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World Cancer Day 2018 - Programme

2 February 2018, Vienna, Austria

World Cancer Day 2018

Programme

IAEA Event to Mark World Cancer Day 2018

2 February 2018
IAEA Headquarters, Vienna, Austria

The IAEA World Cancer Day Event takes place on 2 February 2018 in Conference Room C1 (C Building, Second Floor), in the Vienna International Centre (VIC).

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AGENDA

10:00-10:30     Opening Session (Live Streaming)

Opening by Mr Yukiya Amano, Director General, IAEA

Remarks by HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, President-elect of the UICC

Remarks by HE Ms Nila F. Moeloek, Minister for Health of the Republic of Indonesia

10:30-12:00     Expert Panel Discussion: A Roadmap to a Cancer-free World

World-renowned medical professionals will present and discuss the applications of nuclear techniques in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer while also focusing on quality aspects in all disciplines of radiation medicine.

Moderator: Ms May Abdel-Wahab, Director of the Division of Human Health, IAEA Nuclear Sciences and Applications Department

Panellists:

Dr Alan Jackson, Chair of the Continuous Update Panel on Nutrition and Cancer and Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

- The Role of Nutrition and Physical Activity in the Prevention and Management of Cancer

Dr Joanna Kasznia-Brown, Radiologist, International Committee, Royal College of Radiologists, United Kingdom

- The Key Role of Medical Imaging in Cancer Management

Dr Mack Roach III, Professor of Radiation Oncology and Urology, Director, Particle Therapy Research Program & Outreach, Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of California San Francisco, United States of America

- The Multi-Disciplinary Management of Cancer: The Role of Radiotherapy

Dr Jake Van Dyk, President of Medical Physics for World Benefit & Professor Emeritus of Oncology and Medical Biophysics, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

- Medical Physics on the Roadmap to a Cancer-free World

Dr Ntokozo Ndlovu, Radiation Oncologist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences, Zimbabwe

- The Role of Nuclear Techniques for Cancer Treatment in Africa

12:00-14:00    Health fair (Vienna International Centre Rotunda)

A wide variety of information and services will be presented that address the detection of various types of cancer, including breast, prostate, colon, and skin cancer.

As part of the cancer awareness programme of the IAEA's World Cancer Day event, the Vienna International Centre Medical Service, in collaboration with the IAEA's Division of Human Health are hosting a health fair in the Rotunda. We invite you to join the campaign to raise awareness about cancer prevention, diagnostic possibilities and treatment options.

Participate in health activities that include: Blood pressure and Body Mass Index measurements, skin checks, prostate screening advice, colonoscopy procedure and Q and A with specialists:

Dr Andreas Schindl, Dermatologist, Vienna, Austria

- Skin cancer

Dr Michael Rogy, General Surgeon, Vienna, Austria

- Colon cancer

Dr Joanna Kasznia-Brown, Radiologist, Royal College of Radiologist, United Kingdom

- Breast cancer

Dr Mack Roach, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California San Francisco, United States of America

- Prostate cancer

Give-aways, brochures and information leaflets about healthy choices we can make each day, are available at our stands as well as fresh fruits.

14:00-15:30    Diagnosed with Cancer - The Importance of a Multidisciplinary Team for Optimal Cancer Care (Breast Cancer Case Study)

This session will showcase how a live tumour board is conducted, followed by presentations by experts from across the IAEA on the importance of a multidisciplinary team to support cancer care. The afternoon session will also provide examples of the successful implementation of cancer projects by the IAEA across the world.

Opening

Master of Ceremony: Ms May Abdel-Wahab, Director of the Division of Human Health, IAEA Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications

Opening remarks by Mr Aldo Malavasi, Deputy Director General of the IAEA Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications

Opening remarks by Mr Dazhu Yang, Deputy Director General of the IAEA Department of Technical Cooperation

Breast Cancer Case Study

Mr Rodolfo Nunez Miller, Nuclear Medicine Physician at the Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging Section, IAEA Deparmtne of Nuclear Sciences and Applications

Ms Cornelia Loechl, Section Head of the Nutritional and Health-Related Environmental Studies Section, IAEA Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications

Mr Rajiv Ranjan Prasad, Radiation Oncologist at the Applied Radiation Biology and Radiotherapy Section, IAEA Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications

Ms Debbie Van Der Merwe, Section Head of the Dosimetry and Medical Radiation Physics Section, IAEA Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications
 

An Insight into the Implementation of Cancer Projects Across the Globe (presentations)

Mr Shaukat Abdulrazak, Director of the Division for Africa, IAEA Department of Technical Cooperation

Mr Martin Krause, Director of the Division for Europe, IAEA Department of Technical Cooperation

Mr Luis Longoria, Director of the Division for Latin America and the Caribbean, IAEA Department of Technical Cooperation

Mr Abdulghani Shakhashiro, Programme Management Officer for Asia and the Pacific, IAEA Department of Technical Cooperation
 

Resource Mobilization (presentation)

Ms Anja Nitzsche, Section Head SH- Division of Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy, IAEA Department of Technical Cooperation
 

Nuclear Safety in Radiation Medicine (presentation)

Ms Debbie Gilley, Radiation Protection Specialist at the Radiation Protection of Patients Unit, IAEA Department of Nuclear Safety and Security

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