Dear Colleague,

Bhopal, The Capital of heart of India- Madhya Pradesh, takes pride in hosting the 31st Conference of the Indian Cooperative Oncology Network (ICON). I take privilege in inviting you for the 31st ICON conference to be held at Hotel Marriott, Bhopal from 12th - 14th September, 2014.

Theme of the conference shall be "Efficacy to Toxicity".

In our daily oncology practice there are several new drugs getting approvals for the better outcome of our patients. Unfortunately these new and some of the older therapeutics (namely Docetaxel and Capecitabine) are not prescribed at the required and approved dosages leading to inadequate therapeutic effects. This is primarily because of our lack of knowledge and training in managing the side effects and modulating the dosages as per the standard guidelines. The scientific program of the conference will focus upon toxicity management apart from newer treatment options for care and cure of cancer patients.

Conference highlights:
• Scientific program related to conference theme "Efficacy to Toxicity"
• Workshop on "Medical Negligence in Oncology Practice"
• Parallel Networking events
• Young ICON activities
• Cultural events and lot more……….

Conference organizing team is working hard to give you a good scientific feast and also mingle with old friends and make new ones.

We welcome your constructive inputs on improving the scientific content of this conference. We look forward to welcoming you to Heart of India, Bhopal in September 2014.

Warm regards,

Dr. Tarini Prasad Sahoo
Organizing Secretary, 31st ICON
M: +919893686246
E: 31sticon@gmail.com, tarini73@rediffmail.com