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         10th INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP
      ON PAEDIATRIC SOFT TISSUE SARCOMA
          EpSSG - COG / IRSG - SIOP MMT - AEIOP - CWS


        Monday / Tuesday 17th & 18th November 2008
                                   Bristol, UK



Since 1986, nine International Workshops (see attached details) have been
held between the European and North American paediatric soft tissue sarcoma
collaborative groups with the intention of exploring aspects of the assessment
and treatment of (in most cases) rhabdomyosarcoma. The format of these
meetings has been based on the meta analysis of shared data set(s) and the
presentation of the results for discussion by a relatively small audience
composing the key participants in international collaborative studies.


The 10th International Workshop will be held in Bristol, UK, in November
2008. The topics selected for discussion are Extremity and Parameningeal
Rhabdomyosarcoma. The dates have been chosen to follow the CTOS
(Connective Tissue Oncology Society) meeting being held in London on 13 th –
15th November (for details see: http://www.ctos.org/meeting/2008/programPrelim.asp).

The programme will also include a meeting of the European paediatric Soft
Tissue Sarcoma (EpSSG) Coordinating Group to which members of the other
collaborative groups attending the workshop are welcome to attend.




Registration

If you would like to attend the meeting, please complete and send the attached
registration form to rosy.bousfield@bristol.ac.uk or fax to +44 117 342 0170.
You will then receive further information about the programme and venue.

Details of hotel accommodation are attached. There is no registration fee.

There will be a workshop dinner on Monday evening, November 17th to which
all participants are invited.

Registration numbers are limited to 60 and priority will be given to active
committee members from the participating collaborative groups.
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               PREVIOUS INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOPS
               ON PAEDIATRIC SOFT TISSUE SARCOMA

        Date / Venue                             Topic

1.     November 1986 (Paris)                     Prognostic factors; staging systems;
                                                 definition of primary sites1.

2.     May 1987 (Atlanta)                        End points for reporting
                                                 rhabdomyosarcoma studies; prognosis
                                                 according to TNM stage and site

3.     (Missing information)

4.     February 1988 (Paris)                     Definition of local failure; meta analysis
                                                 of 951 non metastatic RMS patients2

5.     November 1989 (Columbus)                  Overview of 109 bladder prostate
                                                 tumours and 112 head and neck
                                                 tumours

6.     February 1992 (Paris)                     Overview of 230 parameningeal
                                                 tumours3; overview of 193
                                                 paratesticular tumours

7.     February 1994 (Padova)                    Extremity rhabdomyosarcoma

8.     May 1997 (Stuttgart)                      Orbital rhabdomyosarcoma4

9.     May 2003 (Rome)                           Bladder prostate rhabdomyosarcoma5



1
  Rodary C, Flamant F, Donaldson SS. An attempt to use a common staging system in
rhabdomyosarcoma: a report of an international workshop initiated by the International Society
of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP). Med Pediatr Oncol. 1989;17(3):210-5.
2
  Rodary C, Gehan EA, Flamant F, Treuner J, Carli M, Auquier A, Maurer H. Prognostic factors
in 951 nonmetastatic rhabdomyosarcoma in children: a report from the International
Rhabdomyosarcoma Workshop.Med Pediatr Oncol. 1991;19(2):89-95
3
 Benk V, Rodary C, Donaldson SS, Flamant F, Maurer H, Treuner I, Carli M, Gehan E.
Parameningeal rhabdomyosarcoma: results of an international workshop. Int J Radiat Oncol
Biol Phys. 1996;36(3):533-40.
4
 Oberlin O, Rey A, Anderson J, Carli M, Raney RB, Treuner J, Stevens MC. Treatment of
orbital rhabdomyosarcoma: survival and late effects of treatment--results of an international
workshop. J Clin Oncol. 2001 Jan 1;19(1):197-204
5
 . Raney B, Anderson J, Jenney M, Arndt C, Brecht I, Carli M, Bisogno G, Oberlin O, Rey A,
Treuner J, Ullrich F, Stevens M; Late effects in 164 patients with rhabdomyosarcoma of the
bladder/prostate region: a report from the international workshop. J Urol. 2006 ;176(5):2190-4;
(& discussion 2194-5)
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                                         About Bristol


Bristol is about 100 miles (~170 km) west of London.
Transport links include a frequent rail service from London (Paddington)
(see www.thetrainline.com ) and daily air connections from most major European
cities and from New York (Newark).
(further information: http://www.bristolairport.co.uk/flight_information/destinations_map.aspx )




Bristol is the principal city of the South West of England and has a long (not
always proud!) historical heritage. Dating from the 12th century, Bristol was an
important trading port and in the 17th and early 18th centuries owed much of its
wealth to the slave trade and to the importation of tobacco. In Victorian times
the city was particularly associated with the engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel,
who designed the Great Western Railway between Bristol and London,
pioneering Bristol-built ocean going steamships (the SS Great Britain is still on
view in the city), and the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge. Nearby attractions
include the beautiful cities of Bath and Wells.
(further information, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Bristol & http://visitbristol.co.uk/ )
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        10th INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP
     ON PAEDIATRIC SOFT TISSUE SARCOMA
          EpSSG - COG / IRSG - SIOP MMT - AEIOP - CWS


       Monday / Tuesday 17th & 18th November 2008
                                       Bristol, UK


                                Hotel Information
Block reservations have been made at two hotels close to the meeting venue:


      Hotel Mercure Brigstow
      5-7 Welsh Back, Bristol BS1 4SP
      Phone: +44 117 929 1030
      Fax: +44 117 929 2030
      Email: H6548@accor.com
      http://www.mercure.com/mercure/fichehotel/gb/mer/6548/fiche_hotel.shtml

      Booking Reference: BRIS161108




      Thistle Bristol Hotel
      Broad Street, Bristol, BS1 2EL
      Phone: +44 870 333 9130
      Fax: +44 870 333 9230
      Email: bristol@thistle.co.uk
      http://www.thistle.com/hotels/bristol/

      Booking Reference: UNIV161108


Both hotels are located in the city centre, about 10 minutes walk to the meeting
venue and are very close to the location for the meeting dinner on Monday
evening.

You are asked to make your own reservations directly with the hotel, quoting
the booking reference shown above. Bookings at the preferential rate will be
available only until September 30th.

If you need any further advice or assistance, please contact
Rosy.Bousfield@bristol.ac.uk or Phone +44 117 342 0205.
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        10th INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP
     ON PAEDIATRIC SOFT TISSUE SARCOMA
         EpSSG - COG / IRSG - SIOP MMT - AEIOP - CWS


       Monday / Tuesday 17th & 18th November 2008
                                Bristol, UK




                        REGISTRATION FORM

Name


Institution & Country


Collaborative Group
Affiliation

Email Address


Fax number (including
country code)




Please send this form to Rosy Bousfield

       By Email at: rosy.bousfield@bristol.ac.uk

             or

       By Fax to: +44 117 342 0170


Before September 30th 2008.




Details of the programme and venue will be sent to you nearer the time.