Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon’s
First Childhood Cancer Conference
April 7, 2017 | Issam Fares Hall- AUBMC
Under the High Patronage of His Excellency The President of the Republic of Lebanon General Michel AOUN the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL) at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) is organizing its first Childhood Cancer Conference which will take place on April 7, 2017.
A one-day conference open to anyone wanting to know more about childhood cancer.
This Conference aims to::
This activity is designed for all healthcare providers, supporters and policy makers involved in childhood cancer; including Pediatric Oncologists, Adult Oncologists, Pediatricians, Family Medicine, Practitioners, Fellows, Residents, Medical Students, Pediatric Oncology Nurses, Pharmacists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Child Life Specialists, NGOs, Scientists, Researchers, Academics, Public Health Administrators, and Policy Makers, as well as the general public.
Deadline March 27
8:30 - 9:00 | Registration
9:00 - 9:45 | Opening Ceremony
Master of Ceremony: Ms. Rim Hazouri; Cancer Survivor
Mrs. Nora Joumblatt, Chair of the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee of the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL)
H.E. Mr. Ghassan Hasbani, uty Prime Minister, Minister of Health, Republic of Lebanon.
Dr. Mohammad H. Sayegh, Vice President of Medical Affairs, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut (AUB)
Mr. Richard C. Shadyac Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, the American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (ALSAC).
HRH Princess Ghida Talal President and Chief Executive Officer, Chairperson of King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center.
Dr. Hassan Solh, M.D., FAAP, FRCP(C) Medical Center Director and Chief Medical Officer of the American University of Beirut Medical Center , Director of Children’s Cancer Institute and Director of The Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute at AUBMC
9:45-10:45 | Panel 1: Requirements and Challenges of Childhood Cancer Management
Mr. Ricardo Karam*
Dr. Walid Ammar*:Director General, Ministry of Public Health, Republic of Lebanon.
Presentation Topic: The Lebanese Ministry of Health Role and Programs
Dr. Hassan El Solh, FAAP, FRCP(C): Medical Center Director and Chief Medical Officer, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Director, Children’s Cancer Institute and Director, The Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute.
Presentation Topic: Magnitude and Challenges of Childhood Cancer:
Patient access to care, resources available, health economics and challenges in Lebanon and the Region.
Prof. Dr. Tezer Kutluk MD, PhD, FAAP: Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) Immediate Pastpresident,
Department of Pediatrics Division of Pediatric Oncology Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine &Cancer Institute.
Presentation Topic: Global control of Childhood Cancers: Challenges & Strategies
Mr. Nicolas BouKather CCCL Secretary to the Board, Executive Committee Member, the CCCL Board of Trustees
Presentation Topic: The Importance of Proper NGO Governance in Solving Financial Challenges
Dr. Yasser Wali: Professor, Head of the Pediatric Hematology Unit, Child Health Department, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital.
Mrs. Hana Chaar Choueib: CCCL General Manager
10:45 - 11:00 | Coffee Break
11:00- 12:00|Panel 2: Awareness, Medical Management and Latest Treatment
Ms. Rima Maktabi*
Dr. Adlette Inati: Consultant and Hematology - Immunology Module Coordinator, Lebanese American University, Byblos
Head, Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Nini Hospital, Tripoli
Head, Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Rafic Hariri University Hospital, Beirut
Consultant Hematologist, Chronic Care Center, Beirut, Lebanon
Presentation Topic: Awareness and Clinical Presentation of Childhood Cancer
Dr. Samar Muwakkit: Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, American University of Beirut Medical Center.
Presentation Topic: Modalities of Treatment of Childhood Cancer
Dr. Raya Saab: Deputy Medical Director, Children's Cancer Center of Lebanon
Director, Pediatric Cancer Research Program, American University of Beirut
Presentation Topic: Latest Discoveries and Ongoing Research in Childhood Cancer
Dr. Nabil A. Kabbara: Consultant, Pediatric Hematology Oncology - Centre Hospitalier Du Nord-CHN and Nini Hospital, Lebanon
Dr. Nada Sbeity: Pediatric and adolescent Hematologist/Oncologist
Lecturer at the Lebanese University- Faculty of Medicine
Consultant at Rafic Harriri university Hospital, Makassed General University Hospital ,Zahraa University Hospital and other hospitals
Dr. Malek Baassiri:Pediatric Hematologist Oncologist and Pediatric Cancer Survivors Specialist - Hammoud Hospital, Saida - Lebanon.
1:30- 2:30 |Panel 3: Establishing a Network of Collaborative Centers and Programs for Childhood Cancer
Dr. Sima Jeha: Director, Leukemia/Lymphoma Developmental Therapeutics and Regional Director, Eastern Mediterranean Region, International Outreach Program..
Presentation Topic: The Role of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (SJCRH) in the Region
Dr. Miguel Abboud: Professor of Pediatrics and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center.
Presentation Topic: Requirements for a Pediatric Cancer Center
Dr. Abdul Hakim AlRawas: Member of Board of Directors - POEM Group, Senior Consultant. Pediatric Hematology/Oncology & HSCT, Department of Child Health, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital.
Dr. Abdul Hakim AlRawas:Member of Board of Directors Pediatric Oncology East and Mediterranean
Group (POEM Group), Senior Consultant Pediatric Hematology/Oncology & HSCT, Department of Child
Health, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital.
Dr. Elie Bechara:Instructor of Clinical Pediatrics and Attending in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - Saint
George Hospital University Medical Center - Ashrafieh / Getawi Hospital, Lebanon
Dr. Gladys Gemayel: Consultant, Pediatric Hematology Oncology – Rafic Hariri University Hospital
Dr. Peter Noun: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Balamand and USEK Universities
Chairman of Pediatrics at Geitaoui Hospital
Consultant at St. George University Hospital and NDS Byblos University Hospital
2:30-2:45| Coffee Break
2:45 - 3:45|Panel 4: Together On the Journey to Recovery
Ms. Iman Al Kouatly*:Director of Nursing Care Service, American University of Beirut Medical Center.
Presentation Topic: The Impact of Qualified Nurses
Dr. Fadi T Maalouf: Associate Professor, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Chief- Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry, American University of Beirut Medical Center.
Presentation Topic: The Psychosocial Effects and Treatment
Ms. Nisrine Tannous: Fundraising Manager, Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon.
Presentation Topic: The Global Fundraising Trends and the Financial Support Programs at the CCCL
Mr. Hassan Daouk: Volunteer Teacher at the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon at AUBMC
Presentation Topic: Challenges for Children with Cancer to Continue Their Education
Mrs. Christiane Makarem: Head of Volunteers at the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon at AUBMC
Dr. Rihab Sidani: Head of Child Life Department, Children’s Cancer Institute, American University of Beirut Medical Center.
Dr. Nidale Tarek: Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center.
Ms. Rim Hazouri, Mr. Ahmad Taha: Cancer Survivors
3:45 - 4:00 | Closing Ceremony