POGO’s 2014 AfterCare Education Day examined selected clinical and psychosocial issues impacting childhood cancer survivors and provided delegates with theoretical knowledge and practical strategies to manage these issues in order to improve care provided to survivors of pediatric cancers. Over 90 pediatric oncologists, nurses, social workers, and other provincial interdisciplinary AfterCare staff working with childhood cancer survivors attended in order to enhance their knowledge of late effects associated with childhood cancer and to be exposed to new strategies to manage this unique patient population.
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Impact of Contemporary ALL Protocols on Neurocognitive Outcomes
Kevin Krull, PhD
Benefits and Implementation in Long-Term Childhood Cancer Survivors
Oren Cheifetz, PhD
Finding the Line: Discussing Optimal Care of Obese Childhood Cancer Survivors
Beth Dettmer, PhD, C. Psych; Jill Hamilton, MD, FRCPC; Alene Toulany, MD, FRCPC; Tania Turrini, BSc, RD
The St. Jude Lifetime Cohort: Lessons Learned
Melissa Hudson, MD
Interactive Group Discussion – Looking Through the “Retrospectoscope”: Discussing the Burden of Curing
Moderator: Jonathan Hellmann, MBBCh, FCP, FRCPC