Dear SIOP Members,
SIOP is calling upon its members in Africa to contribute to the mission of the society and its collaborative work in paediatric oncology education, research and advocacy around the world by nominating themselves or another member in Africa for election as SIOP Continental President for Africa.
Lorna Renner, the current Continental President of Africa has made a great contribution in defining the objectives of this role, ensuring the voice of African members is heard within SIOP and disseminating the work of SIOP within the African Continent.

The Continental President for Africa is a key role in the management of the Society and has a seat on the SIOP Board of Directors. Continental Presidents are required to attend one face to face Board meeting each year, at the SIOP Congress, as well as ad hoc meetings via teleconference and email correspondence.

SIOP Continental President ROLE DESCRIPTION

Candidates for Continental President will be nominated and seconded by members with voting rights in good standing (except Members in Training and Emeritus Members) and whose place of domicile is within the respective continent. Members will be allocated to a continent on the basis of information on place of domicile held by the Secretariat.
Candidates are proposed by a Nominating Committee.

Announcement Call for Nominations February 01, 2017
Deadline for Nominations March 15, 2017
Selection of Candidates by Nomination Committee*
Announcement of candidates & Online Voting April 05, 2017
Online Voting Deadline May 31, 2017
Result announcement At Annual Business Meeting during the 49th Congress in Washington DC
*Nomination Committee comprises of the current Executive Board plus the President of each of the continental sub-groups

1) Download and complete the Nomination Form – SIOP Continental President Africa_NOMINATION FORM
2) Use the Subject Title “SIOP Election – Nomination Continental President Africa”
3) Send nominations to
4) DEADLINE: March 15, 2017

We kindly remind you that you must be a paid member in order to have full voting rights! If you have not renewed your SIOP membership yet, please click here.
The term of office as continental president elect for one year will start after the SIOP 2017 Congress in Washington DC and full presidency (Term of 3 years) will commence after the SIOP 2018 Meeting in Kyoto.

We look forward to receiving your nominations and your commitment as a member is of vital importance to our community, and we strongly count on your support in helping us shape the future of SIOP.
Kind regards,

Paul Rogers & Scott Howard
SIOP Secretary General & Secretary General Elect