to identify the prevalence, severity, and distress related to cancer treatment.

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Speaker:
Melody Hellsten, DNP APRN PPCNP-BC CHPPN
CNE Hours
0.34
2:30 – 3:30 pm Friday, September 4

Below the Surface:  Applying Evidence-Based Practice in Skin Care Management with the Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Patient (229)

Children and adolescents undergoing hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) are at high risk for developing skin complications. Nurses play a vital role in the assessment, prevention, and management of skin issues in this population where multiple factors lead to skin complications.

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Speaker:

Nancy Noonan, MS RN PCNS-BC BMTCN®

Linda Abramovitz, MSN RN CNS FAAN BMTCN®

Lisa Pinner, RN MSN CNS BMTCN® CPON® 

CNE Hours
1
2:30 – 3:30 pm Friday, September 4

This is Awkward...  Having Difficult Conversations about AYA Sexual Health (227)

Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is a key aspect of physical health, emotional health, and quality of life in adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer and blood disorders both during and after treatment. AYAs increasingly identify concerns with sexual function, contraception, fertility, and psychosexual adjustment and report conversations on these topics rarely take place with providers.

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Speaker:
Stacy Whiteside, MS APRN CPON® CPNP-AC/PC 
CNE Hours
1
12:15 – 1:15 pm Friday, September 4

High Risk Neuroblastoma in the new decade: Incorporating targeted therapies to maximize impact in current Children’s Oncology Group trials (C226)

While the overall cure rate for childhood cancer is approaching 80%, the prognosis for long-term survival for children with high risk neuroblastoma lags considerably behind, at 50%–60%. Upfront standard treatment for high-risk neuroblastoma protocols within the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) has historically utilized all available modalities of cancer treatment including chemotherapy, surgery, myeloablative chemotherapy with stem cell rescue, radiation therapy, differentiating agents, and most recently biologic therapy with anti-GD2 antibody (dinutuximab) used post consolidation in ANBL0032.

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Speaker:

Wendy Fitzgerald, MSN APRN PPCNP-BC

Denise Mills, MN RN(EC) NP CPHON®

CNE Hours
1
12:55 – 1:15 pm Friday, September 4

Paper Presentation: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Nurses: An Integrative Review (225-3)

"Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can occur from direct or indirect exposure to traumatic events. Nurses are at risk of developing PTSD due to their indirect and/or direct exposure to traumatic situations while providing care to vulnerable patient populations.

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Speaker:
Michelle Schuster, MSN RN CPHON®
CNE Hours
0.34
12:15 – 1:15 pm Friday, September 4

Adopt, Adapt, Advance: Utilizing Evidence Based Practice, Quality Improvement and Nursing Research to Transform Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing Practice (224)

Nursing research (NR), evidence-based practice (EBP), and quality improvement (QI) are principal methods of clinical inquiry and provide unique contributions to the science of pediatric hematology oncology nursing. Each of these methodologies have distinct similarities and differences. Due to their complexity, differentiating between the three can be challenging.

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Speaker:

Micah Skeens, PhD RN CPNP

Mindy Bibart, MSN RN NE-BC CSSBB CPHON®

Misty Evans, DNP APRN CPNP-AC BMTCN®

CNE Hours
1
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
10:45 – 11:45 am Wednesday, September 2

Promoting Well-Being and Resilience for Pediatric Oncology Advanced Practice Nurses: An Evidence-Based Approach (204)

Occupational burnout adversely impacts the delivery of high-quality, compassionate care. Pediatric oncology advanced practice nurses (APNs) are at increased risk for burnout attributed to a high-stress environment, and the complexity of patient/family conditions. In 2019, the World Health Organization recognized burnout as an occupational phenomenon in the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases.

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Speaker:
Sarah Green, DNP CPNP-AC
CNE Hours
1
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