International Campaign for Establishment and Development of Oncology Centers (ICEDOC)
After years of communication and preparation, many colleagues from around the world have shared and planned for ICEDOC's outreach. ICEDOC's Experts in Cancer without borders is the main corpus of ICEDOC. It offers free consultation and advice to authorities, colleagues and cancer patients on volunteer basis. We convey a message of love for all. We are all volunteer consultants. What collect us is the love for all, and the will to give some advice and push to enhance cancer management around the world in the remaining years of our active practice and even after retirement. All of us are already so busy. But, it is shown that many of us would like to give some minutes every week across e-mails consultation and expression of his own views. Sometimes - if possible as it is not at all a condition - to devote few days a year in a volunteer workshop and consultation visit to a country.
We look for cancer management with global balanced approaches. There are special emphasis on early detection, prevention and palliative care. However, we stress also on the need to have an access for reasonable cancer treatment for cancer patients in underserved regions. Despite of all the exciting efforts and organizations, there are 85% of cancer patients in the world have no access to any reasonable cancer treatment!. The challenges are so multiple and complicated! It is a real tragedy. !! ICEDOC is formed to complement and NOT to compete with any organization or initiatives.
It is NOT at all contradictory to be a leader or an active member in one or more organization (International or National), and to be a very active volunteer in " ICEDOC's experts in cancer without borders". Any national or international involvement or experience will help more in providing consultation to colleagues and guide them to useful connection.
Most of the consultation visits contain an educational workshop, meetings with colleagues, health authorities, personalities, media... etc, in order to mobilize efforts towards balanced approaches for cancer control and treatment. Furthermore, we visit with the local colleagues the existing cancer management facilities and we discus in friendly and informal environment different lines to enhance cancer management. One of the important components is to discuss with local colleagues cases of cancer patients (we are volunteer consultants) and exchange of views with our regional colleagues about management of cases. If possible, we exchange views about technical and practical aspects and we offer all what is possible of technical advices in different branches of cancer management. Moreover, wherever possible, we encourage the conduct of feasible researches in cooperation with different colleagues or organizations.
These consultations and workshops are preceded by preparation. But, the most important part is the follow up and the progress of what achieved or planned during such short visit for few days. For such vital part, which is the follow up and continuity, all who would like to share are invited and asked to offer across e-mails, their comments , advice and if possible how they can help. That is to say our visit is not finished by Good Bye in the airport and some reports later on, but the actual work for all starts at that moment and extends for years.
One of the most demanded activities of ICEDOC is that we offer a lot of E-mails advices or connect colleagues in all continents to experts in different parts of the world . It proves to be a very practical and prompt way of assistance.
The WIN-WIN Scientific initiative (2007 till present). It become Global Health Catalyst Win-Win Movement . Director is Prof. Wilfred Ngwa , Harvard Medical School, Boston , MA, USA
For more info check Win-Win Page Here
We welcome any strategic advice you might share.
ICEDOC has won official recognition as a U.S. non-profit organization, registered in Texas, USA. Our mission, however, extends mainly to deprived regions in world. We are convinced that the world is a one human family. What is more, it is our contention that every human life is of infinite worth, and therefore, deserving of the best medical care possible. With your help we will continue our work together.
Some of the History of activities of
"ICEDOC & ICEDOC's Experts in Cancer Without Borders":
The 7th SEMCO-ASCO Conference: Advanced Course on cancer in the older population, 18 - 19 October, 2012, Cairo, Egypt
SEMCO-ASCO Conference: The 6th International Clinical Trials Workshop (ICTW) 27-28 January,2011 Cairo, Egypt
November 20 - 22, 2008, Izmir, Turkey :
2nd ASCO-SEMCO Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course (MCMC) Turkey.
Please visit the web www.ascosemco2008.org to contact Prof. Munir Kinay Izmir ,Turkey.
( Visit www.icedoc.org ,you'll find many previous lectures under the icon of SEMCO & For registration for the meeting of Izmir 2008 : www.ascosemco2008.org )
January 14- 16, 2009, Alexandria, Egypt :
ACOD 12 : SEMCO-ACOD-AORTIC conference. Host organizer : ACOD .
( AORTIC : African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer )
March 17-18, 2009, Cairo, Egypt :
2nd Africa Breast Cancer conference . SEMCO & Princess Nikky Breast Cancer Foundation & ASCOD
Wednesday 15 - to Friday 17, April , 2009 , Cairo :
SEMCO-ASCO advanced course and conference: Palliative Oncology .
SEMCO is the local-regional organizing committee for AORTIC the year 2011 conference, Cairo, Egypt.
2nd SEMCO-ASCO-ASCOD conference and advanced course will be held on 26-28 March, 2008 Cairo Egypt (ASCO: American Society of Clinical Oncology)
To read The SEMCO initiative to enhance international scientific publications in all fields of cancer Click here
April 2007, Cairo, Egypt.
The South and East Mediterranean College of Oncology SEMCO is pleased to inform you that for the first time, the American Society of clinical Oncology (ASCO) will hold its Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course (MCMC) in the region. The ASCO-MCMC course will be organized by SEMCO, on April 5-6, 2007, Cairo, Egypt.
The main theme:"The multidisciplinary management of breast and bladder cancers."
April 7,8, 2007 : The course will be followed by "Practical approaches for cancer management" with on site visits to NCI, Cairo and NEMROK of Kaser El Einy, Cairo University.
Contact ICEDOC for the report of the ICEDOC's Expert mission of Prof. Elgazzar to Shanghai ,China (19 to 23 September, 2005).
For the summary of activities done during the years 2003 , 2004 and for the last ICEDOC's newsflash for the year 2005, send an e-mail to: email@example.com .
Examples of some activities of
"ICEDOC's Experts in Cancer Without Borders" during the years 2000- 2002 :
27-28 May, 2002 : ICEDOC/ Izmir (Turkey) meeting
Chairman of ICEDOC's Izmir (Turkey) Activities is Prof.Munir Kinay. Main Headline: The possibilities short Training or Fellowships in Izmir. Dukuz Eylul University , particularly for candidates from countries of mid Asia, Caucasian region and Georgia (Former Soviet Union).
For the full report about the meeting contact firstname.lastname@example.org
March 2002, Annaba, Algeria
A consultation trip and Workshop to advice on the new project of cancer Centre. CHU, Annaba. Moreover , An initiative of "An Organized and coordinated palliative care", Annaba, Algeria was discussed. (email@example.com).
For the full report contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of the ICEDOC's activities presented in the ICEDOC meeting of 12 May, 2001 , San Francisco ,CA , USA :
22-29 July ,2000
The ICEDOC -CPC Workshop , Tbilsi , Batumi , Georgia. ( Local ICEDOC-CPC Organizer is Prof.Rema Gvamichava ) There is a commitment from ICEDOC to continue its interaction and cooperation with colleagues in Georgia .Click here for Georgia_ICEDOC' Report July 22-29, 2000
24 September 2000
The first on site consultation to advise on a project of radiotherapy , Annaba, Algeria. ( Local ICEDOC Contact ,Professor Sari Zoubir, Annaba )
19 October 2000, Bangkok, Thailand
Our meeting with ICEDOC chief advisers in Thailand , Prof. Puribhat and Physicist Niskorn Mantrakul , and with the director of national cancer institute and heads of departments and colleagues in Bangkok
22- 26 October 2000, Shanghai , China
First ICEDOC's Experts mission to Shanghai and The joint ICEDOC-Chinese Society of pediatric Oncology meeting. An agreement for yearly ICEDOC's Consultants visits to Shanghai was signed.
27-31 October 2000:Jodhpur, India
With cooperation with Sanchetee hospital ( Consultation visit , Camp for examining cases with colleagues coming from Jodhpur, and jodhpur faculty of Medicine ,different hospitals and colleagues coming specially from some different parts of India , colleagues from Bombay, Kerala , inauguration of a Campaign for mobilization of early detection attended by principals and school teachers of the region , inauguration of a Mammography unit , Outpatient Chemotherapy unit, Meetings with colleagues in the department of radiotherapy in the one of the hospitals of the faculty of Medicine , we offered and to continue to offer technical and practical advices for the project to establish the first modern Nuclear medicine unit in Rahjstan Region. Moreover, a workshop was held in the faculty of Medicine of Jodhpur ).
There is a commitment from ICEDOC to continue its interaction and cooperation with colleagues in India .
1st November 2000 :Kuwait
consultation visit to advise on the first hospice for palliative and terminal care tailored to culture and values in Kuwait , that could be a model or an experience to be reproduced in Kuwait and other parts in the same region.
These consultation and workshops held were surely preceded by long preparation. But , the most important part is the follow up and the progress of what achieved or planned during such short visit for few days. For such vital part, which is the follow up and continuity, all visitors of ICEDOC's website and all who would like to share in the world are invited to offer (across e-mails) their comments , advices and if possible how they can help.
This means that our ICEDOC visits don't finished by Good Bye in the airport and some reports later on, but the actual work for all starts at that moment and extends for years.
One of the most demanded activities of ICEDOC is that we offer a lot of E-mails advices or connect colleagues in all continents to experts in different parts of the world. It proves to be a very practical and prompt way of assistance!
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ICEDOC belongs to all!
ICEDOC is a message of scientific cooperation and love for all!
ICEDOC is formed to complement and NOT to compete with any organization or initiative.
Our message is a message of love for all and we are all volunteers.