The second scientific meeting “Towards global equity in childhood cancer care” by the Pediatric Oncology East Mediterranean (POEM) Group was held on February 7-10, 2019, at the Yerevan State Medical University (YSMU), Yerevan, Armenia.
The First Lady of Armenia, Mrs. Anna Hakobyan, and the President of the City of Smile Charitable Foundation gave a welcome speech during the opening ceremony. Award distribution and classical music followed speeches by Prof. Armen Muradyan, Rector of Yerevan State Medical University, Prof. Armen Tananyan, Director of the National Oncology Center, and Dr. Gevorg Tamamyan, conference Chair, and, finally, Dr. Samvel Danielyan, Director of the Hematology Center after Prof. R. H. Yeolyan and President of the Armenian Association of Hematology and Oncology.
More than 230 specialists from 30 different countries came to Armenia to join the meeting. Various topics were discussed during the meeting, such as nutrition, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, surgery, comprehensive and modern treatment methods for childhood cancer.
Finally, six abstracts, in addition to 50 posters, were chosen to be presented during the conference.
Bridge of Health Charitable Foundation sponsored the meeting.