MASCC/ISOO 2019 - Welcome Message

Welcome Message

Dear Colleague,

I would like to personally invite you to the next joint Annual Meeting of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) and the International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO), which will take place in San Francisco (California, USA), June 21 to 23, 2019.

The MASCC/ISOO Annual Meeting is the pre-eminent multidisciplinary conference on supportive care in cancer. It covers the range of problems experienced by cancer patients as a result of the disease and its treatments. Topics address all stages of cancer from diagnosis, through treatment, rehabilitation, survivorship, palliative and end of life care.

Since the Meeting is taking place in San Francisco, close to Silicon Valley, one of the main themes - and a plenary session topic - will be the interaction of digital health and supportive care. Indeed, we are seeking to team up with many of the major technology companies involved in oncology. The themes of the other plenary sessions are “New treatments, new toxicities”, “Sexual health”, and "Cancer Survivorship".

The meeting format will be similar to that of previous years, but with some notable differences. We will retain well-tried and successful events, but we also want to introduce some new features, such as clinical/ethical debates, meet-the-expert sessions, practical (“hands on”) sessions, and a “Dragon’s Den”/“Shark Tank” session for researchers seeking collaborators. 

As well as the cutting-edge scientific program, there will be a variety of social events, providing ample opportunities to network with colleagues from around the world. San Francisco a great city to explore, and California a great state to visit, if you can afford the time. So, there are plenty of reasons to come to next year’s MASCC/ISOO Annual Meeting!

See you in San Francisco!

All the best,

Andrew Davies 
Annual Meeting Chair

Dr Andrew Davies is Specialty Lead for Supportive and Palliative Care at the Royal Surrey County Hospital / St. Luke's Cancer Centre in Guildford in the United Kingdom. He is President of the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland, and Chair of the MASCC Palliative Care Study Group. Dr Andrew Davies is a member of the MASCC Board, and Our Annual Meeting Chair for the meeting in San Francisco in 2019.

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