This course is designed for physicians planning to take the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) examination for initial certification in pediatric hematology/oncology, as well as for those preparing for Part 3 of the ABP's Program for Maintenance of Certification in the Pediatric Subspecialties (formerly known as the recertification examination). The course is also beneficial for fellows in training and practitioners who wish to review the established standards of care.
As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to
- describe the basic pathophysiology of hematologic disease and cancer in infants, children, and adolescents, including molecular and cellular biology, the genetic and biochemical basis of disease, and the fundamentals of morphology and disease classification
- discuss the differential diagnosis, management, and outcomes of the hematologic disorders and malignancies encountered in practice by pediatric hematology/oncology specialists
- explain fundamental concepts of biostatistics, epidemiology, and outcomes analysis and engagement in scholarly activities as these areas apply to the field of pediatric hematology/oncology
- analyze the principles and practice of stem cell transplantation, transfusion medicine, and supportive care in children with hematologic disease and cancer, along with the basic principles of immunology and the most common immunologic disorders encountered by the hematologist
- prepare for the hematology/oncology subboard examination offered by the ABP and subsequent proctored examinations aimed at MOC.
“The Review Course was fantastically organized, prepared, and presented. The course was requisite in consolidating my knowledge before the boards. The complementary, nonoverlapping expertise from field specialists was presented effectively and enthusiastically. As an added bonus, I very much enjoyed the opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet with leading experts in the field, and develop new collaborations.”
–Elias Sayour, MD PhD, 2015 attendee
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
The American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO) will offer CME credit for those sessions attended and evaluated. A certificate will be issued upon completion of the evaluation.
The American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology designates this live activity for a maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ASPHO offers its course evaluation in an online format that can be accessed by visiting www.aspho.org/course. The online evaluation may be completed during the course or after attendees have returned home. Participants receive their certificates immediately when they submit their evaluation. We encourage all attendees to complete their evaluation regardless of whether they are seeking CME credit.
ASPHO requires that planners and presenters disclose the existence of any relevant financial or other relationship they and/or their spouse/partner have with the manufacturers of any commercial interest (defined as any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients) whose products or services relate to the topics presented. ASPHO also requires disclosure of the intent to discuss unlabeled or investigational use(s) of a commercial product. The Certification and Continuing Education Committee reviews potential conflicts of interest as submitted by planners and presenters and resolves such conflicts to ensure the content of the activity is aligned with the interests of the public.
Review Course Committee
The committee is responsible for the course content, and faculty recruitment and development, with attention to the ABP subspecialty topic content, feedback from participants and changing requirements of maintenance of certification. The committee also directs the online review course program. View the 2017 Review Course Committee.