The 4th One Retinoblastoma World Conference took place in Washington D.C., USA, immediately before the 49th World Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (October 12-15).
• Social Day (families & survivors): Monday October 9
• Formal Program: Tuesday October 10 – Wednesday October 11
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 2017 program evolved from 10 questions commonly asked by parents and survivors. Each question was explored in depth through a combination of presentations, open floor discussion and small-group breakout sessions.
The meeting in Washington D.C. was attended by 42 medical professionals and research scientists and 46 parents, survivors and other family members representing 13 countries across 6 continents.
We were delighted to live stream this event, making it accessible to more than 135 parents, survivors, other family members, and professionals in more than 23 countries across six continents.
Engaging clinicians, researchers, families and survivors together creates shared learning and novel partnerships. Providing educational and networking opportunities for all stakeholders, this working meeting focused on building connections and collaborations to advance care for all children, survivors and families.
A children’s program provided fun, wellbeing and learning activities for youngsters diagnosed with eye cancer and their siblings.
Lower registration fees were available for clinicians from Low and Lower-Middle Income Countries, and for parents and survivors, enabling vital inclusive global collaboration.
For further information about this year’s meeting, please visit the following pages. We will update these pages soon with photos from the event.
Thank you to everyone who joined us in Washington D.C. or via the livestream. Thank you for being part of our global community working together to create the best future possible for all children, survivors and families affected by childhood eye cancer, and those who care for them.
With Grateful Thanks To Our Generous Partners, Sponsors and Donors.