Dear Colleagues and Friends,
The 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) will take place October 12-15, 2017 in Washington, D.C., USA.
SIOP's vision is that no child should die of cancer and aims to improve and optimise treatments throughout the world.
Each year, the SIOP congress is highlighted by engaging sessions given by world renowned experts. Tailored to the entire SIOP community of clinicians, scientists, nurses, allied health professionals, parents and survivors, the world's leading paediatric oncology conference is your opportunity to engage with colleagues from across the globe striving towards a world free of childhood cancer.
A high quality scientific programme covering the latest developments in paediatric oncology, from basic science to clinical studies, will be delivered. The programme is comprised of plenary sessions, guest lectures, committee/group sessions, meet the expert sessions, free and proffered paper sessions and sessions specifically geared towards Young Investigators. An informative and interactive Education Day precedes the congress.
We would like to invite and encourage all healthcare professionals involved in work on cancer in children, adolescents and young adults to join us at the upcoming congress and to contribute to its high scientific quality.
Washington, D.C. offers participants the unique opportunity to experience a thriving multi-cultural city while being fully immersed in the deep history of the USA.
We look forward to seeing you at the congress for four enjoyable days of debate, discussion and collaboration.
Jeffrey S. Dome, MD, PhD
Chair, Local Organising Committee
Stephen P. Hunger, MD
Chair, Scientific Committee