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ICEC Young Investigators’ Conference: “Pioneering Action in Global Cancer Care”
The inaugural 2019 Young Investigators’ Conference, brought together young healthcare professionals and global oncology leaders to provide an opportunity for young cancer professionals from diverse regions to share and discuss the unique opportunities and challenges that they encounter at their home institutions and practices as well as abroad. The conference highlighted efforts related to mentorship, education and training, and building careers in global oncology while guiding systematic incremental improvements in cancer care delivery programs in low- and middle-income countries. The full meeting agenda and presentations are available on the ICEC website.
“Accelerating the Future: Designing a Robust and Affordable Radiation Therapy Treatment System for Challenging Environments”
The conference, “Accelerating the Future: Designing a Robust and Affordable Radiation Therapy Treatment System for Challenging Environments” sponsored by STFC with funding from the UK Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and supported by CERN and ICEC was held in Gaborone, Botswana on March 20-22, 2019.
The purpose of the conference was to coordinate efforts to design and develop an affordable and robust yet technically sophisticated linear accelerator-based radiation therapy treatment (RTT) system. All too often, conferences related to creating a new program or technology to improve the care of patients with cancer or other conditions in LMIC’s and underserved regions of UIC countries are held in major world cities; New York, Geneva, London. Convening this conference in Gaborone enabled a significant number (over one half of the attendees) of physicians, physicists and staff from Sub-Sahara Africa and other LMICs to attend, present their reports and interact with the scientists working with them in their own region of the world thereby generating a sense of a global community working toward a common goal. Read more about what we accomplished and our goals going forward. Learn more https://www.iceccancer.org/accelerating-the-future-designing-a-robust-and-affordable-radiation-therapy-treatment-system-for-challenging-environments-2/
RECOGNITION/IN THE NEWS
National Coalition For Cancer Survivorship hosts the Ellen L. Stovall Awards for Innovation in Patient-Centered Care Awards Reception, on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, in Washington, DC.
Dr. Harmar Brereton
Dr. Harmar Brereton received The Ellen L. Stovall Award for Innovation in Patient-Centered Cancer Care, awarded by the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, in honor of Ellen Stovall, a founding board member of ICEC and a longtime CEO of NCCS who passed away in 2016. The Stovall Award is awarded annually to individuals, organizations, or other entities who demonstrate innovation in improving cancer care for patients in America. Dr. Brereton’s efforts and innovative approaches to improve cancer care for individuals in the US and worldwide are detailed in this tribute video produced by NCCS.
Getting ready for 2020 –
Attend the Princess Margaret and ICEC Conference in Toronto February 20-21, 2020
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Responding to a Critical Need: ICEC 5-Step Progression Plan for Global Cancer Care©
It is recognized that for ICEC to achieve its goals, metrics of progress and success are essential. Currently, ICEC works with nearly 30 affiliated ICEC Twinning Programs and mentoring partnerships in efforts to improve the quality of care delivered in underserved regions using protocols and a set of specific metrics reflected in ICEC’s 5-Step Progression Plan for Cancer Care. The aim is for a participating care delivery site to meet the metrics outlined with the aim to pass an international accreditation and participate in international clinical trials. The ICEC 5-Step Progression Plan for Cancer Care received official copyright registration from the United States Copyright Office in June 2018. Copies of the plan can be ordered from ICEC. Send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ICEC CENTERS AND ASSOCIATES/HUBS AND EXPERTS
In addition to the ICEC 5-Step Progression Plan for Cancer Care©, ICEC continues to support the piloting and use of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Framework for Resource Stratification of NCCN Guidelines (NCCN Framework™) and the NCCN Harmonized Guidelines™ for Sub-Saharan Africa.
All of these resources are particularly valuable tools to be used in LMICs and other challenging environments. ICEC appreciates the unique opportunity to work toward formal guideline and protocol development with an expert group and one connected closely with the major academic cancer centers.
OUTREACH AND DEVELOPMENT
ICEC Awards and Funds
ICEC continues to garner support for three funds exclusive to ICEC including the Ellen Lewis Stovall Early Career Leaders Fund, the Rodney R. Million, MD Fund for Innovation in Clinical Care and the Henry S. and Leah Kaplan Human Rights and Service to Humanity Grants. The Stovall and Million funds, awarded through competitive peer-reviewed grant applications, provide ICEC with the resources to directly support practitioners in their efforts to improve global cancer care in challenging environments. These funds are designed to provide financial support to early career healthcare practitioners focused on global cancer care, a group that often faces funding challenges while pursuing academic medical careers.
Currently, Early Career Leaders are actively running twinning programs or fostering mentoring relationships in low- and middle-income countries.
The Henry S. and Leah Kaplan Human Rights and Service to Humanity Fund provides peer-reviewed support for mentorship and leadership activities for the ICEC. This includes individual peer-reviewed grants to partially support mentorship and group peer-reviewed grants for specific ICEC-affiliated projects that emphasize the human rights aspect of global health. An occasional separate and distinct award, the Henry S. and Leah Kaplan Human Rights and Service to Humanity Award, serves as an instrument of good to highlight the efforts of select extraordinary individuals whose work has had a truly significant impact on global health. ICEC encourages all types of vehicles to facilitate support of our mission including individual donations, corporate and foundation support and planned-giving opportunities. ICEC’s support of its Early Career Leaders has garnered the interest of foundations and corporate support.
To make a donation to support any of these grants or to make a contribution for general support of ICEC, please visit the ICEC website’s donation page.
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