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

The Three C's Challenge — Crucial and Compassionate Conversations (005)

Communication is an integral part of all nursing interactions. It is the way we give and receive information to guide patient care and decision-making and respond to difficult situations. Challenging and crucial conversations often happen when the stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions are strong. When this occurs, we have an opportunity to engage compassionately with our patients and each other.

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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

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

Joint Topic: AYA Health Transitions — The End of Treatment and Beyond: Integrating Components of Adolescent to Adult Healthcare Transition into Patient Care (219-2)

Survival rates for childhood cancer have greatly increased as a result of therapeutic advances. Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) are a challenging and dynamic cohort that require innovative, supportive care to foster knowledge and skills related to their cancer and healthcare transition.

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3:30 – 4:30 pm Friday, October 29

Joint Topic: AYA Health Transitions — Supporting Adolescent & Young Adult Early Survivors of Childhood Cancer Through Health Care Transitions (219-1)

Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer face unique challenges as they transition from active cancer-directed therapy to early survivorship. Developmentally at this age, the autonomy and decision-making capacity of these patients increases, and their priorities shift to a focus on issues such as school, career, and relationships.

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