There are a large number of weekly conferences and rounds on a variety of topics. Fellows are expected to attend conferences that are specific to a service during their rotations on that service and are invited to attend at other times. A few conferences (Hematology Teaching Conference, Oncology Lecture Series, Pediatric Oncology Conference, and Tumor Board) are regularly attended by most or all fellows.
Bone Tumor (Musculoskeletal) Conference (Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., every other week) - Interdisciplinary conference involving surgeons, oncologists, and radiologists. Active patients with musculoskeletal tumors are presented, and diagnostic and management issues discussed.
Brain Tumor Clinic Conference (Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00 p.m.) - Patients to be seen that day are discussed by a multidisciplinary team, including neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, psychosocial clinicians, neuropsychologists, and physical therapists. Fellows are urged to participate if one of their patients is attending the clinic that day.
Children's Hospital Medical Grand Rounds (Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00 p.m.)
Hematologic Malignancy Conference (Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.) - A review of data, including bone marrows and other pathology and radiographic information, that relates to active patients with hematologic malignancies, with discussion about their course and decision-making.
Hematology Conference (Fridays, 8:15-9:15 a.m.) - A review and discussion of the patients followed by the hematology service is led by the fellow on the inpatient hematology rotation. Many upper year fellows also attend. Current articles from the hematology literature are also reviewed.
Hematology/Oncology Research Conference (Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.) - Boston Children's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators present their research. Fellows are encouraged to attend.
Solid Tumor Meeting (Fridays, 8:00-9:00 a.m.) – Clinical conference to review solid tumor inpatients and new diagnoses and discuss relevant journal articles.
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Conference (Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m.) - Issues in transplantation are presented by experts in the field.
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Intake Rounds (Mondays, 2:00-3:00 p.m.) - New patients referred to the transplant service are reviewed.
Neuroradiology Conference (Thursdays, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.) - Patients with brain tumors are discussed during this multidisciplinary conference.
Oncology Clinic Conference (Daily, 2:30-3:30 p.m.) - Each oncology care provider presents for review the patients seen by him/her that day. Fellows attend weekly on their assigned day for outpatient oncology clinic.
Pediatric Oncology Conference (Mondays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.) – Presentation of clinical research and practice updates by local and invited speakers.
Solid Tumor/Lymphoma Conference (Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00 p.m.) - Active patients with solid tumors and lymphomas are reviewed, and diagnosis and management issues are discussed in this multidisciplinary radiology conference (radiology, radiation oncology, oncology, surgery).
Translational Research Conference (selected Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) - Lab scientists and clinicians from the program review recent publications, discuss current studies within the department, and/or discuss upcoming therapeutic protocols, with the goal of bringing basic science and clinical practice together.