15th International Conference on Long-Term Complications of Treatment of Children and Adolescents for Cancer


June 15 – 17, 2017
Emory Conference Center Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia


The 15th International Conference on Long-Term Complications of Treatment of Children and Adolescents for Cancer will focus on the exchange of innovative ideas among medical and pediatric oncologists (including fellows and residents), nurse practitioners, oncology nurses, and other associated allied health professionals. In the past, healthcare providers from Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, Canada and the United States have attended. This year’s symposium is designed to present the latest scientific and clinical advances regarding the science and ethics of genomic testing.

The speakers are leaders in their respective disciplines and will present up-to-the minute information that will make for a lively and productive meeting. We will also allocate two sessions for presentation of the best abstracts. For more information about the abstract submission process, please see the Preliminary Program.

Credit Certificates

To claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or attendance credit for this activity and print a certificate, you must attend the sessions and then follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to www.stjude.org/cme-certificate
  2. Enter the email address you used when registering for this conference and your password for the St. Jude CME system (if you do not remember your password or have not previously used this system, follow the instructions to set a password)
  3. Enter the CME activity code 34641, which will take you to the evaluation
  4. Choose the appropriate type of credit (AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or Attendance credit) and enter the amount of time you spent at the conference (maximum 13.5 hours) to claim your credit (note that if you are claiming <10 credits, you will need to input a leading zero, eg, 05.00 for 5 credits)
  5. Print and/or save your certificate

If you have questions about claiming your CME or attendance certificate, please contact us at cme@stjude.org.

  1. As a result of participating in this educational program, participants will be able to:

    • Describe the use of restriction enzymes for DNA sequencing
    • Discuss what a rare polymorphism is
    • Explain what infrastructure is necessary for GWAS
    • Describe when a genetic test is no longer a research test
    • Discuss the difference between research and clinical incidental findings
    • Explain the extent of institutional liability for violations of CLIA or federal regulations
    • Discuss the resources necessary to provide genetic counseling to survivors of childhood cancer
  2. The program will be of interest to pediatric hematologists/oncologists, pediatric nurse practitioners, pediatric psychologists, pediatric oncology nurses, pediatric oncology social workers, medical oncologists, family practice physicians, fellows, residents, interns, clinical research associates and other primary care providers, as well as scientists in non-clinical fields such as public health, the social sciences and laboratory sciences.

  3. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  4. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Emory Conference Center Hotel under the group name “St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital - 15th International Conference on Long-Term Complications of Treatment of Children and Adolescents for Cancer.”

    The conference rate is available until May 25, 2017 and is $180/night for single occupancy and $140/person/night for double occupancy.

    To make reservations:

    • Visit the reservation website (single occupancy only)
    • Call 800-933-6679 (single or double occupancy)

    For more information, please consult the Preliminary Program.

  5. Registration Fees

    All fees in U.S. currency.

      Early Registration (until April 1, 2017) Regular Registration (after April 1, 2017)
    Physician $450 $500
    Nonphysician (PhD, NP, PA, Nurse, Fellow) $425 $450
    Students and other healthcare professionals $350 $350

    In addition, meal passes are available for a spouse or other guest:

    Guest for dinner Friday night (6/16/2017): $80

    Guest for all conference meals: $350*

    *Does not authorize access to scientific sessions

    Refund Policy

    Registration cancellations or substitutions must be received by mail, fax or email by May 14, 2017. No registration refunds will be granted after that date; however, you may transfer your registration to a colleague. An administration fee of $50.00 will be assessed for cancellations received anytime.

  6. April 1, 2017: Early registration ends.

    May 25, 2017: Deadline to reserve rooms in dedicated hotel block.

    February 4, 2017: Abstract submission deadline. For more information regarding abstract submission, see the Preliminary Program.

  7. Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH
    City of Hope, Duarte, CA

    Jacqueline Casillas, MD, MSHS
    UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

    Giulio D’Angio, MD
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    Lisa Diller, MD
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA

    Luther Gene Folson
    Water Valley, MS

    Melissa Hudson, MD
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

    Grace Powers Monaco, JD
    Medical Care Ombudsman Program, Montross, VA

    Kevin Oeffinger, MD
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

    David Poplack, MD
    Texas Children’s Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

    Leslie Robison, PhD
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

    Charles Sklar, MD
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

    Flora van Leeuwen, PhD
    Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Jeanette Falck Winther, MD
    Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark