Virtual Discussion “Cancer Care and COVID-19: The IAEA’s Response”

The IAEA World Cancer Day Event takes place on 4 February 2021 virtually, the livestream link is available here.

PROGRAMME

Moderator: Najat Mokhtar, Deputy Director General, Head of the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications

15:00-16:00 (Vienna Time)

  • Opening remarks by Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director General, IAEA

  • Screening of IAEA Video

Panel:

The panel will explore the challenges posed by the impact of COVID-19 on cancer services worldwide.  Member State representatives will emphasize the situation in their countries in the context of the pandemic and how they are working with the IAEA to overcome these challenges. IAEA speakers will focus on the support offered by the Agency to its Member States, especially developing countries, to help bridge the gap in cancer care. The impact of IAEA collaboration for clinical, and research work, in the field of Radiation Medicine will be highlighted by a medical expert.

  • Ms May Abdel-Wahab, Director, Division of Human Health, Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, IAEA
  • Ms Lisa Stevens, Director, Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT), Department of Technical Cooperation, IAEA
  • HE Mr Ghislain D’Hoop, Resident Representative of Belgium to the IAEA
  • HE Mr Azzeddine Farhane, Resident Representative of Morocco to the IAEA, President of the 64th session of the IAEA General Conference
  • Ms Soehartati Gondhowiardjo, MD, PhD, Radiation Oncologist and Senior Consultant, Department of Radiotherapy, Cipto Mangunkusumo National General Hospital (RSCM) Jakarta, Indonesia