Cancer in People with Intellectual Disabilities

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People with intellectual disabilities can also develop cancer. Detecting and treating cancer, and supporting people with intellectual disabilities who have cancer, can be highly challenging. This is an area that has received too little attention. Some research evidence is emerging about the cancer profile of this population (which differs from the general population) and the specific treatment and support needs of people with intellectual disabilities.

Why this conference?
This is the third gathering of an international group of researchers, clinicians and experts-by-experience, meeting to share their latest research and experiences in the field, and to learn from each other.

Who is the conference for?
Anyone with an interest in supporting people with intellectual disabilities who have cancer. Sessions will cover wide-ranging issues, from epidemiology to providing psychological support. It will be useful for oncologists, nurses, biologists, researchers, epidemiologists, professional caregivers, psychiatrists, psychologists, anthropologists, and family members.

Listen, learn, reflect and discuss
We offer you two days at Frambu, situated just outside Oslo, Norway, to learn more and share your experiences in workshops in the field Cancer in people with intellectual disabilities.
Participation in the seminar on 18th May is possible via videoconferencing or streaming, while participation in the workshops requires participation at Frambu.

18 May 2020: Conference
19 May 2020: Workshops

Date: 18th and 19th of May 2020
Time: From 08:30 on the 18th of May until 15:00 on the 19th of May 2020


Organizer: Frambu Resource Centre for Rare Disorders (Frambu) and the Norwegian National Advisory Unit, Ageing and Health
Target audience: Anyone with an interest in supporting people with intellectual disabilities who have cancer
Objective: To learn more and share experiences in the field Cancer in people with intellectual disabilities

Contact person for attendees: Lise Beate Hoxmark   [email protected]

– Participation is free of charge
– Lunch and refreshments will be served
– Maximum number of attendees: 100

– Attending this conference may count as part of specialization for Norwegian participants

Registrate here (external site)

18. May 2020
08:30 - 15:00
Frambu kompetansesenter for sjeldne diagnoser, Sandbakkveien 18, 1404 Siggerud