The 18th Annual Meeting of Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology (CSCO) was held
PUBLISHED: 2015-10-12   3940 total views, 5 today

The 18th Annual Meeting of Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology (CSCO) was held at Xiamen International Conference Center from Sept. 16 to 20, 2015. It was not only a grand meeting gathering clinical oncologists from the whole world to communicate and learn leading knowledge about Cancer Treatment, but also a magnificent event revealing research achievement and development about Clinical Oncology.

The theme of the meeting was “Improve Multidisciplinary Cooperation, Advocate Scientific Management” with the support of all CSCO members and  full affirmation of national  relative authorities. The meeting had arranged over 500 lectures on different themes and special topics. With 52 Chinese sessions, 14 international symposia, 61 academic breakfast meetings and satellite meetings, about 1,200 academic papers being interchanged. It attracted more than 20,000 representatives and over 150 enterprises and institutions, as well as academic organizations of clinical oncology to attend the meeting. The number of participants had hit a new record. The other feature of this meeting was that the meeting rooms were so packed and the representatives were so enthusiastic till the end of the meeting.

Firstof all, Presidential Symposium for the first time.

This year, the annual meeting set up Presidential Symposium for the first time. It was also the first time that all the presidents from four world famous societies were gathered in this meeting. It deserved great attention in the international academic conference in history. Meanwhile,we had many sessions involving the recent hot topic of “Precision Medicine”. It not only concludes the progress of macro-aspects from the representatives of important societies such as ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology), ESMO (European Society forMedical Oncology), but also involvement of micro-aspects of different fieldsand aspects in details.

Secondly, high-profile plenary session

The plenary session was held last year very successfully, it would be continued this year. Plenary session was set up in the afternoon of September 18th.  Prof. Yan Sun, Prof. Meilin Liao, and Prof. Zhongzhen Guan, acted as the Honorary Chairmen. Prof. Shukui Qin, Prof. Jun Ma and Prof. Yi-long Wu served as the chairmen. “CSCO Annual Achievement Awards” was first issued just like last year. Prof. Li Jin from Shanghai Tianyou Hospital of Tongji University got this award. The plenary session still arranged international famous experts to give terrific speeches, which made a further understanding of the latest front edge internationally. Our own achievements have been displayed as well.

Thirdly, more international

The annual meeting continued to hold the International Sessions with full English communication, collaborated with many famous academic societies, such as American Society of Clinical Oncology(ASCO), European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), International Associationfor the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), Society ofSurgical Oncology(SSO), International Conference on Malignant Lymphoma(ICML)and American association for cancer research (AACR). The meeting invited international famous experts to come for giving lectures on special academic sessions with many themes such as tumors of urinary system, breast cancer, lung cancer, surgical oncology as well as lymphoma. Besides, the special sessions held in Asian-Pacific region, focusing more on the treatment of gastrointestinal tumor. There was special session about tumor immunotherapy co-organized by SITC, CAHON and USCACA, and academic session of “the big data era”, co-organized by STO.

Fourthly, the newly increased sessions received high praise

This year, "the special session for Chineseoncology annual report", co-organized by CSCO young expert committee and 'China Medical Tribune', showed the most important performance of Chinese oncologists inthe famous cancer journals or international conferences from September of 2014 to August of 2015. This session makes thedevelopment of Chinese oncology absolutely clear.

The other new session is "Research Paper Preparation and Journal Publication".  Many chief editors from international famous academic journal such as Lancet Oncology, JAMA Oncology and JCO, came to give speeches in person, in order to improve the Chinese oncologists’ research and writing skill.

In conclusion, the 2015 CSCO annual meeting was a grand international oncology gathering with distinct theme, vivid form and affluent content. 

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