• Continuing Medical Education

    We offer continuing medical education (CME) and continuing education unit (CEU) courses for physicians, nurses and other health professionals.

    Our next CMEs and CEUs

    CEU – Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Provider Course (for Registered Nurses)

    • 2016 dates: March 2-3 (in Waltham); and
      June 2-3, September 15-16, November 11-12 (in Boston)
    • Learn more and register

    CME – Advances in Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders: Helping General Pediatricians Stay Current
    Saturday, April 9, 2016, 7:30 AM–4:00 PM
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Yawkey Conference Center
    450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA

    CME Course Overview

    This course is for physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who practice general pediatrics in the ambulatory or hospital settings where children with cancer and blood disorders receive care.

    Through lecture and discussion participants will receive updates on several hematologic and oncologic diagnoses. The course also will provide current information on the subjects of pediatric cancer and blood disorders and will present a state-of-the-art review of new treatment approaches garnered from laboratory and clinical research.

    Specific topics covered will include benign hematologic conditions, such as hemophilia and hemoglobinoapthy, as well as malignancies, including acute lymphoblastic leukemia and brain tumors. The course also will provide guidance to pediatric providers who must decide when symptoms like lymphadenopathy and bone pain should prompt suspicion for cancer.

    Agenda

    7:30

    Registration and continental breakfast

    8:00

    Welcome and introduction
    Jennifer Kesselheim, MD, M.Ed, MBE

    8:15

    Hemoglobinopathy and Newborn Screens
    Matt Heeney, MD

    8:50

    Hemophilia and Von Willebrand’s Disease
    Ellis Neufeld, MD, PhD

    9:25

    Panel Discussion and Questions

    9:55

    Break 

    10:15

    Approach to the Child with Lymphadenopathy
    Rachael Grace, MD
    Chris Weldon, MD

    10:45

    Vascular Anomalies
    Cameron Trenor, MD, PhD

    10:45

    When does Frequent Infection Mean Immunodeficiency?
    Sung Yun Pai, MD, PhD

    10:45

    Panel Discussion and Questions

    12:15

    Lunch with Course Faculty (not for credit)

    1:00

    Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
    Lewis Silverman, MD

    1:35

    Caring for Survivors of Pediatric Cancer
    Lisa Diller, MD

    2:10

    Pediatric Brain Tumors
    Peter Manley, MD

    2:45

    Panel Discussion and Questions

    3:15

    Wrap-up
    Lisa Diller, MD

    Registration Information

    Registration fee is $75.00 (non-refundable) and includes course materials, continental breakfast, lunch and complimentary parking.

    Complimentary parking is available in the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Yawkey Center garage located on 450 Brookline Ave. For directions, visit www.dana-farber.org/directions.

    To register by mail, send a completed form and check payable to Boston Children's Hospital by March 31, 2016 to:

    Advances in Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders 2016 CME
    Attn: Lesley Niccolini
    Boston Children’s’ Hospital
    300 Longwood Avenue, CME Department LM 6405.2
    Boston, MA 02115

    To register online, visit: https://bostonchildrens.cloud-cme.com/Aph.aspx?P=1&EID=165

    If you have any food allergies, or if you require accommodations such as an ASL interpreter, materials in alternative format, or wheelchair access, please email kamira_wooten@dfci.harvard.edu or call 1-800-553-3787.

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