The 6th One Retinoblastoma World Conference will take place over the first weekend of October 2021. Please save the date for three days of immersive retinoblastoma community and collaboration.
We promise a very warm welcome and a fully interactive program.
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.
While we are very sad COVID-19 keeps us apart again, we promise a very warm virtual welcome and a fully interactive program. Please save the date (October 1-3, 2021) for three days of immersive retinoblastoma community and collaboration to advance care for all.
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.