FACTOR Miami Osteosarcoma Conference 2017
- Start Date:
- Friday, 24 February, 2017
- End Date:
- Saturday, 25 February, 2017 6:30pm
This is a unique inaugural conference dedicated to osteosarcoma in which researchers, clinicians and the patient community will interact. FACTOR stands for: Funding, Awareness, Collaboration, Trials, Osteosarcoma Research, which is the aim of the conference. It is planned to have inter-disciplinary discussions [involving pathologists, surgeons, geneticists, oncologists, radiologists] in three broad sessions : a session steered by clinicians on challenges in contemporary treatments, a session steered by researchers on innovative models and treatment approaches that are in progress or planned, with a final session steered by a mix of both, on the road ahead, and novel solutions to meet challenges and improve outcomes.
The conference aims are to significantly improve osteosarcoma awareness and patient outcomes through collaborative disease management approaches, clinical trials and dedicated osteosarcoma research; to provide a platform to various osteosarcoma advocacy/support groups to better collaborate and optimize their resources; to evaluate funding needs for research and provide impetus to fundraising strategies [by various advocacy groups] and be a dedicated forum to review progress on an annual basis on various osteosarcoma disease management initiatives. Website: http://www.mibagents.org/factor.html
1200 Anastasia Ave,
Conference organized by MIB Agents Osteosarcoma Alliance
The Mission of M.I.B. Agents Osteosarcoma Alliance is to Make It Better for children with osteosarcoma, bone cancer. With love and hope, M.I.B. Agents: pairs a child in treatment with a survivor of their same cancer, provides items of comfort and entertainment for their treatment and recovery and arranges end-of-life experiences for the child when options for treatment have been exhausted. Finally, M.I.B. Agents is dedicated to increasing research for better treatments and outcomes for those with osteosarcoma. M.I.B. Agents makes it better by helping to increase the quality of comfort and life for kids with osteosarcoma with the help of our community of dedicated and passionate Agents.
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