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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Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Instructor Course (002)

The APHON Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Instructor Course is designed for any nurse who has completed the provider course and meets the qualifications to be trained to teach the course. This course provides general instruction in adult education, guidance in the planning of lectures based on the APHON program content, and instruction in administering the provider exam. Upon successful completion, nurses return to their institutions as recognized APHON Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Instructors who are able to provide ongoing instruction and education to other registered nurses.

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8:00 – 9:00 am Friday, October 29

Local Chapter Strategies-Shared Experiences to Shared Success (LCM)

The Local Chapter Committee liaisons and chapter leaders will convene to discuss topics that affect the functioning of local chapters, such as education, recruitment and retention, fundraising, and community service. Topics will be discussed in a round table manner and then presented to the whole group.

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

Navigating Ethics in Real World Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing Practice (224)

Ethical challenges are inherent in pediatric hematology/oncology. Nurses experience these challenging situations on a daily basis as they help patients and their families through life-changing situations. These situations often are more difficult to navigate than clinical care.

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3:30 – 4:30 pm Friday, October 29

Infusing Innovation into Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology Nursing Practice and Research (221)

Innovation is “a continuous state of reimagining what is possible.” Innovation can conceptually also be referred to as “novelty, creativity, and change,” and can be used by nurses to improve practice environments, patient care, education, and research.

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5:00 – 6:00 pm Thursday, October 28

Joint Topic: Advanced Practice Provider Postgraduate Training Programs — Advanced Practice Provider Fellowships: The Path to Specialized Excellence (207-2)

The role of the advanced practice provider (APP) has been expanding for decades and is now essential in most healthcare organizations. The majority of APP programs are population-specific (e.g., pediatric, family, adult, geriatric), with very few programs that are specialized beyond primary versus acute care.

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5:00 – 6:00 pm Thursday, October 28

Joint Topic: Advanced Practice Provider Postgraduate Training Programs — Developing an Advanced Practice Provider Postgraduate Training Program for Pediatric Oncology Programs (207-1)

Advanced practice providers (APPs) are fundamental members of the pediatric oncology team, often acting as a continuous presence during the child’s treatment journey. With the rapid pace of treatment advances and an increase in the acuity of pediatric oncology patients, we know that generalized pediatric training does not adequately prepare us to care for children with cancer.

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