Editorial Team

A three-day international health conclave focusing on cancer care in the post Covid-19 world will be organised through a virtual meet from March 19-21, 2021 by the Paras Cancer Centres, Gurugram, Patna, and Panchkula of Paras Hospitals. The Paras Cancer Conclave 2021 will focus on the theme of ‘Redefining the Cancer Care for the Next Decade’.

Over 7000 delegates, including oncologists and primary care physicians of all disciplines, from various reputed national and international institutions in USA, Europe, Nepal, Bangla Desh, UAE, Russia, Kenya, Nigeria will participate in the virtual event. There will be 40 hours of sessions spread over three days where expert Oncologists and Cancer Care specialists will deliver lectures on a series of topics.

This health conclave has been designed to showcase the current, emerging and controversial aspects of management in Oncology covering all solid tumours, haematological malignancies for both adults and paediatric age groups including the bone marrow transplantation for the practising oncologists, gynaecologists, PG Students, primary care physicians of all disciplines across the country.

The cancer care burden in the post Covid-19 world had increased manifold. As per a report published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing by December 2020 an estimated 1 Lakh cancer cases per month may have gone undiagnosed owing to lockdown. A dedicated session on the new challenges thrown by the Covid-19 pandemic will be the highlight of the event where seasoned Oncologists will share their ideas on the way forward.

The International virtual meet will be headed by Dr (Col) R Ranga Rao, Chairman, Paras Cancer Centre, Paras Hospitals and Dr Dharminder Nagar, MD, Paras Healthcare. Dr GK Rath, Director National Cancer Institute, Jhajjar, and IRCH, AIIMS and Dr C S Pramesh, Director Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai will deliver keynote addresses on the cancer scenario in India.

Dr (Col) R Ranga Rao, Chairman, Paras Cancer Centre, Paras Hospitals says, “In the post pandemic world the burden of cancer care has increased significantly. There are new challenges for Oncologists, primary care physicians and hospitals to meet the demand post lockdown. The Paras Cancer Conclave will focus on the present, emerging and future trends of cancer care practices across the world. In this three day international virtual meet Oncologists from highly reputed institutions from India and abroad will share their ideas. Over 750 oncologists will be delivering lectures on various subjects.”

The virtual event will also have live interactive sessions with expert Oncologists and various virtual workshops.

Dr Dharminder Nagar, MD, Paras Healthcare says,” The international event focusing on ‘Redefining Cancer Care for the Next Decade’ will see some of the best brains of India and abroad in cancer care coming together to share ideas on the future path. We are trying to get maximum participation of best Oncologists from foreign institutions and India. The virtual meet will also be kept interactive and participatory as much as possible. Video interactive workshops, Q&A sessions and Lectures have been planned to keep all the participants engaged over three days.”

In addition to the recent advances, there are many other unique features, such as launch of a newly approved combination therapy (Ramicirumab and Erlotinib) in EGFR mutated lung cancer, and discussion on recently launched treatments in stage 4 breast cancers.

The event will witness a series of lectures by many reputed Oncologists from national and international institutions including Dr Shaheena Dawood, UAE; Dr Suresh Ramalingam, MD, , Atlanta, USA; Dr Amit Kumar Mehta, Birmingham, USA, Dr Manjari Pandey, Memphis, TN; Dr Kimberley Hoang, Atlanta; Dr Vimoj Nair, Canada; Dr Shaji Kumar, Mayo Clinic Cancer Centre, USA, Dr Nitya Bakshi, Atlanta, Prof Domenico Genovici, Italy, Prof Clement Tempser, Germany. The web event will draw more than 750 Oncologists under one platform, including some of the most renowned doctors of India, including Dr GK Rath, Chief IRCH, AIIMS and Head of NCI, AIIMS; Dr CS Pramesh, Director Tata Memorial Hospital; Dr Rakesh Jalali, Director Apollo Cancer Centre, Chennai; Dr Anil D’ Cruz, Director, Oncology Apollo Hospitals, Dr Shailesh Shrikhande, TMH, Mumbai, Dr Kaustubh Patel, Gujarat, Dr Somsekhar, Bengaluru.

Related Articles