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Brain Tumours Conference Meeting
Warsaw, Poland
June 21 to 23

This is the fourth international conference focused on recent findings and achievements in brain tumor biology and therapy. It consists of four sessions: brain tumor pathobiology and diagnosis; signaling in brain tumors; glioma immunology and immunotherapy; and emerging brain tumor therapies. Contact: Email: Roger Doxat-Pratt, Conference and Fellowships Officer; Website:

8th World Congress on Breast Cancer & Therapies
Melbourne, Australia
July 16 and 17

This conference addresses multidisciplinary perspectives on the screening, detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. A major emphasis is also placed on rehabilitation and survivorship after treatment, along with particular topics such as breast cancer and pregnancy and breast reconstruction. Research on bioactive natural substances in breast cancer therapy will be presented by international leaders in the field. Contact: Tel: 1-800-216-6499; Email:; Website:

American Society of Hematology (ASH) Meeting on Hematologic Malignancies
Chicago, Illinois
September 7 and 8

The ASH Meeting features the top experts in the field, comprehensive clinical content, and the opportunity to interact with colleagues in an intimate, small-group setting with no competing sessions. It will help translate new data into strategies for diagnosis and treatment in clinical practice. Topics range from incorporating mutation testing, to considerations in treating elderly patients, to choosing who to transplant for myeloma. Contact: Tel: 202-776-0544; Website:

Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology Annual Scientific Meeting
Montreal, Qu├ębec
September 12 to 15

The Joint Scientific Meeting will be held in partnership with the Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology (CARO), Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP) and the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT). This conference is for radiation oncologists, medical physicists, radiation therapists, basic science researchers, oncology nurses, PhDs, administrators, trainees and students. The theme is: All for One—Collaborating and Innovating for Person-Centred Care. Topics include translational biology, brachytherapy, radiosurgery, radiation protection, quality and safety, survivorship and much more. Contact: Tel: 905-415-3917; Email:

Global Congress on Bladder Cancer
Madrid, Spain
September 20 and 21

The Congress will focus on topics that have an impact on day-to-day clinical practice. The multidisciplinary and internationally influential faculty will bring you interactive case discussions and state-of-the-art presentations on diagnosis and treatment of patients with various stages of bladder cancer. The final session features a "Vision of the future" with contributions from a medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, urologist and patient representative. Contact: Tel: 32-3-800-06-54; Email:; Website:

World Conference on Lung Cancer
Toronto, Ontario
September 23 to 26

The 2018 Conference will be the world's largest international gathering of clinicians, researchers and scientists in the field of lung cancer and thoracic oncology. With delegates from more than 100 countries attending, this conference will provide the ideal forum to discuss the latest findings, put them into context and really understand how they affect your practice day to day. Physicians, nurses, other clinicians, researchers and scientists, as well as patients and advocates, in the lung cancer field are encouraged to attend. The honorary Chair of the conference is Dr. Frances Shepherd. Contact: Tel: 604-681-2153; Email: conference manager Grit Schoenherr:; Website:

International Conference on Cancer Nursing
Auckland, New Zealand
September 23 to 26

The conference theme this year is Global Actions: Working Towards Unity and Excellence in Cancer Care. Objectives of the meeting are to discuss innovative ways for merging evidence and practice, global challenges in cancer care, and to provide opportunities for nurses to collaborate on supporting innovative cancer nursing education, practice and research. Contact: International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care Head Office. Tel: 604-630-5516; Email:

European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2017 Congress
Munich, Germany
October 19 to 23

Nearly 20,000 oncology stakeholders from over 130 countries worldwide are expected to attend the ESMO 2018 Congress. The theme of the meeting is "Securing access to optimal care." International experts will provide valuable guidance about how to deal with the impressive amount of data generated on new therapies in the past few years. The conference is an important opportunity for exchange between basic and translational research and clinical care. Contact: Tel: 41-(0)91-973-1963; Website:

Precision Medicine Meeting
Bergamo, Italy
November 5 to 7

This conference, entitled "Making it Personal: Cancer Precision Medicine," is the third European Association for Cancer Research conference on the topic of personalized medicine. The multidisciplinary program will cover a broad spectrum of developments in diagnosis, early detection and treatment. New immunooncology treatments will also be presented, emphasizing the role of the tumour microenvironment and showcasing systems immunology. The emergence and role of drug-tolerant tumour fractions will be discussed in the context of drug resistance. And, reflecting one of the major needs, there will be a focus on rational design of combination therapies and on how advances emerging from the laboratory are clinically implemented. Abstracts for oral and poster presentations may be submitted until September 3, 2018. Contact: Email: Roger Doxat-Pratt, Conference and Fellowships Officer; Website:

60th ASH Annual Meeting
San Diego, California
December 1 to 4

The meeting will provide an opportunity to review thousands of scientific abstracts highlighting updates in the hottest topics in hematology. Development in both malignant and nonmalignant hematology will be explored. The goal of the ASH annual meeting is to present the best new scientific research in all areas of hematology. The call for abstracts opens June 5, 2018, with a deadline of August 1. Contact: Tel: 202-776-0544; Website:

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