Advisory Group - SenTAG2


SenTAG (Senior Technical Advisory Group) was organized and conducted on January 13-14, 2010 at the University Children’s Hospital training facility – the program’s major partner in Poland. The Senior Technical Advisory Group consisted of the Key Experts, representatives from all four participating countries and the various professions: oncologists, pediatric oncology psychologists, hospital educator and social worker as well as international experts on case management and pediatric oncology case management from the UK and the US.
The Consultants discussed the development of standards in case management for pediatric cancer patients and a locally adapted and validated curriculum for case management training, based on in-country needs. The Program Monitoring and Evaluation Plan was also outlined during the meeting. The results of the SenTAG meeting discussion were gathered in the SenTAG Meeting Report.


International Consultants
Dr Malcolm Whitfield,
Director of the Center for Health and Social Care Research, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Dr Anne F. Reilly,
Medical Director, Division of Oncology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA


Local CEE Consultants
Czech Republic
Prof. MUDr. Jaroslav Štěrba, University Hospital Motol, Czech Republic
MUDr. Josef Mališ, University Hospital Brno, Clinic of Pediatric Oncology, Czech Republic
Dr Anna Molnar, Clinical Pediatric Oncologist, University of Debrecen, Pediatric Therapy Institute,
Prof. dr hab. med. Jerzy Kowalczyk, National Consultant for Pediatric Oncology and Hematology, Chief of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Clinic, Medical Academy in Lublin
Doc. dr hab. n. med. Bożenna Dembowska-Bagińska, Polish Society of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology, Vice Chief of Pediatric Oncology Clinic, Center of Children’s Health, CZD, Warsaw,
Dr hab. Marzena Samardakiewicz, Psycho-Oncologist, Head of Psycho-oncology Support Group, Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Clinic, Medical University, Lublin
Prof. Walentyna Balwierz, Voivodship Consultant for Pediatric Oncology and Hematology, Chief of Pediatric Oncology Department, University Children’s Hospital of Krakow
Dr Monica Desiree Dragomir, Pediatric Oncologist, Oncology Institute Prof. Dr. Alexandru Trestioreanu, Bucharest
Dr Doinita Sfrijan, Pediatric Oncologist, Maria Sklodowska-Curie Hospital, Bucharest