POGO AfterCare Education Day took place on May 14 in Toronto. Over 90 pediatric oncologists, nurses, social workers, and other health care professionals gathered to enhance their knowledge of clinical and psychosocial issues common to survivors of childhood cancer and learned new strategies to improve care for this unique patient population.
On May 15, 2018, POGO hosted a workshop on Bright IDEAS, an evidence-based, cognitive behavioural approach to enhance coping skills that was developed to alleviate distress in caregivers of children recently diagnosed with cancer. This workshop focused on ways in which the Bright IDEAS model can be applied to survivors and their families, to help alleviate distress in this patient population. Approximately 25 oncologists, nurses, social workers, and other health care professionals attended.