Latest Update: The 9th SPAEN Annual Conference will be held in February 2019. More information will be available here in due course.
Since 2010 SPAEN is holding an annual conference bringing together European sarcoma groups, experts, pharma and research from all over Europe and around the globetogether. In the last years a growing number of participants demonstrated the increasing interest in the sarcoma field, a rare cancer. In 2016 around 70 participants patient advocates, leading European sarcoma experts and representatives of the healthcare industry from over 25 countries including patient advocates, leading European sarcoma experts and representatives of the healthcare industry joined the three-day meeting and to listen to and discuss the latest medical news, answer and share news and experiences 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 conferencesyears, 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 conducted more quickly and new treatments can be introduced faster. Irrespective of the their role, all stakeholders are 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, highly committed to playing their take part in “Changing the World” and doing all that they can to achieve our common belief and objective: Together We Can Make A Difference for Those Affected By Sarcomas! contributing their share to improve the outlook make a difference for the benefit of sarcoma patients.
Information about previous conferences can be found here:
- 8th SPAEN Annual Conference 2018 Milan/Italy
The SPAEN Annual Conference 2018 was held - for the first time ever - in conjunction with a professional meeting. SPAEN and European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) have agreed to combine their meetings and hold the SPAEN conference just before the ESMO GIST & Sarcoma Symposium (4-7 Feburary 2018, Marriott Hotel Milan). It is known as an excellent congress for international networking and collaboration, featuring discussions with the key opinion leaders in these rare tumours. Combining the patient advocates' meeting with the experts' congress was of great value and brought a lot of synergies for both parties. Further collaboration is agreed.
- 7th SPAEN Annual Conference 2016 Warsaw/Poland
- 6th SPAEN Annual Conference 2015 Paris/France
- 5th SPAEN Annual Conference 2014 Amsterdam/The Netherlands
- 4th SPAEN Annual Conference 2nd 2013 London/UK
- 3rd SPAEN Annual Conference 2012 Florence/Italy
- 2nd SPAEN Annual Conference 2011 Berlin/Germany
- 1st SPAEN Annual Conference 2010 Madrid/Spain