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2014 POGO Symposium on Childhood Cancer


The 2014 POGO Multi-Disciplinary Symposium on Childhood Cancer – Lymphoma in Children and Adolescents  examined clinical and scientific advances in the diagnosis and treatment of lymphoma in children and adolescents and highlighted the impact of this disease on patients, parents and survivors.

Over 200 pediatric oncologists, nurses, social workers, and other health care professionals gathered to enhance their knowledge of diagnostic and treatment innovations for various types of lymphoma, and improve their ability to manage the physical and psychosocial effects that are common to patients with this disease.

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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

Lymphoma: The 360⁰ Perspective
Sarah Alexander, MD

Adult vs. Pediatric Perspectives on the Treatment of Hodgkin Lymphoma: An Oxford Debate
Ann S. LaCasce, MD, MMSc
Kara Kelly, MD
John Kuruvilla, MD, FRCPC
Angela Punnett, MD, FRCPC

Fertility Preservation in Children and Adolescents with Lymphoma – Clinical Options and Psychological Considerations
Abha Gupta, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Michael Neal, BSc(Hon), MSc
Armando Lorenzo, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FAAP, FACS
Anne Marie Maloney, MSN, NP-Pediatrics, CPHON

Utility of PET Scans – When and for Whom?
Barry L. Shulkin, MD, MBA

Where Lymphoma and Genomics Intersect: Genetic Predictors of Lymphoma and Subsequent Late Effects
Kenan Onel, MD, PhD

Pharmacovigilance: When Lymphoma is a Side Effect
William Rotea, Pharm D

Novel Medical Approaches to Managing Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Eric Lowe, MD

The Global Perspective: Management of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Developing Countries
Sheila Weitzman, MB, FRCPC

WORKSHOPS

Adolescents with Lymphoma: Managing a Myriad of Issues (Mental Health, Sexuality, and Acute Toxicities)
Megan Harrison, MD, FRCPC
Anne Katz, PhD, RN
Kara Kelly, MD

Defining Capacity: When a Patient Refuses Life-Saving Treatment
Rose Geist, MD, FRCPC
Hon. Stephen Goudge, QC
Donna Johnston, MD, FRCPC, FAAP

Priming Your Toolkit: Practical Strategies to Manage Fertility Preservation in Children and Adolescents with Lymphoma
Abha Gupta, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Michael Neal, BSc(Hon), MSc
Armando Lorenzo, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FAAP, FACS
Anne Marie Maloney, MSN, NP-Pediatrics, CPHON

In Their Own Words: Reflections from Lymphoma Survivors
Jane Cassano, MSW, RSW
Diana Merino, MSc, PhD candidate
Michael Rosenberg, CAP, CA, CFE, MAcc, BAFM

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