International conference on pediatric cancer organised by Lions Club and Sun Resorts
Luxury Mauritius is especially sensitive to the fight against pediatric cancer and advocates the work carried out everyday by researchers and the health personnel. This is why we would like to announce an event which will enable the Luxury Mauritius community to be informed as well as, why not, be committed to this noble cause. In the wake of its 100th anniversary, Lions Club International – in collaboration with Sun Resorts – is organising a 3-day international conference on the topic : ” Le cancer pédiatrique, du diagnostic à la recherche “.
Since last year, pediatric cancer has become one of the 5 key elements of the Lions Club in the world, with diabetes, sight, famine and the environment. This conference, under the aegis of the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life, will be held from Tuesday 27th February and 1st March 2018 at Sugar Beach Hotel.
The conference will be accredited by Le Conseil Mauricien des Médecins. It is organised in partnership with Lions Clubs (12 Lions Clubs and 9 Leos Clubs in Mauritius and Rodrigues) and oncological centers of Reunion Island and India as well as, in Mauritius, Universities, Research Centers and the Association des Pathologistes et Légistes (PFA), among others.
The programme of the conference at the Sugar Beach in Flic en Flac
Tuesday 27th February 2018 : ” Épidémiologie et Diagnostique “
Wednesday 28th February 2018 : ” Traitement et Support Psychosocial “
Thursday 1st March 2018 : ” Recherche et ateliers de travail Cytométrie en Flux “
The participants are medical professionals, researchers and universities from several fields such as pediatrics, surgery, oncology and psychological assistance.
Some key information
- Childhood cancer is the second cause of death in developed countries. Wednesday 15 February is the international childhood cancer day.
- Every two minutes in the world, a child is diagnosed of cancer. And less than half of children in the world have access to good quality care.
- There is no survey system on childhood cancer cases in all countries.
For more information: Dr Yirajen Vuddamalay from Lions Club,
Lecturer, School of Health Sciences, University of Technology Mauritius ([email protected]) Mobile. 57065271
On the medical part : Dr. Lions Dushyant Purmanan, Secretaire Lions Club Savanne
Pathologist Victoria Hospital ([email protected]) Mobile. 59465469
For information on the Conference /Interviews/filming: Lions PPR Marie Josee Baudot, Président of the ” Commission District Cancer Infantile ” ([email protected]) Mobile. 57757230