Ninth Annual Pediatric Surgical Oncology Review Course

March 22-23, 2014
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, Tennessee

Course Information

The Eighth Annual Pediatric Surgical Oncology Review Course is an educational course which focuses on presenting the current surgical management of children with malignant solid tumors. This year’s meeting will be held on Saturday, March 22, and Sunday, March 23, 2014, on the campus of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. Experts will present summaries of the critical issues on the surgical management of major pediatric solid tumors (neuroblastoma, Wilms tumor, sarcomas, liver tumors, and germ cell tumors), as well as reviews of rare pediatric solid tumors.

In addition, presentations on mediastinal mass, chest wall tumors, and management of pulmonary metastatic disease will be made. Significant time will be allotted to illustrative case presentations and group discussion. The Institute of Medicine core competency that applies to this educational activity will be evidence-based practice (integrate best research with clinical expertise and patient values for optimum care, and participate in learning and research activities to the extent feasible).

Target Audience

This one-and-one-half-day long course is designed for General Pediatric Surgical Fellows and Junior Faculty who are COG Institutional Surgery RIs. Slots will be available for all fellows who sign up; openings for junior faculty will be limited and filled on a first come, first served basis.

Learning Objectives

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude treats more than 4,000 patients, most of whom are treated on a continuing outpatient basis as part of ongoing research programs. St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and from around the world. St. Jude covers the costs of medical treatment not covered by health insurance and families without insurance are never asked to pay.