42nd Congress of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology
October 21-24, 2010
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
The International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) returned to the United States for the first time in 17 years. SIOP is the major global organization concerned with the issues of childhood cancer. Their vision is no child should die of cancer.
The SIOP Congress had over twenty-one hundred registered participants from 94 countries. Over 1,000 abstracts were submitted. There were over 200 oral presentations and 600 plus posters presented. Cancer is a major public health problem around the world. There were many collaborations and much interaction among the participants
The theme of this year’s meeting was “Promoting International Collaboration in Pediatric Oncology,” and the agenda included scientific sessions representing the full spectrum of childhood cancer care.
The SIOP meeting included the following organizational meetings:
PROS Pediatric Radiation Oncology Society
IPSO International Society of Pediatric Surgical Oncology
PPO SIOP Pediatric Psycho-Oncology Committee
PODC Pediatric Oncology in Developing Countries
ICCCPO International Confederation of Childhood Cancer Parent Organization
ICCSN International Childhood Cancer Survivors Network.
A few of the highlights from the symposia include:
Gene Therapy and Pediatric Onco9logy
Angiogenesis and Pediatric Tumors
Recovery following Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Ethical Issues in Pediatric Cancer Clinical Trials
Nutrition and Pediatric Cancer
HIV and Pediatric Cancer
Immunotherapy and Neuroblastoma
Surgical and Radiation Oncology Perspective on Pulmonary Metastases
Understanding neurocognitive impairment
The next SIOP Congress will be held in Auckland, New Zealand, October 235-30, 2011.
October 25, 2010
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