The University of Florida Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Division provides significant opportunities for further education through the use of regularly scheduled conference and lectures.
- Clinical Conference – Weekly meeting during which patients on the inpatient are reviewed and the service is handed over to the incoming fellow and/or attending. The on-call weekend team is expected to present. The outpatient schedule for the week is reviewed. Fellows are expected to review the schedule on their continuity clinic day. Meeting is an opportunity to discuss pertinent details of patient care with the entire division.
- Inpatient ward rounds – The fellow on service will be expected to lead inpatient rounds with pediatric residents and medical students. Attending will be available to assist but fellow is primarily responsible for teaching.
- Journal Club/Fellows Conference – Weekly educational meeting that will cover core pediatric hematology oncology topics and current research in the field. There is a rotating schedule of fellows and attending’s for presentation during this meeting.
- Core Curriculum — The core curriculum lectures address topics in the content outlined for your Pediatric Hematology Oncology Board Certification exam. It is expected that these lectures will guide fellows in preparation for specialty boards at the end of fellowship.
- Pediatric Tumor Board – Biweekly tumor board will review interesting patients. Fellows will be primarily responsible for presenting the clinical courses of select patients. Chemotherapy protocols will be reviewed in the context of clinical cases. Pediatric surgery, pathology, and radiology participate in this conference.
- Pathology Conference – Conferences will expose our fellows to Hematopathology topics in both pediatric and adult hematology-oncology. These will supplement the Hematopathology subspecialty rotation.
- HemePath Conference– Cases are presented in conjunction with adult hematology-oncology fellows in order for interesting cases to be shared. These conferences are organized by the Hematopathology department. Fellows have the opportunity to present and discuss cases of their choice.
- Research Conference – Conferences designed to give fellows internal opportunities to discuss their research efforts and receive feedback from members of the Department of Pediatrics and the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology. These conferences provide fellows with practice presenting research for national and international conferences.
- Morbidity and Mortality Conference – Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) conferences are an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) mandated educational series that occur regularly at all institutions that have training programs. These conferences focus on learning from medical errors, complications, and unanticipated outcomes. Fellows present cases of their choice with the support of an attending.
- Pediatric Grand Rounds – Fellows are expected to attend Pediatric Grand Rounds. Topics may vary, with a focus on pediatrics and pediatric subspecialties. The university frequently hosts guest lecturers from outside institutions. These lectures occur weekly. Fellows and attending’s who present are eligible to claim CME credits.
- Pediatric Palliative Care Conference – Multi-disciplinary meetings held in conjunction with the Palliative Care, Neuropsychology, Psychiatry, Social Work, Child Life, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Streetlight, and Oncology Pharmacy teams. These conferences will focus on palliative care and treatment goals for patients. Fellows have the opportunity to present patients of their choice. These meetings occur biweekly.
- Sarcoma Tumor Board
- Brain Tumor Board – Neurooncology tumor board occurs weekly in conjunction with the adult Cancer Center team, Radiation Oncology, Neurosurgery, and Neuropathology teams. Pediatric brain tumor patients may be presented by the fellow or by the neurooncology attending’s. The goal of this conference is to discuss and coordinate patient care among teams.
- BMT Lecture Series – Organized by the Cancer Center, the BMT lecture series focuses on both clinical and research educational topics in adult and pediatric bone marrow transplantation. The Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation team has a separate lecture series that occurs within our division in which fellows and attending’s present topics specific to pediatric bone marrow transplant.