2015 Satellite Education Day

Satellite Education Day will examine important learning needs identified by health practitioners working in community hospitals that provide treatment to children with cancer in collaboration with academic health sciences centers The program will provide attendees with practical strategies to manage identified issues in order to optimize the provision of care to pediatric cancer patients. Over 80 pediatricians, pediatric oncologists, nurses, and other interdisciplinary satellite staff will enhance their knowledge of clinical complications and side effects common to pediatric cancer patients and be exposed to new strategies to manage this unique patient population.


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.

Weighing in on Fever and Neutropenia – Grounding Principles and Atypical Cases
Paul Gibson, MD, FRCPC
Sean Murray, MD
Angela Punnett, MD, FRCPC

Sepsis and Early Warning Signs
Julie Watson, MSN, NP-Pediatrics

Feedback from the Frontlines: Patient & Family Perspectives on Satellite Care
Parent Panelists

Assessment and Management of Weight Loss in On-Therapy Patients
Mary Barron, MSc, RD 
Charmaine van Schaik, BSc, MSc, MD, FRCPC 

Management of Maintenance Therapy in ALL
Paul Gibson, MD, FRCPC 
Jacqueline Halton, MD, FRCPC 

Risk Assignment in ALL Protocol Development
Sarah Alexander, MD

Roundtable Discussion
Patient & Family Experiences of Satellite Care – Further Discussion
Parent Panelists

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