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2015 POGO Psychosocial Education Seminar – Complex Care of Children with Cancer: The Psychosocial Dimensions


The 2015 POGO Psychosocial Education Seminar – Complex Care of Children with Cancer  enabled participants to: enhance their knowledge of complex care of children with cancer from the perspective of the psychosocial dimensions, including: best practices for psychosocial screening to promote improved and timely risk assessment of patients and survivors; identify optimal timing for intervention with special populations; improve pain management for children with cancer and identify ways to ease the burdens of end of life care.

Over 100 pediatric oncologists, nurses, social workers, and other health care professionals gathered to learn, listen and share their tools and strategies.

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NOTE: The content of each presentation below captures the unedited information and opinions presented by the speakers. Please note that the information contained in the presentations was current at the time it was presented – there may be further information in subsequent literature. Listed speaker credentials were current at the time of presentation.

Opening Keynote

An Overview of Risk and Resilience for Psychosocial Late Effects
Cynthia A. Gerhardt, PhD

MODULE 1: RISK ASSESSMENT AND SCREENING BEST PRACTICES

Early Warning Signs of Psychosocial Risk in Children with Cancer and their Families
Maru Barrera, PhD, MA, CPsych

Lifting the Veil: Assessing and Treating Depression and Anxiety in Children with Cancer
Anna C. Muriel, MD, MPH

MODULE 2: PAIN MANAGEMENT FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER

Managing Neuropathic Pain in Children with Cancer
Jennifer Stinson, RN-EC, PhD, CPNP

MODULE 3: EASING THE BURDEN

Medications Are Not Enough: Psychosocial Support for Children, their families and Care Providers at the End of Life
Kevin Weingarten, MD, MHSc, FRCPC

Family Decision Making when a Child Cannot be Cured
Cynthia A. Gerhardt, PhD

MODULE 4: INTERVENTIONS WITH SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Behaviour Management Interventions in the Care of Children with Cancer
Anna C. Muriel, MD, MPH

Pharmacological and Nonpharmacological Interventions for Cognitive Late Effects
Heather M. Conklin, PhD

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