The Scientific Committee (SC) and the SIOP Dublin Local organizing Committee (LOC) are working hard to organise the scientific program of the next annual SIOP meeting, the only one specifically devoted to all pediatric cancers.
It will provide SIOP delegates the best level of new scientific information, education and networking from a transversal, multi-disciplinary and multi-professional perspective. The SC also continues to facilitate common sessions in nursing, psychological and social sciences. The program, spanning two and a half days, will include: 6 “Meet the Expert” sessions, 8 keynote lectures, 10 symposia, 24 free oral paper sessions and 1 full e-poster session. The program is preceded by an educational course, including the Young investigators meeting. Nurses and parents/survivors have their own programs and some sessions are combined. Preliminary program can be seen on our congress website www.siop2016.kenes.com
The SC closely works together with the Scientific Program Advisory Committee (SPAC), an official committee consisting of experts in the different field of paediatric oncology that is invited to propose topics and speakers to the SC each year and is involved in abstract selection for the free paper and poster session. The SC strongly supports the submission of abstracts about prospective and multicentric clinical studies from all over the world, as well as translational and imaging studies. All information about abstract submission can be seen on the congress website under the All abstracts are scored independently by several SPAC members.
All posters will be presented electronically, a large number will be selected for poster discussion session. Exchange between registered participants and poster presenters will be greatly facilitated in Dublin by making posters available online before, during and after the meeting, with easy email exchanges and the ability to make appointments/meetings during the congress.
SIOP continues to facilitate more efficiently the participation of Young Investigators presenting high level translational and/or clinical studies: one of the vital roles of the SC is to promote presentations by young investigators and their role within SIOP. The final program will also include the SIOP Award Session, the Schweisguth Prize and of the Young Investigators Awardees.
The SIOP Dublin meeting will strongly contribute to the SIOP vision by providing up-to-date information and training opportunities for all childhood cancer care providers worldwide, on the latest clinical and scientific advances through meetings, networking, and educational outreach for continuing professional development.
Chair, Local Organising Committee
Chair Scientific Committee