Dear Friends,

The last quarter of 2023 included SIOP 2023, held in Ottawa, Canada. The 2023 Congress was a momentous gathering that brought together 2600 paediatric oncology experts, researchers, clinicians, and advocates from around the globe. The hybrid event featured a variety of informative sessions, panel discussions, and interactive workshops, fostering an environment conducive to learning, networking, idea-sharing and our Annual Business Meeting (ABM). Here you can find the ABM Minutes, Recording and Presentation.

Towards the end of the year many elections opened, paving the way for people to nominate leaders and steering group members across many of our working groups and networks. It is always exciting to welcome fresh and renewed energy to help guide our community. Among the many positions open to get involved in, are President Elect, Scientific Committee Chair Elect and Continental President Asia Elect.

I would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude to all the sponsors and supporters whose generosity made the Nai-Kong and Irene Cheung Family Career Development (CD) and over 80 scholarship awards possible. Their commitment to advancing paediatric oncology has contributed to the development of future leaders in our field. We look forward to continuing this collaborative journey with our sponsors in the years to come as, together, we strive towards a future where no child’s life is defined by cancer.


Guillermo Luis Chantada

SIOP President