Pediatric Hematology/Oncology CME

Friday, October 4, 2013
8:00am - 3:30pm
Weill Cornell Medical College
Griffis Faculty Club
1300 York Avenue (at E. 69th Street)
New York, NY 10065


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A thorough understanding of the pathophysiology of cytopenias and the other common disorders presented in this course, as well as knowledge of newer tests and their interpretations, are all essential to accurate diagnosis.The goal of this activity, therefore, is to refresh the general pediatric practitioner on the approach to children with common problems related to the blood. Updates will be provided on the newer tests available to the practitioner and their interpretation.The course also will provide clear algorithms of a basic workup for commonly seen problems like anemia, other cytopenias, and possible bleeding and clotting disorders and suggest a paradigm for when to suspect an occult malignancy, and when a referral should be made to the hematologist/oncologist


8:20am - 8:30am WELCOME
8:30am - 9:15am Approach to the Child with Bleeding—What to Worry About
Catherine McGuinn, MD
9:15am - 10:00am Petechiae and Purpura—Update on Thrombocytopenia
W. Beau Mitchell, MD
10:00am - 10:15am COFFEE BREAK
10:15am - 11:00am Childhood Anemias, a Focus on Iron Deficiency
Sujit Sheth, MDD
11:00am - 11:45am Thalassemia and Sickle Cell—the Trait and the Disease
Patricia J. Giardina, MD
11:45am - 12:00pm Morning Session Q & A
12:00pm - 1:00pm LUNCH
1:00pm - 1:45pm Neutropenia and Pancytopenia—When to Worry about Leukemia
Alexander Aledo, MD
1:45pm - 2:30pm Adenopathy, Hepatosplenomegaly—When to Suspect Cancer
Lisa G. Roth, MD
2:30pm - 3:00pm Update on Clotting Issues
Nicole Kucine, MD
3:00pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Session Q&A and Closing

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