Past activities

MAIN TOPICSTo fulfill the Association aims, meetings were held in several of the Mediterranean countries, with large participation of local doctors, health professionals, public health authorities and lay public.

Joint with meetings, Postgraduate Courses on topics related to cancer prevention, screening and treatment have been organized in collaboration with the Mediterranean School of Oncology (MSO website). Full immersion Teaching Courses for General Practitioners, the frontline in rising awareness on cancer control, have been organized in Libya and Jordan, Kosovo, Qatar and are in advanced stage of implementation in Palestine. (see below)


 

Amman (Jordan) – November 2004
PREVENTION AND EARLY DETECTION OF CANCER

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Malatya (Turkey) – August 2005
CANCER FROM THE ESOPHAGUS THROUGH THE COLON: PREVENTION TO TREATMENT

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Taormina (Italy) – October 2005
THE FIRST MEETING OF THE MEDITERRANEAN TASK FORCE FOR CANCER PREVENTION AND EARLY DETECTION

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Istanbul (Turkey) – January 2006

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Roma (Italy) – February 2007
 HIGHLIGHTS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF COLORECTAL CANCER

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Dead Sea (Jordan) – November 2007
MEETING OF THE MEDITERRANEAN TASK FORCE FOR CANCER PREVENTION AND EARLY DETECTION

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Split (Croatia) – March 2008
MEETING OF THE MEDITERRANEAN TASK FORCE FOR CANCER CONTROL

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Tunis (Tunisia) – November 2008
BREAST CANCER: FROM EPIDEMIOLOGY TO TREATMENT

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Marrakech (Morocco) – April 2009
CERVICAL CANCER: FROM EPIDEMIOLOGY TO TREATMENT

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Istanbul (Turkey) – April 2010
RECENT ADVANCES IN CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY, SCREENING AND TREATMENTOF EARLY LESIONS

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Tripoli, (Libya) May 2010
SCREENING, EARLY DETECTION AND PUBLIC EDUCATION

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Tirana (Albania) – April 2011
FIRST TIRANA MEDITERRANEAN CANCER CONGRESS

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Amman (Jordan) – July 2012
HIGHLIGHTS IN CANCER MANAGEMENT, FOM PREVENTION TO THERAPY

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Prishtina (Kosovo) – November 2012
HIGHLIGHTS IN DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF EARLY AND ADVANCED CANCER

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Amman (Jordan)- April 2013
GENERAL PRACTITONERS AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

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Istanbul (Turkey) – November 2013
MULTIFACETED ASPECTS OF GASTROINTESTINAL AND BREAST CANCERS

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Prishtina (Kosovo) – October 2014
THE ROLE OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS (GPs) IN CANCER PREVENTION, SCREENING EARLY DETECTION AND HOME CARE OF CANCER PATIENTS

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Doha (Quatar) – November 2014
INTERNISTS AND CANCER CONTROL: FROM BASICS TO GUIDELINES

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Dead Sea (Jordan)- November 2014
CANCER PREVENTION AND EARLY DIAGNOSIS SYMPOSIUM

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Rome (Italy) Semptember 2015
8° PROBIOTICS PREBIOTICS & NEW FOODS

Joint Meeting “Società Italiana Gastroenterologia” (SIGE)  & “Mediterranean Task Force for Cancer Control”(MTCC)

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Constantine (Algeria) October 2015

Les11JICC Journées Internationales de Cancérologie de Constantine

Cancers de l’enfant et de l’adolescent

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Shiraz (Iran)- November 2015
Iranian Congress of gastroenterology and hepathology

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Amman (Jordan) April 2016

The 3rd Jordanian Cancer Prevention & Early Detection conference

The 11th Mediterranean Task force for Cancer Control

In memory of Professor Massimo Crespi,

A Eulogy by HRH Princess Dina Mired

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Doha (Quatar) – October 2016

The 3rd Qatar Internal Medicine Conference

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Istanbul (Turkey)- February 2017

An Evolving field in the treatment of Cancer CANCER BIOIMMUNOTHERAPY

 

April 8, 2017 – Hebron – Palestine

International Conference – Cancer Prevention, Early Detection and an Introduction to Palliative Care  

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“Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and an Introduction to Palliative”
8 April 2017
Time Topic Presenter Minutes
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:10 Orientation to the workshop Carol Jabari, Executive Dir. PFS 10
9:10 – 9:30 Status of cancer and other chronic diseases in Palestine and Hebron Dr. Mazen Sultan; MOH, Palestine 20
9:30 – 9:50 Integrating prevention and early diagnosis: a winning strategy in Cancer and in Chronic Diseases Prof Pier Giorgio Natali MD Translational Oncologist; affiliated MTCC 20
9:50– 10:10 Primary prevention of CRC Alfredo Saggioro MD Gastroenterologist; affiliated MTCC 20

10:10-10:30 The identification and management of hereditary colorectal cancer. Prof Hans Vasen, Professor in hereditary cancer, Netherlands 20
1030-1050 Screening for colorectal cancer in patients with average risk. Findings from N=1200 patients undergoing colonoscopy at Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem Dr. Nabil Arafeh, Gastroenterologist/ Endoscopist, Palestine 20

10:50-11:10 Colorectal screening in special groups Dr. Maisam Akroush, Gastroenterologist, Jordan 20

11:15-11:25 Discussion Prof. Natali, Moderator 10
11:30- 12:00 BREAK 30
12:00- 12:20 Risks for oesophageal- gastric cancer. The role of H.pylori Prof. Alfredo Saggioro,Italy 20
12:20-12:40 Mortality for liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma in the Mediterranean area. Prof. Antonio Ascione, Italy 20

12:40-13:00 “Obesity and cancer :fat fueling the fire ” Prof. Nurdan, Turkey 20
13:00-13:20 “HPV and cancer: a happy end story? Aldo Venuti MD Experimental/Clinical Virologist; affiliated “Regina Elena” National Cancer Inst. Rome, Italy 20
13:20-13:35 Tumor markers- Use of Tumor Markers in Clinical Practice: Quality Requirements Dr. Barakat Sharabati, MD SurgicalPathologist, Palestine
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13:35-13:55 The Effects of Nuclear Radiation Pollution on the Human in Hebron Governorate – Palestine Khalil Thabaneh, PhD , Palestine
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13:55-14:05 Discussion Dr. Maisam Akroush 10
14:05-14:25 Panel: Health professionals as key actors in cancer control- their role in public education, care and consulting Dr. Ziad Sharihah, Jordan 20
14:25-14:40 Psychosocial support- Palestinian experience Carol Jabari 15

14:45-15:05 Panel: Advocates and patients/survivors Facilitator: Suhiela Kar’ean, PFS 20
15:10-15:25 Intro to Palliative Care Dr. Adel Takruri, Palestine 15
15:25-15:40 Medical ethics in Islam Kassim Baddarni, Al Taj for health and heritage 15
15:40-15:50 Discussion and evaluation Dr. 10
16:00 End of conference

April 6-7, 2017 – Jericho – Palestine 

3rd International Congress – The Palestinian Gastroenterology Society in collaboration with MTCC 

PROGRAM
9:00- 9:30 Opening Ceremony
First session : 9:30 -11:30
Liver diseases
09:30-09:50 Update on Hepatitis B virus infection
Cihan Yurdaydin ( Turkey)
09:50-10:10 Treatment of HCV in 2017 and beyond
Antonio Ascione ( Italy )
10:10-10:30 Nash diagnosis and management
Rifaat Safadi ( Palestine )
10:30-10:50 Drug induced liver injury
Piero luigi Almasio ( Italy )
10:50-11:10 Hepatocellular cancer diagnosis and
Nurdan Tozun ( Turkey)
11:10-11:30 Refractory Ascites reasons and remedies
Alfredo Saggioro ( Italy )

Discussion 11:30 –12:00

12:00- 12:30 coffee break

Second session :12:30-14:30
Upper Gastrointestinal tract

12:30-12:50 Update on acid gastrointestinal disorders
Ziad Sharaiha ( Jordan)
12:50-13:10 Management of H pylori in 2017
Fadi Diab (Jordan)
13:10-13:30 Management of Variceal GI bleeding
Ibrahim Mostafa (Egypt)
13:30-13:50 Role of Endoscopic ultrasound in clinical practice
Layth Saymeh (USA)
13:50-14:10 Endoluminal techniques in Bariatric surgery
Mostafa Ibrahim Mostafa ( Egypt)
14:10-14:30 Complications of ERCP and management
Walid Sweidan (Palestine)

Third session 16:00-18:00

Small bowel and colon

16:00 -16:20 Personalization of IBD treatment
Rifaat safadi (Palestine)
16:20-16:40 Management of IBD in pregnancy
Waseem Hamoudi (Jordan)
16:40-17:00 Evolution of TNF antagonist in management
of ulcerative colitis
Asaad Dajani (UAE)
17:00-17:20 Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
Maisam Akroush (Jordan)
17:20-17:40 Clostridium Difficle infection
Layth Saymeh (USA)
17:40- 18:00 Familial Mediterranean fever
Mohamad Rawashdeh ( Jordan)

Q&A 18:00 -18:30

Gala Dinner 20:00-22:00IMG_7720
Friday 7th April

Fourth session 9:00-11:00 & 11:30-12:30

Mediterranean Task Force for Cancer Control
symposium on Gastrointestinal Malignancies

9:00- 9:20 MTCC missions and aims
Nordan Tozun ( Turkey )
9:20– 9:40 HCC in Egypt and Arab world
Mohamed Atteek (Egypt)
9:40–10:00 Primary prevention of CRC
Alfredo Saggioro (Italy)
10:00–10:20 Screening for CRC in patients at average
risk in Jerusalem
Nabil Arafah (Palestine)
10:20–10:40 Identification of familial and hereditary CRC
Hans Vasen (Netherland)
10:40– 11:00 Management of CRC: State of the art.
Stefano Iacobelli (Italy)

11:00-11:30 coffee break

11: 30-11:50 The development of a dynamic genetic monitoring of CRC Pier Giorgio Natali (Italy)
11:50 – 1210 Advances in endoscopic treatment of CRC
Vladimir Dimov (Macedonia)
12:10– 1230 Duodenal adeno-carcinoma : surgical or endoscopic
treatment?
Alberto Montori (Italy)

12:30-13:30 Break for Friday prayer

Fifth session 13:30-15:00
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy video forum
Ibrahim Mostafa ( Egypt)
Fadi Diab ( Jordan )
Mostafa Ibrahim Mostafa ( Egypt)

MAIN TOPICS

9th PROBIOTICS, PREBIOTICS NEW FOODS, NUTRACEUTICALS AND BOTANICALS. Rome. Sept 9-10,2017.Università Urbaniana
MTCC contribution to the “Massimo Crespi Memorial” Sept.9th,2017

10.00-11.30 a.m. MASSIMO CRESPI MEMORIAL – MTCC (MEDITERRANEAN TASkfORCE CANCER CONTROL) Chairs: A. Montori (Italy), P. G. Natali (Italy)

To remember Massimo Crespi A. Montori (Italy)
Probiotics in IBD. Running between excitement and disappointment N. Tozun (Turkey)
Role of probiotic in treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFD) R. Malekzadeh (Iran)
How we can modify microbioma and prevent cancer A. Saggioro (Italy)

 

Jordan Amman 13-15 September 2018: The 4th Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Conference

Full Scientific program:    4th MTCC Program 2018

 

4-6 octobre 2018 Constantine, Algeria: XIVe Journées Internationales de Cancérologie de Constantine (JICC)

Full program: Les 14 JICC Journées Internationales de Cancérologie de Constantine