Dear colleagues and friends,

On behalf of the SIOP Nursing Committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to the SIOP 2020 congress in Ottawa, Canada, held October 14-17, 2020. Ottawa marks the 27th meeting of SIOP Nursing, and will be an opportunity to celebrate the WHO designated “Year of the Nurse and Midwife”, highlighting the critical role that nurses play in the delivery of clinical care, health promotion, and disease prevention.

Wednesday, October 14th is the pre-congress nursing educational day and is open to all. The agenda is organized by the Nursing Steering Committee in collaboration with Naomi Thick, the lead nurse from Local Organizing Committee, and Rejin Kebudi, chair of the SIOP Supportive Care Work Group.

The main congress will be held Thursday through Saturday, October 15-17. The nursing program will be built on the top nursing abstracts from around the globe. We are thrilled to announce that Marilyn Hockenberry, PhD RN (Duke, USA), will give the nursing keynote lecture this year on “Symptoms Experienced During Childhood Cancer Treatment: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Assessment and Management”.  In addition, we will proudly acknowledge the third SIOP Nursing Lifetime Achievement Awardee for his/her substantial contributions to paediatric oncology nursing.

SIOP 2019 brought many interesting presentations, networking opportunities, and budding nursing partnerships We look forward to reinvigorating the energy and passion from Lyon, and hope you will find the Ottawa nursing programme relevant and exciting. We hope for participation in the nursing sessions from congress delegates from all disciplines, as well as from Childhood Cancer International (CCI).

We certainly look forward to the next opportunity to meet, share, and learn together while enjoying the beauty of autumn at the 2020 SIOP Congress in Ottawa, Canada.

See you in October!

Kind regards,

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Lisa Morrissey
SIOP Nursing Steering Committee Chair

On behalf of the SIOP Nursing Steering Committee

Scientific Committee Representative | Pernilla Pergert, Sweden
2020 LOC Liaison| Naomi Thick, , Canada
Rehana Punjwani, Pakistan
Frieda Clinton, Ireland
Courtney Sullivan, USA
Enyo Bosumprah, Ghana