Program at a Glance

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

 

 09h30 – 12h30

  Riverbank Room 6A & 6B

Royal Australian College of Physicians-Supervisors Training Workshop

Workshop 1 – Practical Skills for Supervisors

Workshop 2 –Work-based Learning and Assessment

Mandatory Supervisors’Training. For medical Oncology Consultants who are registered with the College to attend.

 

10h00 – 14h00

   City Room 1

Communications Skills Training

For Medical Oncology Trainees who have registered with MOGA to attend

12h30 – 15h30

   City Room 2

Trainees Education Program

For Medical Oncology Trainees who have registered with MOGA to attend

 Co Chair: Dr Brian Stein and Dr Li Chia Chong

Topic 1. How to organize your first research project. Presenter – Prof Martin Stockler (Duration 30 minutes)

Topic 2. Understanding clinical trials and research – starting from the laboratory. Presenter – Professor Claire Scott (Duration 30 minutes)

Topic 3. Career pathways in oncology (Public / Private / Research / Industry). Presenters – Prof Fran Boyle, Dr Amanda Goldrick, Prof Paul De Souza and Dr Peter Tobin (Duration 90 minutes) 

Topic 4. EviQ. Presenter: Dr Brian Stein (Duration 30 minutes)

12h30 – 15h30

   City Room 3

Young Oncologist Group of Australia Program

For Medical Oncology Consultants who have received their FRACP within the past 5 years and have registered with  MOGA to attend

  Co-Chair: Dr Amitesh Roy, Dr Michail Charakidis

Topic 1. Burnout amongst young oncologist. How to recognise it and ways to avoid it. Presenter: Dr Maria Ftanou

Topic 2. Working in rural centres, a challenge and an opportunity. You should consider it. Presenter: Dr Florian Honeyball

Topic 3. How to critically appraise data from clinical trials in the era of cancer drug race? Presenter: Prof Martin Stockler

Topic 4. Is the tele-trial model going to assist with access to clinical trials for rural and remote sites? Presenter: Dr Abhishek Joshi

Open Forum – YOGA – How to move forward

16h00 – 16h50

   Hall N

Industry Symposium 1: PARP inhibitors as maintenance treatment for PSR OC – a review of the evidence

  Chair: Prof Michael Friedlander

Presenter: Prof Nicoletta Colombo

17h00 – 17h50

   Hall N

Industry Symposium 2: Navigating Challenges in 2nd-line NSCLC: How do we best inform our patients about treatment choices and outcomes in the era of immunotherapy?

  Chair: Prof Chris Karapetis

Presenters: Dr David Gandara & A/Prof Rina Hui

18h00 – 19h00

   Hall L

Welcome Reception

 

Thursday, 2 August 2018

 

07h30 – 08h30

   Room L1

Breakfast Session 1: Immune-related Adverse Events / Toxicity

Chair: Dr Michail Charakidis
Presenters: A/Prof Jarushka Naidoo

07h30 – 08h30

   Room L2

Breakfast Session 2: Post Ovarian Cancer Consensus

Chair: Prof Michael Friedlander
Presenters: Prof Nicoletta Colombo

07h30 – 08h30

  Panorama 1

Breakfast Session 3: Toward the path of precision oncology with Comprehensive Genomic Profiling

Chair: Dr Amitesh Roy
Presenters: Dr David Gandara and A/Prof Linda Mileshkin

08h50 – 10h00

   Hall N

Opening Ceremony: With National Rural Health Commissioner Professor Paul Worley
Co-Chair: Prof Tim Price & Prof Chris Karapetis

ASM Keynote Address: The Future of Immunotherepy in RCC
Chair: Prof Tim Price & Prof Chris Karapetis
Presenters: Dr Bernard Escudier

10h00 – 11h00

   Hall N

Cancer Achievement Award Presentation: Dose, an overlooked aspect of personalised cancer therapy

Chair: Prof Chris Karapetis
Presenters: Prof Stephen Ackland, 2018 Cancer Achievement Award Recipient 

11h00 – 11h30

   Hall L

Morning Tea & Refreshments

11h30 – 12h45

   Hall N

Symposium 1: Lung
Chair: Prof Ken O’Byrne

Topic 1: Advances in Mesothelioma
Presenter: Professor Anna Nowak    

Topic 2: Stage III Disease – Where are we now?
Presenter: Dr Jack West

Topic 3: Moving forwards with locally advanced lung cancer – a radiotherapy perspective
Presenter: A/Prof Shankar Siva

12h45 – 14h00

   Hall L

Lunch Break

13h15 – 13h45

   Hall N

Medical Oncoloy Group of Australia’s Annual General Meeting

14h00 – 15h00

   Hall N

Oral Presentation Session 1: Trainees’ Proffered Papers
Chair:  Dr Michail Charakidis 

Phase I trial of nab-paclitaxel administered concurrently with radiotherapy in patients with locally advanced inoperable pancreatic adenocarcinoma (ART in LAP)
Presenter: Dr Nazim Abbas

Single versus multi-dose dexamethasone-premedication for docetaxel chemotherapy: practice and outcomes at Eastern Health
Presenter: Dr Joanna Chan

A review of outcomes for Tasmanian patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer treated with nivolumab on the access program
Presenter: Dr Ciara Conduit

Predictors of early deterioration following chemotherapy in patients with small cell lung cancer
Presenter: Dr Mandalina Oprea|

Patterns of patient-reported chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy in colorectal cancer survivors: a single institution snapshot
Presenter: Dr Christina Teng

15h00 – 16h00

   Hall N

Symposium 2: Biomarker Assessment and Molecular targeted Therapy
Chair: Dr Rachel Roberts-Thomson

Topic 1. Circulating DNA.
Presenter – Prof Ben Solomon

Topic 2. EGFR. 
Presenter – A/Prof Tom John

Topic 3. PDL1, TMB and Beyond.
Presenter – Dr Jack West

16h00 – 16h30

   Hall L

Afternoon Tea & Refreshments

16h30 – 17h30

   Hall N

Plenary Session: Best of the Best Research in 2018
Chair: Professor Bogda Koczwara AM  

Patients’ preferences for 3 months versus 6 months of adjuvant chemotherapy (ACT) for colon cancer in the SCOT trial: What survival benefits make longer chemotherapy worthwhile?
Presenter: Dr Prunella Blinman

Post hoc analysis of a phase III study to test the association between circulating methylated glutathione s transferase (mGSTP1) DNA levels and response to docetaxel (DTX) in metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC)
Presenter: Professor Lisa Horvath

PROSPER: A phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo (PBO)-controlled study of enzalutamide (ENZA) in men with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC)
Presenter: Professor Martin Stockler

Two-year efficacy and safety update from JAVELIN Merkel 200 part A: A registrational study of avelumab in metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma progressed on chemotherapy
Presenter: Dr Shahneen Sandhu

Pre-operative circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) predicts outcome in resectable stage III melanoma
Presenter: Dr Jenny Lee

17h30 – 18h30

   Hall L

Poster Walk and Talk with Refreshments

 

19h00 – 21h00

   Intercontinental
Banksia Room

Industry Dinner by Seqirus
Presenters: To be advised

  

19h00 – 21h00

   Crystal Room – Stamform Plaza

Industry Dinner by Pierre Fabre
Presenters: To be advised
                         
Friday, 3 August 2018

 

07h30 – 08h30

   City Room 1

Breakfast Session 4: Biomarkers and the microbiome
Co-Chair: Dr Brian Stein and Dr Craig Gedye
Presenters: A/Prof Jarushka Naidoo

07h30 – 08h30

   City Room 2

Breakfast Session 5: What is the role of the surgeon in metastatic RCC
Chair: Dr Rohit Joshi
Presenters: Dr Bernard Escudier

07h30 – 08h30

   City Room 3

Breakfast Session 6: 2018 update on CINV (Chemotherapy Induced Nausea & Vomiting) & Treatment of chronic cancer pain
Chair: Dr Nick Murray
Presenters: Prof Dorothy Keefe & A/Prof Michael Franco 

       

09h00 – 10h30

   Hall N

Symposium 3: Genitourinary
Co-Chair: Prof Ken Pittman and Dr Craig Gedye

Topic 1. Sequencing of treatment in Renal.
Presenter – Dr Bernard Escudier

Topic 2. Prostate Cancer: Is there a correct sequence? 
Presenter – Prof Ian Davis

Topic 3. Receptacle bladder cancer (neo adjuvant vs adjuvant), current practice.
Presenter – Prof. Jeremy Shapiro

10h30 – 11h00

   Hall L

Morning Tea & Refreshments

11h00 – 12h30

   Hall N

Symposium 4: Rare Cancers
Chair: Prof Claire Scott

Topic 1. Delving Into Known and Unknown Aspects of Granulosa Cell Tumors of the Ovary Presenter – Prof Nicoletta Colombo

Topic 2. Germ cell cancer (current gold standard and implications for “survivorship”) 
Presenter – Prof Paul de Souza

Topic 3. Small Cell Lung Cancer.
Presenter – Prof. Michael Millward

12h30 – 13h30

   Hall L

 Lunch Break

13h30 – 14h30

   Hall N

Oral Presentation Session 2: Consultants’ Proffered Papers
Chair:  Dr Amitesh Roy

Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) with pembrolizumab or placebo + pemetrexed + platinum in patients with metastatic non- squamous NSCLC: KEYNOTE-189
Presenter:  A/Prof Rina Hui

Phase 3 randomized EORTC 1325-MG/EYNOTE-054 study results: pembrolizumab versus placebo after complete resection in patients with high-risk stage iii melanoma
Presenter: A/Prof Muhammad Khattak

Changing treatment landscape in the initial management of metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC): an Australian multi-centre retrospective study
Presenter: Dr Edmond Kwan

Predicting chemotherapy toxicity in older adults: comparing the value of the CARG toxicity score with oncologists’ estimates of toxicity based on clinical judgement
Presenter: Dr Erin Moth

What do oncologists think patients with incurable cancer should be told about their prognosis? A survey of medical oncologists in Australia and New Zealand
Presenter: Dr Anuradha Vasista

14h30 – 15h00

   Hall L

 Afternoon Tea & Refreshments

15h00 – 16h30

   Hall N

Symposium 5: Medical Cannabis
Chair: Dr Rob Zeilinski

Topic 1. Clinical Trials and Research (Cannabinoids in Pharmacology).
Presenter – Prof Stephen Clarke

Topic 2. Governance & access to cannabis. 
Presenter – Prof Richard Chye

Topic 3. Cannabis around GBM Pharmacology.
Presenter – Dr Ganessan Kichendasse

17h00

Close of Sessions

18h30 

   Adelaide Oval

 Conference Dinner

Buses will depart from Adelaide Convention Centre

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