2013 POGO Symposium on Childhood Cancer

The 2013 POGO Multi-Disciplinary Symposium on Childhood Cancer – Innovation in Pediatric Oncology  examined the current state and future directions of pediatric cancer care by disseminating and evaluating current research, groundbreaking technologies and new treatment innovations. In the tradition of POGO’s Symposia, this two-day event was interdisciplinary, drawing over 260 faculty and attendees from medicine, nursing, and the behavioural disciplines.


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.


Pediatric Oncology – How Did We Get Here?
Mark Greenberg, OC, MB, ChB, FRCP(C), FAAP

Post-traumatic Stress and Post-traumatic Growth: Pathways to Resilience
Sean Phipps, PhD

Biomarkers and the Future of Pediatric Cancer Care
John M. Maris, MD

Four Innovative Studies that are Changing the Landscape of Care
Impact of Ethnicity on the Donor Search for Pediatric Patients Considered for Stem Cell Transplantation
Julia DiLabio, MSc

Neuropathic Pain Related to Vincristine: A Pediatric Descriptive Study
Catherine Goudie, MD
Christine Racette, MD

Bringing 131I- MIBG Therapy Closer to Home
Denise Mills, RN(EC) MN, NP-Pediatrics CPN/ACNP

Relations Among Anxiety and Depression, Autonomy and Mothers’ Overprotective Parenting Practices in Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer
Amanda Sherman, MA, PhD Candidate

Future Directions in the Delivery of Pediatric Cancer Care
Charmaine van Schaik, MD, FRCPC
Jennifer Vincelli, MSc, BScN RN, CPHON
Vicky Wilton, RN, BPHE

The Canadian Cancer Landscape – Where Are We Headed?
Ronald Barr, MB, ChB, MD, FRCP (Glasg), FRCP (Lond), FRCPC, FACP, FRCPath, FRCPHCH
Esther Green, RN, BScN, MSc(T)
David Malkin, MD, FRCP (C)
Brenda Spiegler, PhD, C.Psych, ABPP(CN)


Innovations in Neurocognition: Using Cogmed and Cogstate with Children with Cancer within the Children’s Oncology Group
Kristina K. Hardy, PhD
Robert B. Noll, PhD

Complementary Medicine in Pediatric Oncology
Heather Boon, BScPhm, PhD
Lynda G. Balneaves, RN, PhD
Paul Rogers, MBChB, FRCPC, FRCP(Lond) MBA

The Ethical and Legal Dilemma of Reporting Incidental Findings
Conrad Fernandez, MD, FRCPC
Jan Friedman, MD, PhD
Ma’n Zawati, LLB, LLM

IT Innovations and the Future of Pediatric Oncology
Joseph Cafazzo, PhD, Peng
Jennifer Stinson, RN, PhD, CPNP
Roberta L. Woodgate, RN, MN, PhD

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