The International Cancer Screening Network (ICSN) Biennial Meeting is cosponsored by the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Sydney International Breast Cancer Congress (SIBCC). The meeting will take place October 23–25, 2012, at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre in Sydney, Australia.

Meeting topics will include:

  • Cancer burden in developed and developing countries
  • Evaluating new technologies and their readiness for incorporation into organized screening programs
  • Benefits, harms, and costs of cancer screening programs
  • Factors influencing policy and decision making
  • Roles of allied health professionals and lay health workers in cancer screening
  • Incorporating cancer prevention strategies into organized screening programs

The ICSN is a voluntary consortium of countries that have active population-based cancer screening programs. The consortium was established in December 1988 as the International Breast Cancer Screening Database Project during an international workshop involving representatives from 11 countries. The consortium has since grown to encompass 33 countries and now addresses screening for colorectal and cervical cancers as well.

The ICSN is dedicated to collaborative research aimed at identifying and fostering efficient and effective approaches to cancer control worldwide through population-based screening. It does not address efficacy or use clinical trial data. Participation in the ICSN is open to any country that has initiated a population-based cancer screening program.

Early-Bird Registration Deadline: August 31, 2012