In recognition to the conference’s social aims, the conference organisers placed a wishing tree at the entrance to the Valencia Conference Centre. Attendees wrote their biggest wishes on a piece of paper and hung it on the tree, resulting in hundreds of requests being hung up.
Luisa Basset, a member of the Childhood Cancer International Europe Executive Committee, wanted to emphasise that this was an incredible opportunity to bring all the specialists together in one space. The gathering’s main challenge was achieving an interactive format together with everyone invested in improving the survival rate of childhood cancer.
The Conference also organised a charity run in the Turia Gardens, which raised money for Childhood Cancer International Europe.
Finally, the number of attendees who were fathers, mothers, survivors, and patient representatives from European childhood cancer organisations was higher than pre-pandemic levels.