The IACR 40th Annual Scientific Conference key theme is "Cancer registration: from data generation to decision-making" and was jointly organised by the International Association of Cancer Registries and the Arequipa Population-Based Cancer Registry headed by Dr. Luis Medina Fernandez.
The 40th IACR Annual Scientific Conference was held at the Libertador Hotel Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru, from 13 - 15 November 2018.
Key topics included:
- Use of PBCR data in cancer control planning
- Descriptive epidemiologic studies using registry data
- Childhood cancer
- Challenges (and solutions) to cancer registration
- Using statistical models to estimate the cancer burden
- Using registry data for clinical decision making
Dr Roberto Zanetti, Piedmont, Italy, Prof Cristina Stefan, South Africa, Prof Luis Eduardo Bravo, Cali, Colombia, Dr Eduardo Cazap, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dr Guillermo Tortolero Luna, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dr. Shoichiro Tsugane, Tokyo, Japan, Dr Esther de Vries, Bogotá, Colombia and Dr Marion Piñeros, Lyon, France.
Cancer registration pre-conference workshops, on Quality of Cancer Registries led by Dr Marion Piñeros (IARC) and Dr Esther de Vries (Bogota, Colombia) and Cancer Registries and Cancer Control and Prevention conducted by Dr Guillermo Tortolero-Luna (University of Puerto Rico / Puerto Rico Cancer Registry) and Dr Isabelle Soerjomataram (IARC) were held on 12 November.
The conference website: www.IACR2018.org