The Annual MD Anderson GAP Conference was held in Oslo
Last updated: 6/26/2012 //
For the first time, the Houston based MD Anderson Cancer Center held its annual GAP Conference outside USA. The Norwegian Cancer Consortium was proud to be the first foreign host, arranging the GAP Conference in May 2012 in Oslo, Norway. From 2012 and onwards, the annual GAP Conference will be held by a Sister Institution in even years, and by MD Anderson Cancer Center in USA at odd years.
The annual GAP Conference provides a forum for faculty from MD Anderson and their Sister Insitutions to develop collaborations and exchange research result and ideas. Before the conference starts, sessions are formed around topics of interest to the members of the Sister Institution Network. The Norwegian Cancer Consortium, which includes Stavanger University Hospital, Radium Hospital of Oslo University, and the National Cancer Registry of Norway, became the first external host for the GAP Conference.
Among the speakers were Ronald DePinho, President and Oliver Bogler, SR Vice President of Global Academic Program, both from MD Anderson Cancer Center, The U.S. Ambassador to Norway, the Honorable Barry White, and Bjørn Erikstein, CEO of Oslo University Hospital.
The MD Anderson Cancer Center will be one of two partner institutions for the Transatlantic Science Week 2012.