The 6th One Retinoblastoma World Conference will take place over the first weekend of October 2021. We promise a very warm welcome and a fully interactive program for three days of retinoblastoma community and collaboration.
One Rb World was to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, immediately preceding the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) world congress. We hoped to host a hybrid event, with some participation in person, and some virtual to ensure global access.
However, due to the ongoing pandemic, international travel restrictions, global disparities in vaccination access, and safety concerns, we find that staying 100% virtual is the only way to plan effectively and prioritize everyone’s safety.
This year’s program will take place over three days, with varied start times to be as welcoming as possible to our global community.
Friday, October 1st from 3pm – 8pm PDT
Saturday, October 2nd from 2pm – 7pm PDT
Sunday, October 3rd from 9am – 2pm PDT
A timezone comparison is included in the program section below.
While we are very sad COVID-19 keeps us apart again, we promise a very warm virtual welcome and a fully interactive program. Please register by September 1 to receive your swag bag and child life supplies.
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 will occur virtually due to the ongoing pandemic, building on the momentum from Canada’s virtual event and our successful 2017 live stream. In early 2021 we surveyed our community about topics, ideas and suggestions for program content, as well as reviewing post-conference surveys submitted by 2020 attendees.
We are delighted to be partnering with our friends in Australia and Pacific Rim countries to bring this conference to the region, and the wider world. We look forward very much to welcoming our global community back to the One Rb World conversation on 1-3 October 2021!
We will share more information as soon as it becomes available, and we can’t wait to say Aloha to you all in October!
This year’s program will include sessions co-led by clinicians, researchers, survivors and families on a range of topics, including:
Retinoblastoma around the world
Child life programs
Child Life Programs will run concurrently on all three days to provide fun, wellbeing and learning activities for youngsters diagnosed with eye cancer and their siblings. Register by September 1 to receive your One Rb World swag bag and child life supplies.
Day One of the conference will focus on survivorship, during which survivors from around the world will share their stories and experiences. A session about second cancer risks and survivorship programs will offer insight into navigating the adult survivorship world.
Through a combination of presentations, open floor discussions, and small group work, we hope to engage the entire delegation, advance understanding and effective comprehensive care.