Welcome Letter

Amy A. Smith, MD

Amy A. Smith, MD

Division Chief, Pediatric Hematology Oncology
Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children

On behalf of Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, we would like to welcome you to our Third Annual Symposium – A Decade of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology at the Haley Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders. Our physicians’ expertise spans decades of providing exceptional care to our patients. We are the only program in Florida that brings together Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, Pediatric Neurosurgery at The Leon Pediatric Neuroscience Center of Excellence, Proton Therapy at The Marjorie and Leonard Williams Center for Proton Therapy, and a free-standing children’s hospital on one campus. Our physicians and staff are dedicated to caring for babies, children, and young adults fighting brain and spinal cord tumors.

Our symposium is an educational and scientific opportunity to learn about the latest advances in pediatric neuro-oncology treatment and research. Speakers will cover a rich variety of topics including the latest in targeted therapy, clinical trials, and important issues facing survivors of pediatric brain tumors. It is an honor to have you join us and share with you the latest advances as we partner together to find a cure for brain and spinal cord tumors and improve the lives of childhood cancer survivors.

We hope you find this symposium provides new and relevant information that can be applied to your practice and most importantly, is beneficial to your patients. Please feel free to speak to any of the faculty regarding any questions about the presentations, programs, and services.


Amy A. Smith, MD