Choosing Wisely /Avoiding Wisely for LMICs: Call for action
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Dear friends and colleagues,
As we move forward with new drug and technology approvals, it has become increasingly difficult to make wise choices in clinics for practicing oncologists and patients. What is available may not necessarily be better or cost-effective. Amidst growing concerns of the increasing cost of cancer care and financial toxicity incurred by patients, appropriate use of tests, procedures, and treatments is crucial.
It gives us great pleasure to invite you to the meeting on Choosing Wisely or Avoiding Wisely for LMICs: call for action, especially avoiding overuse of treatments with minimal benefit. The meeting is being held on 30th Sept and 1st Oct evening (Indian time) on a virtual platform. This will be a meeting ground for global and regional experts to meet for better learnings and take away valuable experiences to their workplace. The meeting is organized at Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, Chennai with ecancer and National Cancer Grid, India.
The ecancer Global Foundation (ecancer) is a charity dedicated to the improvement of patient care through the provision of free/low-cost education for the global oncology community. Working in partnership with the Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, we are proud to invite you to attend the meeting designed to support the continued medical education of oncologists globally.
The meeting will give you an opportunity to extend your knowledge of prevention, screening, diagnostics, palliation, and therapeutics topics in cancers along with a global view on clinical trials, drugs, affordability, and implementation of value-based care. You will hear from regional and international experts on what we can do to mitigate financial toxicity and navigate evidence-based care with resource limitations, as well as learn skills that can be immediately applied to your clinical practice.
We hope to see you online on September 30th and October 1st. Even if we are physically apart, we are still together as a community, connected by a shared passion for delivering the best value-based care for our patients worldwide; for the best outcomes for our patients.
We look forward to welcoming you to this conference.
Professor Richard Sullivan
Chair of the ecancer Foundation and Director of the Institute of Cancer Policy, King's College, London, UK
Dr. Bhawna Sirohi
Co-Chair of the Scientific Committee
ecancer board member, Honorary consultant Queen Mary University, London; President, Oncology Section, The Royal Society of Medicine and Lead Medical Oncologist – Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, Chennai