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Educational Activities

To further the professional development of our fellows, our Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program has a comprehensive conference series that covers a variety of clinical, research, and educational topics pertinent to the practice of pediatric hematology/oncology.

The Department of Pediatrics hosts a variety of conferences and meetings which enhance clinical and research training, meet ABP and ACGME requirements, and give our fellows an opportunity to interact with well-established clinicians and researchers, both internal and external to URMC.


Pediatric Hematology/Oncology CME Conference

Dr. Akua Asante, Fellow

  Dr. Akua Asante, Fellow

Twice monthly

This conference provides a forum for the review of current research at URMC, as well as recently published journal articles. Each fellow presents 1-2 times per year.

Core Content Series


This series provides information addressing key areas of board-related content areas. Working with a faculty member, each fellow presents 4 times per year.

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Patient Care Conference


The division’s care team gathers to discuss the status and care plans of patients currently on the pediatric hematology/oncology service. Once every three weeks, each fellow gives a 5-10 minute case presentation on pathophysiology, diagnosis, or treatment of patients they have treated.

Pediatric Tumor Board


Second and third year fellows organize this conference and present cases related to patients with pediatric tumors. Fellows work closely with faculty to prepare their clinical presentation and report on the progress and management of the patients presented.

Fellows' Board Review Conference


Fellows meet with faculty members weekly to review a variety of PHO board topics.


Cancer Center Grand Rounds

Twice monthly during academic year

This series features invited speakers from inside and outside URMC who speak on current research or standards of care for oncology patients. Fellows attend as schedule permits and when topics are relevant to pediatric oncology.

Experimental Hematology Program Seminars

Monthly during academic year

Seminars in this series focus on current research at URMC. Fellows participating in scholarly work in adult hematology present their work annually.

Myeloid Leukemia Conference

Twice monthly

Fellows attend this multidisciplinary conference attended by members of oncology, pediatric hematology/oncology, and pathology disciplines. Discussion surrounds the clinical and pathological features of recently diagnosed cases of myeloid leukemia.

BMT New Patient Conference


Oncology, pediatric hematology/oncology, and nursing staff meet to develop treatment plans for patients currently under consideration for bone marrow transplant procedures.

Pediatric BMT Conference


Clinical team members including attendings, physician assistants, and fellows discuss the status of current and proposed patients for bone marrow transplant.

Comprehensive Pediatric Brain Tumor Clinic Conference

Twice monthly

This multidisciplinary conference brings together members of neurosurgery, pediatric hematology/oncology and radiation oncology to examine the treatment and status of children requiring treatment for brain tumors. Fellows present cases and contribute to the discussion regarding patient management.