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49th International SIOP-CCI Childhood Cancer Congress

Dear members, survivors and friends,

The CCI Board and Local Organizing Committee are excited to welcome you to the U.S. Nation’s Capital and the 49th International SIOP-CCI Childhood Cancer Congress! This Congress is about YOU! It’s about what is happening in your countries to decrease childhood cancer mortality and increase quality of life for children with cancer and their families. This is an opportunity for you to meet other grassroots leaders, to learn about projects, childhood cancer research and innovative ideas on what is effectively happening in countries around the world.


While October can still seem so far away, the planning committee is pleased to let each of you know that early registration is open!

For information about this year’s International Congress, please visit:

As in previous years, CCI have a limited number of CCI scholarships. For information on the guidelines and policy for applying for a travel stipend and the application form, click here. (Travel stipend policy) (Travel Stipend Application form)

Please email your completed application form to CCI Board Secretary, Luisa Basset at:

To register early, please visit:

Congress Registration fees are as follows:

USD = United States of America Dollar
* = this is what we used to call the SIOP Gala Dinner

The Venue for congress meeting and hotel reservations

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Rd N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
+1 (202) 328-2000
Hotel Link:
Video Link:

For Directions: (Note that the hotel doesn’t NOT provide a free shuttle service from the airports. The hotel is located on the D.C. metro “Redline” at the Woodley Park-Zoo Metro Stop)

So, you’d just need to jump on the Yellow line train (Reagan National Airport stop) in the direction of Fort Totten (the last yellow stop on the yellow line.) You’d go 6 stops and would get off at Gallery Place/Chinatown, then would switch to the Red line train in the direction of Shady Grove and you’d travel 4 stops and would get off at Woodley Park metro stop. The Wardman hotel is one block from the stop.

See attached map for clarity.

Visa requirements

Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. Please review information at the following website regarding entry into the U.S.
Note that it is the responsibility of the participant to obtain any required entry visa if required.

Official Letter of Invitation
It is recommended that you submit your request for an official letter of invitation 3 months in advance of the Congress. One you have registered, you will be able to receive an invitation letter from the SIOP Secretariat (NOT the CCI HEAD OFFICE) if you require one for your visa application.

More information will follow regarding the CCI Meet and Greet, CCI Gala Dinner and the official CCI Congress schedule.

On behalf of the conference committee,

welcome to SIOP CCI CONGRESS 2017!

We look forward to seeing many of you in Washington D.C.!

Ruth Hoffman MPH,
Chair CCI Organizing Committee,
Members of the CCI Congress Planning Team, and the CCI Board

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