5:00 – 6:00 pm Thursday, October 28

Paper Presentation: Child/Adolescent Cancer Treatment Experience — Do CSF Biomarkers Relate to Measures of Cognitive Function in Children During Maintenance Therapy for Leukemia? (210-3)

Children treated for acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) receive central nervous system–directed chemotherapy, which is a known risk factor for cognitive dysfunction. ALL chemotherapy treatment is also associated with changes in biomarkers of inflammation and oxidative stress, which may underlie changes in neurocognitive functioning.

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5:00 – 6:00 pm Thursday, October 28

Paper Presentation: Child/Adolescent Cancer Treatment Experience — Analysis of AYA Cancer Patient Priority Symptoms Using Text Mining Software (210-2)

The symptoms associated with cancer treatment are a major concern for the adolescent and young adult (AYA) population. Understanding these distinct symptom experiences, especially AYAs' priority symptoms—those that take the forefront of a patient’s concern—can support healthcare providers in providing personalized care.

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Speaker:
Kylie Bethards
CNE Hours
1
5:00 – 6: 00 pm Thursday, October 28

Paper Presentation: Child/Adolescent Cancer Treatment Experience — Qualitative Content Analysis of Daily Journaling by Children with Cancer Using a Game-Based App (210-1)

The consequences of cancer persist beyond the clinical setting. Resources to assess the child’s quality of life and markers of well-being outside of the clinical setting can support a more personalized approach to care. Color Me Healthy is a new, game-based symptom assessment app that was co-designed by children with cancer and pediatric oncology clinicians.

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Speaker:
Kaitlyn Fox, BSN RN
CNE Hours
1
3:30 – 4:30 pm Thursday, October 28

Paper Presentation: Parent/Caregiver Experience — A Systematic Review and Meta-Analytic Evaluation of Psychosocial Interventions in Parents of Children with Cancer: A Focus on Minority Outcomes (204-3)

Much progress has been made in developing interventions to address psychosocial distress in parents of children with cancer. Racial/ethnic minorities may be more prone to psychosocial distress, and little is known about intervention response among these parents. This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluated the efficacy of psychosocial interventions on anxiety and depression outcomes for parents of children with cancer, with a focus on racial/ethnic minorities. Read more...
3:30 – 4:30 pm Thursday, October 28

Paper Presentation: Parent/Caregiver Experience — An Exploration of Experiences with the COVID-19 Pandemic in Parents of Children with Cancer (204-2)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a global pandemic that has caused significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. The uncertainty of COVID-19 may lead to significant mental health consequences for childhood cancer survivors and children experiencing cancer treatment, as well as their parents.

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Speaker:
Micah Skeens, PhD APRN
CNE Hours
1
3:30 – 4:30 pm Thursday, October 28

Paper Presentation: Parent/Caregiver Experience — It Can Be Hard But It's Not Bad': Documenting Caregiver Perceptions of Benefits/Burdens to Participating in Pediatric Palliative Care Research (204-1)

Documenting the benefits and burdens of pediatric palliative care research on children and their families could yield new knowledge relevant to study methods and allay uneasiness among clinicians and institutional review board members about pediatric palliative care research.

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Speaker:
Cheryl Reggio, BN-PC RN CPON®
CNE Hours
1

Practical Workings of a Pediatric and Adolescent Fertility Preservation Program, from Consults to Care Models (003)

In recent years, there has been increased emphasis on fertility preservation (FP) in pediatric hematology/oncology centers. The growing population of cancer patients and patients receiving hematopoietic cell transplants (HCTs) for nonmalignant diseases (e.g., sickle cell disease) has resulted in more patients expressing interest in FP information and interventions at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA).

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Speaker:
James Ludemann, BSN RN OCN CPHON®

Megan Pruett, MSN CPNP

Fee
$110 for members
$140 for non-members
CNE Hours
3.25
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