One Retinoblastoma World 2024
Waikiki Beach and Leahi (Diamond Head). | Credit: Hawaii Tourism Authority /Dana Edmunds
15 – 17 October, 2024
The 7th One Retinoblastoma World Conference will take place 15 – 17 October, 2024. We look forward very much to welcoming medical professionals, retinoblastoma survivors, young patients, family members, and scientists for three days of programming, community and collaboration in the heart of the Pacific.
One Rb World 2024 will be hosted by World Eye Cancer Hope USA, organized together with Jesse Berry MD, Director of Ocular Oncology & Retinoblastoma at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and Dr. Sandra Staffieri, Retinoblastoma Care Coordinator at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, who represents our retinoblastoma community in Oceania.
Our 2021 conference was to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, immediately preceding the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) world congress. Due to the continuing COVID19 pandemic, international travel restrictions, global disparities in vaccination access, and safety concerns, the meeting was held 100% virtual to prioritize everyone’s safety.
SIOP will finally host its 2024 congress in Hawaii on 17 – 20 October, and we are delighted to join the global childhood cancer community there.
So please join us in Hawaii! Be part of the best future we can create together for all children, survivors and families affected by retinoblastoma, and those who care for them.
Our One Rb World program will take place over three days, and we plan to offer a virtual component so our worldwide community can join even if travel to Hawaii is not possible. Hawaii Standard Time is GMT/UTC -10.
As always, we will discuss aspects of awareness raising and early diagnosis, medical care, psychosocial supports, and survivorship. Our 2024 program will particularly focus on key challenges and solutions for families, survivors, and clinicians in the Pacific region, and in other remote and rural communities and small populations.
- Read more about the 2024 Program
- Read more about the children’s program
- Read more about our Conference Hotel
Tickets and Registration
We are proud to offer a low registration rate for all family and survivor tickets, and a further reduced rate for all attendees from World Bank-classified Low Income and Low-Mid Income Countries. An Early Bird discount is currently available until the end of January 2024. Children are admitted free, but full details for every child must be registered on a family/survivor ticket.
Full details about the event, venue, what the ticket includes, and ticket options are included on our registration portal.
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.
The 2021 conference took place virtually due to the ongoing pandemic, building on the momentum from Canada’s 2020 virtual event and our successful 2017 live stream from Washington D.C..
Watch Reflections from One Rb World 2017 in Washington D.C. for a taste of what you can expect in 2024 – bigger, brighter, bolder for the best care possible!