Two-day Cancer Conference Agenda Available on Government Website

Interested persons can access the two-day Cancer Conference Agenda on the Sint Maarten Government Website under the tab "What’s New." You will find a heading and introduction ‘Cancer Conference Agenda.’


The Cancer Conference is being jointly organized by Collective Prevention Services (CPS) from the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, and a number of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).

The theme of the conference is: "Cancer and aging, collectively improving our local cancer care and responsibility!"

The four areas to be highlighted at the conference are breast cancer, cervical, colon and prostate cancer. The conference is set for Friday and Saturday October 26 and 27.

‘Get checked‘is the Ministers of Public Health’s campaign to draw attention to health issues.

The conference day that is open to the public is Saturday, October 27 at the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel & Casino from 9.00am – 1.15pm and 1.30pm – 4.00pm (lunch is not provided).

The conference will focus on sharing information on the specific cancers mentioned above with the objective of developing a strategic plan and approach in registering, managing and monitoring cancers; increased awareness; and new treatments/techniques.

The stakeholders involved in this activity are: Cancer Foundation, Positive Foundation, The Lions, Kelaha Projects, St. Maarten Medical Center, Windward Islands Medical Association, St. Maarten Medical Association, St. Maarten Laboratory Services, SZV Social Insurance Bank, Pharmacies, Insurance Companies, and individuals. The Department of Communications is also providing support.