14 October 2023 .Istanbul , Türkiye

WBCPC team joined SIU43 Congress in Istanbul

The World Bladder Cancer Patient Coalition team attended the 43rd Annual SIU Congress – a leading global event organised by Société Internationale d’Urologie convening urologists worldwide.

We hosted a WBCPC Booth in the exhibit hall, where we welcomed urologists to learn more about the World Bladder Cancer Patient Coalition and our member organisations. In conversations with visitors from various countries, we learned about local challenges faced by people affected by bladder cancer and local resource needs. We highlighted the need for more bladder cancer patient organisations around the world. Stressing that, the Start-up guide for bladder cancer patient groups featured as a helpful tool to connect physicians, patients and caregivers with a wealth of ideas and resources from the WBCPC community.

The Start-up Guide for bladder cancer patient groups features tips and guidance on how to start a bladder cancer patient support group or organisation. The guide is available in ArabicEnglishFrenchPortugueseSpanish and Turkish.

The World Bladder Cancer Patient Coalition continues its collaboration with the SIU, which started with a Memorandum of Understanding in 2021. We continue to develop this important partnership to advance bladder cancer patient care worldwide.

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