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Digital Pain Management Resources

SKIP knows that social distancing means that many people’s routines and wellness practices are being disrupted. Appointments are cancelled, gyms and many clinics are closed. SKIP has compiled a list of apps, websites and other digital resources that may help you and your loved ones to stay healthy and manage your pain while you are at home.

Download the PDF-based list here: https://c78cfb5d-6fc1-4ecd-908a-ec0783533e0e.filesusr.com/ugd/4fdfcf_da931f8a4ad14f2d9591ff41466e0e40.pdf

Over the coming weeks SKIP will continue to share resources through their social media channels (@kidsinpain) — join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram using #ItDoesntHaveToHurt as we share additional resources and hear from our community about what is working for you.

Upcoming Webinar: COVID-19 and its Impact on Kids in Pain and Their Families

April 8, 2020 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

SKIP and Children’s Healthcare Canada will be co-hosting a webinar exploring impacts and implications of COVID-19 for children in pain and their families.

Anyone is welcome, including patients, caregivers and health professionals.

Click here to register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/270636392861673741

SIOP COVID-19 resource page being curated by SIOP members – bookmark and submit updates

SIOP COVID-19 Resource: https://siop-online.org/covid-19-resources-and-guidance/

SIOP has established a page that lists in one place COVID-19 resources of targeted interest to the pediatric/adolescent oncology community. This list is curated through the submission from the medical community (see below to contribute).

  • Guidance documents from academic research groups (e.g., CCLG, COG, St. Jude’s)
  • Guidance documents from health organizations such as WHO (updated daily), PAHO, ASCO, WSPID, ESMO, Royal College,
  • Peer reviewed publications

COVID-19 Resources Submission Form

SUBMIT here: https://casehippo.com/surveys#!/siop/babe0f10-a6e5-4aa1-984d-babe69923c41

“It is becoming clear that children and adolescents living with cancer and older people are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, and that health systems in rich and poor countries alike are ill-equipped to respond.

In light of the above, we would be interested in learning how our members are rising to challenges posed by the pandemic. Please don’t hesitate to use this form to share any relevant information, insight and resources with us which we can post under our resource collection above.

SIOP reserves the right to select resources and cannot guarantee the inclusion of a resource shared. While we will endeavour to keep the list up to date, we rely on you to let us know any updates to the resources using this form.

The subsequent resource is for supporting the wider community on issues relating to paediatric and adolescent cancer and COVID-19. At this point, it is not for promotion of particular agendas or advocacy resources.”

SIOP 2020 abstract submission and scholarship deadlines moved to April 16 (12:00 midnight PST) | COVID-19 session to be added

Copied from SIOP email dated March 27, 2020

SIOP is fully aware of the challenges that everyone is facing with the Coronavirus pandemic. Our thoughts go out to all cancer patients around the world and their caregivers who are particularly affected by the crisis!

The 2020 SIOP Annual Congress is still scheduled to take place October 14-17 in Ottawa, but the SIOP Board are keeping the timing and format under constant consideration.”

In recognition of the increasing pressures on clinical services due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to extend the SIOP 2020 abstract submission deadline until April 16 (12:00 midnight PST). Abstract acceptance notification will be in late June.

We will also extend the submission deadline for Scholarships, Young Investigator Awards and Schweisguth Prize applications to April 16 (12:00 midnight PST).

We are also looking into adding a session that will cover the impact of COVID-19 on the treatment and care of children and adolescents with cancer, as well as the paediatric cancer research funding landscape in addition to specific country case-studies.

COVID-19 information for survivors of childhood, adolescent and young adult cancers is available from COG LTFU Guidelines website.

Our colleagues at UAB, Wendy Landier and Smita Bhatia, have organized a Health Link for our survivors that addresses issues about COVID-19.  English and Spanish versions are attached and can also be downloaded at http://www.survivorshipguidelines.org/ .

Please share freely with your task force members, pediatric oncology clinicians at your institutions, and survivors and families.

JOB POSTINGS: BC Children’s is seeking TWO pediatric hematologist/oncologists, one with expertise in neuro-Oncology and one with expertise in bleeding disorders and hemoglobinopathies

Posting #1: Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist with expertise in bleeding disorders and hemoglobinopathies [Regular Full Time]

The Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology, Oncology, Bone and Marrow Transplantation has an outstanding opportunity for a Pediatric Hematologist Oncologist with expertise in Pediatric Bleeding disorders and Hemoglobinopathies to join our well-established team at BCCH. Responsibilities encompass patient care, teaching, clinical and/or laboratory research. Applicants must have passed or be eligible for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada examinations in pediatrics, and will have completed a recognized training program in pediatric hematology/oncology. Additional training and expertise in in pediatric bleeding disorders and hemoglobinopathies and/or an established track record is preferred.The successful candidate will be mid career and will be appointed at the appropriate Clinical Faculty rank at the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine. Academic rank and clinical salary will be based on qualifications and experience.

Posting #2: Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist with expertise in Neuro-Oncology [Regular Full Time]

The Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology, Oncology, Bone and Marrow Transplantation has an outstanding opportunity for a Pediatric Hematologist Oncologist with expertise in Neuro-Oncology to join our well-established team at BCCH. Responsibilities encompass patient care, teaching, clinical and/or laboratory research. Applicants must have passed or be eligible for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada examinations in pediatrics, and will have completed a recognized training program in pediatric hematology/oncology. Additional training or expertise in pediatric neuro-oncology and/or an established track record is preferred.The successful candidate will be appointed at the appropriate Clinical Faculty rank at the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine. Academic rank and clinical salary will be based on qualifications and experience

Application Instructions (both postings)

The anticipated start date is July, 2020.

Applications will be accepted before March 31, 2020.

UPDATE: hemoglobinopathies posting extended to April 30, 2020

Interested individuals should submit their most current CV, cover letter and names of three references as soon as possible to:

Caron Strahlendorf. MB.BCh., FCP, FRCPC, DHealth
Head Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/BMTBC Children’s Hospital
e-mail: cstrahlendorf@cw.bc.ca

BCCH and the UBC Department of Pediatrics hire on the basis of merit and encourage all qualified persons to apply. Canadian law requires that qualified Canadians and permanent residents will be given preference.


British Columbia Children’s Hospital (BCCH) cares for the most acutely ill or injured children and youth. BCCH also provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and operates a wide number of specialized health programs provided through a number of health services provider groups. As the main pediatrics clinical training site for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC), BCCH is the leading acute care teaching facility in the province, and conducts research to advance health and knowledge through the BC Children’s Research Institute, and collaborations with other institutions. BCCH is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.

The Oncology/Hematology/BMT program has recently moved to the new Teck Acute Centre, at the Oak Street Campus of the BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Care Centre. The new inpatient unit features 27 single-patient rooms. The new outpatient unit features 23 single-patient rooms. The program sees 140 new oncology patients and 400 new hematology consultations per year, and performs 25 transplants annually. Additionally, the program is a funded member of the Children’s Oncology Group and has a highly productive research program with over 3 million dollars of grant funding per year.

DIVISION OF PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY, ONCOLOGY, AND BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION
DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
BC CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
VANCOUVER, B.C. CANADA

BUSY SIGNAL woes… what to do when you cannot dial into your teleconference.

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As more Canadians move towards TC-based meetings and working from home, the Canadian telecommunication network at large is witnessing a bottleneck of audio traffic and companies are trying to cope with the influx of audio demands, resulting in capacity challenges.

This translates into getting an unexpected busy signal when calling in to join a teleconference.

What should you do?

  • Hang up and try again. And again. And again.
  • Expect to require several attempts to get through.
  • Avoid the rush. Time permitting, do not leave dialing-in until the last minute when the lines are the busiest. Dial in early if possible.
  • If you are planning a call, consider starting on the quarter hour or another time that is not on the hour.

C17 Council Call for Nominations for Co-Chair of C17 Nursing Committee |Nominations accepted to 13 April 2020

The C17 Council is searching for a Co-Chair for the C17 Nursing Administration committee. The successful co-Chair will support the following objectives of the committee:

Collaborate nationally within C17 to strengthen the delivery of Pediatric (children, adolescents, young adults) Hematology/Oncology/BMT patient care by:

  • Enhance abilities for communities of practice: Nursing Leadership, Nurse Educators, Advanced Practice Nurses and Nurse Practitioners, Social Work
  • Supporting patient safety related to process improvement and best practice; sharing quality improvement and safety initiatives
  • Tracking trends in human resources for the purpose of strategic planning
  • Benchmarking across the country to assess adherence to relevant standards and practices
  • Supporting quality work environments
  • Supporting partnerships with external groups (COG, APHON, SIOP, CANO, POGO)

The Co-Chair will work closely with the Co-Chair and be co-responsible for budgets, decisions of the committee, attendance on Council teleconferences and meetings. The Co-Chair, C17 Nursing committee will serve a term of 3 years, renewable once. (After two terms, a new election will be called, but does not exclude any incumbent from standing for additional terms).

Requirements: Nurse interested in working with the C17 Council
Interested in working with the C17 Council and Canadian health professionals on nursing initiatives in the area of pediatric and AYA oncology, hematology and bone marrow transplant

Deadline: Nominations will be accepted until 13 April 2020

Nominations may be submitted by an individual interested in the position or a member of C17 to Dr. Conrad Fernandez, Chair of the C17 Nomination Committee and Kathy Brodeur-Robb, Executive Director, C17 Council, by email at Conrad.fernandez@iwk.nshealth.ca and kathy.brodeur-robb@ahs.ca.

The nominee must indicate that they accept the nomination, provide a brief description of their qualifications, vision and goals for the position, and provide a copy of their CV. Nominations will be accepted until the deadline listed. The position will be voted on by the C17 Council.

PUBLICATION: Epidemiological Characteristics of 2143 Pediatric Patients With 2019 Coronavirus Disease in China

Pre-press Citation: Dong Y, Mo X, Hu Y, et al. Epidemiological characteristics of 2143 pediatric patients with 2019 coronavirus disease in China. Pediatrics. 2020; doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-0702

Download a copy of this pre-publication version of the manuscript at the link below:

Call for Content: 2020 Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum

The Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum was created in 2012 as a professional development forum for practitioners and professionals working in knowledge mobilization across fields and sectors.

It has become recognized as a premiere learning and networking event in Canada – friendly, open, limited in size, and creative. Events have been held in Ottawa (2012), Mississauga (2013), Saskatoon (2014), Montréal (2015), Toronto (2016), Gatineau (2017), and Winnipeg (2018). We are scheduled for June 8-9, 2020 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier21.

The theme for 2020 is: Welcoming New Talent, Skills, and Perspectives

To learn more about the Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum and the upcoming conference in Halifax, please go to: http://www.knowledgemobilization.net/call-for-content-2020-canadian-knowledge-mobilization-forum/