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1 ASPHO Review Course February 6 – 8, 2009 Dallas, Texas February 6 – 8, 2009 Dallas, Texas

2 ASPHO Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Review Course The worlds largest society of pediatric hematology- oncology specialists (1,571 members as of December 2008) Founded in 1981 Missions: Education, research, advocacy, and patient care Annual Meeting (San Diego, April 22-25, 2009) Societys Journal: Pediatric Blood and Cancer Other features: Website, ASPHO eNews, ASPHO Forum, committees, and working groups A Few Words About ASPHO

3 ASPHO Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Review Course Existing reputation as a leader in education Opportunity to further expand ASPHOs role in training, education, and advocacy Mechanism to provide CME credits to members and other attendees Offer members preparation for ABP subboard certifying examination and maintenance of certification Financial benefits to Society Why Sponsor a Review Course?

4 ASPHO Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fourth Review Course Course Director: George R. Buchanan, M.D. Course Planning Committee: Thomas C. Abshire, MD Brigitta U. Mueller, MD Kenneth J. Cohen, MD, MBA James H. Feusner, MD Ellis J. Neufeld, MD, PhD David O. Walterhouse, MD ASPHO Certification and Continuing Education Committee ASPHO Staff

5 ASPHO Pediatric Hematology- Oncology Review Course – 2009 Develop comprehensive course reviewing entire spectrum of pediatric hematology and oncology Offer during 2 1/2- to 3-day course in central location 6 to 8 weeks prior to subboard certifying examination Assist with preparation for initial certifying examination or maintenance of certification, CME credits, and/or general update Identify speakers who are ASPHO members as well as experts in their fields to share their expertise Goals

6 ASPHO Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Review Course Twenty-two 55-minute talks providing broad overviews of subject Coverage of topics listed in ABP content outline for hematology-oncology Hard copies of slides for syllabus Two peripheral blood and marrow review sessions Practice Subboard multiple choice questions Access to recordings of presentations online after the course Speakers and Presentations

7 Fourth Biennial ASPHO Review Course Eleven new speakers New and improved multiple choice questions, including explanation of correct answer Increased focus on covering content specifications in ABP content outline ASPHO now accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians Whats New This Time

8 The Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Subboard Certifying Examination Requirements for Board Certification Medical license Certification in General Pediatrics Fellowship in ACGME-accredited program Passing score on subboard examination Offered every 2 years Closed book and proctored 4 1/2-hour time limit Next given on Monday, March 30, 2009

9 The Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Subboard Examination Written by hematology-oncology subboard members (n=7; serve 6-year term), with suggestions made by diplomates Approximately 230 multiple-choice questions Each question tests knowledge bite from ABP content outline Stem (background and question) and 4 or (usually) 5 choices Examination Questions

10 The Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Subboard Examination Only one correct answer No double negative or trick questions Careful statistical analysis performed on each question Aim to test knowledge and clinical concepts, not facts Examination Questions

11 Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Certifying Examination I. Erythrocytes, Hemoglobin, Iron Metabolism 20.0 II. Leukocytes 5.0 III. Hemostasis 18.0 IV. Pediatric Transfusion Medicine 8.0 V. Pediatric Oncology 35.0 VI. Immunologic Abnormalities 5.0 VII. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation 7.0 VIII. Research Methods 2.0 Approximate Percent of examination

12 ABP Program for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Formerly called recertification Required for certificate holders whose first certificate was granted after 1988 Requirement for secure proctored examination in testing center adopted in 2003 Currently 7 year cycle –Those certifying in 2010 and beyond will have 5 year cycles and enter the new MOC program

13 ABP Program for Maintenance of Certification 1.Evidence of professional standing (license) 2.Evidence of lifelong learning and self assessment (current literature in the specialty including multiple- choice questions) 3.Evidence of medical knowledge (proctored examination) 4.Commitment to quality improvement (patient surveys & quality improvement exercises) Four Parts

14 ASPHO Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Review Course Registration desk Continental breakfasts Lunches Friday evening reception AmenitiesAmenities

15 ASPHO Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Review Course Overall course content Time, location, and format of course Individual speakers Syllabus and multiple-choice questions Value in certifying examination preparation Suggestions for future courses Evaluation


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