Paediatric Brain Tumour Workshop

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PAEDIATRIC BRAIN TUMOUR WORKSHOP

IN ASSOCIATION WITH SACCSG AND SNOSSA

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Date: Friday the 2nd and Saturday the 3rd of December 2022

Location: Neurosciences Centre, Groote Schuur Hospital and UCT Faculty of Health Sciences, Anzio Road, Observatory, Cape Town

IN PERSON EARLY REGISTRATION: R1750 (Up to 7th October 2022)

IN PERSON LATE REGISTRATION: R2000 (from 8th October 2022)

VIRTUAL REGISTRATION: R500 (scholarships available on request)

 

PROVISIONAL PROGRAM

The theme of this meeting is What does Tumour Biology mean for children in the clinic and their parents?”

Our Keynote speaker this year will be Richard Grundy who is a Professor of Paediatric Neuro Oncology and Cancer Biology at the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre in Nottingham in the United Kingdom. His lab is researching DNA and RNA microarray technologies to identify novel targets for the development of new drugs, and they are part of an international consortium aiming to enhance drug delivery to CNS tumours. A previous member of the SIOP scientific committee, he serves on the executive board of the Children’s Cancer Leukaemia Group. He is the principal investigator of SIOP’s Ependymoma study and the chair of the Biology Committee of the UK Paediatric Brain Tumour Consortium. He will describe his laboratory’s work on cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers for brain tumour detection, update us on molecular advances in ependymoma, and give our emerging clinician scientists advice on how to get their work accepted for oral presentation at major international meetings.

We will continue to showcase prominent international and local speakers from across the multi-disciplinary spectrum, as well as the delegate-driven case material which generates such lively discussion and debate. We hope to encourage participation by Paediatric Oncologists, Neurosurgeons, Radiation Oncologists, Radiologists, Pathologists, Allied Health Professionals and Patient Advocates from all over sub-Saharan Africa.

ABSTRACTS

We need our participants to help make the meeting a success. We would like to encourage submission of abstracts in the form of brief clinical vignettes about any aspect of brain tumours. The abstracts should be limited to 300 words and should be organised under the following headings: [1] Clinical Data [2] Imaging [3] Pathology [4] Clinical Course. This should be followed a brief discussion of a particular aspect of the case. Time will be allocated for comments and discussion after each session. We will try to secure limited travel sponsorship to support physicians whose cases are selected. Final deadline for the receipt of abstracts is the 28th of October 2022.

HOW DO I REGISTER OR MAKE FURTHER ENQUIRIES?

  1. Register via our PBTW link (to follow shortly)
  2. Submit an abstract online: http://btw.brainchild.org.za/abstracts/

CONTACTS

Alan Davidson
Haematology/Oncology
Red Cross Children’s Hospital
alan.davidson@uct.ac.za

Tony Figaji
Paediatric Neurosurgery
Red Cross Children’s Hospital
anthony.figaji@uct.ac.za

Jeannette Parkes
Radiation Medicine
Groote Schuur Hospital
jeannette.parkes@uct.ac.za

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