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IACR 2013 - Buenos Aires

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The 2013 IACR Annual Meeting was held in Buenos Aires in October 2013.   Over 250 delegates attended the meeting from …countries. The meeting was hosted by the Argentinian National Cancer Institute with the collaboration of the Bahia Blanca Cancer Registry.

The scientific program was based around the theme Cancer Registries: Evaluation of cancer risks factors and quality of care

The program also included a number of pre- and post- conference workshops, which were very well attended.

At the end on the Annual meeting, participants from Latin American registries were given the opportunity to take part in the Meeting on cancer registration in Latin America. This followed up on a similar meeting which took place in Cali October 2012 with a view to inform the GICR Latin American Hub on priority actions (see more under GICR)   The IACR Business Meeting provided an opportunity to update delegates on IACR activities.  

A number of award presentations were made on that occasion: Isabel Izarzugaza (Spain) and Leticia Fernandez (Cuba) were awarded the IACR honorary membership for outstanding contribution in their in recognition for the work they have accomplished in the field of cancer registration in their own registry, and within the Association.

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 A very efficient team of reviewers, ably led by Tom Tucker, carried out the review over 114 posters from 32 countries.  The award for best poster was attributed to Monica Sierra (IARC) for her poster on Age-period-cohort analyses of breast, cervical and prostate cancer mortality rates in Central and South America, while the second prize went to  Rob Verhoeven (Large variation in the utilization of liver resections in colorectal cancer patients with liver metastases)  and the third prize to Jaume Galceran (Estimation of the effect of prostate-specific antigen  (PSA) screening on prostate cancer incidence in Spain).

Social events included a spectacular tango show in one of the most famous tango restaurants in Buenos Aires and a gala dinner in the prestigious Hipodromo reception room.

ENRICO ANGLESIO PRIZE

The Enrico Anglesio Prize Award took place at the end of the 2014 Business meeting.  The prize was awarded to Iman Meziane, of Casablanca (Morocco) for a presentation on "The Moroccan Breast Cancer Registry (MBCR): Assessment of Breast Cancer Risk in Morocco". The other competitors were: Carlotta Buzzoni (Italy), Carolina Terra de Moraes Luizaga (Brazil) and Gonçalo Forjaz de Lacerda (Portugal).

The award, together with a cheque of 500€ was presented by Alberto Anglesio, President of Fondo Anglesio Moroni, during the Annual Meeting Closing Ceremony (more details and photos can be found on the website www.anglesiomoroni.org).

 

 

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