The 50th annual congress of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) took place last November 15th to 20th.
The event hosted 2000 participants from all over the world, and many intervening experts among whom Pr Tasuko Honjo, Medicine Nobel price 2018, who gave a conference about immunotherapy.
"It was almost a My Child Matters congress!" joked Dr Gagnepain-Lacheteau, Sanofi Espoir Foundation’s Medical Director. Indeed, almost every My Child Matters team (project leader and/or mentor) were invited to present their results orally or on a poster, after submitting an abstract, and received a grant by the SIOP.
My Child Matters also hosted a diner gathering all beneficiaries or contributors of the programme, which the representatives of the parents of children with cancer, very involved in the fight against pediatric cancers attended. This friendly moment allowed the sharing of best practices and in person meetings of professionals for various continents usually corresponding by email.
My Child Matters programme was everywhere to be seen
First, Dr Gagnepain-Lacheteau, Sanofi Espoir Foundation’s Medical Director officially launched My Child Matters 3-Year Grant Award. Then, throughout the congress with our teams selected to present 9 oral communications (8 for current projects + 1 previously supported project), 7 posters, 1 session dedicated to My Child Matters Nurses Awards with 2 oral presentations of previous projects + 5 new awards given out.
Last but not least, the opening of the General Assembly was about the new partnership signed between the Sanofi Espoir Foundation and the SIOP.
Hereunder is the list of oral communications about My Child Matters by coordinators of project supported by the Sanofi Espoir Foundation, as well as the posters presented:
- THE EFFECT OF THE MY CHILD MATTERS PROGRAM ON PEDIATRIC CANCER :
Speakers: Anne Gagnepain-Lacheteau (France) and Scott Howard (USA)
- E-LEARNING PLATFORMS IN MY CHILD MATTERS PROJECTS
Speakers: Laila Hessissen (Morocco) and Diego Figueredo (Paraguay)
- PALLIATIVE CARE IN MY CHILD MATTERS PROJECTS
Speakers: Pornpun Sripornsawan (Thailand) and Marisol Bustamante (Guatemala)
- DISSEMINATION OF INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL KNOWLEDGE FOR ALL CADRES OF HEALTH CARE WORKERS CARING FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER IN KARACHI, PAKISTAN
Speaker: Arifa Khatoon (Pakistan)
- DEVELOPING A PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY NURSING ORIENTATION ORIENTATION PROGRAM FOR NEWLY HIRED NURSES IN BAHASA, INDONESIA
Speaker: Yuliana Hanaratri (Indonesia)
- EMPOWER TRAINER OF TRAINERS WITH SKILLS IN CHEMOTHERAPY ADMINISTRATION, PROVISION OF PALLIATIVE CARE SERVICES AND GENERAL MANAGEMENT OF CHILDREN LIVING WITH CANCER AND THEIR FAMILIES
Speaker: Lomtunzi Chidziwa (Zimbabwe)
- TRAINING PARENTS-SAVING LIVES THROUGH EARLY DETECTION OF FEVER IN CHILDREN WITH CANCER IN EL SALVADOR A LMIC
Speaker: Angelica Hernandez Romero (El Salvador)
- VIETNAM PATIENT/PARENT EDUCATION HANDBOOK VIETNAM NURSING PROJECT
Speaker: Linda Abramovitz (USA working with Vietnamese nurses)
- PAEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY NURSING TRAINING –CALMETTE HOSPITAL CAMBODIA
Speaker: Ratha Mlis (Cambodia)
- CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENTS CANCER FIGHT IN SOUTHERN HIGHLAND ZONE OF TANZANIA: NURSES, ROLE PLAYERS
Speaker: Elianeth Kiteni (Tanzania)
- IMPROVING REFERRALS OF CHILDREN WITH CANCER BY USING A HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS NETWORK IN PARAGUAY
Speaker: Diego Figueredo (Paraguay)
- REGISTRATION OF CHILDHOOD CANCER IN AFRICA PRESENTATION:
Speaker: Ingabire Cecile (Rwanda)
- DEVELOPMENT OF SOUTHERN CHILDHOOD CANCER NETWORK IN THAÏLAND
Speaker: Pornpun Sripornsawan (Thailand)
- Silvia Rivas – Marisol Bustamante: “MEDICINA INTEGRAL”: A PROGNOSIS-STRATIFIED, THREE-LEVEL, MODEL FOR THE DELIVERY OF PALLIATIVE CARE IN A PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY CENTER IN GUATEMALA. (poster)
- Silvia Rivas – Marisol Bustamante: ETHICAL DILEMMAS ENCOUNTERED BY A PALLIATIVE CARE TEAM AT A PEDIATRIC CANCER CENTER IN GUATEMALA. (poster)
- Silvia Rivas – Marisol Bustamante: RELATIONSHIP INTEGRATION NURSE DOCTOR IN PEDIATRIC PALLIATIVE PATIENT CARE IN LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES. (poster)
- Brenda Mallon: SETTING UP A HOSPITAL BASED CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENT CANCER REGISTER IN 13 FRENCH SPEAKING AFRICAN COUNTRIES. (poster)
- Christine Edan: INTEGRATING PALLIATIVE CARE IN AFRICA (poster)
- Laila Hessissen: PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY TRAINING DIPLOMA FOR FRENCH-SPEAKING AFRICAN COUNTRIES: A FEASIBLE MODEL FOR ADDRESSING HUMAN RESOURCE CHALLENGES IN COUNTRIES WITH LIMITED RESOURCES. (poster)
- Maria Ximena Castro: HIGH FREQUENCY OF METASTATIC OSTEOSARCOMA / EWING SARCOMA AT DIAGNOSIS DO NOT EXPLAIN THEIR POOR SURVIVAL IN CALI, COLOMBIA : A REPORT OF VIGICANCER PEDIATRIC CANCER SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM. (poster)
- IMPACT OF PALLIATIVE CARE TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING AS A COMPONENT OF PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY DEVELOPMENT GRANTS T LOW AND MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES (LMICS)
Speaker: Pamelyn Close, USA
- REEINGINEERING OF RESSOURCES AND OUTPATIENT PALLIATIVE CARE FOR CHILDREN WITH NEOPLASTIC DISEASES IN HONDURAS: IMPACT ON PATIENT CARE
Speaker: Roxana Martinez, Honduras
- WISHING WELL, A HOME BASED PEDIATRIC PALLIATIVE CARE SERVICE FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER IN THAILAND
Speaker: Issarang Nuchprayoon, Thailand