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v2 / July 2008 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 email@example.com 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. v2 / July 2008 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) v2 / July 2008 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/ ) v2 / July 2008 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. v2 / July 2008 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: email@example.com 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.
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