- Comprehend new information in pediatric hematology/oncology, including the latest in basic and clinical research.
- Apply knowledge gained in all areas of pediatric hematology/oncology investigation and practice.
- Assemble a network of professional colleagues with whom you can solve problems, share experiences, and provide mutual professional support.
- Mentoring: Develop new strategies and skills based on the core competencies of effective mentoring.
- Pediatric Ependymoma: Describe the evolution of the classification of ependymomas and the role of neurosurgery and novel medical therapies.
- Iron Overload: Examine current management strategies for iron overload in chronically or excessively transfused patients.
- Extracellular vesicle trafficking: Recognize the biology and translational impact of extracellular vesicle trafficking in hematology and cancer.
- Relapsed, Refractory, and Metastatic Bone Sarcomas: Discuss of the molecular biology of metastasis and describe new treatment options for advanced bone sarcomas beyond current up-front therapy.
- Hematologic Complications Post–Stem Cell Transplantation: Describe the clinical and laboratory manifestations and treatment strategies for TA-TMA/HUS. Summarize the new biologic discoveries and novel treatment options for autoimmune thrombocytopenia.
- Pediatric and Neonatal Transfusion Medicine: Describe red blood cell alloimmunization in transfusion and pregnancy scenarios, recipient variables impacting alloimmunization, and strategies for prevention.
- Extracranial Germ Cell Tumors in Adolescent and Young Adults: Improve insight into the latest staging, risk stratification and management schema for extracranial germ cell tumors in adolescent and young adults.
- Alpha Thalassemia: Summarize the global epidemiologic of alpha thalassemia including its health and economic burden and discuss approaches to prevention, screening, counseling, and control.
- Advanced Symptom Management and End-of-Life Care: Develop an understanding of the best practices around end-of-life care in pediatric hematology/oncology.
- Vascular Anomalies—The Great Mimickers: Identify clinical, laboratory and radiologic features of vascular lesions suspicious for potential malignancy and ascertain which patients require histologic confirmation of the diagnosis.
- Sexual Health in Adolescent and Young Adult Patients: Develop strategies for discussing sexual health with AYA cancer patients and survivors.
- A Critical Mini-Review of Pediatric Venous Thrombo-Embolism in the Setting of an Anatomical Thrombophilia: Describe the prevalence, pathophysiology and clinical presentation of VTE in children with anatomical thrombophilia, namely May-Thurner syndrome, Paget-Schroetter syndrome, and congenital IVC anomalies.
Continuing Medical Education Credit
The American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology’s Conference will offer continuing medical education (CME) credit. Credit will be awarded for sessions attended and evaluated. A certificate will be issued upon receipt 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 26.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ASPHO offers its meeting evaluation online. The online evaluation may be completed during the meeting or after attendees have returned home. Participants will receive their certificate immediately when they submit their evaluations online. We encourage all attendees to complete this evaluation regardless of whether or not they are seeking CME credits.
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 ASPHO Accreditation Subcommittee 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.
The material presented in this activity represents the opinion of the speakers and not necessarily the views of ASPHO.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
Two convenient Maintenance of Certification (MOC) opportunities include:
- MOC Learning Session on Saturday, May 5, at 11:30 am. At the conclusion of this popular session, participants can submit their answers to the ABP MOC for scoring to receive 10 MOC Part 2 points. The fee is $50, and advanced registration is required.
- Online MOC Post Test - Faculty has written case-based, multiple-choice questions for educational sessions. When purchased, attendees will be able to access the questions online as part of the evaluation. Participants can have unlimited access to the multiple-choice questions until December 1, 2018. The fee is $50, and advanced registration is required.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 10 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.