Promoting Global Childhood Cancer Education
The Paediatric Oncology International Network for Training and Education website (POINTE) is a project of the SIOP PODC Education and Training Working Group. The mission of POINTE is to connect healthcare workers from resource-limited settings with resources to enhance the care of paediatric cancer patients worldwide. Not only does the site have an easily accessible database that houses training and education materials, the “Find an Expert” program partners hospitals in low to middle income countries with experts from SIOP-North America for help with care and management of patients. If just one health care worker benefits from this initiative, they have the potential to touch countless lives. Help us promote global childhood cancer education and please check https://cancerpointe.com and download the spreadsheet for details.
One of the most significant barriers to adequately treating children with cancer in resource-limited settings is a lack of health care workers in paediatric oncology. Many training programs and educational materials are available but that information is often difficult to find and not easily accessible. Recognizing this unmet need, the leadership of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP)-Paediatric Oncology for Developing Countries (PODC) Education and Training Working Group (E/T WG) sought to investigate which training opportunities were available and make these more accessible to health care workers from resource-limited settings. READ MORE
On this website you will find a variety of resources related to educating and training medical professionals:
- A database of education and training opportunities from many different countries
- A list of international cancer experts available for consultation
- A variety of educational materials for patients and providers