Synoptic Reporting Webinar: Pediatric Patients with Rhabdomyosarcoma, presented by Dr. Gino Somers (May 11, 1:30 EDT). See post for registration details

Wednesday, May 11, 2016   1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST  (60 minutes presentation; 30 minutes Q & A)

Presented by: Dr. Gino Somers, MBBS, BMedSc, PhD, FRCPA
Co-Chair, POGO’s Pathology & Molecular Diagnostics Task Force
Head, Division of Pathology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

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.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To review the College of American Pathologists’ (CAP) protocols related to Rhabdomyosarcoma 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.

Background:  As part of POGO’s long-range plan for childhood cancer in Ontario, a task force was initiated, co-chaired by Dr. Joseph de Nanassy (Division Chief, Anatomical Pathology, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario), 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 College of American Pathologists’ (CAP) existing Rhabdomyosarcoma protocol as the expert consensus-based approach to reporting and is recommending its adoption in Ontario.

Participation details:  Please visit to register for this webinar. Webinar login details will be provided upon confirmation. Your registration by May 9 is suggested. Questions? Contact Clara Jordan, Conference & Educational Events Coordinator at or 416-592-1232, ext. 237.