Two weeks ago in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a flood of nurses poured into the exhibit hall of the APHON conference as soon as the doors opened. I had never seen that many nurses eager to learn about what we’re doing, pick up a copy of Re-Mission -- and of course, get free pens.
APHON is the Association of Pediatric Hemotology/Oncology Nurses, which includes nurses from all over the U.S., even some overseas. For the third year in a row, HopeLab exhibited at the association’s annual conference to promote our Re-Mission video game. My colleague Robin and I took turns blasting away cancer cells and bacteria as we demonstrated the game to give nurses a first-hand experience of how Re-Mission works.
Plus, we had a chance to talk about the outcomes from our recent Pediatrics publication and to highlight some of the kids who’ve benefited from our work with Re-Mission in our booth property (check out the photos for more). In fact, two nurses from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital got really excited when they recognized two of their patients on our booth!
Best of all, we had great conversations with nurses who are already using Re-Mission in their hospitals and were able to introduce the game to nurses who had never heard of it. Sadly, there are new cancer patients diagnosed every day, but people we met at APHON are excited about Re-Mission as an innovative tool that works to give kids a sense of power and control over their disease!
Overall, it was an awesome event for HopeLab. Check out the pictures!
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