June is Cancer Survivor Month. Childhood Cancer International (CCI) & International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) will be hosting a 2-hour webinar on Childhood Cancer Survivorship to bring together professionals and young people who have been treated for cancer to discuss this year’s topic: Childhood Cancer Stigma and Communication (the language and words we use when speaking about childhood cancer).

Childhood cancer survival rates have been improving globally over recent decades. Researchers in this area highlight, “Ongoing improvements in survival rates across high-income, middle-income and low-income countries will result in a rapidly expanding population of survivors with unique health-care needs, emphasizing the increasing relevance of issues relating to childhood cancer survivors globally.” (Ehrhardt et al. 2023). Young people who have survived cancer are a medically vulnerable population at higher risk for health and psychosocial issues throughout their lifetimes including, for example, challenges in mental health, physical health, education, work, or social integration in their communities. However, many young people who have survived childhood cancer have meaningful and productive lives with support from family, community, and peers.

Join us on June 29, 2024, to celebrate cancer survival month (June) and all who have completed treatment worldwide.

Panel 1: Professionals

  • Dr. Yamini Krishnan, Paediatric Oncologist, Head of Paediatric Hematology Oncology and BMT unit at MVR Cancer Centre and Research Institute, Kerala
  • Mara Ayala, Psychologist and Director Canica Aguascalientes IBP
  • Anna Sonkin, MD, Program Coordinator, Euro Regional Program, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Criss Koba Mjumbe, MD, PhD, Associate Professor at University of Lubumbashi

Panel 2: Cancer Survivor’s

  • Ana Amariutei (Romania)
  • Carlos “Charlie” Ramirez (Guatemala)
  • Racha Hajjar (Lebanon)
  • Manar Elmountaqui (Morocco)

Saturday, June 29, 2024
16:00 CEST