Friday, September 4

9:30 – 10:30 am

General Session: Gene Therapy and Gene Editing as a Treatment Option for Patients with Hemoglobinopathies (103)

Sickle cell disease is one of the most common inherited diseases in the Unites States, with a homozygous frequency of 1 in 400 African American births. The disease is associated with multiple complications including infections, veno-occlusive pain crisis, acute chest syndrome, and cerebrovascular accidents.

Speaker:

Haydar Frangoul, MD MS

Misty Evans, DNP APRN CPNP-AC BMTCN®

CNE Hours
1
12:15 – 1:15 pm

Clinical Pearls of Pediatric Brain Tumors for the Advanced Practice Nurse (222)

While progress has been made in research to find cures for many pediatric cancers, brain tumors remain the leading cause of cancer-related death in children. This means that further research is needed to push forward for more cures and better treatments for these patients.

Speaker:

Lauren Hancock, MSN CPNP-AC CHPPN

Kelly Ridgway, MSN CPNP-PC

CNE Hours
1
12:15 – 1:15 pm

Protect Your Professional Life: Beware of Predatory Publishers and Conferences (223)

Can you spot a “fake” journal or conference? The publishers of predatory journals are motivated by self-interests which are primarily financial.1 They are characterized by: a) false or misleading information; b) deviation from best editorial and publication practices: c) a lack of transparency, and/or d) the use of aggressive and indiscriminate solicitation practices.”

Speaker:

Mary Hooke, PhD APRN PCNS FAAN CPON®

Kristin Stegenga, PhD RN

Suzanne Ameringer, PhD RN FAAN

CNE Hours
1
12:15 – 1:15 pm

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.

Speaker:

Micah Skeens, PhD RN CPNP

Mindy Bibart, MSN RN NE-BC CSSBB CPHON®

Misty Evans, DNP APRN CPNP-AC BMTCN®

CNE Hours
1