2022 Caring for Kids with Cancer Symposium

April 22, 2022

Live Virtual Symposium
April 22, 2022 | 3.25 Cat. 1

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This symposium will focus on incorporating individual cancer genetic make-up with pathological diagnosis. 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.

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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, not-for-profit healthcare provider, and nonprofit Nicklaus Children's Hospital, the leading provider of children's healthcare services in South Florida – are collaborating to improve healthcare through continuing education.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this symposium, participants should be better able to:

  • Implementing genomic profile for pediatric cancer treatment.  
  • Implementing gene therapy to treat blood disorders.

Who Should Attend

Pediatricians, Pediatric Oncologists, Hematologists/Oncologists, Infectious Disease Pediatricians, Pediatric General Internists, Family Physicians, Neonatologists, ED Physicians, Psychiatrists, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Pharmacists and techs and all interested healthcare providers who care for children with cancer.

Registration and Fees

Event date: April 22, 2022

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Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.25 General certificate of attendance
  • 3.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 3.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 3.25 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 3.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/22/2022 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
04/22/2022 - 12:30pm EDT

Friday, April 22, 2022 - 3.25 Cat. 1

8:00 - 8:05 a.m.Welcome and Introductions
Doured Daghistani, M.D.
8:05 - 8:50 a.m.Pediatric Precision Oncology
Theodore W. Laetsch, M.D.
8:50 - 9:00 a.m.Questions and Answers
9:00 - 9:20 a.m.CRISPR- Cas9 For Gene Editing for Sickle Cell Disease B-Thalassemia
Haydar Frangoul, M.D.
9:20 - 9:40 a.m.Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors in Pediatric Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Richard Aplenc, M.D., Ph.D.
9:40 - 10:00 a.m.Panel Discussion with Questions and Answers
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.Break and Visit Exhibits
10:15 - 10:35 a.m.Neuropsychological Late Effect of Pediatric Cancer: Characterization Assessment and Intervention
Kristina K. Hardy, Ph.D.
10:35 - 10:55 a.m.Targeted Therapy for Vascular Malformations in Children
Ziad Khatib, M.D.
10:55 - 11:15 a.m.Panel Discussion with Questions and Answers
11:15 – 11:25 a.m.Closing Remarks
Doured Daghistani, M.D.
11:25 a.m.Adjourn

NOTE: Schedule subject to change.

Symposium Directors

imageDoured Daghistani, M.D.
Symposium Director
Baptist, Homestead, South Miami Hospitals
Miami, Florida 
imageZiad Khatib, M.D.
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


imageRichard Aplenc, M.D., Ph.D.
Attending Physician
Assistant Vice President and Chief Clinical Research Officer
Mai and Harry F. West Endowed Chair in Pediatric Research
Principal Investigators
Professor of Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
imageHaydar Frangoul, M.D.
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
TriStar Centennial Medical Center
Nashville, TN
imageKristina K. Hardy, Ph.D.
Pediatric Psychologist, Neuropsychology
Children’s National Hospital
Associate Professor
Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
George Washington University School of Medicine
Washington, DC
imageTheodore W. Laetsch, M.D.
Associate Professor
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Disclosures And Resolution Of Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer


Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for credit hours, CE Broker Course #20-902053, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.

This activity has also been approved for 3 credits for Nursing, 3.25 credits for Pharmacy and Pharmacy Techs and, 3 credits for Respiratory Therapists (direct delivery). Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) accepts CEs accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCB for further guidelines.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


Baptist Health South Florida presents this CME activity for use by healthcare professionals for educational purposes only. Opinions, perspectives and information presented by the faculty represent their ideas and views, and participants should carefully consider all available scientific data before acting on knowledge gained through this activity. Additionally, participants should consult the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approved uses prior to prescribing medications or utilizing medical devices discussed in this activity.

While Baptist Health makes reasonable efforts to ensure that accurate information is presented, no warranty, expressed or implied, is offered. Participants should rely on their own clinical judgment, knowledge and experience before applying information acquired to their professional use.

Available Credit

  • 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.25 General certificate of attendance
  • 3.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 3.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 3.25 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 3.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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