CONFERENCES & COURSES

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Conferences & Courses
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    March

    March 12–16 Hollywood, FL

    National Comprehensive Cancer Network 8th Annual Conference: Practical Guidelines and Outcomes Data in Oncology.

    Inquiries: (215) 728-4788, www.nccn.org

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    April

    April 2–5 The Hague, Netherlands

    8th Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care

    Inquiries: KENES International, 17 Rue du Cendrier, PO Box 1726, Geneva - 1211, Switzerland; +41 (0) 22 908 0488; eapc03@kenes.com; www.eapcnet.org/theHague2003/index.html

    April 2–6 Kalimera, Crete

    Mucins in Health and Disease: 7th International Workshop on Carcinoma-associated Mucins

    Inquiries: Gursharn Nutley, Cancer Research UK, Breast Cancer Biology Group, 3rd Floor, Thomas Guy House, Guy, London, SE1 9R;+44 (0) 20 7955 4542; fax +44 (0) 20 7955 2027

    April 3–5 Pasadena, CA

    Disseminating End-of-Life Education to Cancer Centers (DELEtCC)

    Sponsored by the City of Hope National Medical Center, funded by an NCI grant

    Inquires: Jo Hanson, City of Hope National Medical Center; 1500 E. Duarte Rd, Duarte, CA 91010; (626) 359-8111, x63108; jhanson@coh.org, http://deletcc.coh.org

    April 3–5 San Diego

    American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine Annual Session 2003

    Inquiries: ACP-ASIM, 190 N. Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1572; (215) 351-2600; www.acponline.org

    April 4–5 Baltimore

    Current Concepts in the Multidisciplinary Management of Colorectal Cancer

    Sponsored by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

    Inquiries: Program Coordinator, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Turner 20, 720 Rutland Ave., Baltimore, MD 21205-2195; (410) 955-2959; cmenet@jhmi.edu, www.hopkinsmedicine.org/cme/Months/calendar.html

    April 4–5 Chicago

    ASTRO Spring Refresher Course—, 10-Year Anniversary

    Inquiries: American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, 12500 Fair Lakes Circle, Suite 375, Fairfax, VA 22033-3882; (800) 962-7876; (703) 502-1550; www.astro.org

    April 5–9 Toronto, Ontario

    94th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research

    Inquiries: AACR, 615 Chestnut St, 17th Fl., Philadelphia, PA 19106; (215) 440-9300, fax: (215) 440-9313; meetings@aacr.org, www.aacr.org

    April 6–10 Brussels, Belgium

    13th International Meeting of the European Society of Gynecological Oncology

    Inquiries: Isis Rivlin, Kenes International, ESGO 13 Secretariat, 17 rue du Cendrier, P.O. Box 1726, Geneva, 1211, Switzerland; +41 (0) 22 908 0488; esgo13@esgo.org; www.esgo.org/esgo13

    April 7–10 Glasgow, UK

    British Society of Haematology Annual Scientific Meeting

    Inquiries: British Society of Haematology, Flat 416, 78 Marylebone High Street, London - W1U 5AP, United Kingdom; Fax: +44 (0) 20 7224 1948; janice@bshhya.demon.co.uk; www.blackwellpublishing.com/uk/society/bsh/

    April 7–9 Bath, England

    UK Radiation Oncology Conference

    Inquiries: UKRO Secretariat, Fairmount House, 230 Tadcaster Rd., York YO24 1ES; UK; +44 (0)1904 610821; ukro@ipem.org.uk; http://195.173.142.15/ukro/

    April 9 Wilmington, DE

    6th Annual Breast Cancer Update Panel Discussion

    Inquiries: Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Vicky Cooke, 100 West 10th St., Suite 1115, Wilmington, DE 19801; (302) 778-1102; dbcc@debreastcancer.org; www.debreastcancer.org

    April 9–13 San Diego

    Southwest Oncology Group Annual Spring Meeting

    Inquiries: Southwest Oncology Group, 14980 Omicron Dr., San Antonio, TX 78245-3217; (210) 677-8808; http://swog.org/Visitors/FutureMeetings.asp

    April 9–13 Washington, DC

    Comprehensive Cancer Care Conference: Integrating Complementary & Alternative Medicine

    Inquiries: Center for Mind-Body Medicine, 5225 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 414, Washington, DC 20015; (202) 966-7338; center@cmbm.org; www.cmbm.org/conferences/conferencehome.htm

    April 10–12 Baltimore

    Mastering the Challenges of Cytopathology

    Sponsored by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

    Inquiries: Office of Continuing Medical Education, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Turner 20, 720 Rutland Ave., Baltimore, MD 21205-2195; (410) 955-2959; cmenet@jhmi.edu, www.hopkinsmedicine.org/cme/Months/calendar.html

    April 10–12 Denver

    4th Joint Clinical Conference and Exposition on Hospice and Palliative Care

    Inquiries: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, 1700 Diagonal Rd., Suite 300, Alexandria VA 22314; (703) 837-1500; conferences@nhpco.org; www.nhpco.org

    April 11–12 Seattle

    Sixth Annual Advanced Prostate Brachytherapy Conference

    Inquiries: Seattle Prostate Institute, Education Dept. 1101 Madison, Suite 1101, Seattle, WA 98104; (206) 215-2490; education@seattleprostateinst.com, www.seattleprostateinst.com

    April 11–13 Baltimore

    Fifth Annual Advanced Topics in CT Scanning: 3D Imaging, CT Angiography and Virtual Imaging

    Sponsored by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

    Inquiries: Office of Continuing Medical Education, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Turner 20, 720 Rutland Ave., Baltimore, MD 21205-2195; (410) 955-2959; cmenet@jhmi.edu, www.hopkinsmedicine.org/cme/Months/calendar.html

    April 11–13 Dallas

    27th Annual Symposium of the American Society of Breast Disease

    Inquiries: American Society of Breast Disease, PO Box 140186, Dallas, TX 75214; (214) 368-6836; info@asbd.org; www.asbd.org/pages/symposium.html

    April 12 Baltimore

    Fifth Annual Hepato-Biliary and Gastroenterology Diseases for Practitioners

    Sponsored by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

    Inquiries: Office of Continuing Medical Education, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Turner 20, 720 Rutland Ave., Baltimore, MD 21205-2195; (410) 955-2959; cmenet@jhmi.edu, www.hopkinsmedicine.org/cme/Months/calendar.html

    April 10–14 Vancouver

    10th World Conference on Lung Cancer

    Inquiries: International Conference Services, Suite 604, 850 West Hastings St., Vancouver V6C 1E1, Canada; 604-681-2153; conference@2003worldlungcancer.org; www.2003worldlungcancer.org

    April 12–15 Hollywood, FL

    Society of Breast Imaging 6th Postgraduate Course

    Inquiries: Michele Wittling, Society of Breast Imaging, 1891 Preston White Dr., Reston, VA 20191; (703) 715 4390, fax (703) 716-1283; sbi@acr.org; www.sbi-online.org

    April 12–15 New York City

    American College of Surgeons 31st Annual Spring Meeting

    Inquiries: ACoS, 633 N. St. Claire St., Chicago, IL 60611; (312) 202-5000; postmaster@facs.org; www.facs.org/2003springmeeting/promo.html

    April 13–16 Paris

    Preventing and Controlling Cervical Cancer in the New Millennium

    Inquiries: Congress Secretariat, Euroginc, 33, rue de l'Abb Groult, 75015 Paris, France, +33 (0)1 45 33 60 46; admin@eurogin.com; www.eurogin.com/2003/

    April 19–22 Beijing, China

    ISRO International Teaching Course on “Advances in Radiation Oncology or Evidence-based Radiation Oncology”

    Sponsored by the International Society for Radiation Oncology (ISRO)

    Inquiries: Secretariat, IRAM, Av Americo Vespucio Norte 1314, Vitacura 6671407, Santiago, Chile; 56-2-206-1400; www.isro.be

    April 23–27 Antalya, Turkey

    15th National Cancer Conference

    Inquiries: Tezer Kutluk, Cancer Research & Struggle Foundation, Hacettepe niversitesi, Onkoloji Hastanesi Ba?hekimli?i, Ankara, Turkey; +90 312 305 2910; fax +90 (312) 309 29 12; tkutluk@ukk2003.org; www.ukk2003.org

    April 23–27 Banff, Canada

    6th World Congress in Psycho-Oncology

    Inquiries: Sue Price, Psychosocial Resources, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 29th St., NW, Calgary, T2N 4N2, Alberta, Canada; (403) 251-2802; fax (403) 251-2802; banffcongress@cancerboard.ab.ca; www.capo.ca

    April 24–25 San Juan, PR

    Lymphoma…The Next Questions

    Sponsored by Imedex, Inc.

    Inquiries: Heather Drew, Imedex, Inc., 70 Technology Dr., Alpharetta, GA 30005; (770) 751-7332; meetings@imedex.com; www.imedex.com/calendars/oncology.htm

    April 25–26 Universal City, CA

    28th Spring Diagnostic Ultrasound Conference

    Inquiries: LARS, Carrie L. Stubstad, Meeting & Association Coordinator, P.O. Box 93125, Pasadena, CA 91109-3125; (626) 836-5800; info@larad.org; www.larad.org/meetings

    April 25–27 Chicago

    The EPEC Project - Education for Physicians on End of Life Care: Become an EPEC Trainer

    Inquiries: The EPEC Project, Northwestern University School of Medicine (NUMS), 750 N Lake Shore Dr., Suite 601, Chicago, IL 60611; (877) 524-EPEC, (312) 503-EPEC; info@epec.net, www.epec.net

    Apr. 27-May 1 Chicago

    AUA Annual Meeting

    Inquiries: American Urological Association, 1120 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201; (410) 727-1100, fax: (410) 468-1835; e-mail: aua@auanet.org, Web: www.auanet.org

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    May

    May 1–4 Seattle

    American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 16th Annual Meeting

    Inquiries: Jennifer Yock, 4700 W. Lake, Glenview, Il 60025-1485; 847-375-4861; info@aspho.org; www.aspho.org/public/articles/index.cfm?cat=3

    May 1–4 Denver

    Oncology Nursing Society, 28th Annual Congress

    Inquiries: ONS, 125 Enterprise Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15275; (412) 859-6100; www.ons.org

    May 2–5 Crete, Greece

    1st Mediterranean Melanoma Meeting

    Sponsored by University of Crete Faculty of Medecine and the WHO Melanoma Programme

    Inquiries: Panos Travel Ltd., 4 Filellinon str., Athens, 10557, Greece; +30 10 3230380; fax +30 10 3245049; www.panos-travel.gr/conferences.asp

    May 3–5 Ottawa, Canada

    Reasons for Hope 2003

    Inquiries: Susan Wall, Canadian Breast Cancer Research Initiative, 10 Alcorn Ave., Suite 200, Toronto, M4V3B1, Ontario, Canada; (416) 934-5642; fax (416) 961-4189; swall@cancer.ca; www.breast.cancer.ca/reasons_for_hope_conferences/

    May 4–7 Rome

    5th International Gastric Cancer Congress

    Sponsored by the International Gastric Cancer Association

    Inquiries: Alfredo Garofalo, ARC - IGCC Scientific Secretariat, Via A. Borelli, 5, Roma, 00161, Italy; 39 (06) 55180577; www.gastriccancer.org

    May 4–8 Tenerife, Spain

    ESTRO Teaching Course on “Radiation Oncology: A Molecular Approach”

    Inquiries: European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology; Avenue E. Mounierlaan 83/12, Brussels, 1200, Belgium; +32 2 775 93 40; fax +32 2 779 54 94; info@estro.be; www.estro.be/estro/Index.html

    May 4–9 San Diego

    American Roentgen Ray Society, 103rd Annual Meeting

    Inquiries: ARRS, 44211 Slatestone Court, Leesburg, VA 20176; (703) 729-3353, www.arrs.org/meeting

    May 5–6 Seattle

    Ultrasound-Guided Transperineal Brachytherapy for Early Stage Prostate Cancer Course

    Inquiries: Seattle Prostate Institute, Education Dept., 1101 Madison, Suite 1101, Seattle, WA 98104; (206) 215-2490; education@seattleprostateinst.com, www.seattleprostateinst.com

    May 5–6 Westmont, IL

    Advanced Training Course: Prostate Brachytherapy: Past, Present & Future

    Inquiries: Jenny Amburgey, Chicago Prostate Cancer Center, One Oak Hill Center, Suite 100, Westmont, IL 60559; 630-654-2515; jamburgey@prostateimplant.com; www.prostateimplant.com

    May 6–10 Barcelona

    ESTRO course on “Dose Determination in Radiotherapy: Beam Characterisation, Dose Calculation, and Dose Verification”

    Inquiries: European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology; Avenue E. Mounierlaan 83/12, Brussels, 1200, Belgium; +32 2 775 93 40; fax +32 2 779 54 94; info@estro.be; www.estro.be/estro/Index.html

    May 7–10 Sevilla, Spain

    9th World Congress on Cancer of the Skin

    Sponsored by the Skin Cancer Foundation, Academia Espaola de Dermatologa y Venereologa, Asociacin Espaola del Cncer Cutneo

    Inquiries: Adriano Congresos, Adriano, 26–28, 41001 Sevilla, Spain; 34-95421-5900, www.sks2003.com

    May 9–10 Clearwater Beach, FL

    Spectrum of Pain: Comprehensive Assessment and Multimodal Management

    Inquiries: Ann Gordon, Moffitt Cancer Center, Continuing Education, 12902 Magnolia Dr., Tampa, FL 33612; (813) 903 4975; fax (813) 979 3874; www.moffitt.usf.edu/promotions/spectrum/index.htm

    May 9–11 Hannover, Germany

    6th International Course on Bone Marrow Biopsy Pathology

    Sponsored by the European Association for Haematopathology

    Inquiries: Florian Laenger, Institute of Pathology Hannover Medical School, Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1, Hannover, 30625; Germany; +49 511 532 4477; fax +49 511 532 5799; www.mh-hannover.de/institute/pathologie/kongress/kongressindex.htm

    May 10 Washington, DC

    ASTRO/ACR Symposium—Molecular Imaging

    Inquiries: American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, 12500 Fair Lakes Circle, Suite 375, Fairfax, VA 22033-3882; (800) 962-7876; (703) 502-1550; www.astro.org

    May 12–13 Seattle

    High Dose Rate Brachytherapy for Prostate and Gynecology Cancer

    Inquiries: Seattle Prostate Institute, Education Dept., 1101 Madison, Suite 1101, Seattle, WA 98104; (206) 215-2490; education@seattleprostateinst.com, www.seattleprostateinst.com

    May 15–17 Lbeck, Germany

    Annual Brachytherapy Meeting GEC-ESTRO

    Inquiries: European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology; Avenue E. Mounierlaan 83/12, Brussels, 1200, Belgium; +32 2 775 93 40; fax +32 2 779 54 94; info@estro.be; www.estro.be/estro/Index.html

    May 18–22 Rovigo, Italy

    International Course on Advances in Cancer Epidemiology

    Inquiries: Olaf Kelm, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) 150, cours Albert Thomas, Lyon, 69008, France; +33 (0) 4 72 73 81 54; fax +33 (0) 4 72 73 83 20; www.iarc.fr

    May 21–24 Lisbon, Portugal

    12th Reach to Recovery International Conference: Bridging the Gap: The Needs and Their Assessment

    Inquiries: Vencer e Viver: Dr. Henriette Nesbitt de Almeida Lima; Nucleo Regional Do Sul Da Liga Portuguesa Contra O Cancro, Rua Professor Lima Basto, Lisboa, P-1099-023, Portugal; +351 21 726 57 86; fax +351 21 726 33 63; www.congresso.vencerviver.dpp.pt

    May 28–31 Weisbaden, Germany

    83rd Congress of the German Radiologists

    Inquiries: German Radiologists, Dt Roentgengesellschaft eV, Postfach 1336, Bad Homburg - D-61283, Germany; fax +49 6172 488 587

    May 30-June 4 Washington, DC

    American Transplant Congress 2003

    Inquiries: ATC Meeting Management, 17000 Commerce Parkway, Suite C, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054; (856) 439-0880; atc@ahint.com, www.atcmeeting.org

    May 31-June 3 Chicago

    American Society of Clinical Oncology, 39th Annual Meeting

    Inquiries: ASCO, 1900 Duke St., Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 299-0150, asco@asco.org; www.asco.org

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    June

    June 1–3 Berg en Dal/Nijmegen, Netherlands

    2nd ESTRO Workshop on Biology in Radiation Oncology

    Inquiries: European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology; Avenue E. Mounierlaan 83/12, Brussels, 1200, Belgium; +32 2 775 93 40; fax +32 2 779 54 94; info@estro.be; www.estro.be/estro/Index.html

    June 1–5 Nice, France

    ESTRO Teaching Course on “Imaging for Target Volume Determination in Radiotherapy”

    Inquiries: European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology; Avenue E. Mounierlaan 83/12, Brussels, 1200, Belgium; +32 2 775 93 40; fax +32 2 779 54 94; info@estro.be; www.estro.be/estro/Index.html

    June 2–6 Genoa, Italy

    40th Annual Congress and 26th Post-Graduate Course of the European Society of Paediatric Radiology

    Inquiries: European Society of Paediatric Radiology, Avenue J.J Crocq 15, Brussels, B-1020 Belgium; +31 2 477 3218; fax +31 2 478 5439; f.e.avni@huderf.be; www.espr.org

    June 4–7 Trollhttan, Sweden

    16th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Association for Cancer Education

    Sponsored by the European Association for Cancer Education

    Inquiries: Margit Bckstrm; University of Trollhtten/Uddevalla Department of Nursing, Box 1236, 462 28 Vnersborg, Sweden; fax +46 521 26 42 99; margit.backstrom@htu.se; http://eace.uicc.org

    June 5–7 Oklahoma City

    UICC International Conference - Family Cancer: Biology and Clinical Care

    Sponsored by the International Union Against Cancer

    Inquiries: John J. Mulvihill, MD, Program Chairman, john-mulvihill@ouhsc.edu; www.uicc2003conference.org/index.html

    June 5–8 Washington, DC

    6th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene Therapy

    Inquiries: American Society of Gene Therapy (ASGT), 611 East Wells St., Milwaukee, WI 53202; 414.278.1341; fax 414.276.3349; info@asgt.org; www.asgt.org/annualmeeting.html

    June 9–10 Seattle

    Ultrasound-Guided Transperineal Brachytherapy for Early Stage Prostate Cancer Course

    Inquiries: Seattle Prostate Institute, Education Dept., 1101 Madison, Suite 1101, Seattle, WA 98104; (206) 215-2490; education@seattleprostateinst.com, www.seattleprostateinst.com

    June 11–13 Madrid

    5th Madrid Breast Cancer Conference

    Inquiries: Begoa Navarro, Bn&Co, Avda. Tribuna, 7, Urb. Fuente del Fresno, S.S. de los Reyes, Madrid, 28708, Spain; +34 91 623 67 36; fax +34 91 623 68 90; http://calendar.uicc.org/2003/03061101.shtml

    June 12–15 Lyon, France

    EHA-8: Annual Meeting of the European Haematology Association

    Inquiries: Eurocongres Conference Management, Jan van Goyenkade 11, Amsterdam, NL, 1075 HP, Netherlands; +31 20 679 3411; fax +31 20 673 7306; info@ehaweb.org; www.eurocongres.com/eha2003

    June 13–15 Islamorada, FL

    Musculoskeletal Oncology Review: Florida Keys Program

    Inquiries: Ann Gordon, Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Dr., Tampa, FL 33612; (813) 903-4975; gordonac@moffitt.usf.edu; www.moffitt.usf.edu/promotions/index.htm

    June 15–17 Birmingham, UK

    UK Radiological Congress 2003

    Inquiries: UKRC Secretariat, PO Box 2895, London - W1A 5RS UK; +44 (0) 20 7307 1410; fax +44 (0) 20 7307 1414; conference@ukrc.org.uk; www.ukrc.org.uk

    June 16–8 Madrid

    Small GTPases in Human Carcinogenesis

    Inquiries: Beatriz Ferreiro, Spanish National Cancer Centre (CNIO), Melchor Fernndez Almagro, 3, Madrid, 28029, Spain; +34 912246985; fax +34 912246981; ccc@cnio.es; www.cnio.es/ing/meetings/index.htm

    June 16–18 Brussels, Belgium

    Gastroenterology and Endotherapy: 21st European Workshop

    Inquiries: Nancy Beauprez, Erasme Hospital, Administrative Secretariat, Gastroenterology Dept., Route de Lennik 808, Brussels, 1070; +32 2 555 49 00; fax +32 2 555 49 01; beauprez@ulb.ac.be; www.ulb.ac.be/assoc/chorus/congres/gastroendo2003.htm

    June 18–21 Berlin

    15th International Symposium on Supportive Care in Cancer

    Inquiries: EMC Event and Meeting Company, Dachauer Str 44a, Munich, D-80335, Germany; +49 (0) 89 54 90 960; fax +49 (0)89 54 90 96 75; mascc@emc-event.com; www.cancerworld.org/mascc

    June 18–21 Perugia, Italy

    VIth IUHPE European Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education “Equity, Solidarity, and Responsibility for Health”

    Inquiries: Centro Servizi Congressuali, via L. S. Gualtieri, 11, 06123 Perugia; 075/5730617; fax 075/5730619; paola@csccongressi.it; www.csccongressi.it/pag_congressi.html

    June 19–20 New York City

    First International Conference on Cancer on the Internet

    Inquiries: ESO, Viale Beatrice d'Este, 37 – 20122 Milan, Italy; 37-02-43359611; conferences@esoncology.org, www.cancerworld.org

    June 19–28 Durban, South Africa

    23rd Congress of the International Society of Chemotherapy

    Inquiries: International Society of Chemotherapy, University Natal of Durban, Dept. of Medical Microbiology, Private bag 7, Congella, 4013, South Africa; fax +27 31 206 44 31; www.congrex.nl/icc2003

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    Future ONS Annual Congresses

    • 2003 •

    May 1–4, Denver

    • 2004 •

    April 29-May 2, Anaheim

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    Full Meetings Listing on OT Web Site!

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    Next ASTRO Annual Meeting

    • 2003 •

    October 19–23, Salt Lake City

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