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IACR 2013 - Buenos Aires

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The 2013 IACR Annual Meeting was held in Buenos Aires in October 2013.   Over 250 delegates attended the meeting from …countries. The meeting was hosted by the Argentinian National Cancer Institute with the collaboration of the Bahia Blanca Cancer Registry.

The scientific program was based around the theme Cancer Registries: Evaluation of cancer risks factors and quality of care

The program also included a number of pre- and post- conference workshops, which were very well attended.

At the end on the Annual meeting, participants from Latin American registries were given the opportunity to take part in the Meeting on cancer registration in Latin America. This followed up on a similar meeting which took place in Cali October 2012 with a view to inform the GICR Latin American Hub on priority actions (see more under GICR)   The IACR Business Meeting provided an opportunity to update delegates on IACR activities.  

A number of award presentations were made on that occasion: Isabel Izarzugaza (Spain) and Leticia Fernandez (Cuba) were awarded the IACR honorary membership for outstanding contribution in their in recognition for the work they have accomplished in the field of cancer registration in their own registry, and within the Association.

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