Outpatient Fever & Neutropenia Protocol Use in the Satellite Centres: Benefits and Challenges


Presentation Description: 
A comprehensive review of outpatient management for fever and neutropenia: the criteria, current guidelines and application to date. The discussion will include the experiences at The Hospital for Sick Children, as well as the considerations and implications for use of this treatment plan in the satellite setting.

Angela Punnett, MD, FRCPC
Staff Oncologist, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON

Angela Punnett is a pediatric oncologist in the Leukemia/Lymphoma section at SickKids. She is also the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education for Pediatrics at the University of Toronto and is active in postgraduate subspecialty medical education, continuing education and faculty development.

Charmaine van Schaik, HBSc, MSc, MD, FRCPC 
Chief of Pediatrics, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, ON

After completing her undergraduate medical and specialty training at McMaster University in 2000, Charmaine van Schaik relocated to York Region and currently holds the position of Active Staff, Chief of Paediatrics, Director of the POGO Satellite Clinic at Southlake Regional Health Centre. Additional degrees include an Honors Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from McMaster University. She has a lecturer appointment with University of Toronto, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine as well as Associate Staff with the Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University. Over the years, she has been a member of the Injury Prevention Committee for the Canadian Pediatric Society, an ethics facilitator and member of the Ethics Committee at Southlake Regional Health Centre, as well as a member of the Physicians Council and Board of Directors of Southlake’s Foundation. She is actively involved in various committees at POGO, together with being a member of the Development Cabinet and Board of Directors. Her career interests are directed towards her passion for pediatric oncology and her community interests in pediatric injury prevention. Furthermore, as a mother, her interests extend beyond the hat she wears as a physician and advocate. 

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