CCI ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN OTTAWA, CANADA
Dear Parents, Survivors, Family Members, and Volunteers,
On behalf of the Board of Trustees of Childhood Cancer International (CCI) and the CCI Local Organizing Committee from Candlelighters, Ottawa, I am honored to welcome you to the Annual SIOP Congress 2020 to be held in Ottawa, Canada. As Canada’s Capital, Ottawa’s Parliament Hill is found at the center of the city, with the park-lined Rideau Canal – a UNESCO World Heritage Site located along the adjacent river. The ByWard Market, one of the oldest and largest farmer’s market in Canada is where visitors can start or end their day with a “BeaverTail” – an original Ottawa pastry treat. October will also be on display with its fall colors that can be best seen in Gatineau Park, a short 20-minute drive north of the city.
CCI is proud to be a participating partner at this international meeting once again offering the CCI conference track as well as our annual general assembly. Together you are a part of CCI’s global network of 167 member organizations in 90 countries across 5 continents, all strongly committed to ensure that children and adolescents with cancer receive the best treatment and care wherever they may be.
Each year the CCI Congress continues to grow and continues to elevate the level of presentations. We proudly come together to continue our work as the globally recognized voice of parents, survivors and families of children and adolescents with cancer and trust that your attendance at this annual congress will result in sharing of expertise. With our 2020 annual campaign focus centered around #nomoreborders, we look forward to continuing to work together towards ensuring that all children with cancer have access to the best possible care and cure.
Please watch for emails from CCI which will provide information on how to submit abstracts for possible acceptance as speaker, how to register early for this important international congress, and exciting updates on keynote speakers, attending VIPs, and networking opportunities.
We look forward to seeing many of you in Ottawa and encourage you to enjoy the conference, Canada’s Capital, and the time spent together.
Looking forward to seeing you in Ottawa!
On Behalf of the CCI Board of Trustees
Vice-President| Joao Maria De Lencastre De Braganza, Portugal
Treasurer | Mary McGowan, Australia
Secretary | Luisa Basset, Spain
Nicole Scobie, Switzerland
Marcela Zubieta Acuna, Chile
Carl Queiros, South Africa
Daniel McKenzie, Zimbabwe
Rodney Wong, Malaysia
Experience 4 outstanding days of cutting-edge science, engaging debates and networking with world renowned experts at SIOP 2020!
Advance your paeditatric oncology career, connect with like-minded people and contribute to a world where no child should die of cancer!
April 1, 2020 – Abstract Submission Deadline
April 1, 2020 – Scholarship Application Deadline
April 1, 2020 – SIOP 2021 Programme Proposal Deadline
July 29, 2020 – Early Registration Savings Deadline
October 14-17, 2020 – SIOP 2020, Ottawa
More info: https://siop-congress.org/
CANCELLED: 13th CCI Asia Conference, Mumbai, India
Childhood Cancer International has decided to cancel the CCI Asia Conference as well as the pre-conference 2 day survivor’s meeting as scheduled in end March in Mumbai, India given that WHO has declared the COVID-19 as a global health emergency and has expressed concern over the growing gravity and contagious situation, as well as Ministries of Health located in several countries throughout Asia have issued advisories asking that conferences be cancelled or postponed.
The cancellation is also directly related to the fact that our attendees are comprised of parents / families / carers of children with cancer who are responsible for their children’s health, as well as survivors who have pre-existing medical conditions that could make them more vulnerable to the impact of contracting the coronavirus. Also most of the attendees are from countries in Asia other than India, who will have to travel through busy airports and potentially expose them to the coronavirus. We feel that we must not put these attendees at risk.
We understand that many attendees of the conference had purchased flight tickets and prepaid hotel rooms in order to secure the lowest possible travel cost to the conference due to limited resources of the NGOs of childhood cancer that they belong to or affiliated with. We kindly seek for your positive action on this matter and count on your compassion, understanding and support to help the attendees in cancellation and refund of their flight and hotel booking for the conference.
Further information here: Letter to CCI Mumbai conference attendees for cancellation
Africa Leadership Summit
Childhood Cancer International Africa is hosting an Africa Leadership Summit.
This summit will bring together African leaders of childhood cancer organisations, parents and survivors groups and partner organisations involved in the support and care of children and adolescents with cancer, their parents and family members.
The meeting will take place at the Oceanic Resort, Accra, Ghana on the 21st – 23rd of April 2020. For further details please contact us at email@example.com