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ASCO’s participants selected for the 2024 IDEA and IDEA-PC programs
Jun 21, 2024, 01:37

ASCO’s participants selected for the 2024 IDEA and IDEA-PC programs

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) shared a post on LinkedIn:

“We congratulate the participants selected for the 2024 International Development and Education Award (IDEA) and IDEA in Palliative Care (IDEA-PC) programs, which provide support for early-career oncologists in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to learn from and collaborate with our more senior members.

The early-career oncologists receiving the 2024 IDEA and IDEA-PC are:

  • Mariami Abuladze, MD, PhD, Todua Clinic (Georgia)
  • HebatAllah Ahmed, MD, PhD, MSc, Assuit University (Egypt)
  • Haimanot Kasahun Alemu, MD, Saint Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College (Ethiopia)
  • Emmanuella Amoako, MD, Yemaachi Biotech (Ghana)
  • Hatice Bolek, MD, Ankara University (Turkey)
  • Matheus de Oliveira Andrade, MD, Universidade de Sao Paulo Instituto do Cancer do Estado de Sao Paulo (Brazil)
  • Khalid El Bairi, MD, Mohammed VI University Hospital (Morocco)
  • Vivek Ghosh, MD, MBBS, Birat Medical College Teaching Hospital (Nepal)
  • David Dai-Wee Lee, FRCR, MMEd, MBBS, University of Malaya Medical Center (Malaysia)
  • Kinjal Shankar Majumdar, MBBS, MS, MCh, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (India)
  • Long Nguyen, MD, MSc, Vietnam National Cancer Hospital (Vietnam)
  • Abeid Omar, MD, Kenyatta University Teaching Referral and Research Hospital (Kenya)
  • Mary Antonette Ong, MD, Philippine Society of Medical Oncology (Philippines)
  • Rolex Orcel, MD, Mirebalais University Hospital (Haiti)
  • Mariem Saadi, MD, Abderrahmen Mami Hospital (Tunisia)
  • Adekunle Emmanuel Sajo, MBBS, MPhil, University of Pretoria (South Africa)
  • Amalya Sargsyan, MD, MSc, Immune Oncology Research Institute (Armenia)
  • Aigul Semetei kyzy, MD, International Higher School of Medicine (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Karishma Sharma, MRCP, Aga Khan University Hospital (Kenya)
  • Ramesh Shrestha, MBBS, MS, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (Nepal)
  • Lily Gloria Tagoe, MBChB, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (Ghana)
  • Ghazal Tansir, MD, DM, MBBS, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) (India)
  • Tawasapon Thambamroong, MD, Phramongkutklao Hospital (Thailand)
  • Sofia Vidaurre Mendes, MD, Oncologia D`Or (Brazil)

Both the IDEA and IDEA-PC programs are 10-day, in-person experiences that kick off shortly before the ASCO Annual Meeting. At the meeting’s conclusion, the IDEA and IDEA-PC program members travel to their mentors’ respective institutions to spend several days learning alongside them.

For the remainder of the year, the awardees can reach out to their mentors with questions.

Upon completing the program, IDEA-PC recipients are expected to share the knowledge and training they received with colleagues in their home countries.

Applications open soon for the 2025 program; learn more.”

Source: ASCO/LinkedIn

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is a leading professional organization representing nearly 45,000 physicians and oncology specialists worldwide, dedicated to cancer care. Founded in 1964 by Fred Ansfield, Harry Bisel, Herman Freckman, Arnoldus Goudsmit, Robert Talley, William Wilson, and Jane C. Wright, ASCO is committed to advancing cancer research, education, prevention, and high-quality patient care.