Advancing Pediatric Psychosocial Oncology Care

The Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers is a group of passionate professionals focused on enhancing the lives of children with cancer and blood disorders and the families who care for them. We accomplish this 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 professional who shares in the APOSW mission, join us.

Areas of Focus


APOSW strives to promote research and policies to improve the care of children and adolescents with cancer. APOSW is a member of Alliance for Childhood Cancer and represents the discipline of pediatric oncology social work within the Children’s Oncology Group.

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APOSW includes social workers and allied health professionals working in hospitals, clinics, educational institutions, private practice and non-profit organizations.

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Professional Development

APOSW provides ongoing education and professional development opportunities to the pediatric oncology social work community through national conferences, a quarterly newsletter, and participation in teleconferences and webinars.

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2020 Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers Conference!


The APOSW 43rd Annual Conference

was held April 8-10, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ

     2019 Conference Brochure

    Online Conference Schedule and Handouts
    (available to APOSW members in the member section)

    More Conference Information

Thank you to our 2019 Conference Sponsors

What’s New!

TIME TO RENEW! 2020 Membership
(expires December 31, 2020)

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

Check out the benefits of joining APOSW. Join or renew your membership now.

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