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.
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.