SIOP is calling upon its members 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 for election as SIOP Scientific Committee Member (one position is available).

The Scientific Committee wishes to have a broad representation of clinical, translational, and basic research in malignant hematology, solid non-CNS tumors and CNS tumors all well as other disciplines such as supportive care, late effects, and epidemiology.

To complement the expertise of existing Members, the Scientific Committee is particularly interested in nominations of SIOP Members with expertise in translational or basic research.

A SIOP Scientific Committee member is expected to have the following prerequisites:

  • Be an experienced, accredited senior health professional in the field of paediatric oncology
  • Have an established track record in basic, translational or clinical research in paediatric oncology with a strong publication record, with accomplishments in education and teaching
  • Have broad-ranging expertise in the field of paediatric oncology, for which she/he is the representative on the Scientific Committee
  • Show commitment and be in a position to sustain reliable communication (especially e-mail) with the SIOP Office
  • All positions require substantial commitment of time and energy. Consequently, candidates should be willing to commit him/herself to the task, including attending the SIOP Congress and the pre-Congress Scientific Committee meeting each year, and the Scientific Committee meeting in the spring of each year during which the Program for the upcoming Congress is finalized

Final candidates will be selected by the Nominating committee from those proposed by members The secretariat should receive written confirmation from the candidate(s) that the person is willing to accept the nomination, if elected.

Announcement Call for Nominations: February 19, 2020
Deadline for Nominations: March 17, 2020 (12:00 noon CET)
Selection of Candidates by Nomination Committee*
Announcement of Candidates & Online Voting: March 31, 2020
Online Voting Deadline: April 14, 2020 (12:00 noon CEST)
Result announcement: At the Annual Business Meeting during the 52nd Annual Meeting in Ottawa (Canada) and by email.
*Nomination Committee comprises of the current  Board of Directors and Scientific Committee.

1. Complete the online Nomination Form – click here 
2. Send us nominee’s biosketch (NIH format preferred; download example here) by email
Deadline for Nominations: March 17, 2020 (12:00 noon CET)

The term of office is three years and will start after the SIOP 2020 Annual Meeting in Ottawa, Canada.

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

Kind regards,
Scott Howard (Secretary General) & Lillian Sung (Scientific Committee Chair)