Cancer and Blood Diseases Center
Rounds and conferences
There are a large number of weekly conferences and rounds on a variety of topics. Fellows are expected to attend conferences that are specific to a service during their rotations on that service and are invited to attend at other times. A few conferences (Hematology Teaching Conf., Oncology Lecture Series, Pediatric Oncology Conf., and Tumor Board) are regularly attended by most or all fellows.
Bone Tumor (Musculoskeletal) Conference (Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., every other week) - Interdisciplinary conference involving surgeons, oncologists and radiologists. Active patients with musculoskeletal tumors are presented, and diagnostic and management issues discussed.
Brain Tumor Clinic Conference (Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m.) - Patients to be seen that day are discussed by a multi-disciplinary team, including neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, psychosocial clinicians, neuropsychologists and physical therapists. Fellows are urged to participate if one of their patients is attending the clinic that day.
Children's Hospital Medical Grand Rounds (Wednesdays, 12-1 p.m.)
Hematologic Malignancy Conference (every other Thursday, 3-4 p.m.) - A review of data, including bone marrows, other pathology and radiographic information, that relates to active patients with hematologic malignancies, with discussion about their course and decision-making.
Hematology Ambulatory Conference (Thursdays, 1-2 p.m.) - Hematology care providers, including the first year fellow during his/her hematology rotations, present patients seen during the prior week in hematology clinic.
Hematology Grand Rounds (Fridays, 8:15-9:15 a.m.) - A review and discussion of the patients followed by the hematology service is led by the fellow on the inpatient hematology rotation. Many upper year fellows also attend. Current articles from the hematology literature are also reviewed.
Hematology/Oncology Research Conference (Thursdays, 4-5 p.m.)- Boston Children's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators present their research. Fellows are encouraged to attend.
Hematology/Oncology Teaching Conference (Mondays and Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m.) - A case-based seminar on a wide range of hematology and oncology topics. For all first year fellows. Includes a series of sessions at the beginning of the year on the analysis of peripheral blood and bone marrow slides.
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Conference (Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m.)- Issues in transplantation are presented by experts in the field.
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Intake Rounds (Mondays, 2-3 p.m.) - New patients referred to the transplant service are reviewed.
Neuroradiology Conference (Thursdays, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.) - Patients with brain tumors are discussed during this multidisciplinary conference.
Oncology Post-Clinic Conference (Daily, 1-2 p.m.) - Each oncology care provider presents for review the patients seen by him/her that day. Fellows attend weekly on their assigned day for outpatient oncology clinic.
Pediatric Oncology Conference (Mondays, 4-5 p.m.) - Protocols, staff, institution and patient care issues are discussed.
Solid Tumor/Lymphoma Conference (Tuesdays, 12-1 p.m.) - Active patients with solid tumors and lymphomas are reviewed, and diagnosis and management issues discussed, in this multidisciplinary radiology conference.
Translational Research Conference (selected Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.) -Lab scientists and clinicians from the program review recent publications, discuss current studies within the department, and/or discuss upcoming therapeutic protocols, with the goal of bringing basic science and clinical practice together.
Tumor Board (selected Mondays, 5-6 p.m.) First year fellows conduct a review of the literature, and lead a multidisciplinary discussion, on a topic of clinical oncology. Usually, this conference is inspired by one of the presenter's patients or clinical experiences. In general, all first year fellows attend. Upper-year fellows and oncology staff also attend.