The 6th Cancer CI and 2nd Apollo cancer conclave was held from February 6th to 8th, ‘2015 at HICC, Novotel, Hyderabad. It was one of the largest cancer gatherings held in the country with over 2000 participants, 70 International Faculty & 220 National Faculty.
The conference kicked off with the pre-conference workshops on 5th of Feb’2015. There were three simultaneous workshops being conducted for the different branches of oncology. There was a robotic surgery workshop and bone marrow transplant workshop being held at Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. A hypo-fractionation workshop for radiation oncologists was held at HICC, Hyderabad. All the workshops had full attendance and were well appreciated.
The main conference was started from Friday 6th February with a General Oncology session followed by 8 symposiums on common cancers.
Each session was concluded with an interactive panel/case discussion with the audience response included so as to reach a consensus on the management of different cancers in various scenarios. The scientific content of the entire conference was robust and well appreciated.
Apart from the scientific sessions, there was a poster session held for the post graduate students which comprised of a total of 110 posters presented by students from all over the country. Out of these, three students were finally judged to be the winners.
The inaugural function of the conference was held on the night of 6th of Feb with Dr.P.C Reddy as the Chief Guest along with the Hon’ble Health Minister of Uganda. Their presence and support signified the magnitude of this event. The banquet dinner was held on the night of 7th of Feb at HICC by CURE foundation with the theme of the event being, “Dance Like a Child”. It consisted of inspiring dances by the children cancer survivors and a scintillating performance by Dr.Mahesh Joshi for the rest of the evening.