2:15 – 3:15 pm Saturday, October 30

Treating Smarter, Not Harder: Abandoning Intensification and Replacing with Immunotherapy for Patients with Down Syndrome and B-ALL (C234)

coglogoChildren with Down syndrome (DS) have a striking predisposition for developing acute leukemia, with a 40-fold increased risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) compared to non-DS patients (Wadhwa et al, 2017). Approximately 3% of children with ALL have DS, and these children have inferior outcomes and higher rates of treatment-related mortality (TRM) and are at greater risk of relapse (Buitenkamp et al., 2014).

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11:30 am – 12:30 pm Saturday, October 30

Clinical Trials in the Children’s Oncology Group: A Case Study Approach (C229)

coglogoClinical trials are essential in the treatment of pediatric and young adult patients with cancer and have resulted in dramatic improvements in cure rates over the years. Because of clinical trials, we are now better able to understand the biology of different types of cancers affecting children and young adults and determine the best treatment options.

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3:30 – 4:30 pm Friday, October 29

Hot Topics in Pediatric Oncology: Updates from the Children’s Oncology Group (C217)

coglogoImprovements in patient care occur when new research findings are moved into practice. The average length of time for this translation, however, is 17 years. Within the past 3 years, the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) has produced 248 publications (about 83 per year).

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Translating Evidence into Practice: A Workshop Providing Mentorship, Collaboration, and Support to Assist in Implementation of EBP/QI Projects (006)

Evidence-based practice (EBP), quality improvement (QI), and research are fundamental to the nursing profession’s ability to remain relevant and up-to-date in an ever-changing and complex healthcare environment. The American Nurses Association (ANA) considers scholarly inquiry one of the essential features in the “advancement of professional nursing practice”.

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Speaker:

Danielle Gunter, PhD RN CPN

Lisa Bashore, PhD CPNP-PC CPON®

 

Fee
$110 for members
$140 for nonmembers
CNE Hours
3.25

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
2:15 – 3:15 pm Saturday, October 30

Perspectives on supporting schooling for children with cancer: Findings from two PCORI Engagement Projects (230)

Education is an important social determinant of health, and treatment for childhood cancers can result in long-term neurocognitive effects (deficits in processing speed, working memory, executive function, and attention), which are associated with reduced educational attainment, employment, and ability to live independently.

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11:30 am – 12:30 pm Saturday, October 30

Building Capacity Through Incorporation of Advanced Practice Nurses in Research: Benefits and Challenges Within a Longitudinal Multisite Study (227)

A blend of approaches, including cooperative groups, consortiums, and investigator-initiated trials at both single and multiple sites, is required to rapidly evolve symptom science and translate findings to clinical care. Advanced practice nurse (APN) education uniquely blends research, clinical care, and critical thinking skills.

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