As part of the 2016 Advances in Neuroblastoma Research (ANR) conference, ANR is hosting for the first time a Parent’s Day in Cairns Australia on 24 June where you can attend interactive sessions led by a unique team of international research and clinical experts to learn about the latest advances in research and clinical care for neuroblastoma.
For the first time the ANR Congress will be holding a Parents’ Day – a full day of presentations tailored especially for parents which will be accessible via a webinar – there will be a live global webcast of the presentations with interactive Q&A sessions.
ANR is the principal meeting of neuroblastoma clinicians and scientists internationally, held once every two years, and this year’s ANR congress will, for the first time, include a full day of presentations tailored especially for parents. There will be an internationally renowned line-up of speakers including John Maris (USA), Julie Park (USA), Glenn Marshall (Aust), Richard Cohn (Aust), Toby Trahair (Aust), Holger Lode (Germany) and Mark Gaze (UK) as well Donna Ludwinski from Solving Kids Cancer (USA), and Sharni Clover (survivor, Australia).
The ANR Parents’ Day will not simply be a local event but rather an international opportunity for neuroblastoma parents around the world because the Parents’ Day will be run as a webinar with the ability for parents to type in questions in real time from your home computers and have them addressed by the speakers or the panel, depending which session you log into.
There will be two interactive sessions, one from 9:00-10:40am local Cairns time which corresponds to the evening of Thursday 23rd June in the USA, which will primarily involve John Maris (genetics of neuroblastoma) and Donna Ludwinski (the parent journey), and one from 4:00-6:00pm local Cairns time, which is the morning in the UK and Europe and will comprise an interactive panel discussion involving all the speakers.