2018 POGO Pre-Symposium Nursing Seminar

On November 1, 2018 POGO hosted a one-day nursing seminar the day before the 2018 Multi-Disciplinary Symposium on Childhood Cancer. Topics covered included: Practical strategies to improve Patient/Family Education; CAR-T and other Immunotherapies; Survivorship in the Age of Precision Medicine; and Strategies to Maintain Optimism and Build Resilience for Pediatric Oncology Nurses. 

Over 90 nurses and other health care professionals from across Ontario and beyond attended the conference.



Closing the Gap, Bridging the Divide: How to Effectively Teach Patients and Families
Stephanie Cox, RN(EC), MN, NP-Pediatrics
Angela Filice, RN

Avoiding Information Overload: What do Families Actually Need to Know?
Jen Sullivan, MSN, RN, CPON

Managing Stress and Cultivating Optimism: Enhancing Resiliency in Pediatric Oncology Nurses
Teresa Conte, PhD, CPNP


Management of Fatigue in Children and Adolescents with Cancer and Pediatric Recipients of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplants: A Clinical Practice Guideline
Lillian Sung, MD, PhD

CAR-T Cell Therapy: Patient Eligibility, Management, and Nursing Considerations
Colleen Callahan, RN, MSN, CRNP

Stopping Cancer Cell Evasion with Immune Therapies
Sue Zupanec, MN, NP Pediatrics

New Therapies, New Late Effects – Survivorship in the Age of Precision Medicine
Eleanor Hendershot, RN(EC), MN, BScN, NP Pediatrics

BRAF Inhibition and Fusion in Low Grade Glioma
Tara McKeown, MN NP Pediatrics

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