2:30 – 3:30 pm Thursday, September 15

Opening Keynote: Embracing "AND" to Build Resilience: 3 Powerful AND Practical Strategies For Life (101)

Kim Regis is a retired Super Hero. A stroke stopped her life and taught her how to live a full authentic and integrated life. She went from living with a filled and fragmented schedule to strategizing how to put her experience in nursing, operations, and executive leadership to work for the greater good.

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Speaker:
Kim Regis, DNP RN NEA PNP BCC
CNE Hours
1
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Friday, September 16

General Session: Sickle Cell Disease: Pathophysiology, Pain, and Prevention of Problems (103)

Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is the most common inherited hemoglobinopathy in the United States; the etiology is a DNA mutation that results in the different amino acids at position 6 of the beta-globin chain, where valine is produced instead of glutamine. The sickling of the red blood cell sets off a cascade of pathology. Vaso occlusion causing ischemia to almost every body system accounts for the majority of morbidity and is the etiology of acute pain episodes. Acute pain episodes account for the majority of health care utilization by this population.

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8:30 am – 9:30 am Friday, September 16

General Session: State of Nursing: Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Glimpse of the Past, Current State, a Glance of the Future (102)

Over the last 60 years, significant advances in in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has provided improvements in effective treatment or cure and overall survival for many patients. There has been considerable HSCT progress and success in a variety of pediatric malignant and non-malignant diseases. This state of the science presentation will be providing the evolution and current and future highlights of Pediatric HSCT as it relates to disease conditions, stem cell sources, conditioning regimens, cellular immunotherapy, toxicity related treatments and supportive care. Read more...
8:30 am – 9:30 am Saturday, September 17

General Session: APHON Advocacy: Ask, Tell, Ask (104)

This session will outline the basics of advocacy and APHON’s Advocacy Agenda. Opportunities for engagement in advocacy will be described along with their associated time commitments. A demonstration of making a legislative “ask” will be performed to provide attendees with the tools and confidence they need to advocate for APHON’s priorities locally and nationally. Read more...
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm Saturday, September 17

Closing Keynote: Being The Nurse You Want To Be (105)

The pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for nurses that have eroded their well-being and integrity.  The consequences include a disorienting reality that has challenged many nurses' identity and purpose.  Who are we now? What does it mean to be a nurse in this new reality?  This experiential session will explore the ways nursing identity has evolved during the pandemic, explore the gap between where we are and our desired future, and propose strategies for transforming it to reflect the nurse you want to be. Read more...
Speaker:
Cynda Rushton, PhD RN
CNE Hours
1
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