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Congratulations to Nancy Barbach who was co-author of an article recently published in Pediatric Blood & Cancer.  The paper, “How I approach peer support in pediatric hematology/oncology,” was written with two of her colleagues at Cohen Children’s Medical Center.

Nadel AL, Barbach N, Fish JD.  How I approach peer support in pediatric hematology/oncology.  Pediatr Blood Cancer.  2020;e28297. https://doi.org/10.1002/pbc.28297

We’ve added a new member benefit to our website!
Check out the National Social Work Referral Guide. This resource compilation comes from the work of Texas Children’s Hospital. We are grateful for their collaboration in this effort! Please note that these are national resources. Clinicians should connect patients and families with local resources for additional support. To add or edit a resource, please email communications@aposw.org.

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

Translating Discovery into Cures for Childhood Cancer: Childhood Cancer Research Landscape Report

A Resource Guide for CoC-accredited Facilities: Meeting the Commission on Cancer Patient-centered StandardsThe Alliance for Quality Psychosocial Cancer Care

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April 12-14, 2021, Louisville, Kentucky

The Call for Abstracts is now open for the 2021 APOSW conference!

Please click on the links below to see Abstract Submission Guidelines and the Submission Form. All abstracts should be submitted by Friday, August 21, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST.

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April 27-29, 2020, Brooklyn, New York

Thank you for your patience as we worked through all the issues surrounding COVID-19 and the APOSW 2020 Conference. The Board of Directors would like to inform you that the Conference in Brooklyn, NY has been cancelled.
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