Advancing Pediatric Psychosocial Care

APOSW at work

APOSW is a group of passionate, professional oncology social workers. Our efforts are focused on enhancing the lives of children with cancer and blood disorders and the families who care for them.  We accomplish our mission by advancing pediatric psychosocial oncology care through clinical social work practice, research, advocacy, education, and program development.

If you are a pediatric oncology social worker or a non social work professional who shares in the APOSW mission, we cordially invite you to join us.

APOSW 2014 Conference

Conference Brochure and Registration (PDF)

Online Conference Registration is now open! (credit cards only) Register here

Conference Handouts are now available

Guests may call 800.321.2211 and reference the PEDS-APOSW Overflow Room Block at the Courtyard Philadelphia South at The Navy Yard by Marriott to make their reservations at the group rate.  They may also book directly online by the link below:
Book your group rate: PEDS-APSOW Overflow Room Block >>

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886400741-2450) for 21 Social Work continuing education contact hours.

Click here for more conference information

We would like to express a special thank you to our 2014
Conference Sponsors:

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National Marrow Donor Program


Iron Matt - The Matthew Larson Foundation
PennState Hershey - Childrens Hospital
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Cancer Center


Childrens Brain Tumor Foundation
Childhood Leukemia Foundation
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Nemours - Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Patients & Families

What’s New!

Call for Nominations for APOSW Social Worker of the Year (PDF)

Apply for APOSW’s membership or renew your current APOSW membership with the NEW secure
Online Membership Application form!

ExCEL in Social Work
cellence in Cancer Education & Leadership

ExCEL strives to improve the delivery of psychosocial-spiritual care for oncology patients through an innovative social work-specific educational program.  ExCEL is a collaborative partnership between the City of Hope, the Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) and the Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers (APOSW).  A pre-conference to the APOSW annual meeting will address critical aspects of quality care while encouraging oncology social workers to meet and exceed the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) 2008 Report - "Cancer Care for the Whole Patient: Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs."  To learn more >>

Upcoming Events!

Save The Date
If you haven't already, mark your calendars for the 7th Annual OMG! Cancer Summit for Young Adults, taking place at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, April 24th - April 27th, 2014. The OMG Summit is the premier event for young adults impacted by cancer and the one and only event talking directly to young adults, their family and their friends.

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APOSW works with the following organizations to advance psychosocial care for children with cancer and blood disorders.

Alliance for Childhood Cancer


Childrens Oncology Group


ExCEL in Social Work: Excellence in Cancer Education & Leadership
ExCEL in Social Work strives to improve the delivery of psychosocial-spiritual care for oncology patients through an innovative oncology social work-specific program.

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