Paediatric Oncology International Network for Training and Education

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Find out more about the SIOP Global mapping survey at SIOP Lyon

We will be presenting at SIOP Lyon. – “SIOP Global Mapping – what we have learnt so far?”. 11.50 – 12.50. Product Theatre session. Oct 24th. Come along and hear how we are surveying health care professionals and building up a detailed picture of paediatric oncology services and facilities across the world.


Cancer POINTE at SIOP Lyon

We will be in SIOP Lyon. Come and say hello and find out how we can help you promote your PODC events, conferences, training courses and materials etc.Look out for the best freebie at Lyon - a pen that lights up. We will be having one of our meetings at the SIOP Lyon Fun Run.


SIOP Global Mapping - Latin America

We are really excited that the SIOP Global Map has moved onto the next stage. We are now surveying Latin America. click here to take the survey. https://siop-online.org/globalmapping/. Help us build up a detailed picture of paediatric oncology services and facilities across the world. See us talk about this at SIOP.


We need you

The SIOP PODC Education and Training working group exists to promote global childhood cancer education. The primary way the group has achieved this is through the Cancer POINTE project (https://cancerpointe.com). Our aim is to help paediatric oncology clinicians and health care professionals working in low resource settings. Our activities include:

  • Publicise training courses, conferences and events
  • Provide access to experts
  • Publish documents including adapted treatment regiments
  • Provide information for nurses

We are looking for a new co-chair, someone that:

  • Is a clinician or a health care professional from a Low or Middle Income Country
  • Has energy and enthusiasm
  • Has ideas on how this working group and SIOP can help clinicians and SIOP members from low resources settings

You will need to be a SIOP member to take on this role, and experience working in one of the SIOP working groups would be helpful but is not essential.

Please get in touch if you are interested, we want to hear from you. Please email info@cancerpointe.com for more information. We will also be at SIOP Lyon.

Welcome to POINTE:

Paediatric Oncology International Network for Training and Education  

Promoting global childhood cancer education

POINTE connects healthcare workers from resource-limited setting with resources to enhance the care of paediatric cancer patients world.

POINTE provides a variety of resources related to educating and training the medical professional:

  • A database of education and training opportunities from many different countries
  • A list of international cancer experts available for consultation
  • A variety of educational documents for patients and providers
  • A map of twinning programs around the world
  • Information about the joint project between SIOP and POINTE to map pediatric oncology resources around the world

Our offerings are updated regularly, so check back often for more resources!

POINTE is a project from the International Society of Pediatric Oncology, Pediatric Oncology in Developing Countries: Education and Training Working Group

Click here to take the SIOP global mapping survey

We would like to invite you to join an exciting initiative, the SIOP Global Mapping of Paediatric Oncology Services.

The main objective of this effort is to collect information via a survey on the current landscape of paediatric oncology services around the world, and the resources available in each individual country.

The survey includes questions regarding your practice and environment and should take less than 10 minutes of your time.

The global mapping project would not be possible without the generous assistance from My Child Matters -  Sanofi Espoir Foundation


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What’s New?

Online training – Essential Orientation to Pediatric Hematology/oncology Nursing from St. Jude Global

Two Nursing models from St. Jude Global’s Global Nursing Program. 1. Nursing Assessments, includes content, videos and other tools for comprehensive pediatric nursing assessment and documentation, including communication of abnormal findings. 2. Overview of Childhood Cancer and Treatment, includes content that describes the basis of childhood cancer, an overview of the presentation and treatment of the […]

Emirates Oncology Conference (EOC) in UAE Nov 2019

Emirates Oncology Conference (EOC) annual event in UAE hosted by Tawam Hospital (in affiliation with John Hopkins Medicine). There is one half day session dedicated for Paediatric Oncology, one plenary session by Dr. Scott Howard.  Download the spreadsheet from Training or see https://tawameoc.ae/  

New expert (Dietitian) added to Find an Expert program

Dietitian Erin Gordon, MS, RD, LDN, CDE has joined the expert program. Erin Gordon is a Clinical Nutrition Specialist II (Dietitian) and is available for Virtual mentoring (email, phone, video); editing abstracts; providing patient advice as appropriate. See Experts or download the spreadsheet.

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Questions? Have a resource to share?
Contact us: info@cancerpointe.com