Speakers

We've assembled some of the industry's leading experts to present the latest trends in pediatric hematology/oncology nursing practice. We are certain you'll gain valuable information and education while improving your professional development. Click on each speaker's name to view their full bio and list of sessions they are presenting.

Kelly Anderson, MSN APRN FNP CPON®--Nurse Practitioner

Kelly Anderson, MSN APRN FNP CPON®Nurse Practitioner

Kelly Anderson is a Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology at Doernbecher Children's Hospital Oregon Health and Science Univeristy. My career path led me to Pediatric Hematology Oncology in 1992 as an RN. I became a Nurse Practitioner in 1999 and continued working in the field at several academic hospitals, most recently at Oregon Health & Science University for the past 20 years. I have loved the variety that the academic setting has provided. I have been able to pursue career goals in clinical care, program development, education and scholarship.
Session(s)
Taking the Survivorship Clinic Out of the Clinic: A multi-disciplinary clinic goes virtual (233-2)
Facility
Oregon Health & Science University
Location
Portland, Oregon
Shannon Bahrke Happe--Professional Speaker, Author and Olympic Medalist

Shannon Bahrke HappeProfessional Speaker, Author and Olympic Medalist

Shannon Bahrke was born and raised in Lake Tahoe, CA, and moved to Salt Lake City, UT in 1998 to pursue her dreams of earning a spot on the U.S. Ski Team and ultimately competing for the USA at the Winter Olympic Games. She made the U.S. Ski Team that very same year and continued on the path of success for the next twelve years. She competed on 6 World Championship Teams, 3 Olympic Teams, brought home 2 Olympic Medals, 7 World Cup wins, 1 Overall World Cup Title, and 6 National Titles.

Session(s)
Closing Keynote: Dream. Believe. Achieve! (104)
Facility
Shannon Bahrke, Inc.
Location
Salt Lake City, Utah
Kate L. Barrett, MS RN CPON®--Service Line Director of Hematology/Oncology

Kate L. Barrett, MS RN CPON®Service Line Director of Hematology/Oncology

Kare Barrett received her Bachelors of Nursing at Wright State University in December of 1990. Master of Science in Administration of Nursing and Health Care System at Wright State University in 2017. Since she has worked at Dayton Children's Hospital for 33 years, her last 25 years with Hematology/Oncology focus both inpatient and outpatient. In 2008 she became the Sickle Cell Nurse Coordinator through 2015

Lisa Bashore, PhD APRN CPNP-PC CPON®--Associate Professor and Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner

Lisa Bashore, PhD APRN CPNP-PC CPON®Associate Professor and Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Lisa Bashore earned her doctoral degree in clinical research in 2010 from the University of Texas, Arlington. Her clinical and investigative foci have been in the care and long-term follow-up for childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancer survivors. Before earning her doctoral degree, Dr. Bashore was recruited by the Cook Children’s Health Care System to design the current survivorship program, the Life After Cancer Program, where she continues to serve in a part-time clinical role and is engaged in investigative work.

Kristin Belderson, DNP RN-BC CPON®--Manager Professional Development

Kristin Belderson, DNP RN-BC CPON®Manager Professional Development

Kristin Belderson, is a board-certified professional development practitioner at Children's Hospital Colorado with over 18 years of clinical experience in pediatric hematology, oncology, and stem cell transplant. Dr. Belderson serves on multiple APHON committees, including the Pediatric Chemotherapy-Biotherapy Provider Program Committee, Global Outreach Committee, and is the current Chair of the Education Provider Unit. Through both her APHON service and professional practice work, Dr. Belderson enjoys inspiring nurses to exceed their potential.
Session(s)

Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Instructor Course (002)

Facility
Children's Hospital Colorado
Location
Aurora, Colorado
Kylie Bethards--Student Nurse

Kylie BethardsStudent Nurse

Kylie Bethards is a Pre-Licensure Baccalaureate student at the University of Utah College of Nursing. Her goal is to earn a DNP and specialize in Pediatric Primary Care. She is a member of the Honors College at the University of Utah and has completed this research as part of the Honors Undergraduate Thesis program. For this project, she has had the pleasure of working under Dr. Lauri Linder of the College of Nursing mentorship. She performed a secondary analysis of Dr. Linder's primary project data concerning AYA priority symptoms using quantitative text analysis software.
Session(s)
Paper Presentation: Analysis of AYA Cancer Patient Priority Symptoms Using Text Mining Software (210-2)
Facility
University of Utah College of Nursing
Location
Salt Lake City, Utah
Mindy Bibart, MSN RN NE-BC CPHON®--Director, Clinical Services Hem/Onc/BMT & Apheresis — APHON Central Ohio Chapter President

Mindy Bibart, MSN RN NE-BC CPHON®Director, Clinical Services Hem/Onc/BMT & Apheresis — APHON Central Ohio Chapter President

Mindy Bibart is a DNP-prepared practice scholar with 15 years of nursing experience in pediatric hematology/oncology/bone marrow transplant and 10 years of progressive leadership experience. She is currently the Clinical Director for hematology/oncology/bone marrow transplant at Nationwide Children's Hospital, with clinical and operational responsibility for the inpatient and ambulatory services, including the APRN and Navigator teams. Mindy has special training in Quality Improvement, Process Improvement, and Evidence-Based Practice. She currently oversees organizational CLABSI elimination efforts for Nationwide Children's Hospital. She has a special interest in nurse wellness, nurse professional development, and nurse-led clinical inquiry.
Kira Bona, MD MPH--Attending Pediatric Oncologist

Kira Bona, MD MPHAttending Pediatric Oncologist

Kira Bona, MD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and an Attending Pediatric Oncologist at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. Dr. Bona received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, her Doctor of Medicine from the Yale University School of Medicine, and her Master of Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She completed her pediatrics residency at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center and her subspecialty fellowship training in pediatric hematology/oncology at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Hospital.

Session(s)
Poverty and Outcome Disparities in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology: New Targets for Intervention (VGS)
Facility
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Boston Children's Hospital
Location
Boston, Massachusetts
Tara Boyd, DNP APRN FNP-C--APRN

Tara Boyd, DNP APRN FNP-CAPRN

Dr. Tara Boyd earned her BA in History from Williams College in 2005 and worked in advertising before changing careers and returning to school in 2009. She graduated from St. Vincent's College in 2011 with her ASN and began working as a bedside nurse on the inpatient hematology/oncology unit at Connecticut Children's shortly thereafter. She later attended UMass–Amherst where she earned her MSN and DNP while continuing to work as a bedside nurse. Dr. Boyd is now a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and works at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children's. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Session(s)
It's a Mab Mab Mab Mab World (218)
Facility
Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children's
Location
Hartford, Connecticut
Ashleigh Brown, BSN RN CPN CPHON®--Clinical Practice and Education Specialist

Ashleigh Brown, BSN RN CPN CPHON®Clinical Practice and Education Specialist

Ashleigh Brown is currently the unit-based educator on the Inpatient Hematology and Oncology unit at the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters. She has been working in pediatric hematology and oncology nursing for 9 years. Ashleigh's other professional interests include nursing orientation and continuing education and she is currently enrolled in a Master's level Nursing Education program.
Session(s)
Anticoagulation Alphabet Soup: VKAs, LMWHs, and DOACs (214-1)
Facility
Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters
Location
Norfolk, Virginia
Emily Browne, DNP RN CPNP--Director,  Transition Oncology Program

Emily Browne, DNP RN CPNPDirector, Transition Oncology Program

Dr. Emily Browne received her BS in Biology from Birmingham-Southern College and her MSN and DNP from Vanderbilt University. She has worked at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as a pediatric nurse practitioner for the Leukemia/Lymphoma division, as Director of Professional Development for Nursing and Patient Care Services, and currently serves as Director of the Transition Oncology Program.
Session(s)
Supporting Adolescent & Young Adult Early Survivors of Childhood Cancer Through Health Care Transitions (219-1)
Facility
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Location
Memphis, Tennessee
Lauren Brown, MSN CPNP AC--Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Lauren Brown, MSN CPNP ACPediatric Nurse Practitioner

Lauren Brown is the Chief Advanced Practice Provider for the Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Program at Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her career in pediatric oncology spans over 20 years. She has worked on the acute inpatient unit and now serves as the Isabella Santos Foundation Rare and Solid Tumors APP. Lauren is also actively involved in destination services for solid tumor patients to Levine Children's Hospital, including MIBG, as the lead APP.
Session(s)
Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder: Managing the Complexities of the Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Patient (212)
Facility
Levine Children's Hospital
Location
Charlotte, North Carolina
Karyn Brundige, MSN CPNP--Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Karyn Brundige, MSN CPNPPediatric Nurse Practitioner

Karyn Brundige is a pediatric nurse practitioner in the bone marrow failure and hematology programs at Dana Farber/Boston-Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. She received her BSN and MSN at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland and was a hematology/oncology nurse practitioner fellow at Texas Children's Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Session(s)
Back to Basics: The ABCs of CBCs (202)
The Autoimmune Cytopenias: Deactivating the Self-Destruct Sequence (225)
Facility
Boston Children's Hospital
Location
Boston, Massachusetts
Dyane Bunnell, MSN APRN AOCNS CPON®--Clinical Nurse Specialist

Dyane Bunnell, MSN APRN AOCNS CPON®Clinical Nurse Specialist

Dyane Bunnell is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Hematology/Oncology/BBMT at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, with nearly 40 years of experience caring for children with cancer and blood disorders and their families. She holds dual oncology specialty certifications as a Pediatric Oncology Nurse and Advanced Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, and is also certified in Nursing Professional Development. She holds a certificate in Pediatric Bioethics from Children’s Mercy Bioethics Center and serves as the co-chair of the hospital’s Ethics and Patients’ Rights Committee. Dyane has developed and presented content on topics relevant to pediatric nurses at the local, regional, and national levels. 

Session(s)
The Impact of a Global Pandemic on Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses, Patients, and Families (203)
Facility
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Location
Wilmington, Delaware
Susie Burke, MA RN CPNP CPHON®--Medical Director

Susie Burke, MA RN CPNP CPHON®Medical Director

Susie Burke is an advanced practice nurse specializing in pediatric oncology for more than 40 years. She has been an active member in APHON with participation on many of APHON committees. She is currently serving as a member on the Advocacy Commitee. Susie has presented at many national APHON conferences on a variety of topics and is the immediate past president for the organization. 
Session(s)
APHON Wants You: Become an Advocate in 2021! (209)
Facility
Camp One Step by Children's Oncology Services
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Jennifer Cabral, BSN RN H.BSc--Clinical and Research Nurse Coordinator

Jennifer Cabral, BSN RN H.BScClinical and Research Nurse Coordinator

Jennifer Cabral is Pediatric Oncology Nurse at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She is currently the Clinical Program Coordinator for the Neuroblastoma Team and a Research Nurse Coordinator for the New Agents and Innovative Therapies Program.

Jennifer obtained an Honors Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology from York University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Toronto.

As a staff RN, Jennifer had first-hand experience providing monitoring and supportive care for pediatric neuroblastoma patients treated with dinutuximab and naxitamab. She was also part of the first healthcare team in Canada to treat neuroblastoma patients with naxitamab and trained several of her nursing colleagues in the administration and supportive care of this novel therapy. Recently, Jennifer has been involved in providing virtual training sessions for international medical centers preparing to administer naxitamab for the first time. 
Session(s)
Administration and Management of Anti-GD2 Immunotherapy for High Risk Neuroblastoma in the Outpatient Setting (200) 
Facility
The Hospital for Sick Children
Location
Toronto, Ontario
Teresa Conte, PhD CPNP--Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Nursing

Teresa Conte, PhD CPNPAssociate Professor and Chair of the Department of Nursing

Dr. Teresa Conte has been a nurse for 25 years, 19 of which were spent at the bedside in pediatric oncology. She currently is a professor of pediatrics and Chair of the Department of Nursing at the University of Scranton. Dr. Conte has been fortunate to travel throughout the United States and Canada providing workshops on self-care and resiliency for nurses. She is also a Safe-Zone trainer and serves on the Safe Zone Committee at Scranton. Dr. Conte works with the committee to provide Safe Zone training to individuals and groups on campus and in the Scranton community with the goal of increasing awareness and opening dialogues about gender, sexuality, and inclusion. 
Session(s)
Do You Know Your Pronouns? Safe Zone Training and LGBTQ+ Inclusive Care (004) 
Facility
University of Scranton
Location
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Brooke Cherven, PhD MPH RN CPON®--Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Brooke Cherven, PhD MPH RN CPON®Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Brooke Cherven is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Emory University School of Medicine and the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Her research focuses on reproductive health among adolescent and young adult cancer survivors. Her research interests are informed by her clinical experience as a pediatric oncology nurse with the Aflac Cancer Survivor and Fertility Preservation programs. As a faculty researcher, Dr. Cherven is building a program of research focused on fertility assessment and sexual health among cancer survivors. She also serves as a Nurse Scientist and mentor for nursing and allied health research in the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. 
Session(s)
Fertility Status Assessment among Emerging Adult Cancer Survivors (222-1)
Facility
Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Emory University School of Medicine
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Caroline A. Costello, MBA BSN RN BMTCN® CPON®--Nursing Clinical Education Coordinator

Caroline A. Costello, MBA BSN RN BMTCN® CPON®Nursing Clinical Education Coordinator

Caroline has been a pediatric nurse for over thirty-five years. Twenty-seven of those years have been in Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT) both at Duke University Medical Center and Boston Children's Hospital (BCH). For the past twenty-one years,  Caroline has been at BCH on the HSCT Unit. She has been the Nursing Education Coordinator for the past fourteen years. As the educator,  Caroline facilitates as well as provides patient and staff education.

Session(s)
Town Hall: Transplant (TH2)
Facility
Boston Children's Hospital
Location
Boston, Massachusetts
Jordan Collins, BSN RN CPN CPHON®--Registered Nurse

Jordan Collins, BSN RN CPN CPHON®Registered Nurse

Jordan Collins is a registered nurse with five years of pediatric nursing experience. She specializes in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in Indianapolis. Jordan works with Riley’s Hematology Group, intending to improve the lives and care of hematology patients.
Session(s)
Individualized Pain Plans in Managing Pain in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease (222-2)
Facility
Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
Location
Indianapolis, Indiana
Stephanie Cox, MN NP--Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Stephanie Cox, MN NPPediatric Nurse Practitioner

Stephanie Cox began her career in pediatric hematology/oncology in 2000. She is currently practicing as a nurse practitioner in the department of pediatric hematology/oncology at McMaster Children's Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario. She is an active member of Children's Oncology Group and is the current Disease Committee Nurse for the Myeloid Leukemia Group; she also serves as the protocol nurse for the protocols AAML1531, AAML1831 and AAML18P1. Stephanie's current research interests include patient and family education and care for the adolescent and young adult with cancer.
Session(s)
Caring for Children on COG AML protocols: Quick Hits and Nursing Tips (C205)
Facility
McMaster Children's Hospital
Location
Hamilton, Ontario
Scarlett Czarnecki, MSN RN CPHON®--Manager-Patient Care

Scarlett Czarnecki, MSN RN CPHON®Manager-Patient Care

Scarlett Czarnecki has been a pediatric hematology/oncology nurse for over 20 years, working in various roles in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Currently, she is a Nurse Manager on the inpatient hematology/oncology unit at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital. She is an active member of SCAPHON, having served on the board for 18 years including 2 terms as president. In addition to being the chair of the Local Chapter Committee, she is a member of APHON's Nominating Committee. Scarlett previously served as the Chair for the 2019 APHON Conference Program Planning Committee.
Session(s)
Local Chapter Strategies-Shared Experiences to Shared Success (LCM)
Facility
Loma Linda University Children's Hospital
Location
Loma Linda, California
Linda D'Andrea, MSN RN PPCNP-BC CPHON®--Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Linda D'Andrea, MSN RN PPCNP-BC CPHON®Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Linda D’Andrea is a pediatric nurse practitioner with the neuroblastoma service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). She is a graduate and Hillman Scholar of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing where she received her BSN in 1996 and her MSN in 1999 from their Pediatric Acute/Chronic Advanced Practice Nurse Program. She began her nursing career in 1996 at NY Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center in the PICU, where she served as staff nurse, senior staff nurse, assistance nurse manager, and clinical nurse specialist for all pediatrics programs, earning the institution’s Excellence in Nursing Award. Since joining MSK in 2004, Linda has been active in many service-, departmental-, and hospital-wide initiatives. She co-chairs the Pediatric Education Committee, is chair of the Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Professional Development Council, and was a member of MSK’s inaugural NP Council, for which she served as co-chair and chair. Linda also is the course coordinator for the Advanced Concepts in Pediatric Oncology CME program, co-coordinator of MSK's pediatric APP fellowship, and the lead planning committee member for Radiologic Interpretation in the Oncology Patient for Advanced Practice Providers CME program. In addition to her work at MSK, Linda was the clinical coordinator for the Hillman Scholars Program at UPenn from 2000 - 2014 and the Director of the Hillman Alumni Nursing Network from 2000 – 2017. She was recognized for her contributions to the program in 2017, with the School of Nursing’s Alumni Spirit Award. She has also written several chapters on neuroblastoma, is a content reviewer for the Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses, worked extensively with the Ronald McDonald House, coordinating and provides pediatric oncology educational programming for staff, volunteers, and donors, and lectures at Columbia University in the Pediatric Oncology Nurse Practitioner Program. 
Session(s)
Administration and Management of Anti-GD2 Immunotherapy for High Risk Neuroblastoma in the Outpatient Setting (200)
Facility
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Location
Montvale, New Jersey
Shannon Danhauer, RN BSN CPHON®--Nurse Navigator

Shannon Danhauer, RN BSN CPHON®Nurse Navigator

Shannon Danhauer graduated from Indiana University School of Nursing in 2016. She spent one year working night shift on an adult hematology/oncology unit at University Hospital in Indianapolis. She was then hired onto the pediatric Hematology/Oncology unit at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, where she has worked for four years. At Riley, Shannon has worked night shift and day shift, been a charge nurse, worked in the Nursing Practice Advocate role, and is now piloting an inpatient nurse navigator position on the hematology/oncology and stem cell transplant units. She co-chairs the Riley Hospital Nursing Excellence Council and her unit's Professional Practice Council. In August of 2020, she began her journey to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner through Indiana University School of Nursing's MSN program. Shannon hopes to continue her career as a PNP working in pediatric hematology/oncology after graduation in May 2023.
Kimberly DiGerolamo, DNP RN PCNS-BC CPN--Clinical Nurse Specialist

Kimberly DiGerolamo, DNP RN PCNS-BC CPNClinical Nurse Specialist

Dr. Kimberly DiGerolamo is a clinical nurse specialist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where she has worked as a 2nd degree new nurse since 2001. An interest in quality, safety, and evidence-based care at the bedside inspired her to pursue a postmaster’s Clinical Nurse Specialist degree in 2012. In this role, Dr. DiGerolamo became interested in preventing falls and she conducted an evidence-based practice (EBP) project comparing validated fall risk assessment (FRA) tools that led to the implementation of a new FRA tool at CHOP. This project led to her appointment as nursing lead for falls prevention and her development of a formal Falls Prevention Program at CHOP. Dr. DiGerolamo's passion for EBP eventually led to her pursuit and receipt of a DNP degree in 2018. She currently holds a Clinical Nurse Specialist role in oncology as well as an appointment with Villanova University as an adjunct professor (2019–present).
Since completing her program of study, Dr. DiGerolamo continues to explore clinical inquiry in the realm of pediatric falls prevention and pediatric oncology. She has experience in EBP methodology, institutional review board application, and project management and coordination. Dr. DiGerolamo has three peer-reviewed publications and has presented her work in falls prevention regionally and nationally. 
Session(s)
Tier Zero: Preventing Harm Before it Happens (201-2)
Facility
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Katherine Donahue, MS RN CPNP CPHON®--Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Katherine Donahue, MS RN CPNP CPHON®Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Katherine Donahue is a pediatric nurse practitioner in the Center for Cancer and Blood. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of Charleston, she went on to receive her nursing degree from Trident College in Charleston, South Carolina. She graduated with honors from New York University in 2013 with her Advanced Practice Nursing degree with a focus in pediatric primary care. She is an active member on the local and national level of the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses, where she currently serves as the past president to the National Capital Chapter, and is the vice chair of the Advocacy Committee. Her work experience has focused on the care of oncology patients and their families from the time of diagnosis and into cancer survivorship, with a special interest in the AYA patient population. Katherine enjoys providing education to patients, families, colleagues, and the public, and has spoken about her work in cancer care and survivorship on Sirius XM radio, for APHON, and at community events. 
Session(s)
APHON Wants You: Become an Advocate in 2021! (209)
Facility
Children's National Medical Center
Location
Washington, DC
Laura Dorneman, RN BSN CPHON®--Survivorship Nurse Coordinator

Laura Dorneman, RN BSN CPHON®Survivorship Nurse Coordinator

Laura Dorneman is the nurse coordinator for Doernbecher Children's Hospital Cancer Survivorship Program, working with patients who are survivors of childhood and young adult cancers or bone marrow transplants. She was been a nurse for 20 years, spending the majority of her career working in pediatric oncology. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, snowboarding, reading and spending time with friends and family.
Session(s)
Taking the Survivorship Clinic Out of the Clinic: A multi-disciplinary clinic goes virtual (233-2)
Facility
Oregon Health & Science University
Location
Portland, Oregon
Emily Drake, MSN FNP--Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Nurse Practitioner

Emily Drake, MSN FNPThrombosis and Anticoagulation Nurse Practitioner

Emily Drake has been the family nurse practitioner for the Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Program at Boston Children’s Hospital since 2020. Prior to joining the Boston Children’s Hospital team, she was a nurse practitioner for Vascular Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital for 4 years, and a general surgery nurse from 2010–2016. Job responsibilities have included inpatient and outpatient management of anticoagulation and thrombosis, consults, patient and staff education, and participating in research. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Connecticut, then earned her Master of Science degree at the University of Massachusetts. She holds a national board certification with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Emily previously presented on the topic of anticoagulation medication error reduction strategies at Nurses Week at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Session(s)
Anticoagulation Medication Error Reduction Strategies (214-2)
Facility
Boston Children's Hospital
Location
Boston, Massachusetts
Elizabeth Duffy, DNP RN CPNP--Clinical Assistant Professor

Elizabeth Duffy, DNP RN CPNPClinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Duffy is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. She is also the current chair of the Evidence-Based Practice Subcommittee for Children's Oncology Group and member of the Nursing Steering Committee. Dr. Duffy is the 2019 recipient of the Cheryl C. Rodgers Excellence in Evidence-Based Practice Award. 
Session(s)
Treating Smarter, Not Harder: Abandoning Intensification and Replacing with Immunotherapy for Patients with Down Syndrome and B-ALL (C234) 
Facility
University of Michigan School of Nursing
Location
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Susan Dulczak, MSN RN PNP- BC  CHPPN CPHON®--Director and PNP for The Valerie Center, Pediatric Medical Day Stay and Pediatric Palliative Care

Susan Dulczak, MSN RN PNP- BC CHPPN CPHON®Director and PNP for The Valerie Center, Pediatric Medical Day Stay and Pediatric Palliative Care

Susan Dulczak is the Director and PNP at The Valerie Fund children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at The Unterberg Children's Hospital. She has been a member of APHON for many years. She is CPHON-certified and Chemotherapy/Biotherapy credentialed. She is a trainer for ELNEC. Susan recently completed a post-masters certificate program from The University of Washington in Pediatric Palliative Care. She is also certified through HPCC in pediatric palliative care nursing (CHPPN). She started a system-wide Primary Pediatric Palliative Care Program in 2019. Susan has lectured many times on palliative care, unconscious bias and communication, and self care. 
Session(s)
The Three C's Challenge-Crucial and Compassionate Conversations (005)
Facility
Monmouth Medical Center
Location
Long Branch, New Jersey
Juliann Duzan, BSN RN--BSN, RN Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Program

Juliann Duzan, BSN RNBSN, RN Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Program

Juliann Duzan was a thrombosis and anticoagulation nurse in adult setting from 1998-2007. Since 2007, she has practiced as an anticoagulation nurse in the Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Program at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH); responsibilities include screening patients starting anticoagulation therapy and educating patient/families about anticoagulation therapy and injection techniques, safety/bleeding precautions, and subcutaneous catheter insertion and use. Susan provides anticoagulation nursing education to newly licensed nurses and staff nurses as requested. She also cares for patients receiving outpatient anticoagulation therapy, lab ordering/monitoring, and anticoagulant dose adjusting. Susan participates in the review/editing of protocols, patient and family education sheets, and policies related to anticoagulation therapy. She participates in database building, data collection, and data presentation at multiple meetings. Susan is the co-chair of the VTE workgroup at BCH. 
Session(s)
Anticoagulation Medication Error Reduction Strategies (214-2) 
Facility
Boston Children's Hospital
Location
Boston, Massachusetts