Essential ingredients for sustainable global health efforts are partnerships among existing programs and development of a sustainable career path in global health. ICEC works closely with MPWB (Medical Physicists for World Benefit) and Radiating Hope. The enormous scope of the global shortage in cancer care makes it important to work toward solutions that meet the scope of the problem. While competition for ideas is always important, ICEC is proactive in the following ways.
New Office in Washington, DC
– In early November, ICEC opened its new office in the University of California Washington Center (UCDC) building located at 1608 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Suite 243, Washington, DC 20036. The office abuts the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) with whom we already collaborate.
– There is a developing partnership with governmental and private agencies and NGO’s interested in the security of medical radiation sources (Cobalt-60) and nuclear non-proliferation. The former include the US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Agency and the International Atomic Energy Agency. With regard to nuclear non-proliferation, we work with the James Martin Foundation for Non-Proliferation and the World Institute for Nuclear Security, a true NGO.
– ICEC presented a poster entitled “Security of global nuclear material requires addressing the unacceptable lack of cancer care” at the International Conference on Nuclear Security: Commitments and Action, hosted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) December 5-9, 2016 in Vienna (access poster presentation).
Endorsing Professional Societies and Organization
– ASCO’s International Affairs Committee, ASTRO, RANZCR, the American Brachytherapy Society and Radiating Hope have joined the list of professional societies and organizations that endorse the activities of the ICEC. In addition, we are having ongoing discussions with SCAROP, American Society of Clinical Pathology, ONS and others regarding formalizing relationships with these professional societies and other organizations. We also have had initial discussions with the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship.