South & East Mediterranean College of Oncology
First SEMCO-ASCO Conference
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
Sesme, Izmir, Turkey
20-22 November 2008

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

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

Sixth SEMCO-ASCO Conference
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

Palestine Hotel, Alexandria, Egypt
5-7 December 2007

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

14:00                 Welcome                                            Prof. Sherif  Omar, Prof. Hussein Khaled,
                                                                                         Prof. Atef Yousef, Prof. Twalib Ngoma,
                                                                                         Prof. Ahmed Elzawawy, Mrs. Princess Nikky Onyeri
14:15                  Session I: Breast Cancer Advocacy & Reach to Recovery
15: 30– 17:00    Egyptian Society of Woman’s & Health Care & Egyptian National Breast Cancer Screening Project
15:30                    The National Breast Screening Project; a dream has come true (Doria Salem)   
16:00                    Preoperative assessment of Breast Cancer , value of MRI (Ashraf Selim)   
16:30                    Postoperative assessment of Breast Cancer (Maha Helal)   

17:00 – 18:00    Satellite Symposium

Wednesday 18 March 2009

9:00 – 10:00      Keynote Lecture

10:15 – 12:15   Session II: Breast

13:15                  Panel: Resource Sparing Breast Cancer Treatment & the scientific 
                            approach of Win-Win Initiative of ICEDOC (Ahmed Elawawy)                                                                        

13:45                  Breast health global initiative (Joe Harford)
15:30                 Panel: Breast Cancer, African Experiences (Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa)

16:30 – 17:30    Satellite Symposium

Thursday 19 March 2009

9:00                    Keynote Lecture:
                            Significance of patient education in improving breast healthcare (Shahla Masood)

10:15 – 12:15    Session IV: Breast Cancer, African Experiences

10:30                 The Epidemiology of Breast Cancer in Special Populations in Africa:
                           Opportunities and Challenges in Understanding the Disease Etiology (Amr Soliman)

11:00                 Molecular genetics of inflammatory breast cancer emboli: 
                           How they arise and how to eliminate them (Sofia Merajver)

11:30                 Knowledge Gained After a Brief CME Module on Breast Cancer
                           Diagnosis in North Africa (Robert Chamberlin)

13:15                 Session V: Breast Cancer Proffered Papers

15:30                 Panel: Breast Cancer in Africa: Future Expectations & Feasible Managements

16:30                 Closing Notes
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Second Annual Africa Breast Cancer Conference (AABCC)