St. Jude Annual Affiliate RN/CRA Conference


September 29-30, 2017
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, Tennessee 38105


Program Overview

This conference is designed for affiliate and St. Jude hematology/oncology nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical research associates and other health care professionals interested in updating their knowledge about advances in, diagnoses of and special treatment guidelines for children with catastrophic illnesses. The emphasis of this course is to provide practical information relating to current issues in the area of pediatric hematology/oncology in a relaxed and interactive atmosphere.

Accreditation Information

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Creditialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Provider Number: 01807152018
Possible Contact Hours: 8.8


Conference Contacts

Jennifer Morgan
Phone: (901) 595-6568
Fax: (901) 595-0919


Conference Agenda

Friday, September 29, 2017

8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast / Registration
8:45 - 9:00 a.m. Welcome
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
(1 CNE)
  • (G) Pediatric Oncology Research: A Parents Perspective
10:10 - 11:10 a.m.
(1 CNE)
  • (R) HSP/GCP: Why Both are Required for Research - Janie Gardner, MS, CCRP, CIM
  • (B) Radiation 101: the treatment you have heard of, but know nothing about – Kathryn Witt, RN, BHS
  • (A) Febrile Neutropenia at St Jude: the rationale behind the recommendations – Carolyn Michaels, MSN, RN, CPNP
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch Provided
12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
(1 CNE)
Poster Reviews
1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
(0.8 CNE)
  • (R) A St. Jude Perspective on Additional Safeguards in Informed Consent Process for Pediatric or Other Vulnerable Populations: Role of a Research Participant Advocate - Eroica Soans, PhD,  CCRA
  • (B) Paper Presentations:
    • Understanding Parental Refusal to Enroll Their Children in A Genomic Sequencing Research Study – Annastasia Ouma, RN, MSN-CNL
    • Caregivers of Preadolescent Childhood Cancer Survivors: Psychological Correlates of Intention Not to Vaccinate Against HPV – Jessica Simmons, MS
  • (A) Nibs and Mabs and More, Oh My! An Update on Biotherapy – Camille Smith, PharmD
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
(1 CNE)
  • (R) Ethics in Research – Victor Santana, MD
  • (I) Genetics: Their Role in Pediatric Oncology – Stacy Hines-Dowell, DNP, AGN-BC
  • (A) Avascular Necrosis:  Treatment Modalities – Sandra Murphy, MSN, FNP-BC, Terry Wilson, PT, DPT, & Doralina Anghelescu, MD
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Posters/Snack Break
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
(1 CNE)
  • (R) Central IRB Updates – Michelle Brignac, BS, CIP, CHRC and
    Single Study Agreements:  Enrolling Clinical Trials – Patricia Johnson, RN, BSN, MSHS, CCRC, CRCP
  • (I) Neuro-Oncology: Treatment Updates – Virginia Spickler, RN, MSN, CPNP
  • (A)Tumor Lysis Syndrome: Current Management – Daniela Ciccolini, NP

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Time Event
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
(1 CNE)
  • (G) Anaplastology: Art and Science Collide –  Maddie Singer, BA, BFA
9:40 - 10:40 a.m.
(1 CNE)
  • (R) Good Clinical Practice Guidelines for Clinical Trial Participation – Toni House, BS, CCRP & Patricia Kerby, MPA, CCRC
  • (B) Quality Improvement and Evidence Based Practice in Action:
    • Reducing Morning Hypoglycemia in Children Undergoing Treatment for ALL – Suzanne Boyd, PharmD, Jennifer Morgan, RN, MSN, CPON & Patricia Rice, BSN, RN, CPHON
    • Clinical Characteristics of PEG-Asparaginase Hypersensitivity Reactions in Patients Undergoing Treatment for ALL – Emily Browne, DNP, RN, CPNP
  • (I) Case-Based Pediatric Hematology in Clinical Practice – Carolyn Russo, MD
10:50 - 11:50 a.m.
(1 CNE)
  • (TH) – Outpatient Care Teams
  • (TH) – Research Associates
  • (TH) – Inpatient Care Teams
  • (TH) – Social Workers
  • (TH) – Mid-Level Providers

(G) – General Session     (B) – Basic Session     (I) – Intermediate Session    (A) – Advanced Session     (R) – Research Session     (TH) – Town Hall Session

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