Cancer Symptom Science Expert Meeting | October 11-12

A panel of international experts in the field of symptom science get together to discuss the state-of-the-art, current challenges, and future research directions for oncology nursing research. Patient-reported outcomes and biomarkers will be at the center of their discussions.

With the surge in novel treatments and complex patient care requirements, understanding patients’ symptom experiences and tailoring supportive care have become pivotal in oncology nursing research. The goal of this meeting, which brings together international nurse scientist leaders in this rapidly evolving field, is to foster collaboration and establish a joint global research agenda.

The meeting will be held over two days:

Wed, October 11: Symposium
open to invited experts & members of the AGORA cancer researcher community (participation is free; registration is needed by email to Dr Sara Colomer-Lahiguera)

For all further details, please see the program below.

Thu, October 12: Expert working sessions
closed for invited experts only

The symposium, which will be held in English, will address urgent research needs, methodologies, and challenges related to oncology symptom science. Invited speakers from various countries will present their research programs and will give their insights regarding the definition of research priorities, data standardization, collaborative strategies, and actionable plans for data sharing.

During the second day, selected experts will convene in closed working sessions to elaborate a joint research agenda based on the identified topics.

Organizing committee:

  • Dr Sara Colomer-Lahiguera, UNIL, Lausanne, CH
  • Prof. Manuela Eicher, UNIL, Lausanne, CH
  • Prof. Marilyn Hammer, DFCI, Boston USA
  • Prof. Mary Cooley, DFCI, Boston, USA
  • Dr Rachel Pozzar, DFCI, Boston USA
  • Prof. Christine Miaskowski, UCSF, San Francisco, USA
  • Prof. Susan Wesmiller, UPitt, Pittsburgh, USA
  • Dr Carolyn Harris, UPitt, Pittsburgh, USA
  • Dr Klara Soukup, UNIL, Lausanne, CH