- Primary Caregivers’ Knowledge Attitudes and Beliefs toward Palliative Care for Children with Cancer (235-3)
- American University of Beirut
- Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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.
Dr. Albritton is an Adolescent and Young Adult Oncologist. She has been active in national efforts to build up the field of AYA Oncology, including leading the NCI PRG on AYA, serving as Chair of the COG AYA committee, and now as Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of the national AYA Cancer Alliance. She is interested in building AYA programs that improve outcomes, both survival and quality of life. As fertility is an important issue to young cancer survivors, having a strong fertility preservation program as part of out offerings is critical.
Janie Avila is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner at MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital in Houston, Texas. She started in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology as a Registered Nurse in 2001 in the inpatient setting and then transferred to outpatient clinic. In 2008, she obtained CPON certification as well as certification as an APHON Chemo/Bio Instructor. She has also worked in Pediatric Home Health and Hospice.
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.
Rachel Bright earned her BSN from New York University and MSN in Nursing and Healthcare Leadership from Duke University. Rachel was a New York University Honors Scholar and inducted into the Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau International. Rachel is the Nurse Leader of the Pediatric Ambulatory Care Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where she previously worked as a bedside nurse.
Kim Buff is the Founder and Executive Director of Momcology®, a community-based pediatric cancer support and patient advocacy organization. Kim also serves on the Children's Oncology Group Patient Advocacy Committee and is the co-creator of a multi-institutional hospital caregiver support group intervention. Kim is a recent past Board Member of the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer (CAC2), and has served as a Community Mentor on a T32 Cancer Disaparaties Training grant.
Dr. Cullen is Professor and Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies in the School of Nursing at Regis University and has been a certified pediatric nurse practitioner for more than 40 years. During her tenure at Regis University she has also served as Chair of the Institutional Review Board in addition to her academic duties. She serves as the lead of the graduate nursing programs at Regis University and developed and implemented the first family nurse practitioner program serving rural Colorado.
Paula Cuthrell, DNP APRN FNP-BC, is a nurse practitioner within the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and a central education consultant for Advanced Practice Providers across the institution. During her 26 years as a practicing APRN, she has focused her clinical role on the care of pediatric and young adult patients in the areas of bone marrow transplantation, immunology and hematology/oncology practice.
Dr. Christine Denhup is an Associate Professor in the EGAN School of Nursing and Health Studies at Fairfield University. Dr. Denhup graduated with her BSN from Southern Connecticut State University, MSN from Yale University, and PhD in Nursing from Seton Hall University. She holds licensure as a Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, and board certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care.
Deborah (Deb) Echtenkamp is the CNS for the Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's Health in Dallas, Texas. She received her BSN from Truman State University in Missouri and her MSN from California State University in Fresno. Deb has over 30 years of experience caring and advocating for children with cancer and blood disorders. After gaining experience in both Nebraska and California, Deb moved to Texas where she was instrumental in establishing the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/SCT program at Medical City Children's Hospital.