Euroskin 2021 Conference
The European Society for Skin Cancer Prevention (EUROSKIN) has organized The 5th International UV & Skin Cancer Prevention 2021 Virtual Conference from Tuesday 7 to Thursday 9 of September 2021. EUROSKIN and its partners have developed an attractive program that brought together experts from the international scientific and skin cancer prevention community. Here is the program: https://uvandskincancer2020.org/programme .The Conference has focused on both primary and secondary prevention, discussing shared recommendations and guidelines addressing health professionals and decision-makers.Stefano Rosso was invited to present the results of the study recently published on fatal melanoma. In the discussion, it has been pointed out the relevance of this methodological approach for studying also non-melanoma skin cancers. The whole event was recorded and all recordings will be published on a dedicated EUROSKIN YouTube channel, which will be available for all registered attendees.
A new Manual on Cancer Registration
The US National Cancer Registrars Association has recently published the 4th edition of the manual Cancer Registry Management. Principles and Practice for Hospital and Central Registries. Freddie Bray (IARC) and Roberto Zanetti (IACR, FEM) authored two chapters of the book, one describing the activities of the International Association of Cancer Registries, the second updating the description of the global population coverage in measuring the cancer impact. The book, useful also for registrars outside the US, is obtainable at https://www.ncra-usa.org/About/Store/4th-Edition-Textbook (Price: 199 USD)
News from the Board
Dr. Dora Loria, member of the Jury of the Enrico Anglesio Prize since its first edition in 2006, has been hired by WHO-OPS (Oficina Panamericana de Salud) as consultant on the development of cancer registration in Argentina, within the frame of the activities of the INC, Instituto Nacional de Cancer of that country.We warmly congratulate Dora for this new position.
An interesting workshop
Our colleagues and friends, Dr Gian Paolo Dotto, Massachusetts General Hospital and ICP Lausanne, and Dr. Giovanna Chiorino, Laboratorio di Genetica, Fondazione Tempia, Biella, are the organizers of the First International Workshop on “Sexual Dimorphism in Cancer” , to be held online on March 22-26. See more details at the poster here below. Contact person: firstname.lastname@example.org
International Agency for Research on Cancer. Summer School 2021.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer, Education and Training Programme, is organizing also for 2021 the traditional Summer School. This year the courses will be 100% on line, and will take place at various dates in May and June. Application is now open (deadline 1st of March 2021; acceptance notified by mid-April).
Click here for details and on line application form: https://training.iarc.fr/summer-school-in-lyon-calls
An online Course on Skin Cancers and Psoriasis. Ragusa, Sicily, 5-6 March 2021
The Ragusa Section of the Italian League Against Cancer is organizing a course to be held the next 5° and 6° of March. The course, whose title is “Amici per la pelle”, will be convened virtually on a online platform. The Fondo Elena Moroni is among the sponsors of the initiative. The detailed program will be posted soon at this section of the website.
The Award Ceremony has took place online on 18 November 2020, as announced. More information at the page PRIZE of this website
News from the Board
Lidia Sacchetto, Vice-President of the Fondo Elena Moroni, on 7 July 2020 defended her Ph.D in Pure and Applied Mathematics (a join program between Politecnico di Torino and Università degli Studi di Torino) with the thesis “Statistical methods for biomarker discovery and multivariate classifier evaluation”. The Fondo Elena Moroni congratulates on the important result.
Cancellation of IACR Annual Conference in Noumea and Confirmation of Enrico Anglesio Prize
The annual scientific conference of the International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR), announced in Noumea (New Caledonia) for the next October was cancelled in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In that occasion, the Premio Enrico Anglesio was assigned to a young researcher presenting an original study. However, to not deprive young researchers with this opportunity, the Scientific Council of the Fondo Elena Moroni will propose a new version of the Prize.
We will soon publish rules and forms for applying to the Prize in this site.
News at the time of Covid-19
Covid-19 impact estimation in Piedmont (Italy) and future scenarios of epidemic evolution.
Pointing to the first epidemic peak, Iacopo Baussano and Stefano Rosso estimated future scenarios of epidemic evolution according to the different hypotheses of containment measures in Piedmont.
Below, the link to the article (in italian only)
Enjoy the reading !
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