Cancer is obviously one of the most dangerous and deadly diseases in the world. And Indonesia is no exception. Based on World Health Organisation (WHO), cancer is the second largest cause of mortality globally, and is responsible for an estimated 9.6 million deaths or about 1 in 6 deaths in 2018. As in Indonesia, based on RISKESDAS (Riset Kesehatan Dasar) Republik Indonesia 2018, the prevalence of cancer in Indonesia has been increased, from 1.4/1000 in 2013 to 1.8/1000 in 2018.
Therefore, ISHMO (Indonesian Society Hematology Medical Oncology), the professional medical organization which is specialized in the field of Hematology & Medical Oncology in Indonesia, is obliged to provide comprehensive and clear information to raise the knowledge about diagnosis until palliative treatment of cancer to medical student, general practitioner, nurse, resident, internist and health consultant all around the country, so they could be more competent in cancer management.
We have conducted ROICAM (The Role of Internists in Cancer Management), symposia and workshops about cancer for six consecutive years. Now, in this seventh year, ROICAM 7 will be held on 18th – 21st July 2019 with the theme “Stand Strong Against Cancer” at the JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta, Dharmais National Cancer Center Hospital, and Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital. ROICAM 7 will be more focused on case approach-not just providing the theory of cancer diagnosis and management.
We sincerely hope that ROICAM 7 could be a good opportunity to discuss, widen networking among Indonesian doctors, and give enlightenment in the management of Cancer Patient in National Health Coverage era.
We are very pleased to invite you to come and join us in Jakarta – the capital city as well as the most dynamic city in Indonesia.
ROICAM 7 Chairman
Dr. dr. Noorwati S, Sp.PD-KHOM, FINASIM