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Program Overview

The 14th International Conference on Long-Term Complications of Treatment of Children and Adolescents for Cancer will focus on the exchange of innovative ideas among medical and pediatric oncologists (fellows, residents), nurse practitioners, oncology nurses, and other associated allied health professionals who, in the past, have attended from Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, Canada and the United States. The topic this year is endothelial cell and vascular function and aging. This symposium is designed to present the latest scientifi c and clinical advances regarding the endothelial cell and vascular development, endothelial cell and vascular dysfunction, and interventions to ameliorate vascular dysfunction.


The topics in the program have been selected based on the suggestions and comments of participants from previous meetings. The speakers are leaders in their respective disciplines and will present up-to-the minute information that should make for a lively and productive meeting. We will also allocate two sessions for presentation of the best abstracts.


Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this educational program, participants will be able to:

• Describe the biology of the endothelial cell

• Discuss normal vasculogenesis

• Explain the characteristics various measures of normal vascular function

• Describe the epidemiology of vascular function in the normal population

• Discuss the effects of cellular toxins on endothelial and vascular function

• Explain the biology of normal cellular aging

• Discuss syndromes of accelerated aging

• Discuss exercise interventions to delay vascular aging

• Describe pharmacologic interventions to delay vascular aging


Target Audience

The program will be of interest to pediatric hematologists/oncologists, pediatric nurse practitioners, pediatric psychologists, pediatric oncology nurses, pediatric oncology social workers, medical oncologists, family practice physicians,

fellows, residents, interns, clinical research associates and other primary care providers, as well as scientists in non-clinical fields such as public health, the social sciences and laboratory sciences.