Programme

Below is a preliminary programme outline current as at 19 June and is subject to change. Details will be updated as they are confirmed.

Friday 13 October

9.00am - 5.15pm  Breast Cancer Summit
2.00pm - 4.00pm  Exhibitor pack in
2.00pm - 5.00pm  Registration desk open
6.00pm onwards Dinner at Elliot Stables 

 

Saturday 14 October

7.30am - 5.30pm  Registration desk open 
8.00am 

MSD Breakfast Symposium

Management of brain metastases in the era of immune checkpoint blockade
Invited speaker: Silvia Chiara Formenti, New York
Moderator: Rosalie Stephens, Auckland
9.30am Mihi

President's welcome
Ben Lawrence, Auckland

 

Session 1: The tumour microenvironment in cancer progression and therapy

Chairs: Andrew Macann and Francis Hunter

9.40am Title to be announced
Invited speaker: Adrian Harris, Oxford, UK
10.10am  Title to be announced
Invited speaker: Roslyn Kemp, Otago
10.40am Proffered abstract
10.55am Proffered abstract
11.10am Morning tea and poster spotlights


Session 2: Joint ESMO Session: Early-phase clinical trials

Chairs: Michael Jameson

11.40am  Title to be announced
Invited speaker: Josep Tabernero, Barcelona, Spain
12.10pm Title to be announced
Invited speaker: Mark McKeage, Auckland
12.25pm Title to be announced
Invited speaker: Sanjeev Deva, Auckland
12.40pm Proffered abstract
12.55pm Lunch and guided poster tours

Session 3: PHARMAC Young Researcher Awards

Chairs: Richard Issacs and Melanie McConnell

1.40pm PHARMAC Young Research Award candidates
 

Session 4: Poster discussions

Discussant: Michael Findlay, Auckland
Discussant: Anita Dunbier, Otago
3.10pm Proffered abstract
3.25pm Proffered abstract
3.40pm  Proffered abstract
3.55pm Proffered abstract
4.10pm Afternoon tea 


Session 5: Molecular pathology and diagnostics

Chairs: Peter Browett

4.40pm Title to be announced
Invited speaker: Jorge Reis-Filho, New York
5.10pm Title to be announced
Invited speaker: Stephan Bohlander, Auckland
5.30pm Proffered abstract
5.45pm NZSO AGM
7.00pm Conference dinner at the Auckland Art Gallery

Sunday 15 October

7.30am - 4.30pm  Registration desk open 
8.00am  Professional development sessions
Breakfast symposium

Establishment of a young oncology network
Speakers to be announced

Breakfast symposium

Career opportunites after a PhD in caner Research

Andrew Shelling, Auckland University


Session 6: Translational radiation oncology

Chairs: Giuseppe Sasso and Bill Wilson

9.15am Title to be announced
Invited speaker: Silvia Chiara Formenti, New York
9.45am  Title to be announced
Invited speaker: Andrew Macann
10.05am Proffered abstract
10.20am Proffered abstract
10.35am Morning tea


Session 7: The genetic nature of cancer

Chairs: Sharon Pattison and Andrew Shelling

11.05am Title to be announced
Invited speaker: Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Brisbane
11.25am Title to be announced
Invited speaker: Cristin Print, Auckland
11.45am Proffered abstract
12.00pm Profferred abstract
12.15pm Lunch
 

Session 8: Drug discovery and novel approaches to therapy

Chairs: Mark McKeage and Bill Denny

1.00pm Presentation of the NZSO Translational Research Award
Invited speaker: To be announced
1.05pm Title to be announced
NZSO Translational Research Awardee: To be announced
1.35pm Title to be announced
Invited speaker: Jeff Smaill, Auckland
1.55pm Title to be announced
Invited speaker: Moana Tercel, Auckland
2.15pm Proffered abstract
2.30pm Proffered abstract
2.45pm  Proffered abstract
3.00pm Afternoon tea


Session 9: Bruce Cain Memorial Lecture

Chairs: Ben Lawrence and Roslyn Kemp

3.30pm Title to be announced
Bruce Cain Memorial Lecturer: To be announced
4.25pm Closing remarks from the NZSO President-Elect
Roslyn Kemp, Otago 
4.30pm Conference close

Contacts

Ben LawrenceNZSO President

Roslyn KempVice President

Ken Dempster NZSO Membership

Charlotte Sloane Conference and Website