The 2017 POGO Satellite Education Day – Over 90 pediatric oncologists, nurses, social workers, and other health care professionals gathered to enhance their knowledge of clinical issues common to paediatric cancer patients and learn new strategies to improve care for this unique patient population.
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Outpatient Fever & Neutropenia Protocol Use in the Satellite Centres: Benefits and Challenges
Angela Punnett, MD; Charmaine van Schaik, HBSc, MSc, MD, FRCPC
Clinical Trials and Adverse Effects in the Satellite Setting: Toxicity Grading, OCREB, and More
Sarah Alexander, MD; Paul Gibson, MD, FRCPC
Strategies for Optimizing Community Resources to Address Mental Health Issues
Jane Cassano, MSW, RSW; Danielle Cataudella, PsyD, CPsych
More Smiles, Fewer Tears: Adaptable Child Life Strategies to Improve the Patient Experience
Ruth Cull (Molly Penny), Therapeutic Clown; Alexandra Frankel, BSc, CLSt Dipl, CCLS; Todd Wharton, CRPO, OATA, CACPT
Hands-On Training for Inpatient Staff: Central Line Care and How to Access Ports
Patti Bambury, RN, BScN; Monica Kaczycki, RN, CPHON; Kaniska Young Tai, BScN, RN, CPHON
Quick Hit-Brentuximab: A New Treatment Approach for Hodgkin Lymphoma
Serina Patel, MD, FRCPC
Quick Hit-Approach to Immunization in Off Therapy Patients
Jeffrey Pernica, MD, FRCPC, DTMH
Quick Hit-Dasatinib and High Risk ALL
Vicky Breakey, BSc, MD, MEd, FRCPC
Quick Hit-CAR-T / Blinotumomab
Sue Zupanec, MN, NP-Pediatrics
Cannabis Use – What Do Satellite Practitioners Need to Know?
Michael Verbora, MBA, MD, CCFP