A warm welcome to Copenhagen and the fifth European Symposium on Late Complications after Childhood Cancer. The symposium, which started in 2007 in Lund, has grown to become a large and important meeting, bringing together many different professions working for improved health and quality of life of survivors of childhood cancer. The symposium focuses on the many complex aspects of care of childhood cancer survivors, including scientific research, clinical studies, nursing procedures and psychological aspects.
This year's symposium addresses five main areas: gonads and fertility, survivorship care, second malignancies, stem cell transplantation, and skeletal late effects. We have received around 100 excellent poster submissions and have selected ten of them for oral presentation. The scientific committee will award the prestigious Stephen Shalet and Giulio D’Angio prizes to the best oral presentation and best poster presentation at the symposium.
This symposium has been arranged by the organising and scientific committee of ESLCCC 2016, and colleagues from different countries have been instrumental in creating this excellent scientific program. We are most grateful for their invaluable contribution.
We hope that the ESLCCC16 symposium will be fruitful and inspire further collaboration, leading to improved research and long-term follow-up care of survivors of childhood cancer. We also hope that you will enjoy the beautiful city of Copenhagen and extend our warmest welcome.