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INCTR Meeting 2011:

Developing Strategies for Cancer Control in Low Resource Settings



April 4-6, 2011
Best Western County House Hotel
Brussels, Belgium

INCTR’s 9th Meeting on Cancer in Countries with Limited Resources took place on April 4th through the 6th, 2011 in Brussels.  The meeting was held at the Best Western County House Hotel.  This meeting was not a standard educational or research meeting, but one in which INCTR examined, with its partners and advisors, how effective INCTR programs are, and how to make them more effective.  In the last year, we have developed good relationships with several organizations and it was considered important to see how best INCTR could take advantage of the new opportunities that they provide, while remaining true to our goals and modifying strategies only when this will lead to a better outcome.  INCTR has been fortunate, too, to be joined by a number of highly distinguished professionals in various disciplines related to cancer control, and with their help, there is every reason to believe that the organization will go from strength to strength in achieving its goal of building capacity for cancer control, particularly in the fields of treatment (which, of course, includes early detection) and research. 

The major themes of I NCTR’s 2011 Meeting were pediatric cancer, palliative care and education and training of health professionals.  The emphasis was given on discussions rather than didactic presentations.  The intention of the meeting was to ensure that it sets the organization on an optimal course for the coming years, including readiness to take advantage of new opportunities that may unexpectedly arise.  

To view the program, click here.

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