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2017 POGO Symposium on Childhood Cancer


The 2017 POGO Multi-Disciplinary Symposium on Childhood Cancer – Cancer in Infancy: Tiny Patients, Huge Challenges  examined clinical and scientific advances in cancer in infancy and the associated physical, psychosocial and medical issues, as well as focus on relevant resources, tools and strategies for a multidisciplinary audience.

Over 230 delegates representing a variety of disciplines attended the conference!

VIEW THE PROGRAM

Click on the session titles below to view presentations that POGO has permission to share. 

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.

PLENARY SESSIONS

The Complex Nature of Neuroblastoma in Infancy
Rochelle Bagatell, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Developmental Outcomes for Infants with Cancer: Understudied and Underserved?
Melissa Alderfer, PhD, Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children

Retinoblastoma: An Eye to the Future
Furqan Shaikh, MD, MSc, FRCPC, The Hospital for Sick Children

BRIGHT IDEAS: An Evidence-Based Approach to Alleviate Distress in Caregivers of Children Recently Diagnosed with Cancer
Robert B. Noll, PhD, University of Pittsburgh and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

In Utero Surgery: Exploring New Dimensions for Infants
Jacob Langer, MD, University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children

Anti-Cancer Drug Pharmacology in Infants and Very Young Children
Clinton Stewart, PharmD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Rare Tumours of Infancy
Rajkumar Venkatramani, MD, MS, FAAP, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital

WORKSHOPS

The Art and Science of Keeping Infants with Cancer Well-Nourished
Laura Collins, RD, McMaster Children’s Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences
Debbie O’Connor, PhD, RD, University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children

Measuring, Managing and Mitigating Cancer and Treatment Pain in Infants
Anna Taddio, PhD, University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children
Jason Thomas Maynes, PhD, MD, The Hospital for Sick Children

Developmental and Psychosocial Aspects of Caring for Infants with Cancer
Melissa Alderfer, PhD, Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children
Vanessa Burgess, MScOT, OT Reg. (ONT), McMaster Children’s Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences

A Fine Balance Infection Control in Infants
Michelle Science, MD, MSc, The Hospital for Sick Children
Dana Devine, PhD, Canadian Blood Services

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