CCCL Childhood Awareness Conference


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::

  • Introduce the public to Childhood Cancer, the treating center requirements, and the most recent advances and innovations in diagnosis and treatment of this disease
  • Increase Public Awareness regarding Childhood Cancer and its Challenges
  • Update the audience on the supporting services: Nursing Care and Psychosocial Aspects
  • Inform the audience about Social Responsibility and Fundraising

Target Audience:

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.

Free Registration
Deadline March 27


THE PROGRAM

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.

Patronage Note

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

Documentary

9:45-10:45 | Panel 1: Requirements and Challenges of Childhood Cancer Management

Moderator

Mr. Ricardo Karam*

Panelists:

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

Moderator:

Ms. Rima Maktabi*

Panelists:

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.

12:00-1:30| LUNCH

1:30- 2:30 |Panel 3: Establishing a Network of Collaborative Centers and Programs for Childhood Cancer

Moderator

Panelists:

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

2:30-2:45| Coffee Break

2:45 - 3:45|Panel 4: Together On the Journey to Recovery

Moderator

Hoda Chedid

Panelists:

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


"To the children of the CCCL who taught me about hope and courage a piece of my heart stays with you... Love"

Salma Hayek
April 2015