Welcome

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce that the inaugural West Coast Sarcoma Conference will take place in Vancouver on December 1 Р2, 2017. The conference will be hosted at the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue located in downtown Vancouver.

WCSC will be unique in its inclusion of both pediatric and adult sarcoma specialists, with the objectives of ensuring best practices in sarcoma care and fostering collaboration across disciplines and geographic regions. We have succeeded in securing the participation of internationally renowned researchers and clinicians in the field of sarcoma.

We have put together an innovative program highlighting emerging techniques and current controversies in the diagnosis and management of sarcoma.

We look forward to welcoming you to Vancouver for the West Coast Sarcoma Conference!

Best regards,

West Coast Sarcoma Conference Chairs

Dr. Karen Goddard

Dr. Andrea MacNeill

Dr. Christine Simmons

Welcome

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce that the inaugural West Coast Sarcoma Conference will take place in Vancouver on December 1 & 2, 2017. The conference will be hosted at the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue (SFU) located in downtown Vancouver.

WCSC will be unique in its inclusion of both pediatric and adult sarcoma specialists, with the objectives of ensuring best practices in sarcoma care and fostering collaboration across disciplines and geographic regions. We have succeeded in securing the participation of internationally renowned researchers and clinicians in the field of sarcoma.

We have put together an innovative program highlighting emerging techniques and current controversies in the diagnosis and management of sarcoma.

We look forward to welcoming you to Vancouver for the West Coast Sarcoma Conference!

Best regards,

West Coast Sarcoma Conference Chairs

Dr. Karen Goddard

Dr. Andrea MacNeill

Dr. Christine Simmons

Learning Objectives

At the completion of the meeting, attendees should be able to:

  1. Identify innovative molecular pathology techniques in use for sarcoma diagnosis.
  2. Identify how these new techniques enhance our understanding of sarcoma pathology
  3. Describe the multidisciplinary management of limb sarcomas and identify the different treatments used to achieve local control.
  4. Describe controversies in the management of fibromatosis and identify the different treatments used to achieve local control.
  5. Describe recent advances in the management of metastatic sarcoma
  6. Recognize the areas where collaboration could be improved in the therapy of young adults and adolescents (AYA) with sarcoma and how to optimize the management of AYA patients where pediatric and adult oncology expertise overlap.
  7. Identify best practices for the diagnosis and management of Ewing sarcoma and appraise two challenging Ewing sarcoma cases.
  8. Identify areas where collaboration (between different sub-specialists as well as between pediatric and adult oncology services) is possible for future sarcoma research

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Accreditation:
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Association of General Surgeons. You may claim a maximum of 12.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

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