POGO is committed to providing ongoing education to healthcare professionals who work in POGO Satellite Clinics. Satellite Education Day provides attendees with practical strategies to manage identified issues related to the treatment of children with cancer in a satellite setting, in collaboration with academic health sciences centres.
Conference Goals and Learning Objectives:
- To improve the overall care of children with cancer treated in satellite care settings across Ontario.
- To explore patient and family perspectives on how best to optimize transitions between satellite and tertiary care settings.
- To develop skills in the management of common side effects of chemotherapy in the satellite setting.
- To enhance understanding of the mental health needs of children with cancer and explore options for improving access to psychosocial support in the satellite setting.
Participants will be able to:
- Describe recent advances in neuroblastoma treatment.
- Select supportive care therapies to manage neuropathic pain, post-lumbar puncture headaches, and persistent nausea and vomiting in children undergoing cancer treatment.
- Summarize the purpose and scope of the upcoming Children’s Oncology Group Standard Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Study and explain the potential impact on/involvement of satellite centres.
- Identify mental health challenges in adolescent patients and discuss strategies to address these challenges in the satellite setting.
- Recognize opportunities to improve the delivery of palliative care in the satellite setting.
- Identify and explain interventions to reduce procedural pain.
- Interpret patient and family experiences of transitioning between satellite and tertiary care and implement strategies to ensure optimal quality and continuity of care.