APOSW 2019 Conference - Save the Date!

Conference Venue

Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel
Phoenix, Arizona

Conference Goal

To provide a collaborative learning opportunity for pediatric oncology social workers to address the needs of families impacted by childhood cancer.

Abstract Submission

The Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers requests abstracts for intensive, breakout and poster sessions at the 43rd Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona from April 8-10, 2019. The conference theme is Embracing the Diverse Landscape of Pediatric Oncology Social Work. Presentations addressing clinical and research topic areas reflecting this theme are welcome.

Pediatric oncology social work is a specialty discipline committed to enhancing the emotional and physical well-being of children with cancer and their families. Practice is based upon a unique body of knowledge and expertise in the areas of bio-psychosocial care and the impact of life-threatening illness on child development and family life. Pediatric oncology social workers are clinicians, program managers, educators, advocates and researchers who serve as pivotal members of multidisciplinary health care teams. They address not only the needs of childhood cancer patients and their families, but also those of the teams, institutions and the communities in which they practice.

Conference Goal

To provide a collaborative learning opportunity for pediatric oncology social workers to address the needs of families impacted by childhood cancer.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference, participants will be able to:


Explain and apply social work theory, evidence-based practice, interventions, and techniques to address psychosocial care, barriers to care, and programmatic needs of pediatric patients and family members from diagnosis through survivorship.


Describe evidence-based practice to support pediatric cancer patients and their families through discussions of research studies, outcomes, and practice recommendations in the field of pediatric oncology social work.


Identify and discuss the psychosocial needs of children with cancer and their families at end of life including models of compassionate care and bereavement support for grieving families.


Describe opportunities for professional development and leadership in the field of pediatric hematology/oncology and blood/marrow transplantation.

Abstract submission deadline  – Friday, August 31, 2018 (11:59 pM Central Time)

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