Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the European Society for Paediatric Oncology, we are delighted to invite you to take part in the first edition of the SIOP Europe 2019 Annual Meeting – an innovative setting for Paediatric Oncology and Haematology. Kindly mark 20-25 May 2019, Prague, Czech Republic on your calendar!

This multinational and multidisciplinary meeting is a distinct opportunity for professionals from various fields to share their knowledge and collaborate on cutting-edge research in paediatric haemato-oncology. It builds on the extensive experience accumulated in all types of disease entities by various tumour research groups within Europe. SIOPE aims to establish a platform that will improve cross-entity interaction and enhance the impact of modern insights in biology, pharmacology and genetics. By introducing a pioneering type of mentoring and training for young doctors and fellows in the field, sustainable career resources will be built up.

This unique event will include novel session formats, interactive workshops and forums in order to empower clinical trial groups to debate and disseminate the outcomes of the high quality clinical and basic research carried out in Europe.  Since scientific research takes place in silos, there is a need to bridge these worlds by bringing together the whole spectrum of scientists, thinkers and key opinion leaders interested in addressing the main challenges faced in this field.  An innovative focus will be on direct interaction between tumour and clinical trial groups, parent groups, and survivors. The programme will dedicate the middle of the week (1.5 days) to best practice and educational sessions.

Who should attend?

Firmly based on an all-encompassing vision of paediatric haemato-oncology, this meeting will gather researchers, scientists, clinicians, young experts, patients, parents, survivors, policymakers and healthcare professionals of diverse profiles to tackle key issues to increase the cure rate for children/adolescents and the quality of life for survivors.

All SIOP Europe and SIOP members, European tumour and clinical trial group members, parent groups, survivors, and relevant healthcare professionals with a common interest in paediatric haemato-oncology are invited.

Please kindly note that the SIOP Europe Annual Meeting is indeed by invitation only.  To apply for an invitation or to nominate a peer or colleague, you may contact the SIOP Europe Secretariat by e-mail:

Your next steps

We kindly ask you to save the date and we will follow up with detailed information on how to register for SIOP Europe 2019.
Please note that the scientific programme will include submissions dedicated to young oncologists, which will be presented in either oral or poster format.

This unique meeting will gather our entire community to share the most recent scientific knowledge, provide learning experience and networking opportunity.  We look forward to seeing you in Prague for a memorable SIOP Europe meeting!

Kind regards,

Professor Martin Schrappe                                                             Samira Essiaf
President                                                                                     Chief Executive Officer



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