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.


2020 Association of Pediatric Oncology
Social Workers Conference

APOSW 44th Annual ConferenceApril 27-29, 2020
Brooklyn, New York

Pediatric Oncology Social Workers Bridging Medicine and Humanity

2020 Conference Flyer

Online Abstract Submissions are closed. Thank you to all who submitted.

APOSW Conference Prospectus




2019 Association of Pediatric Oncology
Social Workers Conference

APOSW 43rd Annual ConferenceApril 8-10, 2019
Phoenix, Arizona

2019 Conference Brochure

2019 Conference Prospectus

Online Conference Schedule & Handouts
available on the APOSW member website

Click here for more conference information




        We would like to express a special thank you to our 2019
         Conference Sponsors:

         GOLD LEVEL

The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation

The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation

Phoenix Children's Hospital, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders



National Marrow Donor Program - Be the Match



Children's Brain Tumor Foundation
Live Like Lukas

                         Patients & Families

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TIME TO RENEW!  2019 Membership
(expires December 31, 2019)

Why wait to join APOSW?  Join now for the remainder of 2019 for a discounted price!

Do you want to save money? Why worry about renewing every year, when you can renew for 2 or 3 years at a time!

Use the APOSW secure
Online Membership Application form
(credit cards only)

SIOP 2019

51th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology
October 23-26, 2019
Lyon, France

Whether you are a researcher, a healthcare practitioner, or a family member, SIOP 2019 is the best place to learn about and discuss the latest breakthroughs in the field of Paediatric Oncology.

Take part in the scientific programme and share your research with the world. Review the abstract topics and submit yours today.

There are also the following scholarship and award opportunities: (i) SIOP Scholarship, (ii) SIOP Nursing Scholarship, (iii) SIOP Young Investigator Award

Abstract and Application Deadlines: April 2, 2019.

Join the global community striving towards where no child should die of cancer.

2019 Social Worker Awards • Call for Nominations
Download nominations form (PDF)
(Deadline February 28, 2019)

POPPI Newsletter (Issue 2) (PDF)
POPPI Newsletter
(Issue 1) (PDF)
Pediatric Psychosocial Oncology Professionals/Providers International

Preview: Summer 2018 Newsletter
Join APOSW for full access to current and past newsletters.

Research opportunity: Seeking Participants to Help Inform Hospice/Palliative Social Work
For more information and to participate, visit:

2017 APOSW Position Statement for
Universal Health Coverage/Access to Affordable Care/Palliative Care/Psychosocial Care (PDF)

Proposal to Host APOSW Conference
Download application here (Word .docx)

New employment opportunities in pediatric oncology social work

Download the Houston Tyler Rothschild 2019 Scholarship Application (PDF)

For more information, click here.

To support the Houston Tyler Rothschild Scholarship Fund please donate here:



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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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