The European Society for Paediatric Oncology (SIOP Europe or SIOPE), is the only pan-European organisation representing all professionals working in the field of childhood cancers.
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The European Society for Paediatric Oncology (SIOP Europe or SIOPE), is the only pan-European organisation representing all professionals working in the field of childhood cancers. With more than 1,500 members across 31 European countries, today SIOPE is leading the way to ensure the best possible care and outcomes for all children and adolescents with cancer in Europe.
The current President is Prof. Martin Schrappe from University Hospital Kiel, Germany . Officially announced at the SIOPE General Assembly in Vienna in 2015, he has been a Board Member of SIOPE for several years and was instrumental in the success of SIOPE’s principal project, the European Network for Cancer research in Children and Adolescents (ENCCA) project, funded under the Seventh Framework Programme.
You can see here the Press Release on our new President.
Our President Elect
Professor Pamela Kearns (University of Birmingham, Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit, United Kingdom) is the SIOPE President Elect (at the end of 2016, 98% of SIOPE members expressed their positive feedback on the appointed SIOPE President-Elect).
The SIOPE Staff and Board members would like to express their genuine gratitude to former Presidents:
- Prof. Gilles Vassal (France) from 2012 to 2015
- Prof. Ruth Ladenstein (Austria) from 2010 to 2012
- Prof. Kathy Pritchard Jones (United Kingdom) from 2008 to 2010
- Prof. Andrea Biondi (Italy) from 2007 to 2008
The SIOPE Strategic Plan: A European Cancer Plan for Children and Adolescents
SIOPE has finalised its Strategic Plan to increase the cure rate and the quality of survivorship for children and young people with cancer via 7 medical and scientific objectives (see box). Established within the European Network for Cancer research in Children and Adolescents (ENCCA), this Plan is the outcome of the active engagement of all stakeholders from the European paediatric oncology community, and achieved a wide consensus at the SIOPE-ENCCA conference ‘Joining efforts for a brighter future for children with cancer’ (18-19 September 2014).
SIOPE will present this Plan during the European Cancer Congress in Vienna (25-29 September 2015) and at a policy meeting at the European Parliament on 18 November 2015 (see below). A poster on such important document will be also made available at the SIOP Congress 2015 in Cape Town (the document has been presented at the global level during the SIOP Congress 2014).
SIOPE will steer and coordinate the effective implementation of the Plan – which will include the setting up of cross-tumour platforms, the creation of European Reference Networks and the development of oncopolicy and educational and training programmes – together with the European Clinical Trial Groups (ECTGs) and the National Paediatric Haematology Oncology Societies (NAPHOS), in close cooperation with the parents, patients, and survivors’ advocates from the Europe Regional Committee of Childhood Cancer International (CCI) – the full text of the Strategic Plan is available on the SIOPE website (www.siope.eu) since September 26th, 2015.