The International Centre for Eye Health at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine hosts virtual, periodic national retinoblastoma MDT meetings (tumour boards), in which the evaluation and management of children diagnosed with retinoblastoma are discussed.
The mission of the Rb-NET MDT project is to connect specialists from across the world with health care providers from within a country in order to enhance the quality of care of patients diagnosed with retinoblastoma in treatment centres from that specific country. This platform was created in order to enable a joint discussion between ophthalmologists, paediatric oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, geneticists and other medical experts that are clinically engaged in retinoblastoma management.
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Members of the Rb-NET MDT Project are invited to join the first “Rb-NET Challenges” – a 1-hour online rapid-fire meeting with case presentations by Carol Shields (US), Kahaki Kimani (Kenya), Luiz Teixeira (Brazil), Dupe Ademola Popoola (Nigeria) and Swathi Kaliki (India).
Guest speaker: Allen Foster (UK)
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If you are involved in retinoblastoma management in your country and would like to participate in national Rb-NET MDT meetings, please refer to the contact information
“What Would you Do Next?”: Online rapid fire retinoblastoma case presentation
My Oncology Team has a great opportunity to discuss with experts around the world about difficult retinoblastoma cases.
With us discussing, we can provide the best care for our patients.
Paediatric Hematologist Oncologist
National Eye Center
Cicendo Eye Hospital, Bandung, West Java
The Rb-NET MDT program has held two Zoom meetings during the Covid crisis in which we from Ruharo Eye Centre have presented RB children under our care who have complex problems. The opportunity for discussion and input from colleagues around the world has been of great value. It had been particularly helpful because I as lead clinician am isolated in UK unable at present to return, but the team is continuing the service. The interaction with worldwide experts has been an important boost to their confidence. The parents also are very appreciative of this international support in the care of their children. We are keen that the program must continue even when normality returns.
Keith Waddell. RB Service, Ruharo Eye Centre, Mbarara, Uganda
One of the wonderful things about the Rb-NET MDT meetings is that we review a new Rb patient’s case with other physicians to make sure that we formulate an optimal plan for our patients based on their own individual needs.
Dupe Ademola-Popoola, Paediatric Ophthalmology Strabismus, and Ophthalmic Oncology Services. University of Ilorin & University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.
Members of the Rb-NET MDT Project are invited to join the “Rb-NET Challenges” – a 1-hour online meeting, including rapid-fire retinoblastoma case presentations, and key note lecture on global blindness by Prof. Allen Foster (UK).
Case presenters: Carol Shields (US), Kahaki Kimani (Kenya), Luiz Teixeira (Brazil), Dupe Ademola Popoola (Nigeria) and Swathi Kaliki (India).
Meeting moderators: Ido Didi Fabian (Israel) and Petra Ketteler (Germany).
Link to meeting: Will be posted in late October 2022