- 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.
- DICER1-Related Tumors: Review the spectrum of these tumors including recently described phenotypes and discuss the role of DICER1 testing for individuals with various benign and malignant tumors.
- Provider Burnout: Identify take-home strategies to sustain provider health and work/life balance and prevent burnout.
- Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH): Describe limitations of the HLH-2004 diagnostic criteria and identify mimickers and atypical clinical presentations of HLH.
- Global Outreach in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology: Describe impediments to making accurate diagnoses and providing comprehensive care in Low-to-Middle-Income Country settings and successful models for performing International Outreach.
- Radiation Therapy: Explain the pros and cons of new and old radiation delivery methods and how to best utilize these technologies for patient care.
- The Microbiome: Discuss how exposure to chemotherapy and antibiotics can alter a host’s microbiome and explain how its modulation may affect patient outcomes.
- Neonatal and Childhood Stroke: Describe indications for antithrombotic therapy and recognize the emerging role of and controversies surrounding hyperacute therapies in pediatric stroke.
- Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML): Describe recent biologic and therapeutic advances in pediatric AML.
- Medication Adherence in AYA: Compare existing technology-based interventions and apply motivational interviewing techniques to improve medication adherence among AYA patients regardless of diagnosis.
- Chronic Pain: Discuss current evidence around pharmacology, safety and legality of medical marijuana.
- End Organ Damage in Sickle Cell Disease: Describe the pathogenesis and management of sickle retinopathy, sickle-related bony changes (including avascular necrosis) and sickle nephropathy.
- Immune Hematology: Describe hematologic manifestations of Primary Immune Deficiencies and Primary Immune Regulatory Disorders and explain how best to work up and treat affected patients.
- Costs of Access to Transformative Novel Therapies: Implement strategies to maximize access to novel but costly commercially available therapies (gene editing/therapy, CAR-T cells) and discuss relevant financial and ethical considerations.
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 22.25 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 4, at 11:45 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 and attendees will receive 10 MOC Part 2 points once a score of 70% or higher is obtained. 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, 2019. 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.
Educational Support Acknowledgment
ASPHO extends it appreciation to the following organizations for their educational support of the conference:
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Elekta Impac Software