Today, we take some time today to celebrate the women in paediatric oncology and all their contributions to childhood cancer patients and their families! Did you know that 60% of SIOP members globally are women?

In honor of this day, the SIOP Women Leaders Network is pleased to launch the 2024 Almanac of Women Leaders, which profiles prominent women leaders in paediatric oncology from around the world.

The first inspirational woman who is featured in the Almanac is Dr. Odile Schweisguth (1903-2002).  She is widely celebrated for her pioneering work in paediatric oncology and for her instrumental role in establishing this branch of medicine as a recognized discipline in its own right and being a co-founder of SIOP. Read her Almanac profile here: https://siop-online.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/WLPO_Almanac-2024-1.pdf . More 2024 Almanac profiles will be released in the coming weeks.

To join the SIOP Women Leaders Network, please log into SIOP CONNECT, go to the WLPO Network listed under GROUPS and click on the JOIN button. Step-by-step guidance on how to join groups listed on SIOP CONNECT is available here. We would love for you to be part of the Women Leaders Network!

Steering Group of the SIOP Women Leaders Network:

  • Dr. Sarah Cohen-Gogo, Canada (Co-Chair)
  • Dr. Faith Gibson, UK (Co-Chair)
  • Dr. Adedayo Joseph, Nigeria, Steering Group Member
  • Dr. Amita Trehan, India, Steering Group Member
  • Dr. Eman Al-Shamsi, UAE, Steering Group Member
  • Dr. Giselle Saulnier-Sholler, USA, Steering Group Member
  • Dr. Monica Cypriano, Brazil, Steering Group Member