Members of SIOP North America have been engaged in activities across SIOP, including in PODC, the Nursing Committee and the Young Investigators group.

Executive Committee

Meet us at ASPHO 2018

Our SIOP North America news is that for the first time, we are bringing SIOP to American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology (ASPHO)! The goal is to increase awareness of the value-added of a SIOP perspective for the North American pediatric oncologist. To this end, SIOP is sponsoring a keynote speaker at the ASPHO annual meeting. In addition to the educational value, we are hopeful that having a prominent ”SIOP speaker” will convince more North American oncologists of the wisdom of joining the organization and attending the SIOP annual meeting.  This year at ASPHO in Pittsburgh in April, the “SIOP Speaker” will be  Marry van den Heuvel MD from the Netherlands, speaking in the session on Rare Renal Tumors.

SIOP members attending ASPHO might also be interested in attending the meeting of the “Global Pediatric Hematology Oncology Special Interest Group”, led by  Drs. Uma Athale, Patrick McGann and Andrea Orsey.

We are hopeful that these activities mark the beginning of an ongoing symbiotic collaboration between ASPHO and SIOP.

Lindsay

Elections

Elections have been closed and final results will be announced shortly to all members.

About SIOP North America

SIOP North America, which includes Canadian and United States-based members, has 193 members, 49 from Canada and 144 from the U.S. Of these, 37 members are new in 2015.

Disciplines represented include pediatric oncology (137), nursing (10), pathology (4), pharmacy (2), psychology (8), radiation oncology (11), surgery (6), translational research (4), and epidemiology/biostatistics (8).

The membership does not meet on a regular basis, but there have been gatherings at the London and Toronto meetings.

Members of SIOP North America have been engaged in activities across SIOP, including in PODC, the Nursing Committee and the Young Investigators group.

SIOP North America membership has focused its work over the past years looking at two specific issues: how best to train physicians with interest in global oncology and how to engage North American physicians in meaningful efforts to improve outcomes for children with cancer globally.

Special Interest Group in Global Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

To help address above mentioned issues, we have partnered with ASPHO to develop a Special Interest Group in global pediatric hematology/oncology.

The group met for the first time at the ASPHO 2015 meeting in May. There was significant enthusiasm for increasing the support for pediatric oncologists/hematologists who want to be involved in global health – providing opportunities for exchange with international physicians, joint research and educational opportunities.