At a Glance

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The program is subject to change. Speaker biographies and session descriptions will be added as information is confirmed.  

Wednesday, April 11

08:30-10:00

Welcome Remarks
Harbans Dhillon, ISOPP President, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Bo Yu, ISOPP 2018 Symposium Chair, Shanghai, China

Opening Plenary
The Evolution of Oncology Pharmacy
Harbans Dhillon, ISOPP President, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

10:00-10:30 Refreshment Break
10:30-11:30 Concurrent Session 1

Clinical 1
Breakthrough Oncology Pharmacotherapy: CAR-T Cell Therapy

Marliese Alexander, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne Australia

Fundamentals 1
Oral Cancer Drugs: Oral Cancer Drug Safe Use and Safe Handling

Lisa Holle, University Connecticut, Storrs, USA

Research 1
Recent Significant Papers in Oncology 

Ricky Ang, National Cancer Centre Singapore, Singapore   

11:30-12:30 Hot Topic Discussions 
12:30-14:00 Satellite Symposium - Equashield
Lunch amongst the Exhibits and Posters
14:00-15:00 Concurrent Session 2

Clinical 2
Clinical Practice Panel: Interprofessional Collaborative Practice - Challenges and Successes

Nick Duncan, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK

Naiyarat Prasongsook, Phramongkutklao Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

Irene Weru, Kenyatta, National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya

Moderator: Melanie Danilak, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, Canada

Fundamentals 2
Dose Banding in Oncology

Johan Vandenbroucke, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium

Research 2
Presentation of the ISOPP Research Grant Results

Marliese Alexander, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia

15:00-15:45 Plenary
Chinese Medicine in Cancer Treatment
Prof. Zhiqiang Meng, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center, Shanghai, China
Moderator: Ricky Ang, National Cancer Centre Singapore, Singapore
15:45-16:30 Refreshment Break amongst Exhibits and Posters
16:30-18:00 Concurrent Session 3

Clinical 3
Solid Tumour Updates:

Update EHFR Management in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Focusing on T790M Mutation

Manit Saeteaw, Ubon Ratchathani University, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand

Optimizing Immunotheraphy in Cancer: Focus on Management of Toxicity

Rowena Schwartz, James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA

Fundamentals 3
Role of the Pharmacist in Investigational Drugs

Bo Yu, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center, Shanghai, China

Marliese Alexander, Peter McCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia

Research 3
Panel: Shared Experiences of Student Research Projects

18:00-19:00 Welcome Reception amongst the Exhibits and Posters

Thursday, April 12

08:30-09:15 

Plenary
The Equity Imperative in the Drive for Nation Action on Cancer - Introducing UICCs Treatment for All Campaign
Mélanie Samson, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), Geneva, Switzerland                   

09:15-09:30 ISOPP Awards Presentation
09:30-10:15 Refreshment Break amongst Exhibits and Posters
10:15-11:45 Concurrent Session 4

Clinical 4
Symptom Management / Supportive Care Panel: Opioid Addiction in Cancer Patients

Vincent Ha, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Canada

Lakkana Suwannoi, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Bo Yu, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center, Shanghai, China

Moderator: Lisa Holle, University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA

Fundamentals 4
IV Safe Handling:

Future of IV Cytotoxic Preparation in Developing Countries in Asia

Lita Chew, National Cancer Centre, Singapore, Singapore

Safe Handling of HDs, Use of Technology to Streamline Practice

Hisanaga Nomura, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa Chiba, Japan

Research 4
Platform Presentations

11:45-12:30 ISOPP Annual General Meeting
12:30-14:00

Satellite Symposium - BD
Managing Hazardous Drugs: Are you Doing Enough?

Lunch amongst the Exhibits and Posters
14:00-15:30 Concurrent Session 5

Clinical 5
Updates in Pediatrics: 

New Therapies/Drugs in Pediatric Hemato-oncology

Tiene Bauters, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

CINV and Targeted Therapies for Relapsed ALL in Children

Kai Him So, Hong Kong Hospital Authority, Hong Kong

Fundamentals 5
Debate: Oncology as a Specialty VS Oncology as Required Knowledge for General Pharmacists

Siew Woon LimConsultant Pharmacist, Department of Pharmacy, National University Hospital, Singapore

Moderator: Bruce Burnett, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK

Research 5
Novel Trial Designs in Oncology 

Donald Harvey, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, USA

15:30-17:00 Poster and Exhibit Viewing Session
16:30-18:00 "Explore ISOPP Opportunities" Reception
Evening Optional Networking Evening Event

Friday, April 13

08:30-09:30

Plenary
Platform Presentations

09:30-10:30 Concurrent Session 6

Clinical 6
Updates in Hematology: Recent Developments in the Management of AML

Nick Duncan, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK

Fundamentals 6
Update on ISOPP Standards of Practice

Johan Vandenbroucke, University Hospital Ghent, Ghent, Belgium 

Bo Yu, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center, Shanghai, China

Research 6
Pharmacovigilance in Oncology

Bruce Burnett, University Central Lancashire, Preston, UK                        

10:30-11:30 Special Session

Oncology Pharmacy Practice in China and Japan - Past, Present and Future 

Prof. Hiroyoshi Kato, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toho University, Funabashi, Japan

Hisanaga Nomura, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa Chiba, Japan                               

Bo Yu, ISOPP 2018 Symposium Chair, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center, Shanghai, China

Moderator: Alexandre Chan, ISOPP President Elect, National University of Singapore, Singapore

11:30-12:30 Closing Panel 

Precision Medicine in Oncology 

Todd Knepper, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Centre, Tampa, USA

Hisanaga Nomura, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa Chiba, Japan

Moderator: Suphat Subongkot, Kohn Kaen University, Kohn Kaen, Thailand     

12:30-13:00 Awards and Closing Remarks
Afternoon Lunch
Afternoon Site Visit

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