Le ROHPPA soutient des projets de formation destinés aux professionnels de santé dans le domaine de l’hématologie/oncologie pédiatrique. Une journée complète du congrès annuel (de deux jours) du ROHPPA qui a lieu à l’automne est consacrée à des présentations éducatives sur des thèmes relatifs à l’hématologie/oncologie pédiatrique. Le reste du congrès offre des ateliers et des occasions de réseautage. Il est ouvert aux professionnels de santé des provinces de l’Atlantique responsables des soins chez cette population de patients.  

Pediatric Chemotherapy And Biotherapy Provider Course

DATES:  April 25-26, 2013 (08:00-17:00)
LOCATION:  Parker Reception Room #G2066, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, NS
Mary Jean Howitt, CPON, APHON Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Instructor
Amy Long, CPON, APHON Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Instructor
Christa McGuirk, CPHON, APHON Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Instructor


Forward application to:  (link to registration form)

Mary Jean Howitt ( ) Clinical Leader of Development 6 LINK IWK Health Centre 5850/5980 University Avenue Halifax, NS, B3K 6R8  


 If anyone wants to be put on the waiting list, please contact Kathy Webber at
 If you have questions regarding course content, please contact Mary Jean Howitt at or by phone at (902)470-6369.


Dr. Jack Hand Education Fund


APPHON/ROHPPA supports educational endeavors for health care professionals who care for pediatric hematology/oncology patients in Atlantic Canada.  To provide that support, APPHON/ROHPPA is pleased to offer educational funding in honor of the memory of Dr. Jack Hand.  Dr. Hand practicedas a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist at the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre in Newfoundland and was the Vice Chair of APPHON/ROHPPA.  Jack was a driving force behind the development of APPHON/ROHPPA and contributed greatly to its growth and success.  Jack served as a positive role model for his colleagues and students by his love, compassion and humor.  He has had a tremendous impact on the lives of the children and families in his care.  We wish to continue that legacy by offering funding to promote and support ongoing education that will benefit all members of APPHON/ROHPPA as well as the children and families for whom we care.

Dr. Jack Hand Education Fund Guidelines:

  1. The applicant must be an APPHON/ROHPPA member.
  2. The course or conference must pertain to pediatric hematology/oncology.
  3. Information gathered/learned from the course/conference must be shared with APPHON/ROHPPA at the annual conference and/or newsletter.
  4. Applications will be approved by the APPHON/ROHPPA Executive Director and Levels of Care Coordinator.
  5. Funding will be awarded every year to a maximum of $1,500.00.
  6. Applicants will be notified of approval of education funds but funds will not be disbursed until all receipts are submitted upon completion of course or attendance of conference.
  7. Application forms will be available on the APPHON/ROHPPA website at or from Kathy Webber by email at or by phone (902)470-3842.


  1. Complete attached application.
  2. Submit application by deadline date:  September 15, 2012.  Please fax application to (902)470-6510 or mail completed form to:  Kathy Webber, IWK Health Centre, APPHON/ROHPPA, 6th Floor Link, Room 610, 5850 University Ave., PO Box 9700, Halifax, NS   B3K 6R8.
  3. Attach a copy of program brochure or agenda showing date of program, deadline for registration, and registration fee.
  4. Once approved, submit a completed expense claim and original receipts to Kathy Webber within 2 weeks of attending the program or completing the educational course.
  5. Sharing of knowledge with other APPHON/ROHPPA members is expected to be completed by next available conference and/or newsletter.

 Link to Dr. Jack Hand Education Fund Guidelines and Procedures


Febrile Neutropenia in Paediatric Oncology

Dr Bruce Crooks MB ChB
Dr Tamara MacDonald, PharmD
Division of Paediatric Haematology/Oncology
IWK Health Centre

Presented at the APPHON/ROPHHA Level of Care site visits Fall of 2011

Link to presentation