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Educational Conferences

Yale University has a great tradition of education, and fellowship training is one of the most important missions of our section. Our program has many educational conferences, and fellows have additional opportunities to participate in numerous conferences offered at Yale.

Our section conferences are planned to enhance knowledge of pediatric hematology and oncology. Weekly departmental conferences are aimed to provide broader knowledge of pediatrics and scholarly activity. Fellows are also encouraged to attend regional and national fellows' conferences, and national meetings of organizations where they present the results of their research.

Departmental Fellows Conference

Mondays 12 pm

This conference covers core scholarly activities for all fellows in the department of pediatrics. Topics such as writing a grant/ abstract, critically appraising the literature, professionalism, and ethics are covered. Senior fellows present their research projects and are able to receive feedback from attendings from across the department.

Section Didactic Conference

Fridays 12-1 pm

Fellows and faculty present various topics, with a focus on those that will be important to care for children with a broad range of hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplant conditions, as well as prepare trainees for the Hematology and Oncology Sub-Specialty Board Examination. In addition to section faculty, visiting faculty members from various areas including surgery, radiology, laboratory medicine, radiation oncology, fertility, and palliative care also present on topics relevant to the care of pediatric hematology and oncology patients. Board review sessions are also conducted to prepare fellows for board certification.

Tumor Board

Thursdays 4-5 pm

A pediatric tumor board is held weekly to discuss new and relapsed patients with a large multidisciplinary team including oncologists, radiologist, pathologist, radiation oncologists and surgeons. Being a part of a large cancer center, many adolescent and young adult patients are also presented at the specialized disease specific tumor boards such as sarcoma, leukemia/lymphoma, neuro-oncology, and genitourinary tumor boards.

Clinical Trials Conference

Fridays 1-2 pm

During this conference, clinical trials are discussed, and any new amendments are highlighted.

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Wednesdays 12 pm

This conference covers core topics in pediatrics and pediatric subspecialties, as well as cutting-edge research and best practices in clinical medicine. Speakers in these sessions are invited guest lecturers from across the country, as well as members of the Yale faculty.