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Welcome to the Country Performance
Divyanshu Dua
  • Divyanshu Dua (Staff Specialist Medical Oncology at The Canberra Hospital)

    Divyanshu Dua

    Staff Specialist Medical Oncology at The Canberra Hospital

    Dr Divyanshu ‘Divy’ Dua is a consultant medical oncologist and Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). Dr Dua trained in internal medicine and medical oncology in Australia as part of FRACP before completing a clinical fellowship in drug development, early phase trials and thoracic malignancies at the Guy’s Hospital, London (UK), and the Sarah Cannon Research Institute (UK).

    Thoracic malignancies – including lung cancer, mesothelioma and thymoma – continue to be of special clinical interest to Dr Dua. He also has particular interest in the treatment of Genitourinary malignancies malignant melanoma, CNS tumours and breast cancer. Dr Dua has also been involved in geriatric oncology services as part of his role as medical oncologist. He has been running the multidisclipnary clinic in Canberra for the past 2.5 years.

    Dr Dua has published several articles in peer reviewed international journals. He is actively involved in teaching and research through his current affiliation with the Australian National University, Canberra. Past academic affiliations include the University of Adelaide, Flinders University, Monash Rural school of Medicine in Australia and King’s College London. He is also active in training of the Physician training program.

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Keynote Address: Challenges in Geriatric Oncology
Etienne Brain
  • Etienne Brain (Department of Clinical Research & Medical Oncology at Institut Curie (Hôpital René Huguenin))

    Etienne Brain

    Department of Clinical Research & Medical Oncology at Institut Curie (Hôpital René Huguenin)

    Etienne GC Brain, MD PhD, has been working since 1998 as a medical oncologist at the Hôpital René Huguenin (Saint-Cloud, France), which is now part of the academic centre Institut Curie. He obtained both his MD and PhD from University Paris V René Descartes, the latter after leading works in preclinical and clinical pharmacology on alkylating agents and liver metabolism in Boston (Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Boston University) and Saint Cloud (Centre René Huguenin). He was the Deputy Director for Research at Centre René Huguenin from 2008-2009, until the merge with Institut Curie happened in 2010. This latter has made the “multisites institution” Institut Curie one of the largest hospital dedicated to cancer management in Europe, with special focus on breast cancer (~ 3,000 new cases yearly), employing 2,000 care-givers and 1,000 researchers. Etienne Brain is currently in charge of the settlement of the new Department of Clinical Research of Institut Curie in Saint-Cloud. He is the chairman of the committee for the evaluation of clinical research of the Institut Curie.

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Welcome Remarks
Dorothy Keefe
  • Dorothy Keefe (CEO of Cancer Australia)

    Dorothy Keefe

    CEO of Cancer Australia

    Professor Keefe is the CEO of Cancer Australia, and an honorary Clinical Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Adelaide. She has had a long career as a Medical Oncologist, and Professor of Cancer Medicine.Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal toxicity of cancer treatment, Supportive Care in Cancer more broadly, Medical Leadership and Health Reform, and she has published extensively in the Supportive Care literature. She has a long-standing commitment to the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC), and is a past-president. All her work is focused on improving outcomes for patients .

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Biology of ageing
Holly Holmes
  • Holly Holmes (Associate Professor and Division Director of McGovern Medical School, UTHealth)

    Holly Holmes

    Associate Professor and Division Director of McGovern Medical School, UTHealth

    Dr. Holly Holmes is a geriatrician and former pharmacist. She completed a BS in Pharmacy at the University of Texas, Austin, and then received her MD at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). She completed internal medicine residency and geriatrics fellowship at the University of Chicago, where she was subsequently on the geriatrics faculty. She then joined the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine and later took a position as a clinical research faculty member at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Her research and clinical interest focuses on the appropriate use of medications in older patients, particularly those approaching end of life. Her funded research is in pharmacoepidemiology, evaluating claims data for medication use patterns in older patients. She joined the faculty as Director of the Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine in September 2015.

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Break
Geriatric Assessment
Anupama Roy Chowdhury
  • Anupama Roy Chowdhury (Senior Consultant at Changi General Hospital)

    Anupama Roy Chowdhury

    Senior Consultant at Changi General Hospital

    Dr Anupama Roy Chowdhury is a Senior Consultant with Sengkang General Hospital. She received her medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 2002. She completed her specialist training in geriatric medicine in 2010 and went on to do a fellowship in dementia and neurocognitive disorders at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver in 2013. She has a special interest in dementia, geriatric oncology and medical education. She has previously been secretary and then vice-president of Society of Geriatric Medicine Singapore (SGMS).

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Major Geriatric Syndromes
Holly Holmes
  • Holly Holmes (Associate Professor and Division Director of McGovern Medical School, UTHealth)

    Holly Holmes

    Associate Professor and Division Director of McGovern Medical School, UTHealth

    Dr. Holly Holmes is a geriatrician and former pharmacist. She completed a BS in Pharmacy at the University of Texas, Austin, and then received her MD at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). She completed internal medicine residency and geriatrics fellowship at the University of Chicago, where she was subsequently on the geriatrics faculty. She then joined the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine and later took a position as a clinical research faculty member at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Her research and clinical interest focuses on the appropriate use of medications in older patients, particularly those approaching end of life. Her funded research is in pharmacoepidemiology, evaluating claims data for medication use patterns in older patients. She joined the faculty as Director of the Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine in September 2015.

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Cognitive Impairment Diagnosis and Management
Sabari Saha
  • Sabari Saha (Geriatrician)

    Sabari Saha

    Geriatrician

    Dr Sabari Saha is a consultant geriatrician at the Canberra Hospital and has been working at the hospital as a staff specialist since 2007. She provides medical input into the multidisciplinary Memory Assessment Clinic run at the hospital. She has an interest in medical education and has been involved in the teaching of various topics in Geriatric Medicine at the Australian National University Medical School.

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Screening for Frailty
Sabari Saha
  • Sabari Saha (Geriatrician)

    Sabari Saha

    Geriatrician

    Dr Sabari Saha is a consultant geriatrician at the Canberra Hospital and has been working at the hospital as a staff specialist since 2007. She provides medical input into the multidisciplinary Memory Assessment Clinic run at the hospital. She has an interest in medical education and has been involved in the teaching of various topics in Geriatric Medicine at the Australian National University Medical School.

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Cancer in the Older Person, what's different? The real world evidence
Christopher Steer
  • Christopher Steer (Medical Oncologist at Border Medical Oncology)

    Christopher Steer

    Medical Oncologist at Border Medical Oncology

    Dr Steer is a medical oncologist working at Border Medical Oncology in the recently completed Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre. He developed an interest in the care of older adults with cancer during his 3 year clinical research fellowship at Guy’s Hospital in London. He returned to private practice in Albury in 2003.

    Christopher was the inaugural chair of the geriatric oncology interest group of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA). He is actively involved in the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) and was chair of the scientific committee of the annual scientific meeting in Prague in November 2015. He is an editorial board member of the Journal of Geriatric Oncology and the European Journal of Surgical Oncology. Christopher is chair of the geriatric oncology interest group of the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC).

    Christopher is the current president of the Private Cancer Physicians of Australia (PCPA) and is a member of the MOGA/PCPA cancer drugs working group.

    Christopher is a principle investigator at the Border Medical Oncology research unit (BMORU). The BMORU has been recognized for innovation in clinical research particularly in delivering care to a rural/regional population. Christopher has led a pilot project of supportive care in older adults with cancer with funding from Cancer Australia.

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Prediction of Chemotherapy toxicity in Older Patients
Tanujaa Rajasekaran
  • Tanujaa Rajasekaran (Medical Oncologist at National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS))

    Tanujaa Rajasekaran

    Medical Oncologist at National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS)

    Dr Tanujaa Rajasekaran is a Consultant in the Department of Medical Oncology of the National Cancer Centre Singapore, sub-specializing in genitourinary, thoracic and head and neck cancers. She graduated from the National University of Singapore and was awarded the Dean’s list during her undergraduate studies.
    She completed her medical oncology specialty training in the National Cancer Centre Singapore. Her research interests are in geriatric oncology and genitourinary cancers. She also awarded the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) fellowship grant 2013 for her research in geriatric oncology. She has published in a number of well-known peer reviewed journals including Journal of Clinical Oncology.
    She is also actively involved in medical education. She is a core faculty member of the Medical Oncology Senior Residency Program and Clinical Lecturer in Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS.

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Q&A
(Lunch) Break
Nutrition Issues in Older Adults: Geriatrician Perspectives
Anil Paramadhathil
  • Anil Paramadhathil (Director, Geriatric Medicine of The Canberra Hospital)

    Anil Paramadhathil

    Director, Geriatric Medicine of The Canberra Hospital

    Dr Paramadhathil is the Director, Geriatric Medicine, Division of Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Care at Canberra Hospital and Health Services. Anil works in both the public and private sectors and has an interest in exploring models of care for better outcomes to elderly patients.

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Bone Health in Older Adutls with Cancer: Special Focus on Breast & Prostate Cancer
Heather Lane
  • Heather Lane (Consultant Geriatrician at Rockingham General Hospital)

    Heather Lane

    Consultant Geriatrician at Rockingham General Hospital

    Heather Lane MBChB, FRACP, PhD is a Consultant Geriatrician and Director of Physician Education at Rockingham General Hospital in Western Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Otago in New Zealand, and a doctorate from the Centre for Palliative Care (University of Melbourne and St Vincent’s Hospital (Melbourne).

    Heather is a member of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia’s Working Groups for both Geriatric Oncology Research and Guideline Development. She also represents Western Australia as a member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Advanced Training Committee for Geriatrician Training, and sits on the Geriatric Medicine Education and Training Committee for the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine.

    Her research interests include Healthcare Communication, Decision Making, Patient Experience, and Geriatric Assessment in Oncology.

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Targeted Therapy in Oncology: Evidence in Older Adults and Management of Adverse Events
Ravindran Kanesvaran
  • Ravindran Kanesvaran (President at SIOG)

    Ravindran Kanesvaran

    President at SIOG

    Dr Ravindran Kanesvaran is a Consultant in the Department of Medical Oncology of the National Cancer Centre Singapore. He is also an Assistant Professor at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and clinical senior lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He is actively involved in graduate medical education and is a core faculty member of the Medical Oncology Senior Residency Program and the Singhealth Internal Medicine Residency Program.
    He completed his medical oncology speciality training in the National Cancer Centre Singapore. After completion of that training he followed up with a fellowship in genitourinary oncology (GU) and geriatric oncology in Duke Cancer Institute in North Carolina, USA on a Healthcare Manpower Development Program (HMDP) scholarship awarded by the Ministry of Health Singapore. His research interests include GU oncology and geriatric oncology. He has published in a number of well-known peer reviewed journals including Journal of Clinical Oncology and Lancet Oncology.
    He has also been awarded a number of awards including the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO GU) Merit Award 2009, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) scholar-in-training Award 2010 and European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) fellowship award 2012. He is currently the President of the Singapore Society of Oncology (SSO) and the Singapore Geriatric Oncology Society. He has been appointed as European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) Faculty 2015-2016. He is on the Scientific and Education Committee and the National Representative for Singapore in the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG). He was recently awarded National Representative of the Year SIOG 2014 award.

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Q&A
Break
Immunotherapy and Management of Toxicity in Older Cancer Patients
Christopher Steer
  • Christopher Steer (Medical Oncologist at Border Medical Oncology)

    Christopher Steer

    Medical Oncologist at Border Medical Oncology

    Dr Steer is a medical oncologist working at Border Medical Oncology in the recently completed Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre. He developed an interest in the care of older adults with cancer during his 3 year clinical research fellowship at Guy’s Hospital in London. He returned to private practice in Albury in 2003.

    Christopher was the inaugural chair of the geriatric oncology interest group of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA). He is actively involved in the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) and was chair of the scientific committee of the annual scientific meeting in Prague in November 2015. He is an editorial board member of the Journal of Geriatric Oncology and the European Journal of Surgical Oncology. Christopher is chair of the geriatric oncology interest group of the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC).

    Christopher is the current president of the Private Cancer Physicians of Australia (PCPA) and is a member of the MOGA/PCPA cancer drugs working group.

    Christopher is a principle investigator at the Border Medical Oncology research unit (BMORU). The BMORU has been recognized for innovation in clinical research particularly in delivering care to a rural/regional population. Christopher has led a pilot project of supportive care in older adults with cancer with funding from Cancer Australia.

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Interventions in Geriatric Oncology: Prehabilitation or Rahabilitation, Social Support, Physical Activity, Nurses Activity etc.
Karis, Kin-Fong ChengHaryana DhillonDivyanshu DuaKwok-Leung CheungHolly HolmesAnupama Roy Chowdhury

- Nurse perspective
- Psychologist perspective
- Medical Oncologist perspective
- Surgeon perspective
- Geriatrician perspective

  • Karis, Kin-Fong Cheng (Professor at Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies,  NUS)

    Karis, Kin-Fong Cheng

    Professor at Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, NUS
  • Haryana Dhillon (Associate Professor at University of Sydney)

    Haryana Dhillon

    Associate Professor at University of Sydney
  • Divyanshu Dua (Staff Specialist Medical Oncology at The Canberra Hospital)

    Divyanshu Dua

    Staff Specialist Medical Oncology at The Canberra Hospital
  • Kwok-Leung Cheung (Professor of Breast Surgery and Medical Education at University of Nottingham)

    Kwok-Leung Cheung

    Professor of Breast Surgery and Medical Education at University of Nottingham
  • Holly Holmes (Associate Professor and Division Director of McGovern Medical School, UTHealth)

    Holly Holmes

    Associate Professor and Division Director of McGovern Medical School, UTHealth
  • Anupama Roy Chowdhury (Senior Consultant at Changi General Hospital)

    Anupama Roy Chowdhury

    Senior Consultant at Changi General Hospital
Q&A
Multi-Disciplinary Team Case Study: Early & Metastatic Breast Cancer
Etienne BrainKwok-Leung CheungAngela RezoAnupama Roy ChowdhuryCatherine Paterson
  • Etienne Brain (Department of Clinical Research & Medical Oncology at Institut Curie (Hôpital René Huguenin))

    Etienne Brain

    Department of Clinical Research & Medical Oncology at Institut Curie (Hôpital René Huguenin)
  • Kwok-Leung Cheung (Professor of Breast Surgery and Medical Education at University of Nottingham)

    Kwok-Leung Cheung

    Professor of Breast Surgery and Medical Education at University of Nottingham
  • Angela Rezo (Radiation Oncologist at The Canberra Hospital)

    Angela Rezo

    Radiation Oncologist at The Canberra Hospital
  • Anupama Roy Chowdhury (Senior Consultant at Changi General Hospital)

    Anupama Roy Chowdhury

    Senior Consultant at Changi General Hospital
  • Catherine Paterson (Associate Professor at School of Nursing Midwifery and Public Health, University of Canberra)

    Catherine Paterson

    Associate Professor at School of Nursing Midwifery and Public Health, University of Canberra
Q&A
Break
Multi-Disciplinary Team Case Study: Early & Metastatic Lung Cancer
Ravindran KanesvaranAngela RezoHaryana DhillonHolly HolmesKaris, Kin-Fong Cheng

- Medical Oncology perspective
- Radiation Oncology perspective
- Psychology perspective
- Geriatrics perspective
- Nursing perspective

  • Ravindran Kanesvaran (President at SIOG)

    Ravindran Kanesvaran

    President at SIOG
  • Angela Rezo (Radiation Oncologist at The Canberra Hospital)

    Angela Rezo

    Radiation Oncologist at The Canberra Hospital
  • Haryana Dhillon (Associate Professor at University of Sydney)

    Haryana Dhillon

    Associate Professor at University of Sydney
  • Holly Holmes (Associate Professor and Division Director of McGovern Medical School, UTHealth)

    Holly Holmes

    Associate Professor and Division Director of McGovern Medical School, UTHealth
  • Karis, Kin-Fong Cheng (Professor at Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies,  NUS)

    Karis, Kin-Fong Cheng

    Professor at Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, NUS
Canberra Geriatric Oncology Service: 2-year Experience
Divyanshu DuaGanes PranavanMuhammad Choudhry

- Medical Oncologist
- Medical Oncologist
- Geriatrician

  • Divyanshu Dua (Staff Specialist Medical Oncology at The Canberra Hospital)

    Divyanshu Dua

    Staff Specialist Medical Oncology at The Canberra Hospital
  • Ganes Pranavan (Staff Specialist at The Canberra Hospital)

    Ganes Pranavan

    Staff Specialist at The Canberra Hospital
  • Muhammad Choudhry (Staff Specialist, Geriatric Medicine at The Canberra Hospital)

    Muhammad Choudhry

    Staff Specialist, Geriatric Medicine at The Canberra Hospital
Q&A
(Lunch) Break
Multi-Disciplinary Team Case Study: Early & Metastatic Genitourinary Cancer
Haryana DhillonHeather LaneCatherine PatersonGanes PranavanFarhan Syed

- Medical Oncology perspective
- Radiation Oncology perspective
- Psychology perspective
- Geriatrics perspective
- Nursing perspective

  • Haryana Dhillon (Associate Professor at University of Sydney)

    Haryana Dhillon

    Associate Professor at University of Sydney
  • Heather Lane (Consultant Geriatrician at Rockingham General Hospital)

    Heather Lane

    Consultant Geriatrician at Rockingham General Hospital
  • Catherine Paterson (Associate Professor at School of Nursing Midwifery and Public Health, University of Canberra)

    Catherine Paterson

    Associate Professor at School of Nursing Midwifery and Public Health, University of Canberra
  • Ganes Pranavan (Staff Specialist at The Canberra Hospital)

    Ganes Pranavan

    Staff Specialist at The Canberra Hospital
  • Farhan Syed (Radiation Oncologist at The Canberra Hospital)

    Farhan Syed

    Radiation Oncologist at The Canberra Hospital
Q&A
Break
Multi-Disciplinary Team Case Study: Early & Metastiatic Colorectal Cancer
Karis, Kin-Fong ChengAnupama Roy ChowdhuryChristopher SteerFarhan SyedKok-Yang Tan

- Medical Oncology perspective
- Radiation Oncology perspective
- Surgical perspective
- Geriatrics perspective
- Nursing perspective

  • Karis, Kin-Fong Cheng (Professor at Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies,  NUS)

    Karis, Kin-Fong Cheng

    Professor at Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, NUS
  • Anupama Roy Chowdhury (Senior Consultant at Changi General Hospital)

    Anupama Roy Chowdhury

    Senior Consultant at Changi General Hospital
  • Christopher Steer (Medical Oncologist at Border Medical Oncology)

    Christopher Steer

    Medical Oncologist at Border Medical Oncology
  • Farhan Syed (Radiation Oncologist at The Canberra Hospital)

    Farhan Syed

    Radiation Oncologist at The Canberra Hospital
  • Kok-Yang Tan (Deputy Chairman of Medical Board (Services Development), Head of Department of  Surgery Senior Consultant at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital)

    Kok-Yang Tan

    Deputy Chairman of Medical Board (Services Development), Head of Department of Surgery Senior Consultant at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Q&A
Closing Address
Divyanshu Dua
  • Divyanshu Dua (Staff Specialist Medical Oncology at The Canberra Hospital)

    Divyanshu Dua

    Staff Specialist Medical Oncology at The Canberra Hospital

    Dr Divyanshu ‘Divy’ Dua is a consultant medical oncologist and Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). Dr Dua trained in internal medicine and medical oncology in Australia as part of FRACP before completing a clinical fellowship in drug development, early phase trials and thoracic malignancies at the Guy’s Hospital, London (UK), and the Sarah Cannon Research Institute (UK).

    Thoracic malignancies – including lung cancer, mesothelioma and thymoma – continue to be of special clinical interest to Dr Dua. He also has particular interest in the treatment of Genitourinary malignancies malignant melanoma, CNS tumours and breast cancer. Dr Dua has also been involved in geriatric oncology services as part of his role as medical oncologist. He has been running the multidisclipnary clinic in Canberra for the past 2.5 years.

    Dr Dua has published several articles in peer reviewed international journals. He is actively involved in teaching and research through his current affiliation with the Australian National University, Canberra. Past academic affiliations include the University of Adelaide, Flinders University, Monash Rural school of Medicine in Australia and King’s College London. He is also active in training of the Physician training program.

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