February 7, 2018

Hi there!

My name is Liliana Vásquez, pediatric oncologist from Lima, Peru and I am happy to announce the II SLAOP-SIOP session of Young Investigators to be held on March 14, 2018 at IOP / GRAACC / UNIFESP in Sao Paulo, Brazil (Pre-congress meeting of #SLAOP2018). Last year in Buenos Aires, Argentina, our group jointly with the Latin American Society of Pediatric Oncology (SLAOP) organized a regional educational day for all Latin American young professionals with interest in research in pediatric oncology. This meeting was a real success in audience (almost 70 attendees!) giving the opportunity to many local junior investigators to attend outstanding lectures about research and SIOP activities (see pictures below).

This year in Brazil, featured speakers for the session are prestigious local and international researchers including Carlos Rodríguez-Galindo, Monika Metzger, Raul Ribeiro, (St. Jude Hospital, USA) Beatriz de Camargo, Mariana Emerenciano (National Cancer Institute, RJ, Brazil), Cesar Nuñez (MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA), Daniel Alonso (University of Quilmes, Argentina), Karina Ribeiro (Faculty of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa de São Paulo), Paula Schaiquevich and Guillermo Chantada (Garrahan Hospital).

The program will include lectures on:

  • How to get involved in research?
  • Translational medicine: From the basics to the clinical
  • Pre-clinical models in pediatric oncology
  • Latin American experiences of success in research
  • Mentoring for young researchers
  • International collaboration and “twinning”
  • Tips in writing manuscripts and reviewing articles
  • How to survive the peer-review?

In addition, this year we will have interactive workshops of 10-15 people (to choose at the time of registration) on clinical trials / translational medicine, meta-analysis / systematic review and epidemiology. This new activity (also done in SIOP 2017 Washington) will aimed to review the bases of different research methodologies and their application in our setting.

The official language is English. We have only 50 places available, so if you are interested in attending, it is advisable to make the registration through the SNOLA-SLAOP page or Eventbrite . Also you can follow the updates at our Facebook event

YIs from Latin America, we are looking forward to meeting you at the upcoming SLAOP meeting!

Liliana Vásquez

Coordination of SLAOP-SIOP YI 2018 meeting

On behalf of the SIOP YI Network and SLAOP

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