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WOFAPS Web Meetings : Wilms’ Tumour

October 2, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Dear Colleagues,
You are invited to join in the next international WOFAPS web meetings which will be combined WOFAPS & IPSO events.  Prof Jörg Fuchs and Prof Robert Shamberger will discuss Wilms’ tumours on 2 October 2015.   You will have opportunity to interact during the meeting.
We will continue to bring you world experts in different Paediatric Surgical topics every month.

How to join the free web meeting:
DATE: 2 October 2015

Time: 14:00 South African, 13:00 London, 08:00 New York, 17:30 New Delhi

Wilms’ Tumour: Prof. Dr. Jörg Fuchs & Prof. Robert C. Shamberger

1) Click on the link http://meeting.uct.ac.za/wofaps/

2) When you are prompted during logging in, please choose “Enter as a guest” and write your name and surname, then click enter room.

3) When next window opens, click “request entry” (Please note there may be a time difference in your country !! We will open the meeting website 30 minutes before for you to log in.Remember to test your connection before the meeting; details are below. You can convert the above times to your local time by clicking here.

Test your connection:http://meeting.uct.ac.za/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htmGet a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview

Prof. Dr. Jörg Fuchs
Director of the Department Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Urology University of Tuebingen

Dr. Fuchs is Professor and Head of the Department of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Urology at the University Children’s Hospital in Tuebingen/Germany since 2002. He trained as pediatric surgeon at the Medical Faculty of the University Dresden, the Department of Pediatric Surgery in Mannheim, and at the Medical School Hannover. In 2010 he was elected President of the German Society of Pediatric Surgery, and fulfilled his term until 2013. Dr. Fuchs was the Congress President of the 4th WOFAPS meeting in Berlin 2013. He is board member and Vice President of the German Society of Surgery, as well as honorary member of the Section of Surgery of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Executive Board member of International Society of Pediatric Surgical Oncology.

His clinical focus lies on pediatric oncology, pediatric urology and newborn surgery including minimal invasive surgery. He is an active member of several collaborative national and international trials of the German Society of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology where he acts as reference surgeon for renal tumors, liver tumors, neuroblastoma and soft tissue sarcoma. Dr. Fuchs’ basic research interests focus on liver tumors, renal tumors and soft tissue sarcomas.

He is author of over 180 scientific articles, more 15 book chapters and a publisher of a textbook about treatment in pediatric solid tumors. Dr. Fuchs has been awarded with several national and international prizes.

Robert C. Shamberger, M.D.
Robert E. Gross Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School Chief of Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Shamberger was born in Columbia, Missouri. He received his BA degree in Zoology from the University of Missouri in Columbia in 1971. He received his M.D. at Harvard Medical School, entered the Surgery Residency Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital and took two years off in the Surgery Branch of the National Cancer Institute from 1978 to 1980. He was administrative Chief Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital from 1982-1983 and then performed a pediatric surgical fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Shamberger began his clinical career at Children’s Hospital Boston with three areas of focus: inflammatory bowel disease, congenital chest wall deformities, and pediatric oncology. The bulk of his academic efforts have been in the area of pediatric oncology. He has been actively involved in the cooperative group trials of the National Wilms’ Tumor Study Group, the Pediatric Oncology Group (POG) and the Children’s Oncology Group (COG). He was the Chair of the Surgery Committee of POG for five years and then of COG for an additional five years. He remains active in the surgical agenda of the Group and is a principal investigator of several ongoing clinical trials.

Dr. Shamberger ran the Surgery Residency Program for 15 years. He rose through the academic ranks at Harvard Medical School from Assistant Professor in 1986 to full Professor in 2000. He became the Robert E. Gross Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School in 2004, when he also became the Chief of Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital.

In 2011–2012, Dr. Shamberger was President of the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA), and President of Boston Surgical Society.   He is also Past-Chair of the Section on Surgery of the  American Academy of Pediatrics for 2011-2012.


October 2, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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