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Released: 23-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Deborah A. Lafond as the 2019 Dr. Casey Hooke Distinguished Service Award Recipient
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Chicago (Sep. 23, 2019): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has presented Dr. Deborah A. Lafond, DNP PPCNP-BC CHPPN CPON®, with the 2019 Dr. Casey Hooke Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Lafond’s achievement was officially announced at the 43rd APHON Annual Conference and Exhibit, held September 5-7 in San Jose, CA. This award is presented to an APHON member who has demonstrated excellence to service and to leadership of APHON.

Released: 23-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
APHON Announces the 2019 Membership Award Winners at its 43rd Annual Conference
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Chicago (Sep. 23, 2019) The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) announced the recipients of the 2019 APHON Membership Awards at its 43rd Annual Conference and Exhibit, held September 5-7 in San Jose, CA. APHON Membership Awards recognize members who have shown outstanding achievement in their field.

Released: 23-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Ruth Anne Herring as winner of the 2019 Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Chicago (Sep. 23, 2019): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has awarded this year’s Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award to Ruth Anne Herring, MSN RN CPNP-AC/PC CPHON®. Herring was presented with this award at the 43rd Annual APHON Conference and Exhibit, held September 5-7, in San Jose, CA.

Released: 23-Sep-2019 9:30 AM EDT
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Kathleen Ruccione as the winner of the 2019 Dr. Nancy E. Kline Mentoring Award
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Chicago (Sep. 23, 2019): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has awarded Kathleen Ruccione, PhD MPH RN FAAN CPON®, with the 2019 Dr. Nancy E. Kline Mentoring Award. Lafond’s achievement was formally announced at the 43rd Annual APHON Conference and Exhibit, on September 6 in San Jose, CA.

Released: 25-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Kaye Schmidt as winner of the 2018 Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Chicago (Sep. 25, 2018): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has awarded this year’s Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award to Kaye Schmidt, MA RN NEA-BC CPHON®. Schmidt was presented with this award at the 42nd Annual APHON Conference and Exhibit, held September 13-15, in Savannah, GA.

Released: 25-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT
APHON Announces the 2018 Membership Award Winners at its 42nd Annual Conference
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Chicago (Sep. 25, 2018) The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) announced the recipients of the 2018 APHON Membership Awards at its 42nd Annual Conference and Exhibit, held September 13-15 in Savannah, GA. APHON Membership Awards recognize members who have shown outstanding achievement in their field.

Released: 25-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Marilyn Hockenberry as the winner of the 2018 Dr. Nancy E. Kline Mentoring Award
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Chicago (Sep. 25, 2018): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has awarded Marilyn J. Hockenberry, PhD RN PPCNP-BC FAAN with the 2018 Dr. Nancy E. Kline Mentoring Award. Hockenberry’s achievement was formally announced at the 42nd Annual APHON Conference and Exhibit, on September 14 in Savannah, GA.

Released: 25-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Genevieve V. Foley as the 2018 Dr. Casey Hooke Distinguished Service Award Recipient
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Chicago (Sep. 25, 2018): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has presented Genevieve Foley, MSN RN with the 2018 Dr. Casey Hooke Distinguished Service Award. Foley’s achievement was officially announced at the 42nd APHON Annual Conference and Exhibit, held September 13-15 in Savannah, GA. This award is presented to an APHON member who has demonstrated excellence to service and to leadership of APHON.

Released: 23-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT
Nurses Develop Standardized Checklist to Better Educate Parents of Children Newly Diagnosed with Cancer
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Chicago (April 23, 2018) - Parents and others who care for children newly diagnosed with cancer must learn a wealth of new information to safely do so at home, and it is a core responsibility of pediatric oncology nurses to educate them, often based on practices that vary widely by institution. A new article in the Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing presents one standard checklist that nurses can use to ensure that information delivery is accurate and complete.

Released: 28-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST
Sickle Cell Handbook and More Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Resources for Patients & Families from APHON
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

The following handbooks, produced by APHON, provide an overview for patients and their families on specific hematologic and oncologic diseases.

Released: 20-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Amy Haskamp, MSN CNS RN CPON® winner of the 2017 Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Chicago (Sep. 20, 2017): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has awarded this year’s Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award to Amy Haskamp, MSN CNS RN CPON®. Haskamp was presented with this award at the 41st Annual APHON Conference and Exhibit, held August 17 -19, 2017 in Palm Springs, CA.

Released: 20-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Jami Gattuso as the 2017 Dr. Casey Hooke Distinguished Service Award Recipient
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Chicago (Sep. 20, 2017): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has presented Jami Gattuso, MSN RN CPON® with the 2017 Dr. Casey Hooke Distinguished Service Award. Gattuso received her award at the 41st APHON Annual Conference and Exhibit, held August 17 – 19 in Palm Springs, CA. This award is presented to an APHON member who has demonstrated excellence to service and to leadership of APHON.

Released: 20-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Dianne Fochtman as the winner of the 2017 Dr. Nancy E. Kline Mentoring Award
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Chicago (Sep. 20, 2017): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has awarded Dianne Fochtman, PhD RN CPNP CHPPN CPON® with the 2017 Dr. Nancy E. Kline Mentoring Award. This award was presented to Fochtman at the 41st Annual APHON Conference and Exhibit, on August 18 in Palm Springs, CA.

Released: 20-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT
APHON Announces the 2017 Membership Award Winners at its 41st Annual Conference
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Chicago (Sep. 20, 2017) The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) announced the recipients of the 2017 APHON Membership Awards at its 41st Annual Conference and Exhibit, held August 17-19 in Palm Springs, CA. APHON Membership Awards recognize members who have shown outstanding achievement in their field.

Released: 20-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT
Susan Burke Introduced as New President of the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Chicago (Sept. 20, 2017): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) elected Susan Burke, MA RN CPNP CPHON®, to serve as President for the 2017-2019 term. Burke officially took office at the recent 41st Annual APHON Conference and Exhibit, held August 17-19 in Palm Springs, CA.

Released: 25-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Pamela S. Hinds as the Winner of the First Ever Dr. Nancy E. Kline Mentoring Award
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Chicago (Oct. 20, 2016): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has awarded Dr. Pamela S. Hinds, PhD RN FAAN with the first ever Dr. Nancy E. Kline Mentoring Award. This award was presented to Hinds at the 40th Annual APHON Conference and Exhibit, on September 30 in Indianapolis, IN.

Released: 17-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Beth A. Siever as the 2016 Casey Hooke Distinguished Service Award Recipient
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Chicago (Oct. 13, 2016): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has presented Beth A. Siever, MSN RN CPNP CPON® with the 2016 Dr. Casey Hooke Distinguished Service Award. Siever received her award at the 40th APHON Annual Conference and Exhibit, held September 29 – October 1 in Indianapolis, IN. This award is presented to an APHON member who has demonstrated excellence to service and to leadership of APHON.

Released: 17-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Recognizes Honorary Members
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Chicago (Oct. 14, 2016): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) is pleased to recognize three organizations that are strong and effective contributors to the pediatric hematology/oncology nursing community and the patients and families served with an Honorary Membership Award. The honorary membership recognition was presented for the first time at APHON’s 40th Annual Conference and Exhibit in Indianapolis, IN. Beads of Courage, Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation and The Daisy Foundation are the inaugural honorary membership recipients.

Released: 17-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Winners of the 2016 Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Chicago (Oct. 14, 2016): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has awarded this year’s Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award to multiple members who have demonstrated excellence in service and leadership of APHON this past year. Recipients include Julia M. Challinor, RN PhD; Courtney Sullivan, MSN NP RN CPHON®; Kristin Belderson, DNP MS RN CPON®; Linda Abramovitz, RN MSN; Richard J. Ramos, PNP MS CNS RN; Janie Avila, BSN RN CPON®; Paola Viveros Lamas, RN; and Lorena Weber, RN. This award was presented to those present at the 40th Annual APHON Conference and Exhibit, held September 29 – October 1 in Indianapolis, IN.

Released: 17-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT
APHON Announces the 2016 Membership Award Winners at Its 40th Annual Conference
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Chicago (Oct. 14, 2016) The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) announced the recipients of the 2016 APHON Membership Awards at its 40th Annual Conference and Exhibit, held September 29 – October 1 in Indianapolis, IN. APHON Membership Awards recognize members who have shown outstanding achievement in their field.

Released: 1-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT
APHON Receives Top ASAE Honors for its Pediatric Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Provider Program
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Chicago (August 1, 2016): APHON has earned both a 2016 ASAE Power of A Gold and Silver Award for its Pediatric Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Provider Program. The objectives of the APHON Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Provider Program are to establish education and practice standards for the administration of chemotherapy and biotherapy to children and adolescents and to promote consistent practices in the administration of chemotherapy and biotherapy to pediatric and adolescent oncology patients.

Released: 25-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT
APHON Supports Full Practice Authority for APRNs in the VA
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Chicago (July 25, 2016): APHON submitted comments to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) supporting regulations to allow Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) to practice to the full extent of their education, training, and certification. The pediatric hematology/oncology APRN’s scope of practice embraces the entire lifespan from infants to adults and the full trajectory from diagnosis to long-term survivorship/health surveillance of cancer or chronic blood disorders.

Released: 11-Feb-2016 9:00 AM EST
APHON Announces 40 Years of Advancement
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Join APHON in officially marking 40 years of advancement and leadership in pediatric hematology/oncology nursing and patient care. The association has planned celebratory events throughout the year, some of which will take place at the 2016 APHON Annual Conference and Exhibit, September 29-October 1, in Indianapolis, IN.

Released: 13-Oct-2015 2:05 PM EDT
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Endorses Psychosocial Standards of Care for Children with Cancer and Their Families
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Chicago (Oct. 13, 2015) – The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has endorsed the Psychosocial Standards of Care for Children with Cancer and their families to be published in a 2015 special issue of Pediatric Blood and Cancer. The scientific, evidence-based psychosocial standards define a minimum level of care that all children with cancer and their families should receive. The Standards were developed following rigorous research and academic requirements and processes, and involved over 60 clinicians and researchers from the US, Canada and the Netherlands.

Released: 13-Oct-2015 2:05 PM EDT
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Deborah Echtenkamp as the 2015 Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award Recipient
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Chicago (Oct. 13, 2015): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has awarded Deborah Echtenkamp, MSN RN CPON®, with the 2015 Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award. Echtenkamp received her award at the 39th Annual APHON Conference and Exhibit, held September 17-19 in Providence, RI. The Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award is presented to an APHON member who has demonstrated excellence in service to and leadership of APHON in a given year

Released: 12-Oct-2015 3:05 PM EDT
Kathleen Ruccione Introduced as New President of the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Chicago (Oct. 12, 2015): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) elected Kathleen Ruccione, PhD MPH RN FAAN CPON®, to serve as President for the 2015-2017 term. Ruccione took office at the recent 39th Annual APHON Conference and Exhibit, held September 17-19 in Providence, RI. Kathy has been an active member of APHON for more than 30 years; she founded the Southern California chapter, served on multiple committees and helped write some of APHON’s educational publications.

Released: 8-Oct-2015 9:05 AM EDT
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Cynthia Stutzer as the 2015 Casey Hooke Distinguished Service Award Recipient
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Chicago (Oct. 8, 2015): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has presented Cynthia Stutzer, MS RN with the 2015 Casey Hooke Distinguished Service Award. Stutzer received her award at the 39th APHON Annual Conference and Exhibit, held September 17-19 in Providence, RI. This award is presented to an APHON member who has demonstrated excellence to service and to leadership of APHON.

Released: 6-Oct-2015 12:05 PM EDT
APHON Announces the 2015 Membership Award Winners at its 39th Annual Conference
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Chicago (Oct. 6, 2015): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) announced the recipients of the 2015 APHON Membership Awards at its 39th Annual Conference and Exhibit, held September 17-19 in Providence, RI. APHON Membership Awards recognize members who have shown outstanding achievement in their field.

Released: 16-Jun-2015 11:05 AM EDT
Dr. Kristin Stegenga Named Editor of the Award-Winning APHON Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing (JOPON)
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

APHON has named Kristin Stegenga PhD RN CPON® as Editor of its award winning Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing (JOPON). JOPON provides original, peer-reviewed research intended to advance clinical nursing care of children and adolescents with cancer and blood disorders and their families.

Released: 5-Nov-2014 11:00 AM EST
APHON Announces the 2014 Membership Award Winners at its 38th Annual Conference
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) announced the recipients of the 2014 APHON Membership Awards at its 38th Annual Conference and Exhibit, held September 4-6 in Portland, OR.

Released: 1-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT
Kathleen Ruccione Installed as President-Elect of the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) elected Kathleen Ruccione, PhD, MPH, RN, CPON®, FAAN, to serve as President-Elect for the 2014-2015 term.

Released: 25-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT
APHON Celebrates 5th Annual Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) is pleased to celebrate the 5th annual Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day on September 8, 2014.

Released: 16-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT
Innovate, Communicate, Motivate Leads the Direction of the APHON 38th Annual Conference and Exhibit, September 4-6, 2014 in Portland, OR
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

The 38th APHON Annual Conference and Exhibit, taking place September 4-6 in Portland, OR, will bring together a community of more than 800 professionals who share a deep understanding of the daily demands of pediatric hematology/oncology nursing and who strive to bring their practice to the next level of expertise.

Released: 18-Dec-2013 11:00 AM EST
APHON Wins Top Award in Association TRENDS 2013 All-Media Contest
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has been honored with the gold award in the Book/Manual/Catalogue category in Association TRENDS 2013 All-Media Contest for its publication, Telephone Triage Guidelines.

Released: 6-Nov-2013 3:30 PM EST
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Cynthia Bell as the 2013 APHON Counts Award Recipient
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has awarded Cynthia Bell, PhD RN, with the 2013 APHON Counts Award.

Released: 6-Nov-2013 11:00 AM EST
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Laura Dorneman as the 2013 APHON Counts Award Recipient
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has awarded Laura Dorneman, BSN RN CPHON®, with the 2013 APHON Counts Award.

Released: 5-Nov-2013 2:30 PM EST
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Wendy Landier as the 2013 APHON Counts Award Recipient
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Chicago (Nov. 5, 2013): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has awarded Dr. Wendy Landier, PhD RN, with the 2013 APHON Counts Award.

Released: 5-Nov-2013 10:00 AM EST
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Beth Savage as the 2013 Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award Recipient
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Chicago (Nov. 5, 2013): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has awarded Beth Savage, MSN RN CPNP CPON®, with the 2013 Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award.

Released: 4-Nov-2013 3:00 PM EST
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Ruth Anne Herring as the 2013 Patient/Family Educational Materials Award Recipient
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has awarded Ruth Anne Herring, RN MSN CPNP CPHON®, with the 2013 Patient/Family Educational Materials Award.

Released: 4-Nov-2013 10:00 AM EST
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Deborah Freiburg as the 2013 Casey Hooke Distinguished Service Award Recipient
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has presented Deborah Freiburg, RN MS with the 2013 Casey Hooke Distinguished Service Award.

Released: 15-Oct-2013 2:00 PM EDT
Jami Gattuso Installed as New President of the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) elected Jami Gattuso, MSN RN CPON®, to serve as President for the 2013-2015 term. Gattuso took office at the recent 37th Annual APHON Conference and Exhibit, held September 19-21 in Louisville, KY.

Released: 12-Aug-2013 2:00 PM EDT
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day Receives Nationwide Recognition
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

APHON celebrates 4th annual Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day, September 8.

Released: 30-Oct-2012 10:00 AM EDT
Joetta D. Wallace MSN RN NP-C Honored by the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Miller Children’s Hospital nurse practitioner receives Association of Pediatric Nurses (APHON) Distinguished Service Award.

Released: 30-Oct-2012 10:00 AM EDT
Ida Marie (KI) Moore Honored by the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

University of Iowa hospital and clinics, department of pediatrics nurse receives Aphon Distinguished Researcher Award.

Released: 11-Jan-2012 4:00 PM EST
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)Wins Educational Program Gold in Association TRENDS 2011 All-Media Contest
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

APHON has been honored with a Gold in Educational Program in Association TRENDS’ 2011 All-Media Contest. It was one of more than 450 entries in the association publications contest.

Released: 8-Sep-2011 10:45 AM EDT
The Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses Celebrate Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses Day & Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Support
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

To kick off national pediatric cancer month and celebrate Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day, nurses from APHON, the Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses, tied and wrapped trees in the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Healing Garden. The bows and wrap signify the connection between the nurses who care for the day-to-day needs of children with cancer and blood disorders and families, guiding them through the most difficult circumstances anyone can experience. The nurses wrapping the trees are part of nearly 900 APHON nurses who are gathering LA to kick off their 35th annual conference to learn about the latest in pediatric hematology/oncology nursing practice, build new skills, and connect with other nurses in the field.

Released: 31-Aug-2011 11:15 AM EDT
35 Year Legacy of Above and Beyond Care Goes To… Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

As award season kicks off, it is more than fitting to take notice of a group that often goes under the radar for their talent and compassion in the most extreme settings, the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON). Not far from Hollywood, many of these award-worthy standout nurses will be attending their 35th Annual Convention and Exhibit, September 8-10, Anaheim, CA.

Released: 20-Oct-2010 11:00 AM EDT
Art of Pediatric Palliative Care Nursing Explored by APHON 34th Annual Conference, October 14-16, 2010
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

“While this is a topic most people – even nurses – avoid, it was a most informative presentation for me,” said a participant in the session on “The Art of Pediatric Palliative Care Nursing” at the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) 34th Annual Convention, October 14-16, 2010, in Minneapolis, MN. The session was led by Kathy Perko, MS, PNP, CPON of Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland, OR, and Cynthia A. Stutzer, RN, MS, of British Columbia Children's Hospital in Vancouver, BC, Canada.


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