Welcome to Budapest, Hungary!
Registration for the 28th PanCare meeting 12 – 14 October 2022 is open!
We are very happy to invite you to Budapest, for the 28th PanCare meeting that will be organised by the 2nd Department of Pediatrics, Semmelweis University, Budapest together with Érintettek support organisation. The local organizing committee includes Professor Gabor Kovacs, Director of the 2nd Department of Pediatrics, Zsuzsanna Jakab from the Hungarian Childhood Cancer Registry, and Gergely Krivan, President of the Hungarian Pediatric Oncology Network. The meeting will take place at the 2nd Department of Pediatrics, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary.
PanCare Budapest will offer an interactive programme with interesting presentations on various aspects of long term follow up and survivorship care, widening collaboration (twinning, transition of care, support organisations). The programme is of interest for everyone connected to PanCare: Healthcare professionals, Survivors, Parents, Researchers.
We would like to organize a fun run again as during past meetings. For those more interested in running we would like to draw your attention to the famous Budapest Marathon festival scheduled the weekend before Pancare Budapest. Do not hesitate to contact local organizers in case you have any question or need assistance.
For young researchers we will organise the 5th PanCare Educational Day. This is a half-day educational meeting for colleagues from the Eastern and Southern European region and for young researchers and residents in the field of childhood oncology (especially PhD students). The course will provide background information on childhood cancer survivorship, scientific work and methods. The Educational Day will be organised in the morning of 12th October prior to the general meeting.
In the morning of 12 October there will be also parallel sessions offered for both survivors and nurse and other allied health care professionals active in transition care:
- The programme for nurses and allied healthcare professionals will focus on communication and transition care and is a great way to connect professionals in the same field from all over Europe and to exchange experiences.
- The survivor programme will be a great opportunity from survivors to meet other survivors and learn from each others experiences in the own countries and how to be able to optimize the own survivorship care.
On Thursday 13 October the programme will focus on the twinning programme currently being further developed. One of PanCare’s main aims is to reach equal access to optimal follow-up care for every European survivor. During this session we will focus more on this topic to investigate how various European countries can help and support each other to bring survivorship care further in all European countries.
On Thursday evening a networking event will be organised on the Danube river. You can register for this evening via the suggested hotel website.
We are monitoring the COVID situation very carefully and will do the best to protect all participants. Please help us and wear a mask during the meeting.