Dear Colleagues and friends,
I would like to welcome the SIOP and IPSO members and all our guests to Ottawa /Canada and I hope you will enjoy our scientific program and the social events.
This year is our 29th Annual Meeting and we will again have an outstanding program organized by our IPSO program director Dr. Pablo Lobos /Argentina. We hope many SIOP members will attend our surgical sessions which are open to all, just as many IPSO members are going to attend sessions of the SIOP main congress.
I would like to thank our local IPSO organizing chair, Dr. Ahmed Nasr, for all his work and for preparing the pre-educational day. The IPSO dinner will be at the restaurant Lago Bar Grill View (at 1001 Queen Elizabeth Driveway Ottawa ON K1S 5K7 Canada) on the evening of October 15th. IPSO members and invited guests are welcome to register for this dinner through the SIOP registration site.
The main IPSO program will begin on the morning of 14th of October. It is scheduled as 2 day meeting including the scientific presentations, which are divided into disease oriented sections. The Daniel Hays Surgical Skills Seminar will focus on Tips and Tricks in surgical treatment of pediatric solid tumors. The IPSO key note lecture this year will be held by Eiso Hiyama from Japan about “Fluorescence guided surgery in pediatric solid tumors”. On Friday Oct 16th, the SIOP-IPSO-PROS Symposium will discuss the challenging issue “Treatment Concepts in Desmoid tumors”.
We would like to encourage and welcome all of you to attend our scientific sessions and fully participate in the discussions. I hope that everyone will not only enjoy our scientific program but also the many wonderful opportunities that are available to explore Ottawa such as the Parliament Buildings, Rideau Canal, the beautiful countryside of Canada, and last but not least the hospitality of our Canadian friends.