Concurrent Sessions

5:00–6:00 pm Tuesday, September 1

Career Development Event: Career Development Event: Your CV, Your Key to Professional Development (CDE)

Jill Gilliland, President of Melnic, an APRN and PA recruitment company, will inspire you to identify your characteristics, learn more about yourself, light your fire, and find your passion to design your professional roadmap.  She will help you identify internal and external opportunities for professional growth and contribution to explore your options.  Then you will learn to use your CV to map and track your goals and accomplishments. Read more...
Speaker:
Jill Gilliland, APRN PA
CNE Hours
1
10:45 – 11:45 am Wednesday, September 2

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.

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Speaker:
Lauren Zakes, MS RN CPNP-AC CPHON®
Karyn Brundige, MSN CPNP
CNE Hours
1
11:15 – 11:45 am Wednesday, September 2

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.

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Speaker:
Shelly McQuaid, MS CGC
Barbara Lockart, DNP APRN AC/PC CPHON®
CNE Hours
0.5
10:45 – 11:45 am Wednesday, September 2

What Every Nurse Needs to Know About Drug Shortages (202)

Shortages of essential drugs can have a significant impact on the health of children worldwide. In pediatric oncology, drug shortages are particularly impactful. Childhood cancer treatment relies heavily on the use of sterile injectable generic agents, which make up the majority of scarce medications.

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Speaker:
Dyane Bunnell, MSN APRN AOCNS CPON®
Susie Burke, MA BSN CPNP CPHON®
Michele Casey, MN NP RN
Caity Hubrig, BSN RN CPN CPHON®
CNE Hours
1
10:45 – 11:15 am Wednesday, September 2

First Victim, Second Victim.....Do No Harm (203-1)

In November 1999, the Institute of Medicine released its landmark report "To Err is Human," which outlined the looming patient safety crisis affecting healthcare facilities. It was suggested in this report that up to 98,000 patients per year were the victims of medical errors.

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Speaker:
Beth Fisher, DNP APRN CPNP CPON®
CNE Hours
0.5
11:15 – 11:45 am Wednesday, September 2

Reducing Preventable Harm: Quality Improvement Strategies to Reduce Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Medication Administration Errors (203-2)

Medication administration errors (MAE) are among the most common adverse events causing patients during treatment. These events are nearly always preventable. Although any MAE is problematic, patients treated with chemotherapy and biotherapy agents are at risk for significant harm due to the inherent hazards of the medications and the complexity of treatment protocols.

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Speaker:
Mindy Bibart, MSN RN  NE-BC CSSBB CPHON®
CNE Hours
0.5
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
3:30 – 4:30 pm Wednesday, September 2

Solid and CNS Tumors at Relapse: Creativity and Challenges for the APN (206)

Advanced practice providers are consistently challenged to help provide and deliver new and innovative therapies at the time of relapse. Solid and central nervous system tumors rarely have well-proven, successful treatments at the time of relapse or progression on therapy.

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Speaker:
Molly Hemenway, DNP MS AC/PC-CPNP
Suzanne Smolik, MSN RN CPNP CPON®
Phyli Forsberg, MSN RN PNP
CNE Hours
1