Cancer conference agenda available on website

POSTED: 10/23/12 2:49 PM

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The two-day cancer conference agenda is now available on the website www.sintmaartengov.org under the tab What’s New. Visitors will find a heading and introduction labeled cancer conference agenda.
The conference is organized by Collective Prevention Services (CPS) from the Public Health Ministry and a number of non-governmental organizations
The theme of the conference is: “Cancer and aging, collectively improving our local cancer care and responsibility.”
The four areas to be highlighted at the conference are breast cancer, cervical, colon and prostate cancer. The conference is set for this upcoming Friday and Saturday.

The conference is open to the public on Saturday at the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel and Casino from 9.00 a.m. to 1.15 p.m. and from 1.30 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.
The conference focuses on sharing information with the objective of developing a strategic plan and approach in registering, managing and monitoring cancers, increasing awareness and new treatments.
The stakeholders involved in this activity are: Cancer Foundation, Positive Foundation, The Lions, Kelaha Projects, St. Maarten Medical Center, Windward Islands Medical Association, St. Maarten Medical Association, St. Maarten Laboratory Services, SZV Social Insurance Bank, Pharmacies, Insurance Companies, and individuals. The Department of Communications is also providing support.

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