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We want to encourage as many valuable and progressive international projects as possible in order to improve the access and coverage of high-quality, safe services in LMIC. There is a growing need and opportunities for increased involvement of radiological and oncological care in global healthcare.

International work includes a wide spectrum of activities from teaching of basic scanning techniques in the low-income countries to implementation of complex MRI techniques in countries with rapid economic development and from basic radiotherapy to complicated chemotherapy protocols and stereotactic radiotherapy. It includes not only teaching and training, but also organisational development, research support or involvement in the training curriculum in different countries.

Developing teaching resources and providing the long-distance support is an important part of international work and can be delivered from anywhere in UK.

Before undertaking any global health project, it is important to prepare effectively to maximise the chances of a successful outcome. This article, written by Dr Elizabeth Joekes provides guidance on taking the first steps once a project has been identified.

Upcoming event

The Royal Society of Medicine is hosting an event on 19 November on Building collaborations in global cancer care: From fragile conflict ecosystems to emerging economies. View the programme.

This meeting aims to inform and raise awareness about the importance of effective cancer control in Low and Middle income countries (LMIC) and the magnitude of the disparities and issues that currently exist. Attend to listen to a range of eminent speakers as they provide insights to their respective fields in these settings. Key international healthcare organisations including the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the Union for International Cancer Control and Kings Health Partners will be represented.

You will also hear first-hand accounts from healthcare professionals delivering cancer care in LMICs and there will be opportunities for interaction and discussion with speakers and other experts in this field.

As part of the event, you can also apply for the Vanessa Moss prize.
Submission deadline: Sunday 14 October 2018
Meeting date: Monday 19 November 2018

Prize: £250 for the winner of the oral presentation
Open to: Any scientist or health care professional working in a non - governmental organisation in the field of global cancer control

We would like to invite submission of abstracts describing a piece of collaborative research, in which the applicant has been significantly involved, in the field of global cancer control focusing on the benefit to people living in low - middle income countries (as identified by the world bank group).

The winner is required to attend the ‘Building collaborations in global cancer care: From fragile conflict ecosystems to emerging economies’ meeting on Monday 19 November 2018 and their travel expenses and accomodation will be covered by the Oncology Section.