About this event

  • Date and time Mon 19 Nov 2018 from 8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Oncology

This meeting aims to inform and raise awareness about the importance of effective cancer control in low and middle income countries (LMIC) and the magnitude of the disparities and issues that currently exist.

Attend to listen to a range of eminent speakers as they provide insights to their respective fields in these settings. Key international healthcare organisations including the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the Union for International Cancer Control and Kings Health Partners will be represented.

You will also hear first-hand accounts from healthcare professionals delivering cancer care in LMICs and there will be opportunities for interaction and discussion with speakers and other experts in this field.

Topics covered:

  • How to to build collaborative networks between LMICs, UK and other countries
  • The global disparity in cancer care through collaborative networks
  • How to bring together public health, cancer researchers and various stakeholders for delivery of Universal Health Coverage
  • How to promote learning and sharing through data sharing across the globe
  • The challenges to delivering cancer care from first-hand accounts of healthcare professionals working in conflict zones
  • Advocating for improvement in global cancer control and how to become further involved in this field
  • Creating a global grassroots network for cancer control in LMIC

Key speakers

Professor Richard Sullivan

Professor of Cancer and Global Health, King's Health Partners

Dr Ophira Ginsburg

Medical Oncologist, New York University

Professor Diana Sarfati

Public Health Physician and Epidemiologist, University of Otago, New Zealand

Dr Gilberto Lopes

Medical Oncologist, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Centre, USA

Agenda

View the programme

Breakfast with the Professor

Professor Diana Sarfati, Public Health Physician and Epidemiologist, University of Otago, New Zealand

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Susie Stanway, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Diana Sarfati and Professor Richard Sullivan

Cancer control in fragile conflict ecosystems

Professor Richard Sullivan, Professor of Cancer and Global Health, King's Health Partners

Cancer care in Mexico in light of the narco-wars

Mr Enrique Soto, Researcher in Medical Sciences, Salvador Zubirán National Institute of Health Sciences and Nutrition

Vanessa Moss prize

The Vanessa Moss runners up presentation

Philippa Lewis, 8 minute presentation + two minutes for questions

Vanessa Moss prize winner’s presentation

Tim Eden, 8 minute presentation + two minutes for questions

Presentation of certificate and prize for presenter

Dr Susie Stanway, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Tea and coffee break
Cancer ecosystems in conflict zones

Speaker to be announced

Breast cancer in Gaza

Dr Shaymaa Al Waheidi, Research Student, King's Health Partners

Palliative care in fragile and conflict countries

Professor Richard Harding, Reader in Palliative Care, King's Health Partners

Research opportunities

Dr Mariana Delfino-Machin, Programme Manager, Cancer Research, Medical Research Council

Panel discussion
Lunch

How do I set up my own collaboration?

Optional workshops in the Max Rayne Auditorium during lunch

Malawi

Training Suite - Dr Ewan Brown, Melanoma and Colorectal Cancer, The University of Edinburgh

Setting up an international collaboration

Seminar Suite - Dr Warren Phipps, Medical Director, Uganda Cancer Institute and Fred Hutchinson Centre Cancer Alliance, USA

How to set up a successful collaboration

Guy Whittle Auditorium - Professor Groesbeck Parham, Professor of Gynaecologic Oncology, University of North Carolina and University of Zambia

Chair: Baroness Valerie Amos, Director, SOAS University of London and Professor Diana Sarfati

Quality assurance of cancer screening programs in the developing world – challenges and opportunities

Dr Partha Basu, Head, Screening Group, Early Detection and Prevention Section, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), France

Collaborative research for infection related cancers in Uganda

Dr Warren Phipps

Navigating the political economy of UHC reforms

Mr Robert Yates, Project Director, Universal Health Coverage (UHC), Chatham House

Tea and coffee break
Cancer and global health agenda: Next stop - the elimination of cervical cancer!

Professor Ophira Ginsburg, Medical Oncologist, New York University

Developing a global oncology curriculum

Professor Meredith Giuliani, Radiation Oncologist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Canada

Cancer control in small island states

Professor Diana Sarfati, Public Health Physician and Epidemiologist, University of Otago, New Zealand

Panel discussion
Closing remarks

Professor Ophira Ginsburg, Medical Oncologist, New York University

Optional brainstorming session for UK national group
Close of meeting

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom