Conferences, Tumor Boards, Seminars and Teaching Sessions

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Regular interactive and didactic conferences are an integral part of the training program. There are five major weekly teaching conferences and one bi-weekly conference.

  • Tumor Board and Problem Case Conference — This is a multidisciplinary conference involving oncologists, radiologists, surgeons, pathologists, and radiation oncologists, as well as nurses, research scientists and trainees. The conference focuses on clinical and laboratory features of a spectrum of cases seen by staff throughout the year. Fellows assume a major role in presenting and moderating case discussions.
  • Neuro-Oncology Tumor Board — This is a multidisciplinary conference involving neurooncologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, radiologists, and pathologists. They discuss issues regarding central and peripheral nervous system tumors seen by the Cancer Center staff.
  • Hematology Case Conference — Disorders of erythrocytes, leucocytes, platelets, and the coagulation systems comprise the topics for this conference. New cases presented to the service are reviewed for evaluation and management recommendations. Once a month, there is a formal conference regarding laboratory and clinical aspects of coagulation disorders.
  • Research Seminar — This lecture series involves formal presentations by clinical and laboratory research scientists from many disciplines and areas of research. Local, national and international speakers are invited to present their work. At the end of their third year, senior fellows present their research projects in this setting.
  • Bone Marrow Transplant Case Conference — Bone Marrow Transplant inpatients/outpatients and new patients are presented and discussed. A formal presentation on selected topics given by Fellows on the Bone Marrow Transplant Services at Texas Children's' Hospital and The Methodist Hospitals follows. The presentations are generally case-based or retrospective reviews and include overviews of the relevant recent literature pertaining to the field of BMT. In addition, invited international and local faculty members present their transplant-related research.

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