South & East Mediterranean College of Oncology
Wednesday, March 26th , 2008

Session I:
08:45 - 9:00    Welcome and Introduction to the conference Hussein Khaled (Egypt), Lodovico Balducci (USA), Atef Yousef (Egypt), Ahmed Elzawawy (Egypt), Mohamed Meshref (Egypt)
09:00 - 9:15    Cancer  Care in the older population  and the  South and East Mediterranean region ( SEMCO) region: An Introduction Ahmed Elzawawy (Egypt), Hussein Khaled (Egypt)
09:15 - 9:40    Epidemiological and demographic consideration Nelly Aleidin (Egypt)
09:40 - 10:00    Biological connections of aging in cancer Lodovico Balducci (USA)
10:00 - 10:20    Physiology of Aging Lodovico Balducci (USA)
10:20 - 10:40    Coffee Break

Session II:
10:30 -11 :10    Comorbidity & Assessment and goal of care Lodovico Balducci (USA)
11:30 - 12:00    Cancer Prevention (Early diagnosis & Chemoprevention) Rabab Gaafar (Egypt)
12:00- 12:30    Q & A and general discussions    
12:30 - 13:15    Lunch Break

Session III:
13:15 - 13:45    Cancer Surgery Riccardo Audisio (UK)
13:45  - 14:15    Radiation Oncology Munir Kinay (Turkey), Ahmed Elzawawy (Egypt)
14:15 - 14:45    Cancer Chemotherapy & Pharmacology    
14:45 - 15:00    Coffee Break
   
Session IV:
15:00 - 15:30    Breast Cancer Atef Yousef (Egypt)
15:30 - 16:00    Plasma cell Dyscrasias Mohamed Hussein (USA)
16:00 - 16:30    Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma Ama Rohatiner (UK)
16: 30 - 17:00    General discussion of the day Lodovico Balducci (USA), Mohamed Hussein (USA)

Thursday, March 27th , 2008

Session V:
08:45 - 09:15    Evidence based Medicine Mohamed Meshref (Egypt)
09:15 - 09:45    How to read a scientific paper with a critical eye  Ama Rohatiner (UK)
09:45 - 10:15    Meta-analysis: technical aspects Christina Davies (UK)
10:15 - 10:30    Coffee Break

Session VI: Clinical Trials
10:30 - 11:00    Clinical trials: Phase 1 (Targeted therapy as example) Mohamed Hussein (Egypt)
11:00 - 11:30    Phase II & Phase III, long treatment of cancer effect Ama Rohatiner (UK)
11:45-12:15    Clinical trials and Ethics of researches in the older persons  Atef  Badran (Egypt)
12:15-12:30    Q & A of the morning sessions   
12:30 - 13:15     Lunch Break

Session  VII
13:15 - 13:45    Early breast cancer: preliminary results form the world-wide meta-analysis. On behalf of EBCTG Christina Davies (UK)
13:45 - 14:15    Genitourinary cancers in elderly Hussein Khaled (Egypt)
14:15 - 14:45    Lung Cancer in the elderly Branislav Jeremic, IAEA (Serbia)
14:45 - 15:15    Palliative care in older persons. Anne Merriman (Ireland)
15:15 - 15:45    Closing notes of the SEMCO-ASCO advanced course Lodovico Balducci (Egypt)
15:45 - 16:00    Coffee Break
       
Session VIII:
16:00 - 17:00    The SEMCO Initiatives: Publication in International Journals.
-Introduction
-Presentations & Panel.
-Mid Carrier representatives and younger researchers
-Discussions
-Conclusions   
Ahmed Elzawawy (Egypt), Lodvico Balduci (USA), Joe Harford (USA), Mohamed Hussein (USA)
Riccardo Audisio (UK), Hussein Khaled (Egypt), Sherif Omar (Egypt), Atef Yousef (Egypt)
Yasser Abdel Kader (Egypt), Ahmed Elzawawy (Egypt), Mohamed Meshref (Egypt)
17:00 - 17:15    Evaluation   

Friday, March 28th , 2008

Session IX: Proffered Papers
11:45 - 13:00    Friday Prayer time & coffee Break

Session X:
13:00 - 13:30    Imaging in Lung Cancer    Mamdouh. Mahfouz (Egypt)
13:30 - 14:00    The impact of CT/PET Radiotherapy Treatment Planning of NSCLC   Jamal Khedr (Jordan)
14:30-15:15    Lunch Break   
15:15 -16:15    Thyroid Cancer (DTC), Consensus in Management Controversy and the emerging promising new diagnostic and treatment modalities Abdulrahman Al Nuaim (KSA)
16:15 - 16:45    Potentialities for Collaboration  SEMCO-EMRO, WHO in Cancer control and Cancer  Education    
Nada Elwan (Iraq), Sherif Omar (Egypt), Hussein Khaled (Egypt), Ahmed Elzawawy (Egypt), EMRO representatives,

First SEMCO-ASCO Conference
MCMC
National Training Centre, Cairo, Egypt
5-6 April 2007

Second SEMCO-ASCO Conference
Advanced Course
Ain Shams Training Centre, Cairo, Egypt
26-28 March 2008

Third SEMCO-ASCO Conference
MCMC
Sesme, Izmir, Turkey
20-22 November 2008

Fourth SEMCO-ASCO Conference
EPEC-O
Hilton Hotel, Cairo, Egypt
15-17 April 2009

Fifth SEMCO-ASCO Conference
MCMC
Abu Dhabi, UAE
25-26 February 2010

Sixth SEMCO-ASCO Conference
ICTW
Ramses Hilton Hotel, Cairo, Egypt
27-28 January 2011

Seventh SEMCO-ASCO Conference
Cancer Care in the Older Population
Radisson Blu Hotel
18-19 October 2012


SEMCO- ESMO-ACOD Conference
Palestine Hotel, Alexandria, Egypt
5-7 December 2007

Second Anual African Breast Cancer Conference
Hilton Hotel, Cairo, Egypt
17-19 March 2009
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