8 – 11 October 2015, Cape Town (Kapstadt)
The 47th congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology conference (incorporating the CCI Annual Conference) will take place in Cape Town (South Africa), from 8 – 11 of October 2015. The central congress topic will be “Science and Development: 21st Century Priorities for Childhood Cancer”.
When booking through Springbok Atlas please add on the online booking form under “Any other request” the reference code “SIOP2015”
By using the code you will be automatically entered into a lucky draw where up to a maximum of two persons will get their day tours costs refunded after the conference
Dear members, survivors and friends,
This is the 4th announcement of the CCI conference in Cape Town. In this announcement we will provide you with the information available at the moment. Please take special note of the information re the CCI booth and tables at the conference and sending your registration number for the Meet & Greet and CCI annual dinner.
CCI booth and tables in conference room
CCI will have a booth at the conference in the exhibition area. The booth will be shared with CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA, the local organising member. The only items that will be available in the booth for sale will be from CCI or CHOC SA, no other CCI member will be allowed to sell anything in the conference venue.
CCI, however, invites all members who are sending delegates to bring along any videos of their organisation that they want to have screened in the booth. The videos will be screened on a rotation basis with CCI and the local organising member, CHOC SA, being given extra screening opportunities.
For members who would like to bring give-away material, there will be tables for this purpose at the back of the conference room allocated to CCI. Should CCI wish to take some of these items to the booth, members will be asked for permission first.
Venue for congress meeting
Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)
1 Lower Long Street
Cape Town 8001, South Africa http://www.cticc.co.za
For directions: http://www.cticc.co.za/public/main/directions.aspx
These can be done via the official website. We strongly advise you to make your reservation as soon as possible since accommodation will be limited due to South African schools being on holiday the same time as the conference.https://hotel.kenes.com/en/congress/SIOP15
The CCI programme and CCI Survivors Network programmes you can download here so that you can see what is being planned. Please share it with anyone who you know is interested in attending the conference, but has not yet decided.
Meet & Greet
The Meet & Greet is free and open to all attending the CCI part of the conference and will be held on Wednesday 7 October at The Granger Bay Hotel School Restaurant, Beach Road, Mouille Point from 18:00 – 20:00 in the evening. This event is being kindly sponsored by the local CCI member, CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa. Please could you let us have your registration number as for the CCI Dinner, so that we can send you an invitation. Once more we are not allowed to bring any food or drinks with us. We will, however, serve some snacks and one beverage. Beverages will be on sale to purchase. There will be entertainment for all to enjoy. The walking distance from the V & A Waterfront to the Granger Bay Hotel School is about 1 km.
CCI Annual Dinner
The CCI dinner will be at Gold Restaurant, 15 Bennett Street, Green Point to start at 19:30 on Friday 9 October. For those who will be walking there, please meet at the foyer of the CTICC at 19:00. The distance from the CTICC to the restaurant is about 850m.
This event has been generously sponsored by the local CCI member in South Africa, CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa and is free to invited CCI delegates and guests.
Unfortunately there are not enough seats available in the area we have booked so we can only accommodate 130 guests. Although we would like to invite all of you, there is no guarantee that should you ask to be invited that you will receive an invitation, as you will understand. Thank you to all those who have already registered for the CCI dinner.
Procedure to follow to receive an invitation to CCI Dinner and the Meet & Greet
Once you have registered with SIOP, send your registration number together with your full name and e-mail address to Patty Brouwer firstname.lastname@example.org
Invitations for these events will be sent out on a first come first served basis, so it is important that you respond early. You will need to show your invitation before you will be allowed to enter the restaurants.
Registration is still open for regular registration rate at the on-line registration until the 8th of September. After the 8th you pay the highest registration fee: http://www.siop2015.kenes.com/registration/registration#.VPWN_00cSUk
Registration fees are as follows:
Early Bird Rate
7 September 2015
|SIOP Networking Event*||95 USD|
|Educational Day (PODC, Parents, Survivors)||No Charge|
|Educational Day (Nurses, PPO)||40 USD|
USD = United States of America Dollar
* = this is the new name for what we used to call the SIOP Gala Dinner
Tours in Cape Town
On the CCI website there is a link to Springbok Atlas, a local tour operator. This is for anyone who wishes to book day tours in and around Cape Town and you could win a prize. Springbok Atlas is a sponsor of CHOC SA, the local member of CCI in South Africa. See link above (via banner).
For those who require a visa remember that the process could be long in your country, so we recommend you start this process as soon as possible. http://www.siop2015.kenes.com/congress-information/general-information#.VNxXS00cSUk
Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. Please contact your local South African Embassy, Mission or Consulate and the South African Department of Home Affairs website http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/index.php/applying-for-sa-visafor full and official instructions on the specific visa regulations and application procedures that apply to you. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.
Official Letter of Invitation
Official letters of invitation designed to help overcome administrative difficulties in certain countries may be downloaded from the congress website or will be sent on request from the SIOP Secretariat (not the CCI Head Office). If you require an original letter, it is recommended that you send your request 3 months in advance to account for delivery by post and administrative time.
On behalf of the conference committee, welcome to SIOP 2015.
Kenneth Dollman, South Africa (Chair organizing committee)
CCI Board member & Chair CCI Conference Organizing Committ