12th SPAEN Annual Conference 2022: 24th to 26th of June in Helsinki/Finland: Global, diverse, informative and collaborative
UPDATE (14.12.2021): Our SPAEN Annual Conference 2022 was planned as a hybrid meeting for January 28-30, 2022 in Milan, in conjunction with the ESMO Sarcoma & GIST Symposium. However, given the current development of the COVID-19 situation in Europe, we felt that we must address and adapt our plans, unfortunately: We have decided to postpone and hold a face-2-face SPAEN Annual Conference meeting (+ streaming option) in early summer 2022 – 24 - 26 June 2022 in Helsinki/Finland. Please save the date!
In June 2022 we will bring experienced and long-term patient advocates together to mixe up with new representatives and even new member groups, representing organizations covering all subtypes of sarcomas or subtype-specific groups for e.g. desmoids, chordomas, leiomyosarcomas or bone cancer.
The two-day conference will be full of learning about medical topics ranging from the status of research in sarcomas, pathology in GIST, side-effect management and radiotherapy in desmoids, update on new approaches in sarcomas, GIST case studies and more. But also capacity building about standards of excellence for patient organizations, patient advocate-patient communication and more will be on the agenda. We will plan an interesting mixture of different session formats ranging from powerpoint presentations, to market place sessions to panel discussions to provide a wealth of information and inspiration.
Also always worth to be part of such a community is the talk before and after sessions about similar or completely different problems, projects, good or bad experiences and brainstorming new ideas – a great way to learn from each other.