Celebrating Advances In Child Cancer Treatment
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|Sat 29 Oct ’11, 5:00pm–6:00pm||
Where: ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
- Donation to Starship: $10.00
- Booking fees may apply
Celebrating advances in child cancer treatment - Can lessons from the past teach us about the future?
A public lecture to be held during the 43rd Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) - the major international child cancer conference of 2011.
Featuring two of the world's leading child cancer experts, Professor Mike Stevens and Professor Tim Eden.
Professors Eden and Stevens will look back on the achievements which have seen a change in child cancer survival from exception to expectation and discuss what the future holds for children and young people with cancer. Two half hour talks followed by a 10min q&a if time permits.
Professor Eden brings an extensive experience from a distinguished career in the United Kingdom and United States. He has held a number of university chairs in paediatric and adolescent oncology and has also been chairman of the UK Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group, the Medical Research Council Childhood Leukaemia Working Party and was President of SIOP from 2004-2007. He is the founding medical trustee of World Child Cancer, a charity committed to helping developing countries improve the survival of children with cancer.
Professor Stevens also brings a rich experience from a career which has involved work in Canada and the United Kingdom. He is well known as a leading expert in the treatment of soft tissue sarcoma, late effects of treatment and the care of survivors. He is current Professor of Paediatric Oncology at the University of Bristol, has been Chairman of the UK Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group and President of SIOP Europe. In 1999, Professor Stevens was invited to undertake a major review of NZ child cancer services and his findings will help lead to the formation of the National Child Cancer Network in 2012.
Tickets $10 donation on the door or pre purchase www.starship.org.nz/siop
For more info: www.siop2011.com