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Icon Group proudly hosts a session for London Global Cancer Week

Cancer Workforce Crisis: Experiences in LMICs and Remote Geographies Point to Global Capacity Building Solutions

Program

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Reception will be held in Vault 1 from 9:00am and the presentation will start at 9:30am in the Auditorium.

Session: Cancer Workforce Crisis: Experiences in LMICs and Remote Geographies Point to Global Capacity Building Solutions
When: 16 November | 9.00am – 11.00am (GMT)
Where: RSA House | 8 John Adam St, London WC2N 6EZ and virtual
Details: Reception will be held in Vault 1 from 9:00am and the presentation will start at 9:30am in the Auditorium.
Host: Icon Group
Guests: City Cancer Challenge Foundation (C/Can) and Roche

Attend in person in London, or virtually. Click here to RSVP.
Please note, in-person seats are strictly limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.

AbstractAbstract

The oncology workforce is currently facing a severe crisis, with significant shortages of health professionals across all areas of cancer care. These shortages are expected to worsen, posing a threat to patient care, safety, and quality. Despite the ongoing challenges faced by the cancer care workforce worldwide, the World Health Organisation (WHO) projects a staggering shortfall of 10 million health workers by 2030. 

Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and remote geographies experience major barriers to cancer care, including a shortage of skilled professionals; these issues are now being increasingly felt in developing countries. Innovative solutions currently being introduced in LMICs and remote regions may point to solutions to combat these worldwide shortages.

In collaboration with City Cancer Challenge and Roche, Icon Group, Australia’s largest private provider of comprehensive cancer care, presents a crucial session highlighting the urgent need to address oncology workforce shortages and achieve greater access to quality cancer care globally.

Attendees will hear success stories from Africa, China, and the Asia Pacific region, where proven capacity development solutions have effectively addressed cancer care challenges. These case studies demonstrate the transformative impact of digital technology innovation, remote training, and patient navigation models in promoting health equity. Notably, the experiences shared showcase the applicability of these models in diverse clinical settings, including LMICs and developed countries.

Speakers will share the potential of multisectoral strategic partnerships and international peer-to-peer collaboration and training as long-term solutions for enhancing workforce capabilities. The session will delve into successful approaches for delivering remote quality radiation oncology services across geographical boundaries, specifically in settings with limited workforce capacity. Compelling case studies in medical physics, radiation therapy, and oncology nursing will highlight the possibilities of multidisciplinary remote capacity building.

The session will also feature a thought-provoking panel discussion led by internationally recognised clinicians and healthcare professionals. Participants will have the opportunity to actively contribute to discussions on how these solutions can be adapted and implemented in countries facing healthcare workforce challenges.

Join us to gain invaluable insights into tackling the cancer workforce crisis and to contribute to the global effort in building a resilient and capable oncology workforce for the future. By addressing the pressing need for capacity building, leveraging digital innovation, and fostering international collaboration, we can work towards ensuring that quality cancer care is accessible to all, regardless of geographical location or socioeconomic status.

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