The 6th One Retinoblastoma World Conference will take place in October 2021, immediately preceding the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) world congress.
We hope to host our meeting as a hybrid event, with some participation in person, and some virtual to ensure global access. We will follow all government mandates and guidelines regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and will update this page as plans develop.
One Retinoblastoma World is a global network with the bold idea that all children with retinoblastoma and survivors can have equal opportunity to access optimal care. When diagnosed early and treated effectively, childhood eye cancer is curable. No child should die, or suffer avoidable blindness because of it.
Many challenges impede scientific research needed to develop evidence based care, but One Retinoblastoma World is breaking down those obstacles.
The One Rb World Conference gathers together eye and cancer specialists, researchers, parents, and survivors from around the world to pursue the best possible retinoblastoma care for all children and throughout life. Collaborative research, clinical care and family support benefitting the majority of children and survivors can only be developed through inclusive meetings with a real-world focus.
Regardless of whether we are able to physically host guests in person in Hawaii, the 2021 conference will occur virtually, building on the momentum from Canada’s virtual event and our successful 2017 live stream. In early 2021 we will pose questions to our community via social media regarding topics, ideas and suggestions for program content. We are also reviewing post-conference surveys submitted by 2020 attendees.
We look forward very much to welcoming our global community back to the One Rb World conversation on 19-21 October 2021, in Honolulu – Save The Date! We look forward to partnering with our friends in Australia and Pacific Rim countries to bring this conference to the region, and the wider world. We will share more information as soon as it becomes available, and we can’t wait to say Aloha to you all in October!
To learn more about One Rb World, please visit the following pages.