Save the date: The 5th ICON Conference, 17 – 19 August 2018, Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town.

The theme for this year’s conference is Optimising outcomes: Unlocking value, with a focus on real-world oncology with information pertinent to the South African context.

Invited international speakers include Prof. Mary Gospodarowicz (Professor at the University of Toronto, Medical Director of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Regional Vice President of Cancer Care Ontario); Prof. Russel Hoverman (Vice President of Quality Programs for Texas Oncology, and Medical Director of Managed Care for The US Oncology Network); Prof. Yolande Lievens chair of the radiation oncology department of the Ghent University Hospital, Belgium, and associate professor at the Ghent University) and Prof. Bryan Burmeister (specialist radiation oncologist based at University of Queensland and previous president of the Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group).

The conference will have clinical, chemotherapy and nursing, administrative, radiotherapy and social worker streams. Specialist oncologists, chemotherapy staff, radiation therapists, medical physicists, radiobiologists, social workers, business managers, senior administration staff and stakeholders from the funding environment are invited to attend with the collective aim of improving cancer care in South Africa.