Date: Monday, May 15, 2017
Location: St. James Cathedral Centre (65 Church Street, Toronto)
Registration Fee: $50 (HST is inclusive)
Satellite Education Day is organized as part of POGO’s commitment to providing educational opportunities for healthcare professionals who work in satellite clinics. This event will provide attendees with practical strategies to manage identified issues related to the treatment of children with cancer in a satellite setting, in collaboration with academic health sciences centers.
Pediatricians, pediatric oncologists, nurses, social workers, psychologists and other interdisciplinary satellite staff will enhance their knowledge of clinical issues common to pediatric cancer patients and learn new strategies to improve care for this unique patient population.
- Explore patient and family perspectives on optimizing families’ experiences in the satellite setting in order to build an environment for sharing and learning;
- Improve overall care of children with cancer treated in satellite care settings across Ontario;
- Identify strategies to optimize communication between tertiary and satellite centres managing patients resident in satellite catchment areas.
Participants will be able to:
- Articulate the challenges and benefits of implementing an outpatient Fever & Neutropenia protocol within a satellite setting.
- Describe behavioural and pharmacological interventions for treating depression and anxiety and interpret when to prescribe each in a satellite setting.
- Summarize the challenges facing parents and patients at the end of treatment and identify opportunities to improve care and communication in the satellite setting when a child comes off therapy.
- Discuss effectiveness and legalities of, and indications for, prescribing medicinal marijuana to children and adolescents with cancer, for symptom control.
- Identify challenges related to patient use of cannabis oil and/or expectations that it will be offered as part of treatment, and examine strategies to mitigate these challenges.
- Discuss an approach for immunizations of post-treatment pediatric oncology patients.
- Appropriately report adverse effect of treatment in children on clinical trials.
- Categorize and access local mental health resources applicable to children with cancer and their families.
- Utilize non-pharmacologic strategies for management of anxiety in childhood cancer patients.