Dear colleagues,

The SIOP Scientific Program Advisory Committee (SPAC) plays a vital role in creating the program for our annual Congress.  SPAC members suggest topics for Keynotes, Symposia, and Meet the Expert Sessions at the Congress and also review and score submitted abstracts to help the Scientific Committee (SC) select abstracts for oral and poster presentation.

SPAC members are selected by the SC following nomination and serve 3-year terms.  SPAC members are expected to be internationally-recognized experts in their field with appropriate clinical, translational and basic research accomplishments and publications.

Benefits of being a SPAC member?
SPAC members are eligible to register for the annual meeting with the Early-Bird-Rate after the deadline and we invite all SPAC members to a networking reception during the annual meeting to hear feedback and enjoy each other’s company!

We are currently soliciting nominations for new SPAC members in the following categories:

  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
  • Myeloid Leukemias, Myelodysplastic and Myeloproliferative Syndromes
  • Lymphomas
  • Stem cell transplantation and hematological diseases + stem cell transplantation technique and supportive care
  • Brain Tumors
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Rare Tumors and Histiocytic Disorders
  • Renal Tumors
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Soft Tissue sarcomas
  • New Drugs/Experimental Therapeutics
  • Psychosocial
  • Treatment Toxicity and Supportive Care
  • Palliative care
  • Epidemiology
  • Survivorship

Please send any nominations incl.:

  • Full name
  • Institution
  • City
  • Country
  • Email address

to Susanne Wollaert swollaert@siop-online.org by January 16.

We embrace a diversity of backgrounds and are also particularly interested in nominations of potential SPAC members from regions outside of North America and Western Europe.

Nominees must be fluent in written and verbal English.

Thank you very much,

Lillian Sung
Chair, Scientific Committee