October 1, 2018

Hello, my name is Gemma. I am a Young Investigator (YI) board member from the UK. This week on the blog I am delighted to give you all an overview of our speakers our 4th SIOP YI Education day which will be held on Friday 16th November 2018.


Our first speaker is Dr Lillian Sung who is speaking about Patient Reported Outcome Measures. Dr Sung was a very popular and engaging speaker at our 2017 Education day and we are excited that she is returning to speak again in 2018. Dr Sung will be followed by our second speakers Dr Joan Haase and Dr Celeste Phillips-Salimi, who will be jointly presenting on Teenage and Young People Involvement in Research.


After the coffee break YIs will be asked to choose between three 90 minute writing masterclasses: Dr Peter Newburger and Dr Thomas Gross will be instructing YIs on Abstract Writing, Dr Faith Gibson will be leading a masterclass on Patient Information Sheets, and Dr Justin Baker will be speaking about providing patients with Lay Summaries and Feedback.


The masterclasses will be followed once again by the YI Expert Lunch. This year our Experts will include: Professor Marc Wijnen, Dr Danny Indelicato, Dr Francois Doz, Dr Lillian Sung, Dr Stephen Sands, Professor Richard Grundy, Dr Motohiro Kato, Dr Tomoro Hishiki, and Dr Akira Nakagawara. Our Expert Lunch is a free event, and is limited to 100 participants. Registration is required. To book your place please visit our Expert Lunch EventBrite page.


At the beginning of our afternoon session, YI Board member Marinka Hol will launch an exciting new component of our YI programme. Then Professor Marc Wijnen will then talk about his research career and provide top tips for our YIs for success in their own careers.


The final three sessions of the afternoon will focus on research methodologies from bench to bedside. At the beginning of this session Dr Junko Takita will be talking about Biogenetics Methodologies. Dr Francois Doz will speak about Early phase work for novel therapies and in our final talk of the afternoon Dr Julie Bradley will talk about Radiation Oncology.


Our Education day is free to attend for delegates registered to attend the wider congress. If you didn’t sign up at the time of registering please contact Kenes and ask for the education day to be added to your registration.


YIs can also register to attend only the Education Day for US$70 (US$140 if registering after 24th October 2018). To register click here.

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