2024 Annual Conference

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Annual Conference

Ascend to Excellence at the 2024 APHON Annual Conference, September 11-13

You are Invited!

Dear APHON Member and Industry Friends,

Each year I look forward to attending the APHON Annual Exhibit & Conference and in 2024, we get to immerse ourselves in the beauty of Salt Lake City, Utah. Aside from the fresh September mountain air stirring your soul, here are reasons I think you should join us:

Top Reasons to Join

  • Engage in enriching conversations through Townhalls, Professional Development Forums and that new best friend you just happened to sit next to on day one.
  • Expand your knowledge through the education program and secure your Nursing Continuing Professional Development hours towards CPHON®, BMTCN®, or other career goals. Without the APHON Conference, I would not have achieved the levels I have in my professional journey.
  • Explore new heights of evidence-based practice delivered via posters, papers, and presentations…and do not be shy about connecting and asking questions that will help you elevate your practice, as APHON members are here to be a part of your professional network.
  • Honor extraordinary leaders as we welcome in the 2024 class of APHON Fellow, witness the awards program, and conduct the APHON annual business meeting.
  • Connect with the industry partners via the exhibit floor and hosted symposiums. This is not only an opportunity to learn about the latest advancements, but these are chances to smile, laugh, enjoy food, and get some swag.
  • PRIZES! Of course, it wouldn’t be an APHON conference without the wonderful prize drawing. Last year we sent 25 conference attendees home with prizes and maybe this year, we can do even more.
  • Get away from it all (because you deserve it). With the conference running from Wednesday to Friday 2024, we encourage you to stay for the weekend and head to the mountains or explore he history and culture of the local area. I know I plan on staying over to enjoy the Salt Lake City area.

Yes, the APHON conference is the premier gathering for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology nurses, but it is also a celebration of who we are as people and professionals. Every year when I attend the conference, I am filled with gratitude for my wonderful APHON friends and that is why I hope to see you there.

I want to thank Kathy Perko and the members of the Conference Planning Committee who are diligently planning this program (see below). I also wish to thank members of the APHON Salt Lake City Chapter who will greet you in their hometown.

Lastly, if you are excited about the conference but do not think you can make it in person, please join the fun as a virtual participant. All attendees will have access to education and digital networking through December 2, 2024.

Get ready to scale to new heights!

Dyane Bunnell – DNP, APRN, AOCNS ®, CPON ®, NPD-BC

APHON President 2023-2025





Deborah Echtenkamp, MSN, RN, CPON, FAPHON
Vice Chair

Kitty Montgomery, CNS PHD RN CPHON®,
Poster Chair

Kristin Belderson, DNP RN CPHON®
EPU Chair

Denise Mills, MN NP CPHON®,
Children’s Oncology Group Liaison


Marika Highberger, MSN, APRN, BMTCN, CPNP-PC

LeighAnna Hutchinson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Alexandra Hughes, DNP, APRN, ACCNS-P,CPHON®

Allyson Jones, RN, CPHON, CPN

Micah Skeens, PhD RN PNP

Stacy Whiteside, APRN CPON

Misty Evans, ANP CPNP DNP

Whitney Cherry, RN, BSN

Sally Middleton
Local Chapter Liaison

Amy Haskamp
APHON Board Liaison

Stacy Putt
APHON Director of Education

Please send any questions to APHON@mcievents.com or contact +1-972-349-5594.