Wednesday, September 2

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Preconference Course (Tuesday, September 1) (1)

This event is an extra-cost event and is not included in the main conference registration fee. 

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10:45 – 11:45 am

Broken Bone Marrow: Comparing and Contrasting Acquired Aplastic Anemia and Inherited Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes (200)

Bone marrow failure represents a diverse and rare group of hematologic disorders. Some patients have subtle findings that may go unrecognized for years, while others present with acute, severe cytopenias. As patients with an inherited disorder have increased risk of comorbidities and predisposition to malignancy, acquired aplastic anemia (AA) must be differentiated from inherited bone marrow failure syndromes (IBMFS) in order to provide appropriate treatment and surveillance.

Lauren Zakes, MS RN CPNP-AC CPHON®
Karyn Brundige, MSN CPNP
CNE Hours
10:45 – 11:00 am

Cancer Predisposition: Li-Fraumeni Syndrome in Pediatrics, Nurses Can Make A Difference in Quality of Life and Long-Term Survival Through Screening and Education (201-1)

Oncology nurses provide care for patients and families with multiple early-onset cancers. This session will review Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS), a genetic cancer predisposition syndrome. It is recognized as a mutation in the TP53 gene, the most frequently mutated gene in sporadic cancers. LFS is defined as any germline mutation in the TP53 tumor suppressor gene that is passed down in an autosomal dominant pattern.

Heather Meador, MSN APRN CPNP CPHON®
Whitney Throckmorton, MPAS PA-C
CNE Hours
11:15 – 11:45 am

Rolling the DICER1 (201-2)

Are multiple malignancies in one patient just bad luck? Do different malignancies within the same family signal a cancer predisposition syndrome? Understanding of the human genome demonstrates that many cancers are more than just a bad roll of genetic dice. Benign and malignant conditions that are not seemingly related may be the result of one abhorrent gene.

Shelly McQuaid, MS CGC
Barbara Lockart, DNP APRN AC/PC CPHON®
CNE Hours