Face To Face
Since 2010 SPAEN is holding an annual conference bringing European sarcoma groups, experts, pharma and research together. In the last years a growing number of participants demonstrated the increasing interest in the sarcoma field, a rare cancer. Last year around 100 participants from over 25 countries including patient advocates, leading European sarcoma experts and representatives of the healthcare industry joined the meeting and listened to the latest medical news, answered questions and joined discussions. The three day conference focused on research and treatment, advocacy and capacity building. The SPAEN Conferences are in the meantime a welcome opportunity, also for the medical expert, to learn, share and grow. During the last conferences it became clear that there is a common sense between patient advocates, sarcoma experts and the industry that, by working together, research in sarcomas can be completed more quickly and new treatments can be introduced faster. There was also a high level of commitment on the part of every participant, whether they were there as irrespective of being a patient advocate, a clinical expert or an industry representative, to playing their take part in “Changing the World” and doing all that they can contributing their share to improve the outlook make a difference for the benefit of sarcoma patients.
The 6th SPAEN Conference will be held from 19 - 21 November in Paris (France). More details are available here.