International Cancer Survivor Symposium

Fast-evolving treatment options and technologies continue to advance survival in children, adolescents, and young adults diagnosed with cancer. The International Cancer Survivor Symposium will bring together primary care physicians, oncologists for adults and children, other specialty physicians, researchers, psychologists and allied-health professionals to discuss latest developments and future directions of care for cancer survivors. The program will focus on late effects, follow-up care and chronic diseases, fatigue, psychosocial aspects, and fertility.

We look forward to welcoming you to the first International Cancer Survivor Symposium organized in Bern/Switzerland by the University Cancer Center Inselspital (UCI), the Department of General Internal Medicine, the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology (all at the Inselspital, Bern), the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, and the Department of Health Sciences and Medicine, University of Lucerne.

Due to the current situation related to Covid-19, the Cancer Survivor Symposium will take place as a webinar. We are looking forward to meeting you online.

Topics

Follow-up care
Guest Lecture: Prof. Melissa Hudson, MD, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, USA

Late effects and chronic disease after treatment for childhood and AYA cancer
Guest Lecture: Prof. Melissa Hudson, MD, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, USA

Fatigue / psychosocial problems
Guest Lecture: Dr. Jacqueline Loonen, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Fertility
Guest Lecture: Prof. Michael von Wolff, Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Inselspital Bern, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland

Speakers

Awards

We are happy to announce the first Cancer Survivor Scientific Research Award.
A scientific committee will select the best three scientific presentions during the meeting.

The Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Maria Wertli & PD Dr. Christine Baumgartner, Department of General Internal Medicine, Inselspital Bern
  • Dr. Eva Maria Tinner & Prof. Dr. Jochen Rössler, Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Inselspital Bern
  • Prof. Dr. Claudia Kuehni, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
  • Prof. Dr. Gisela Michel, Department Health Sciences and Medicine, University of Lucerne

Credits

Credits from the societies listed below will be available:

  • 7 credits: Swiss Society for Radiation Oncology
  • 7 credits: Swiss Psychological Society
  • 7 credits: Swiss Society of Medical Oncology
  • 6 credits: Swiss Society of Pediatrics
  • 6 credits: Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine

Support