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Caring for Kids With Cancer Symposium

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Miami Cancer Institute, Café

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 Symposium​ Overview

This symposium will highlight a spectrum of new developments and innovative advances in current pediatric oncology practice. The faculty — including leading experts from the top local and national cancer care institutions — will review the latest technologies and therapeutic approaches to challenging clinical problems, and will focus on evidence-based approaches to the special physical, emotional and psychological needs of pediatric cancer patients and their families.

Working in partnership to provide the best possible care for the communities they serve, two local leaders in healthcare Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida, the area's largest, non-for-profit healthcare provider, and nonprofit Nicklaus Children's Hospital, part of Nicklaus Children’s Health System​ and the leading provider of children's healthcare services in South Florida – are collaborating to improve healthcare through continuing education.​

Symposium Directors

 ​Doured Daghistani, M.D. and Ziad Khatib, M.D.​​​​​​

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Topics this year.

Topics This Year

  • T-cell Therapy for Pediatric Diseases
  • Neurological Advances in Pediatric Brain Tumors
  • Molecular Classification of Brain Tumors
  • Ewing Sarcoma Update
  • Robotics as and Enhancement to Cancer Surgery in Children
Topics this year.

Who Should Attend

  • Pediatricians
  • Pediatric Oncologists
  • Hematologists/Oncologists
  • Infectious Disease Pediatricians
  • Pediatric General Internists
  • Family Physicians
  • Neonatologists
  • ED Physicians
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Radiation Technologists
  • Dieticians
  • Pharmacists
  • Clinical Lab Personnel
  • All interested healthcare providers who care for children with cancer
Sponsorship & Exhibit Information

Sponsorship & Exhibit Information

On behalf of the symposium directors and the Baptist Health Continuing Medical Education Department we are pleased to invite you and your company to participate as a sponsor and exhibitor at our upcoming event.

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International Attendees

International Attendees

Baptist Health South Florida is pleased to extend a discount to International Healthcare Professionals. Availability of this discount is limited.

Upcoming Courses

Upcoming Courses

Visit our Continuing Medical Education Website for upcoming symposiums, as well as our local conferences and online courses, both available at no charge.

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Agenda

07:30 AM

Registration and Breakfast

Registration and Breakfast

07:50 AM

Welcome and Introductions

Welcome and Introductions

08:00 AM

Immunotherapy in Pediatric Tumors

​Stephen Gottschalk, M.D.​ ​​

Immunotherapy in Pediatric Tumors
​Stephen Gottschalk, M.D.​ ​​

08:45 AM

Robotics as Enhancement to Cancer Surgery in Children

​​​Fuad Alkhoury, M.D.​

Robotics as Enhancement to Cancer Surgery in Children
​​​Fuad Alkhoury, M.D.​

09:10 AM

Questions and Answers

​Stephen Gottschalk, M.D. and Paul A. Meyers, M.D.​

Questions and Answers
​Stephen Gottschalk, M.D. and Paul A. Meyers, M.D.​

09:25 AM

Update on Neurosurgical Advances in Pediatric Tumors

​Toba N. Niazi, M.D.​

Update on Neurosurgical Advances in Pediatric Tumors
​Toba N. Niazi, M.D.​

09:50 AM

Pediatric Nutrition and Oncology

​Dominique Symonette, M.S., RDN​

Pediatric Nutrition and Oncology
​Dominique Symonette, M.S., RDN​

10:15 AM

Questions and Answers

​Toba N. Niazi, M.D. and Dominique Symonette, M.S., RDN​

Questions and Answers
​Toba N. Niazi, M.D. and Dominique Symonette, M.S., RDN​

10:30 AM

Break and Visit Exhibits

Break and Visit Exhibits

10:50 AM

Molecular Classification of Brain Tumors

​Michael D. Taylor, M.D., Ph.D.​

Molecular Classification of Brain Tumors
​Michael D. Taylor, M.D., Ph.D.​

11:35 AM

CAR T-Cells for Solid Tumors: What Are the Challenges?

​Stephen Gottschalk, M.D.​

CAR T-Cells for Solid Tumors: What Are the Challenges?
​Stephen Gottschalk, M.D.​

12:00 PM

Questions and Answers

​Michael D. Taylor, M.D., Ph.D. and Paul A. Meyers, M.D.​

Questions and Answers
​Michael D. Taylor, M.D., Ph.D. and Paul A. Meyers, M.D.​

12:15 PM

Break and Exhibits

Break and Exhibits

12:35 PM

Ewing Sarcoma Update

​Paul A. Meyers, M.D.​

Ewing Sarcoma Update
​Paul A. Meyers, M.D.​

01:00 PM

Managing Treatment Side Effects and Maintaining Proper Nutrition

​Dominique Symonette, M.S., RDN​

Managing Treatment Side Effects and Maintaining Proper Nutrition
​Dominique Symonette, M.S., RDN​

01:25 PM

Osteosarcoma Update

​Paul A. Meyers, M.D.​

Osteosarcoma Update
​Paul A. Meyers, M.D.​

01:50 PM

Questions and Answers

​Paul A. Meyers, M.D., Toba N. Niazi, M.D. and Dominique Symonette, M.S., RDN​

Questions and Answers
​Paul A. Meyers, M.D., Toba N. Niazi, M.D. and Dominique Symonette, M.S., RDN​

02:05 PM

Adjourn

Adjourn

Faculty

Doured Daghistani, M.D.

Doured Daghistani, M.D.

Symposium Director
Hematology/Oncology
Baptist, Homestead, South Miami Hospitals
Miami, Florida​

Ziad Khatib, M.D.

Ziad Khatib, M.D.

Symposium Director
Director of Medical Neuro-Oncology
Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Florida International University
Kidz Medical Services
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida​

Fuad Alkhoury, M.D.

Fuad Alkhoury, M.D.

Director, Neonatal General Surgery
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami Associates in Pediatric Surgery, P.A.​

Stephen Gottschalk, M.D.

Stephen Gottschalk, M.D.

Chair, Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy
Endowed Chair in Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy
St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
Memphis, Tennessee​

Paul A. Meyers, M.D.

Paul A. Meyers, M.D.

Pediatric Oncologist
Chief of Sarcoma Service
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs
Memorial Sloan Kettering
New York, New York

Toba N. Niazi, M.D.

Toba N. Niazi, M.D.

Pediatric Neurosurgeon
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida

Dominique Symonette, M.S., RDN. LDN, CNSC

Dominique Symonette, M.S., RDN. LDN, CNSC

Clinical Nutrition Specialist
Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

Michael D. Taylor M.D., Ph.D.

Michael D. Taylor M.D., Ph.D.

Staff Neurosurgeon, Hospital for Sick Children
Professor, Department of Surgery and,
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario Canada

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Symposium Registration

Registration Fees

2019 Rates
Physicians (M.D., D.O., Psy.D., Ph.D.) $35
Other Healthcare Professionals $35
Baptist Health Employees $35
Fellows/Residents​ ​$35

​Registration fee includes continental breakfast,  breaks and lunch.​


The following options are available to expedite your symposium registrations:

Mail registration with check payment only to
Baptist Health CME Department, 
8900 North Kendall Drive, 
Miami, Florida 33176.

​Registration Form

Register online (Master Card, Visa, American Express)

NOTE: Credit card payment will not be accepted over the phone. Registration Online​


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Guest Attendance Policy

All symposium activities (including educational sessions, meal functions, exhibit hall, etc.) are exclusively reserved for registered symposium attendees. Non-registered guests (including children, family members, colleagues, etc.) ​are not allowed in the symposium areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.

  

 In consideration of the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact us to determine your special service requirements.​


Cancelation Policy
Changes may occur that are beyond our control. In the unforeseen event the symposium is canceled, Baptist Health will refund attendees the entire amount of their registration fees. If you are traveling from outside of the area, we strongly suggest purchasing travel insurance.

Cancellations must be received by October 4, 2019 to receive a refund of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee. Registration fees are not refundable after October 4, 2019. ​​

 

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Location & Parking

Location & Parking
Miami Cancer Institute is Florida's only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance and the only cancer center in the world to offer all of the latest radiation therapy modalities in one place. Miami Cancer Institute forges new ground in cancer treatment, clinical expertise, research and discovery to pave the way for personalized care delivered with the heart of Baptist Health. As South Florida’s world-class healthcare organization, Baptist Health offers an extensive range of medical, surgical and technological services — including weight-loss surgery, pediatrics, addiction treatment and cancer care — provided by renowned physicians. Among our Centers of Excellence are Baptist Health Center for Robotic Surgery; Baptist Health Neuroscience Center; Miami Cancer Institute; Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute and Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute.

Parking: The special event parking garage will be open behind the Miami Cancer Institute.
Approach from SW 88 Street (Kendall Drive).​​
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Contact Us

To help us serve you better, please fill out the form below completely.

To expedite your request, you can contact us directly by phone at 78​6-596-2398.

You may also mail your request to:

Continuing Medical Education Department
Baptist Health South Florida​
8900 N. Kendall Drive​
Miami, Florida 33176

 

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