ESMO Asia 2017 Congress: Endorsing Societies' Profiles

Association of Oncologists of Uzbekistan

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The Association of Oncologists of Uzbekistan is a non-governmental, non-commercial organization. It is a voluntary scientific and educational association, which is composed of health professionals engaged in research, teaching and practice in the field of oncology.

The Association has the following objectives:

  • professional consolidation, strengthening and development of professional relations and contacts among oncologists of Uzbekistan
  • coordination of scientific and practical activities of the Association members
  • implementation of professional and scientific contacts with specialists and other medical specialties societies, implementation of international relations
  • organisation of educational and scientific activities, to help disseminate knowledge, educate and train professionals involved in cancer care and research
  • preparation of recommendations on important issues related to cancer research, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure, with the aim of advancing medical oncology in the country, providing consultative and practical assistance to healthcare organisations and institutions

Taiwan Oncology Society (COS)

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The Taiwan Oncology Society (formerly the Chinese Oncology Society - COS) was founded in 1980 as a non-profit organisation located in Taiwan. We aim to establish a network of cancer specialists to support the development of cancer research and facilitate cancer-related public engagement activities in Taiwan. Our membership consists not only of medical oncologists, but also surgeons, basic science researchers, clinical researchers and health care professions.

The Taiwan Oncology Society has held annual specialty certification examinations in medical oncology, offering board certification to recognise qualified oncologists and evaluated medical oncologist training hospital accreditation since 1990.

Our official journal, The Journal of Cancer Research and Practice (JCRP), was launched in 1985 as the Journal of Chinese Oncology Society (JCOS). The name JCRP was officially changed in 2010. The Taiwan Oncology Society has also taken part in the Taiwan Joint Cancer Conference (TJCC), the largest annual cancer research meeting of Taiwan, since 1996.

Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology (CSCO)

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The Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology (CSCO) is a non-profit professional academic group that is made up of voluntary clinical oncology professionals, relevant enterprises and public institutions. CSCO is committed to developing continuing medical education in clinical oncology, enhancing multi-disciplinary collaboration, encouraging multi-centre research, and promoting the standardisation of tumour diagnosis and treatment to benefit all patients.

Hong Kong Cancer Therapy Society

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The Hong Kong Cancer Therapy Society is the member society of the Federation of Medical Societies of Hong Kong. Prof. Tony Mok is the current Chairman. The Society organises and co-organises educational activities to encourage continuing medical education in Hong Kong for over 15 years. It aims to facilitate exchange amongst members and with other medical professionals regionally and internationally.

Indian Society of Medical & Paediatric Oncology (ISMPO)

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The Indian Society of Medical & Paediatric Oncology (ISMPO) was founded in 1980 as the Indian Chemotherapy Society. The name ISMPO was given later in 1995. Our members include not only Indian medical oncologists but also those practicing medical oncology in other parts of the world. Our aims include encouraging scientific investigation in the study of cancer, promotion of the exchange of knowledge relating to cancer and cancer related topics, instructing and educating members, aiding institutions in imparting education and conducting research in medical & paediatric oncology medicine. ISMPO also helps in the production of national guidelines and prescribes standards of professional conduct for Society members.  

Indonesian Society of Hematology and Medical Oncology (ISHMO)

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ISHMO was declared a professional organisation on 14 March 2011. ISHMO creation began in 1996; the 10th Indonesian Society of Internal Medicine Congress (ISMI) decided that hematology and medical oncology were to be recognised as sub-specialties of the internal medicine specialty.

Our vision is to improve the quality of knowledge and medical services in the field of hematology and medical oncology in Indonesia to meet regional and international standards. Our members consist of hematology medical oncology consultants and trainees, and oncology fellows from across the Indonesian archipelago. Our activities range from education and research to social and scientific activities.

Iranian Cancer Association (ICA)

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The Iranian Cancer Association is a non-governmental, scientific organisation and was founded in 2007 by elected experts in different fields of oncology.

Nowadays ICA is regarded as an authentic and reliable organisation to provide postgraduate education to specialists (CME &CPD), clinical trials and research grants, consultation to healthcare providers, public & patient education, as well as the dissemination of national cancer control programmes. ICA also provides consultation on ethical & legal considerations for physicians, pharmacists and nurses. ICA has excellent collaboration with voluntary cancer associations concerning the diffusion of information between patients and family members

Iranian Society of Clinical Oncology (ISCO)

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The Iranian Society of Clinical Oncology is a professional organisation of over 200 registered clinical oncologists dedicated to excellence in patient care, education, research and administration in oncology.

ISCO was founded in 1977 in Tehran. In the late 1990s ISCO’s activities took a new momentum with the main goal of elevating the standards of education, research and patient care in the field of clinical oncology.

ISCO organises an annual national clinical oncology congress, in which distinguished Iranian and international guest speakers present the latest updates in oncology. Furthermore, each year, ISCO organises several seminars and meetings on various topics in the fields of cancer prevention and treatment. The Society also supports local oncology meetings held in other cities of the country and the participation of its members in different international congresses of oncology.

Iranian Society of Medical Oncology and Hematology (ISMOH)

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The Iranian Society of Medical Oncology and Hematology (ISMOH) was formally founded by Dr. Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh in 1993. The Society holds its annual meeting in October each year.The Iranian Society of Medical Oncology and Hematology (ISMOH) is committed to:

  • Providing a platform for further promoting academic exchange and cooperative research among researchers, academics and scientists
  • Holding conferences at the national, regional and international levels, to prepare bulletins and publish papers in domestic and international magazines
  • Enhancing inter –and intra-organisational cooperation Helping healthcare system by developing a comprehensive plan in accordance with the priorities of educational needs
  • Providing educational, academic, research and technical services Evaluation of research and training programmes

Japan Society of Clinical Oncology (JSCO)

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The Japan Society of Clinical Oncology (JSCO) is a leading Japanese professional organisation founded in 1963 that is committed to advancing the speciality of clinical oncology and promoting a multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment and care. Its members include physicians and healthcare professionals at all levels of oncology practice.

The mission of JSCO is to study malignant disorders and achieve progress in their treatment. Our member base is continuing to increase and JSCO is now the largest clinical oncology organisation in Japan. Our members cover more than 20 diverse speciality fields, including surgeons, medical oncologists, urologists, gynaecologists, radiologists and others.  

Japanese Society of Medical Oncology (JSMO)

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The Japanese Society of Medical Oncology (JSMO) was founded in 2002. JSMO's mission is to provide new cancer information to the public, to certify specialised medical oncologists and to establish collaboration with other oncology societies, all of which leads to better care for cancer patients.

JSMO's activities include annual scientific/educational meetings, educational seminars, publication of text books/guidelines and certification of medical oncologists.

Korean Association for Clinical Oncology (KACO)

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The Korean Association for Clinical Oncology (KACO) is one of Korea’s leading non-profit medical oncology organisations. It consists of tumour specialists that pursue patient-centred, multi-disciplinary treatment and is dedicated to supporting knowledge of clinical oncology as well as the exchange and collaboration between clinical oncologists to improve the quality of treatment for cancer patients.

Malaysian Oncological Society 

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MOS is made up of doctors and specialists who have an interest in treating cancer patients. Society members include oncologists, physicians and surgeons. MOS was created in 1976 as an academic society to enhance the knowledge of its members by organising talks, conferences and other academic activities related to cancer management. Our objectives include updating members on current issues related to cancer care, providing a forum for discussion and collaboration with other specialists treating cancer, giving expert advice to government or non-government agencies pertaining to cancer care and up-to-date information on the management of cancer to doctors, news media, patients or any other professional bodies. We also aim to assist academic and government agencies in formulating clinical practice guidelines for the country, and educating the public on cancer screening, treatment and prevention.

Medical Oncology Group of Australia (MOGA)

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The Medical Oncology Group of Australia Incorporated (MOGA) is the national body for medical oncologists and the medical oncology profession in Australia.

The Association is a speciality society of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. MOGA works closely with Government, health organisations, affiliated international associations and societies, industry, consumer groups and learned colleges throughout Australia to improve and develop the profession of medical oncology and the management of cancer nationwide.

Myanmar Oncology Society 

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Myanmar Oncology Society was established in January 2010 with members from oncology and all allied specialties.  The aims and objectives are:

  1. to promote CME activities in oncology in Myanmar
  2. to help train Myanmar oncologists
  3. to become up to international par in knowledge, skill, attitude, and practice in the field of oncology
  4. to implement knowledge exchange programmes with regional/international oncologists and allied specialists/scientists
  5. to encourage participation of Myanmar oncologists/scientists/allied specialists in international/regional conferences and symposia, etc.
  6. to promote “multidisciplinary management approach” for cancer patients in Myanmar
  7. to promote palliative care for cancer patients
  8. to help promote cancer control/prevention/screening programmes in collaboration with authorities and concerned institutions
  9. to promote cancer research in Myanmar
  10. to promote health education in oncology to collaborate and cooperate fully with all allied specialties and organisations (both government and non-government) in striving to achieve above mentioned aims and objectives

New Zealand Society for Oncology (NZSO)

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The principle objectives of the New Zealand Society of Oncology are to encourage and support the education and the advancement of knowledge in all aspects of oncology and related scientific fields. We conduct an annual conference to promote the exchange of new research and clinical developments, ideas in clinical oncology and cancer research. We also aim to initiate, arrange and sponsor lectures, seminars and symposia in the promotion of our objectives. In essence, NZSO encourages translational cancer science through building collaborative research relationships between cancer scientists and cancer clinicians.

Oncology Club, Bangladesh

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The Oncology Club, Bangladesh — “a platform for all, fighting against cancer”. It is also the Bangladesh chapter of the SAARC Federation of Oncologists (SFO), the only platform of oncologists recognised by the SAARC secretariat. This organisation was created under the leadership of the late Prof. ABMF Karim in 1996. We are moving forward with the aim and objectives of improving oncological care, oncological services & oncological set up to ensure quality cancer treatment & care for the patients of this country. We organise regular continuing medical education (CME) and take different initiatives to improve the skills and expertise of cancer care providers using local resources and also by collaborating with international agencies.

Pakistan Society of Clinical Oncology (PSCO)

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The Pakistan Society of Clinical Oncology was established in 1985. The Society includes all clinical oncologists, medical oncologists and nuclear physicians working in Pakistan. Our main meeting was originally held every two years. In 2001, it was decided that the meeting should be held annually. The last meeting was held at Karachi in October 2015 and was in collaboration with the SAARC Association of Oncologists. The next meeting will be held in February 2017 at Peshawar.

The elections of the Executive Council of the society are held every 2 years. The last elections were held in February 2016. The Society also holds regular symposia and awareness programmes in different cities of the country, in addition to annual meetings. The Pakistan Society of Clinical Oncology is also starting its own Journal (quarterly).

Philippine Society of Medical Oncology (PSMO)

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The Philippine Society of Medical Oncology (PSMO) is a professional non-profit organisation of board-certified medical oncologists that aims to advance the science and the ethical, holistic practice of cancer care in the Philippines since 1969. It continually strives to be an internationally recognised organisation of competent and compassionate medical oncologists inspired and committed to integrate a multidisciplinary approach to the optimal care of the Filipino cancer patient. The Society undertakes research that will foster the development and advancement of oncology. It provides opportunities for continuing medical education and further professional development of its members. PSMO educates the public at large and allied medical specialties on the holistic approach to the care of cancer patients and their families. It also nurtures fellowship and encourages openness and cooperation among its members as it actively pursues standards of excellence in the science and practice of oncology.

Singapore Society of Oncology (SSO)

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The Singapore Society of Oncology (SSO), founded in 1981, is a professional medical organisation for all Singapore healthcare professionals who treat and manage cancer patients. The aim of the SSO is to provide an active platform to promote the practice of oncology through education, research, collaboration and partnerships with allied local, regional and international organisations. The SSO is committed to providing continuing medical education (CME) and other opportunities for the cancer specialist community to further enhance their knowledge, skills and expertise in the rapidly evolving practice of oncology.

Thai Society of Clinical Oncology (TSCO)

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The Thai Society of Clinical Oncology (TSCO) is a non-profit organisation, founded in 1996. Our primary goals are to educate medical oncologists through major cancer centres in university hospitals and to improve cancer care along with other professional societies involved in the treatment and prevention of cancer. Members include registered medical oncologists practicing various levels of cancer care throughout the country. In addition to advancing education of medical oncology, TSCO is committed to providing education for other disciplines to advance the quality of cancer care in Thailand.