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San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
San Antonio, Texas
December 5 to 9, 2017

The scientific program consists of plenary lectures and mini-symposia by experts in clinical and basic research; and selected slide and poster presentations chosen from the submitted abstracts. It is designed to provide state-of-the-art information on the experimental biology, etiology, prevention, diagnosis and therapy of breast cancer and premalignant breast disease. This year's program includes sessions on value-based medicine, drug discovery, clinical trials design, radiation oncology and much more. The closing debate is on the statement: This house believes that all women diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer should undergo next-generation sequencing. SABCS welcomes attendance by informed patient advocates representing recognized patient advocacy, education & survivor support organizations. Contact: Tel: 210-450-1550; Email:; Website:

ESMO Immuno Oncology Congress 2017
Geneva, Switzerland
December 7 to 10, 2017

This year sees the launch of the ESMO Immuno Oncology Congress, a new highly-focused meeting devoted entirely to the development and use of immunotherapies against cancer. The creation of the ESMO Immuno Oncology Congress reflects ESMO's commitment to providing oncologists who need to learn how to apply the latest standards of care in the immunotherapy of cancer with a comprehensive update in an environment rich with highly specialized professionals. The themes in this inaugural program include: combining immune checkpoint inhibitors with chemotherapy or radiotherapy and beyond; patient selection and predictive biomarkers; management of side effects; resistance to therapy; and imaging and nuclear medicine and design of immuno-oncology trials. Contact: Alessia Mora or Concetta Di Parenti; Tel: +41 (0)91 973 19 17; Email:; Website:

2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium
San Francisco, California
January 18 to 20, 2018

ASCO GI is a gathering place for international experts to explore developments in the prevention, screening and treatment of cancers of the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, colon and rectum. The theme of this year's meeting is "Multidisciplinary care: Local practice, global solutions." The call for abstract submissions is now open for research dealing with gastrointestinal cancers from the perspectives of: 1. Prevention, screening and diagnosis; 2. Multidisciplinary treatments; and 3. Translational research. The deadline for abstract submissions is September 26, 2017. Contact: Tel: 888-788-1522; Email: or

Princess Margaret Cancer Conference: Accelerating Precision Medicine 2018
Toronto, Ontario
January 19, 2018

Accelerating Precision Medicine in 2018 is a one-day scientific forum and continuing education event which includes keynote speakers, rapid-fire presentations, debates, breakout sessions, poster viewing and a reception. Professions across disciplines will come together to exchange ideas and discuss precision medicine. The overall objectives of the conference are to explore technologic advances to realize precision medicine; review successful implementation practices for precision medicine in clinical practice; propose novel solutions to realizing personalized medicine; and facilitate networking with regional and international colleagues. The call for abstracts opens on August 15 and the deadline for submissions is September 15, 2017. Contact: Mary Hooey, conference manager; Tel: 416-946-4457; Email:

Canadian Lung Cancer Conference
Vancouver, British Columbia
February 8 and 9, 2018

This meeting has a multidisciplinary focus to meet the needs of a wide variety of professionals. Topics appealing to medical oncology, respiratory medicine, radiation oncology and thoracic surgery, as well as oncology nursing, will be presented. Chaired by Drs. Barb Melosky and Cheryl Ho, the meeting aims to improve the care of patients with lung cancer, review new approaches to the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), discuss the role of radiation oncology in the management of NSCLC, and update surgical options in therapy. Contact: HayMatick Meetings and Events; Tel: 778-882-4389; Email:

Cancer Survivorship Symposium: Advancing Care and Research
Orlando, Florida
February 16 and 17, 2018

The Cancer Survivorship Symposium is a collaboration between primary care and oncology professionals that aims to explore the needs of survivors, with a focus on ongoing care, surveillance for cancer recurrence, creating care plans in the clinical setting, and the care for long-term effects of their initial treatment. Community-based models of survivorship care will be presented, along with the basics for care of survivors with various different malignancies. Contact: Tel: 888-282-2552; Email:

Canadian Melanoma Conference
Banff, Alberta
February 22 to 25, 2018

Presented by Oncology Education, this conference brings together medical oncologists, surgeons, dermatologists, radiotherapists, pathologists, molecular biologists, immunologists and other allied health professionals interested in the treatment of melanoma worldwide. Dr. Scott Ernst is program chair, and presentations will look at topics including molecular diagnostics, targeted therapies and immunotherapy, and much more. Contact: Andrea Segal, senior event manager; Email:

The Seventh International Symposium on Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer
Montreal, Quebec
May 8 to 11, 2018

Organized by the Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Foundation in collaboration with McGill University's Program in Cancer Genetics, this conference assembles clinicians and researchers from over 25 countries for stimulating exchanges and the opportunity to gain practical insights into issues around BRCA1/2 research and clinical care options. The call for submissions is now open. The deadline for abstract submission for oral presentations is November 30, 2017; for posters, January 19, 2018. Contact: Tel: 450-292-3456, ext. 227; Email:; Website:

10th Biennial Canadian Conference on Ovarian Cancer Research
Edmonton, Alberta
May 26 to 29, 2018

This conference will bring together the entire spectrum of ovarian cancer researchers, with interests in discovery-based, translational, clinical and population-level research. This meeting will foster collaborations and will examine the problem of ovarian cancer from all angles. The conference is open worldwide to all researchers and clinicians working, or interested, in ovarian cancer. A survivor's workshop supported by Ovarian Cancer Canada takes place concurrently with the first day of the conference, providing a unique learning opportunity and supportive environment for survivors, family members, friends and caregivers. Contact: IS Event Solutions; Tel: 450-550-3488 ext 114; Email:; Website:

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