Lillian Sung, Canada
Scientific Chair and Representatives Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Dr. Sung joined the staff at The Hospital for Sick Children in September 2004 after completing fellowships in Haematology, Infectious Diseases and Clinical Investigation and receiving a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Toronto. She is a Paediatric Oncologist and Clinician Scientist with an independent research program focused on supportive care for children with cancer. Her overall goal is to optimize supportive care for children with cancer, with an aim to maximize quality of life, survival and cost-effectiveness. She is the Chair of Cancer Control and Supportive Care for the Children’s Oncology Group (COG). This group oversees all studies of supportive care including studies related to symptom management and patient-reported outcomes. Her research program is currently focused on symptom screening and interventions to reduce fatigue in paediatric cancer patients. She holds a Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute Impact Grant and has previously received operating grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the National Institutes of Health (NIH, R21). She is the Co-Principal Investigator of the COG National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program (UG1CA189955) and an NIH R25 in collaboration with the American Society of Hematology. Her clinical focus is on the inpatient care of children and adolescents with leukemia and lymphoma. She also has a major focus on research education. She has taught graduate courses for the School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto since her faculty appointment and she currently co-directs an advanced randomized trials course. In addition, she has contributed to the development of the Clinical Research Training Institute supported by the American Society of Hematology and developed a research training course in Latin America and Qatar.

Lillian Sung, Canada
Scientific Chair and Representatives Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Asim Belgaumi, Pakistan
Scientific Chair Elect and Representative Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Asim Belgaumi, Pakistan
Scientific Chair Elect and Representative Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Susanne Gatz, UK
Representative Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Dr Susanne Gatz is a clinician scientist who aims to combine her clinical expertise in paediatric solid tumours with her laboratory interests and expertise into translational research into DNA repair and sarcoma to ultimately identify better treatments for children with cancer, in particular sarcomas.
Susanne joined the University of Birmingham, UK as senior clinical lecturer in Paediatric Oncology in October 2018. She is based at the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit within the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences. She is involved in the paediatric cancer trial portfolio of the unit with focus on sarcomas (eg the overarching platform trial FaR-RMS for rhabdomyosarcoma patients where the University of Birmingham is the international sponsor), and is leading on taking forward novel agents in rhabdomyosarcoma within the trial setting and in particular on developing biomarkers for these agents alongside the trial. Susanne is further linking with the re-known DNA repair and genomics labs of the Institute for preclinical/translational research into sarcoma models.
For her role as honorary consultant in Paediatric Oncology Susanne is looking after patents with solid tumours at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
With regards to her expertise in DNA repair, Susanne is leading on two treatment arms within the paediatric Innovative Therapies for Children with Cancer (ITCC) ESMART (NCT02813135) stratified medicine basket study; arm D is investigating the combination of the PARP inhibitor Olaparib and irinotecan in paediatric patients with either Ewing’s sarcoma or tumours with genomic alterations in the homologous recombination repair pathway and is currently in Phase II (Phase I presented at ASCO 2019 and SIOP 2019), Arm N is about to start recruitment and is investigating the combination of Olaparib with an ATR inhibitor.
Susanne is a member of several clinical committees and study groups including the UK sarcoma clinical studies group including the Young Onset Soft tissue Sarcoma and bone sarcoma subgroup, the Genomic Tumour Advisory Board of the West Midlands, UK, and the European paediatric Soft tissue sarcoma Study Group (EpSSG) Phase I/II study committee, where she is also the translational lead.

Susanne Gatz, UK
Representative Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Andrea Cappellano, Brazil
Representative Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Andrea Cappellano, Brazil
Representative Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Anita Mahajan, USA
Representative Radiation Oncology Group

Dr. Mahajan Is a professor at Mayo Clinic in the Department of Radiation Oncology. She serves as the medical director of particle therapy. Before moving to Mayo Clinic she was a professor at MD Anderson Cancer Clinic in Houston. Her major interests are improving radiotherapy for pediatric patients with a special interest in proton therapy and advanced delivery techniques.

Anita Mahajan, USA
Representative Radiation Oncology Group
Sharon Cox, South Africa
Representative Surgical Oncology Group

Professor Sharon Cox is the Head of Clinical Unit, Division of Paediatric Surgery, University of Cape Town and Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, in Cape Town South Africa.
Sharon is currently the Africa representative on the World Federation of Associations of Paediatric Surgery (WOFAPS) executive and also serves on the International Pediatric Surgical Oncology Society (IPSO) Executive and IPSO Education Committee, and is the chair of the IPSO program committee.

Sharon Cox, South Africa
Representative Surgical Oncology Group
Stephen Sands, USA
Representative Paediatric Psycho Oncology

Stephen Sands, USA
Representative Paediatric Psycho Oncology
Marilyn Hockenberry, USA
Representative Nursing Group

Dr. Marilyn Hockenberry, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and the Global HOPE Director of Nursing Education.Dr. Hockenberry serves as senior editor for the Elsevier- Wong pediatric nursing textbooks that are the gold standard for pediatric nursing education throughout the world. In 2016, Dr. Hockenberry was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Research Hall of Fame.She is recognized for her research program that focuses on symptoms associated with childhood cancer treatment.

Marilyn Hockenberry, USA
Representative Nursing Group
Jaume Mora, Spain
Chair, Local Organising Committee

I’m a Pediatric Oncologist with a PhD in Molecular Oncology since 2003. After residency training in general pediatrics (1992-1995), I completed the pediatric Hematology and Oncology fellowship at MSKCC in New York (1996-1998). After, I did three years of Research Fellowship in molecular pathology, also at MSKCC (1999-2001). In 2002 I returned to Barcelona as the leader of the Pediatric Oncology Department at HSJD and created the Developmental tumor Biology Laboratory. From 2007 til 2012 I was the Head of the Pediatric Oncology Department. Since 2013 I’m the Scientific director of the Pediatric Cancer Center Barcelona (PCCB) at HSJD.
I have published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles in developmental oncology. My research focuses on the origin of Childhood tumors with contributions in neuroblastoma, Ewing sarcoma, retinoblastoma, Wilms tumor, and DIPG. I have been distinguished with the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Young Investigator Award (YIA) in 2000; the 16th Schweisguth Prize of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) in 2001; and the ASCO Career Development Award in 2001. I won the first Research grant for pediatric Oncology of the Spanish Association against cancer (AECC)in 2006; the first Research Award of Translational Oncology of the FERO Society in 2009; and the First Martí Via Award of Translational Oncology of the Fundació Vallformosa in 2015.

Jaume Mora, Spain
Chair, Local Organising Committee
Guillermo Chantada
Local Organising Committee

Dr. Guillermo Luis Chantada graduated from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and completed his postgraduate training in Clinical Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology- Oncology at the Hospital JP Garrahan at Buenos Aires where he served for 31 years. He is an associate member of the Oncology Service of the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Hospital, Barcelona, Spain. He is Principal Researcher of the National Council of Research in Argentina (CONICET). He is the Scientific Director at the Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Service of the Hospital Universitario Austral, Argentina and at the Hemato-oncology service of the Hospital Pereira Rossell in Montevideo, Uruguay. His major contributions are in the area of translational research in retinoblastoma where he worked the identification of innovative treatments, the characteristics of this tumor in developing countries and in depicting its mechanisms of molecular dissemination. He leads the Latin American treatment protocol at the Grupo de America Latina de Oncologia Pediatrica (GALOP) where is member of the Board. He serves as Coordinator of the European Retinoblastoma Group (EURbG). He leads the development of an anti-idiotype vaccine for neuroblastoma in a Latin American protocol. Other areas of interest include pediatric lymphomas and histiocytosis. He is Member of the St Jude Global Pediatric Medicine Department where he is Editor in Chief of Oncopedia at the Cure4kids portal. He is member of the Board at the Latin American Society of Pediatric Oncology (SLAOP).

Guillermo Chantada
Local Organising Committee
Nicole Scobie
Representative Childhood Cancer International

Nicole Scobie is the president of Zoé4life, a non-profit organization based in Switzerland which supports children with cancer and their families, as well as pediatric oncology research. As a parent of a childhood cancer survivor, she is an advocate for improving access to treatment as well as accelerating the development of new, better therapies for childhood cancer. She is a board member of Childhood Cancer International (CCI) as well as being on the committee of the European Branch of CCI, where she is the head of the Research & Innovation pillar. Nicole is also a member of the ACCELERATE steering committee and a founding member of the ITCC Advocate Committee.

Nicole Scobie
Representative Childhood Cancer International