Cancer Registries For Cancer Action
The 37th annual International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR) conference was held at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai, India, from 7 to 10 October 2015.
Hosted in conjunction with the Tata Memorial Centre, the conference offered a high-quality scientific meeting that provided an optimum forum for learning and exchanging ideas as well as the dissemination of timely, accurate and essential information for professionals involved with the international cancer registration and surveillance community.
The conference theme was Cancer Registries for Cancer Action, and the program included:
- 1 Clemmensen Lecture by Dr Nubia Munoz (Former Unit Chief at the International Agency for Research on Cancer, France)
- 6 Keynote addresses from: Dr Rajendra Badwe (Tata Memorial Centre, India); Dr Ambakumar Nandakumar (National Cancer Registry Programme of India); Dr Suleeporn Sangrajrang (National Cancer Institute, Thailand); Dr Mona Saraiya (CDC, USA); Dr Matti Hakama (Finnish Cancer Registry, Finland); Dr Tomohiro Matsuda (National Cancer Centre, Japan)
- 65 Oral Presentations
- 100 Poster Presentations
The Enrico Anglesio Prize 2015 was awarded to Ms. Hanna Tervonen from Adelaide, Australia, for her presentation on the study entitled "Cancer survival and summary stage among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in NSW".
Poster prizes went to (1st Place) Mr Sampath Pitchaimuthu for the poster entitled "Cancer Unknown Primary (CUP): Trends and Association with Registration Practices in Chennai, 1982-2011"; (2nd Place) Dr Young-Joo for the poster entitled "Screening as a cause of Thyroid Cancer Epidemic in Korea"; and (3rd Place) Dr Snehal Shah for the poster entitled "Quality Control in Oral Cancer Screening Trial in Rural India".
Photos from the conference are viewable on the Tata Memorial Centre website at Photo Gallery: IACR Mumbai 2015
Thank you to all who attended, and we look forward to seeing you at the next IACR conference!