December 6 Dec 6
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Friday Fri

Pediatric Grand Rounds (CME): Precision Medicine in Pediatric Oncology - Translating Discoveries Into Care

Stefan Pfister, MD - Heidelberg University Hospital

The Department of Pediatrics and the Division of Child Neurology welcome the 11th Riley Church Guest Professor, Dr. Stefan Pfister


Dr. Stefan M. Pfister

Director Preclinical Program,

Hopp Children's Cancer Center Heidelberg (KiTZ)

Head, Division of Pediatric Neurooncology, DKFZ

Deputy Head, KiTZ Clinical Trial Unit (ZIPO) and Pediatric Brain Tumors,

Heidelberg University Hospital

Education Goals

During this session, you will learn:

  • Pediatric tumors are a paradigmatic set of diseases in that they are generally driven by very few driver mutations
  • Next-generation sequencing and a more favorable regulatory environment comprise enormous opportunities for pediatric oncology.
  • Hereditary predisposition to childhood cancer is a clinically under-appreciated challenge.
  • Very thorough preclinical filtering is needed to prioritize novel therapies for children with cancer. 


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725 Welch Road
Stanford CA, 94304
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CME Credit


The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency

California Assembly Bill 1195 requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency.  The planners and speakers of this CME activity have been encouraged to address cultural issues relevant to their topic area. The Stanford University School of Medicine Multicultural Health Portal also contains many useful cultural and linguistic competency tools including culture guides, language access information and pertinent state and federal laws. You are encouraged to visit the portal:

Contact Stanford Center for Continuing Medical Education for CME credit transcript. Email Magna Patel, RSS Manager at or

Planner and Faculty Disclosure to Learners

In accordance with the standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), all speakers, planners and/or persons who can influence the CME content must disclose to learners any relationships with commercial interests providing products or services that are relevant to the content of the presentation. The following individual(s) HAVE indicated the following relationships:


Stefan Pfister, MD 

Advisory board member with monetary and/or other compensation - Bayer


Bertil Glader, MD
Contracted Research: Agios

The following speakers, planning committee members and/or persons who can influence CME content have indicated they have NO relationships with commercial industry to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity:

Course Director

Alan Schroeder, MD, Associate Chief for Research, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine


Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE, Chair Department of Pediatrics
Matthew Porteus, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Stem Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine
Neville H. Golden, MD, Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine
Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, General Pediatrics
Minnie Dasgupta, MD, Chief Resident, Pediatric Residency Program