18 October 2012 - The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) Board of Directors would like to congratulate their fellow Board member, Dr Jamal Khader, for his recent unanimous election as the President of the Jordan Oncology Society (JOS).
JOS was founded in Amman in 1993, as a society of individual members working in the Oncology field.
Members of the society involve professionals who share the common goal of providing optimal care to all cancer patients (Medical, Radiological, and Surgical Oncology) and subspecialties.
The JOS mission includes:
- Providing opportunities for educational and professional development of their members - JOS conducts several lectures throughout the year, and International conferences every two years.
- Establishing relationship and cooperation with international, regional and national societies of the oncology field.
Dr Jamal Khader is a consultant Radiation oncologist at King Hussein Cancer Center in Amman, Jordan. He is Director of the International Affairs Center and the Director of the Radiation oncology Residency programme, Head of the Lung Cancer Service, and serves on several institutional committees such as the Graduate Medical Education Committee. Dr Khader is a member of local, regional and international committees and associations. In addition to his new President 's role, he is the Chairman of the scientific committee of the Jordanian Oncology Society, and member of the editorial board of the Pan Arab Oncology journal as well as a member in the Jordanian Chapter of the Mediterranean Task Force for Cancer Control.