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Childhood Cancer Experts to Gather at Children's of Alabama for Annual Symposium

BIRMINGHAM  – The 5th Annual Advancement in the Care of Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Symposium for physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers will be held 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Children’s of Alabama (1601 5th Ave. S., Birmingham 35233.)

The event, hosted by the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s, will gather some of the nation’s leading experts from Harvard Medical School, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Seattle Children’s Hospital, UAB and Children’s of Alabama to share the latest findings in research, therapies, best practices, psychosocial issues that impact a child with cancer and common ethical and legal issues in the field.

The fee for the daylong event is $35; UAB and Children’s employees are free. Lunch is included and convenient parking is available in the Children’s Park Place deck at the corner of 16th Street and 5th Ave. S. Those interested in attending can register online at More information is available by calling (205) 638-5443.

Children’s of Alabama is the 10th busiest pediatric medical center in the United States. The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's of Alabama is the state's only comprehensive center for pediatric cancer and other blood disorders, treating 90 percent of all such patients diagnosed in Alabama.  Specialized pediatric services exist for all forms of childhood cancer, leukemia, brain and spinal cord tumors, hemophilia and other bleeding disorders and sickle cell diseases in the state. The center is a partnership between Children’s and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology. The ACCCBD is home to the only pediatric programs in blood and marrow transplantation, childhood cancer survivorship, developmental cancer therapeutics, pediatric neuro-oncology, pediatric hemophilia and sickle cell disease in the state of Alabama. The cancer program is ranked among the best in the nation by US News & World Report. More information is available at, or