Program

We have an extensive program for you at our virtual ASM over both days.

Day 1 - Friday, 5 November 2021 (12pm-4pm AEDT)
12.00pm
Welcome – A/Prof David Gyorki (Chair of ANZSA ASM Committee) and Emily Somers (Patient from Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre)
12.10pm
Non-surgical methods of local control for soft tissue sarcoma/ablations for desmoids
  • A/Prof David Gyorki - Emerging technologies
  • (VIP international speaker) Dr Alda Tam - Interventional techniques for soft tissue and desmoid ablation
  • Dr Hayden Snow - Isolated limb perfusion program 
  • Dr Jeremy DeLeon - What's new in radiation oncology
1.20pm
New technologies
  • Dr Andrew Colebatch and A/Prof Peter Grimison - Do new companions make the best friends
  • (VIP international speaker) Dr Sebastian Foersch - Artificial intelligence and the brave new world 
  • Dr Tristan Rutland and Dr Zaid Househ - New news: Communicating and educating about sarcoma (and other pathology) utilising Twitter
2.20pm
Break
2.30pm
A/Prof Claudia DiBella - The radical evolution of orthopaedic surgery over the years: what does the future look like
2.40pm
The Great Debate: Old school vs new technology - Dr Gerard Powell and Dr Richard Boyle
3.10pm
Keynote speaker – Prof Michiel van de Sande - Personalised care: the orthopaedic perspective
3.40pm
Prof Peter Choong - Challenges facing surgical oncologists
4.00pm
End of Day 1
4.30pm
ANZSA Annual General Meeting (ANZSA members only)
5.30pm
End of ANZSA Annual General Meeting
Day 2 - Saturday, 6 November 2021 (9am-2pm AEDT)
9.00am
Welcome – A/Prof David Gyorki (Chair of ANZSA ASM Committee)
9.05am
The Professor Martin Tattersall Lecture - Keynote speaker – Dr Jeffrey Toretsky - From design on a napkin to a clinical trial: a 20 year quest to improve survival for Ewing sarcoma patients
9.45am
Sarcoma research
  • Prof David Thomas - Long-term efficacy and safety of larotrectinib in an integrated dataset of patients with TRK fusion cancer
  • Dr Jim Blackburn - Improving fusion gene detection and immune response assessment in sarcoma patients
  • A/Prof Christine Hawkins - The Smac mimetic LCL161 can target established pulmonary osteosarcoma metastases in mice
10.30am
Patient perspectives
  • Dr Debra Leung - Shared decision making/Peri-operative work up
  • Jemma Shanahan - Psycho-social support and lack of resources
  • Dr Linda Sheahan - Palliative care/Ethics discussion
  • (VIP international speaker) Dr Savtaj Brar - Surgical considerations when planning complex sarcoma surgery
  • Panel discussion with Emily Somers, Jemma Shanahan, Dr Susie Bae, Dr Shaneel Deo, Deb May, Dr Debra Leung and Karen Lurati - Communicating the treatment plan to the patient: how much is too much information?
12.05pm
Break
12.15pm
Case study
  • Prof Peter Steadman and Fiona Bonar
  • Prof Gelareh Farshid
  • Dr Chris Ip
  • Dr Deborah Zhou
12.55pm
Allied health and the sarcoma patient
  • Morgan Atkinson and Angela Tully - Robotics-based rehabilitation in paediatric, adolescent and young adult cancer patients
  • ANZSA Allied Health Panel (Akshita Sundaresh, Claire Laurie, Andrew Murnane, Elanie Coyne, Emma Gardner) - Solutions to common challenges
1.35pm
Best of the Best Poster presentation
2.00pm
End of Day 2