The 5th Irish Sarcoma Group Meeting will be held at the Gibson Hotel, Dublin 1 on Friday November 30th. It will be preceded by a patient information day on the 29th.
As before the Group’s main aims are to
· Help develop and strengthen national sarcoma services
· Raise awareness amongst medical professionals about this rare group of diseases
· Provide education, training and identification of best practice for all professionals treating people with sarcoma
· Promote excellence in care and treatment of people with sarcoma through identification and sharing of best practice
· Promote and support research and the development of more effective treatment and care
Marked progress has been made since the inaugural meeting in 2014 but significant challenges remain. The theme of the 2018 programme will be to highlight the strengths Ireland currently has and areas where improvement is required. The meeting will cover
1. The current state of sarcoma services in Ireland
2. Some of the key clinicians/diagnosticians that we now have
3. The importance of histopathology and molecular cytogenetics
4. The role of immunotherapy and targeted therapies
5. Radiotherapy in adults
6. Supportive care and patient advocacy
7. Multimodal management of sarcoma in children and young adults
We look forward to seeing you in November.
Dr Charles Gillham, Radiation Oncologist
Dr Deirdre O’Mahony, Medical Oncologist
This meeting has been awarded 4.5 external category CPD credits by the Faculty of Radiologists, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.