POGO WEBINAR: Synoptic Pathology Reporting for Pediatric Patients with Neuroblastoma

Dr. Joseph de Nanassy, MD FRCPC CCPE MCHM, Site Chief, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Division Chief, Anatomical Pathology, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, ON; Associate Professor, University of Ottawa; Member, POGO Pathology and Molecular Diagnostic Task Force

Date:               Thursday, June 18, 2015

Time:              1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (60 minutes presentation; 30 minutes Q & A)

Audience:        Pathologists, Pathology Fellows and Residents; Pediatric Oncologists, Surgeons, Radiation Oncologists; Clinical Research Associates (CRA’s).  This webinar will provide expert advice for advancing pediatric oncology toward standardized reporting of pathology specimens; optimal pathology investigation; incremental clarity of clinical implications; and unprecedented analytics.  Presented in partnership with the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC)

As part of POGO’s long-range plan for childhood cancer in Ontario, a task force was initiated, co-chaired by Dr. Gino Somers, Head, Division of Pathology, Hospital for Sick Children, and Dr. David Malkin, POGO’s Medical Director, to determine reporting protocols currently in use, to review/ generate/ approve reporting templates and conventions, and to recommend future practice in Ontario. The task force identified and endorsed the pediatric College of American Pathologists’ (CAP) protocols and is recommending their adoption in Ontario.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To review the CAP protocols related to Neuroblastoma and its use by pathologists specializing in pediatric oncology.
  2. To understand changes in the latest revision of the CAP cancer protocols and electronic cancer checklists.

Participation details: Please confirm your participation in this webinar at http://www.pogo.ca/education/synoptic-reporting/ to register online. For questions about registration, please contact Emily Bain at ebain@pogo.ca or 416-592-1232 ext. 227. Webinar login details will be provided in advance of the event. Your confirmation by June 16 (at 5 p.m.) is suggested.