Nursing Symposium

Calling All Nurses to the ANR2018 Conference in San Francisco!

Registration is NOW OPEN !

Childhood neuroblastoma is a multi-faceted disease that presents special challenges to the nursing care team. The Advancements in Neuroblastoma Research International meeting (ANR2018) held in San Francisco, CA will include a half-day nursing symposium.

This symposium will be comprised of expert physicians and nurses from all over the country, discussing topics related to neuroblastoma treatment and nursing implications for patient care and will start off with an overview of neuroblastoma by a physician expert describing biology, clinical features, and risk-stratified therapy and outcome for children with disease ranging from localized favorable tumors to those with advanced metastatic disease, whose long-term survival is less than 50%.

The talks that follow will cover the challenging care aspects of the specialized and targeted therapies used to treat high-risk neuroblastoma. 131I-MIBG therapy is a very active targeted radiopharmaceutical used to treat both relapsed and now up-front patients, and provides the challenges of radiation protection, isolation and travel to specialized centers. Anti-GD2 monoclonal antibody therapy, now a standard part of high-risk neuroblastoma treatment, also provides unique nursing care requirements due to pain, allergic reactions and fluid imbalances. Current and future investigational targeted therapies and personalized medicine for neuroblastoma, such as kinase inhibitors and combinations, and an overview of protocols in the NANT consortium including new immunotherapies will be discussed in two consecutive talks.

Lastly, we will have a presentation about late effects related to neuroblastoma treatment.

We are happy to invite all Nurses to a special Nursing Symposium on Saturday, May 12, 2018 during the ANR2018 Conference. 

Registration to the Nurse Symposium is $100 USD.

Please note that this does not grant you access to the main ANR2018 Conference. During registration you will be given the option to add the registration to the main conference for $425 for early registrants and $550 for regular registration.  

Conference Dates:

    • Wed, May 9 – Sat, May 12, 2018 – Main Meeting
      • (Additional fee/ NOT included in Nursing Registration)
    • Sat, May 12, 2018 – Nursing Symposium
      • (Included in Nursing Registration)
    • Sat, May 12 – Sun, May 13, 2018 – Parents Day Session
      • (Additional fee/ NOT included in Nursing Registration)

On-line registration will close as of 5:00 pm EST in the USA on May 4, 2018.  Registration will continue on-site beginning Wednesday, May 9, 2018.  All on-site congress registrations (except the gala and guest rate) will incur an additional $50 charge.

Wire Transfer Fees
Registrants are responsible for all fees (both front and back end) incurred with wire transfers. Your registration will not be considered complete until all fees have been paid. For further information please contact us (information below).

Continuing Education Units

All UCSF RN’s will be able to get free CEUs. Non UCSF RN’s will need to pay $50.00 USD. ANR will offer a reimbursement for the $50.

The Continuing Education Units (CEU) are recognized by the BRN (Board of Registered Nursing).
4 Total units have been approved for this symposium.

To claim CEU’s please see below:

  1. Register for the Nursing Symposium by clicking here
  2. Complete payment for the Nursing Symposium
  3. Attend the Nursing Symposium (and sign in)
  4. Go to the following link to register for CEU’s: by May 26, 2018
  5. Select either UCSF or Non UCSF and follow the prompts 
  6. Complete payment (UCSF will have no payment due/ Non UCSF will need to pay $50)
  7. Non UCSF Nurses will need to complete the reimbursement form found here and submit by May 26, 2018 to receive reimbursement. 
  8. After June 1st, submitted reimbursements will be paid out. 

If you experience any issues claiming your CEU’s please contact Dawn Pizzini at For all other inquiries please contact ANR at


If you have questions or need assistance, please contact ANR.

Telephone: +703.960.6500