About IO Forum

IO Forum 2018

Immuno-oncology is a rapidly evolving and highly promising treatment modality that deploys the natural capability of a patient’s immune system as a key component of cancer management. Enhancing human immune system responses to produce effective treatments had long been sought as a desirable approach to managing cancer. However, in the last twelve years, there has been a major paradigm shift with cancer immunotherapy proving to be pivotal in clinical trials, research and practice.

In light of the importance of this rapidly developing area of medical practice and research, the Association has agreed to convene a national Immuno-Oncology Forum every two years working with an independent steering committee of Australian experts in immunotherapy led by an international recognised Australian Immuno-Oncology.

The 2018 Forum will present a comprehensive update on the current and potential use of immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and an overview of the key advances within the field of immuno-oncology, including the biology and rationale behind immunotherapeutic strategies. Data from pivotal immuno-oncology clinical trials as well as emerging clinical data in various cancer types will be presented. The Program will also include the clinical management of toxicities and the challenges of integrating immunotherapies into current clinical practice. The Program will feature 1-2 international keynote speaker and local Australian specialists who are global leaders in immuno-oncology.

The Forum will be convened by Professor Georgina Long, BSc PhD MBBS FRACP, is Co-Medical Director of Melanoma Institute Australia and Chair of Melanoma Medical Oncology and Translational Research at MIA and Royal North Shore Hospital.

2018 Immuno-Oncology Forum
Saturday 4, August 2018

Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC)
North Terrace, Adelaide South Australia

Theme: Insights and Advances  

About the Forum

The one day Forum (9.00 am-4.30 pm) 6 hr face to face educational program with morning and afternoon tea breaks and lunch, will be presented in Adelaide and will provide an important professional development opportunity for up to 180 Australian medical oncology clinicians and trainees, working in both the public and private sectors. There will be no registration fee to attend with all Forum materials and catering supplied to Australian medical oncologists who are MOGA members*. Travel and accommodation will also be provided for interstate attendees.

* MOGA members get a complimentary registration for the IO Forum

Online Registration Form

Please note that all persons intending to attend the Conference must register.