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!
Pediatric oncologists, nurses, social workers, and other health care professionals enhanced their knowledge of cancer in infancy through a series of plenary lectures, interactive workshops, poster presentations and display, and ‘meet-the-expert’ sessions. The teaching faculty included nationally and internationally recognized experts across a broad range of disciplines. The overarching goal was for participants to be able to apply what they learned to their day-to-day practice of pediatric oncology as it applies to infants with cancer, as well as to have generated novel questions to be explored in a research setting within their respective disciplines.