Location: Vienna, Austria
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Location: Brussels, Belgium

    Cancer in children and young people remains an important global public health issue and one that only cooperation between all stakeholders – health professionals, researchers, parents, patients and survivors, as well as political bodies, regulatory agencies, pharmaceutical companies, and fundraising charities – can overcome.

    As part of its aim to integrate all stakeholders from the European paediatric oncology community, SIOPE is therefore further developing its close partnership with engaged parent/patient and survivors advocates from all over Europe.

    Over the years SIOPE has established a direct contact and strong collaboration with the representatives of European parents, patients and survivors through the European branch of Childhood Cancer International (CCI) and the Parent and Patient Advisory Committee (PPAC, established within the ENCCA Project).

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    In particular, the international body representing families of children with cancer, formerly known as ICCCPO, changed its name last year and it is now called Childhood Cancer International (CCI). At the last SIOP Congress in Toronto, CCI also renewed its Board and Ms Carmen Auste from the Philippines was elected as a new President (for Europe, Luisa Basset from Spain was elected). This year, CCI launched a very successful Global Campaign to mark International Childhood Cancer Day (15th February).  This collaborative campaign aimed to express support and promote deeper understanding of all issues impacting on children/adolescents with cancer, the survivors, their families and the society as a whole. As a close partner in the same fight for a better futture for children and adolescents with cancer, SIOPE organised the 2015 edition of the its International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day at the European Parliament (3rd February 2015, Brussels, Belgium). Our Society advocated better EU legislation for paediatric oncology research by particularly focusing on ‘Balancing Personal Data Protection and Research Progress: The Case of Childhood Cancer’.

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    SIOPE Scholarships Grants – Application

    The European Society for Paediatric Oncology, SIOPE will award a total of five (5) scholarships to assist young Paediatric Oncologists to attend the 18th ECCO-40th ESMO- European Cancer Congress in Vienna. Preference will be given to those actively participating in the meeting. The scheme is designed to assist younger members particularly members from Eastern European Countries and members less than 35 years old, who otherwise would have major difficulties in securing alternative funding.

    This grant will be used to assist with the cost of attending the Congress, and each Fellowship will cover:

    • The Congress registration fee;
    • Up to maximum 400 EUR for accommodation;
    • Up to maximum 400 EUR travel costs, based on an apex return airfare in economy class;
    • Reimbursement after the Congress.

    To be considered for a fellowship grant, the applicant should meet the following requirements:

    • Submit an abstract for the European Cancer Congress 2015. Applicants whose abstracts have been accepted for an oral or poster presentation at the Congress will be considered first.
    • The online fellowship grant application form should ONLY be submitted ONCE irrespective of the number of abstracts you submit.
    • Be under the age of 40 and have a primary focus in clinical, translation or basic research in paediatric haematology oncology
    • Provide a letter of support from the Head of the Department/Organisation stating that the applicant is not the recipient of any other financial support, including a copy of the submitted abstract(s). Only a PDF file will be accepted for upload.
    • Provide a two page CV (including date of birth).
    • Applicants must be fluent in English.

    Please complete the online application form here. If you have NOT yet submitted an abstract for the congress click here.

    Please note that the Abstract Submission is open until 28 April 2015. The deadline for receipt of applications is 5 May 2015. Applicants will be notified by email regarding the status of their application end June 2015.

    The European Cancer Congress (ECC 2015) is a biennial congress which combines the efforts of the most important European oncology professionals with the aim of improving the treatment and care of all cancer patients.

    The European Cancer Congress will provide ideal surroundings for participants to leverage knowledge, promote education and build awareness about oncology – placing the patient at the heart of all our efforts and discussions. Partner organisations include: ECCO, ESMO, ESTRO, ESSO, EACR, EONS, SIOPE,  representing a  multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment and care.

    SIOPE members – you benefit from preferential registration rates!

    Not a SIOPE member? Join today and you too can save on registration for ECC 2015. Plus, you’ll be able to access the exclusive SIOPE members’ lounge during the congress in Vienna.

    All registration and congress-related questions should be made directly to ECCO, the ECC 2015 organisers.

    Register now for ECC 2015

    Submit an abstract for ECC 2015

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    Early rate registration9 Apr 2015
    Abstract submission 28 Apr 2015
    Fellowship grant application 5 May 2015
    Regular rate registration4 Aug 2015
    Late-breaking abstract submission5 Aug 2015
    Late rate registration18 Sept 2015


    Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Centre
    Messeplatz 1
    1021 Vienna, Austria

     Introduction to ENCCA