COSA 2016November 15 - 17, 2016 Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Trainees Weekend Program

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SATURDAY 12 November 2016
900am to 9:10am     Official Welcome - Fran Boyle 
9:10am to 9:40am  Breast Cancer diagnosis, imaging and screening - Susan Fraser 
* Role of MMG, U/S, MRI, selection of appropriate tests
    - Screening
    - Diagnosis
* Biopsy options - FNA, core, vacuum-assisted core - selection of technique and site (breast, nodes) 
9:40am to 10:20am Breast cancer surgery 
* Pre-op decision making - Chris Pyke
    - BCT vs TM
    - SNB vs AD
    - Principles of surgery for DCIS
* Oncoplastics techniques - Danny DeViana
* Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy - Danny DeViana
* Post-operative management - Chris Pyke 
10:20am to 11:00am  Breast reconstruction
* Radiotherapy and reconstruction - Sue Pendelbury
* Surgical reconstruction - Danny DeViana
* The psycho-oncology perspective - Amanda Fairclough 
11:00am to 11:30am MORNING TEA 
11:30am to 11:50am Principles of neoadjuvant therapy - Nicholas Zdenkowski
11:50am to 12:20pm Pathology and molecular markers - Glenn Francis
* How does a pathologist assess: Grade? Size? Margins? Receptors? Her2status?
* What can molecular markers tell us in the clinic?
12:20pm to 1:00pm Adjuvant systemic therapy and decision making - Nicholas Wilcken
* High level principles of the adjuvant systemic therapy
    - Risk Assessment
    - Targeted treatments 
1:00pm to 2:00pm LUNCH 
2:00pm to 2:45pm Principles of adjuvant radiotherapy - Sue Pendlebury
* Role of Radiotherapy
* Fundamentals of radiation biology
* Principles of fractionation
* Side effects and their management- short term and long term
2:45pm to 3:30pm BRCA and the management of 'gene positive' patients - Fran Boyle
* Introduction to breast cancer genetics
* Prevention of breast cancer in gene positive patients
* Risk assessment and management
* Treatment of gene positive breast cancer
3:30pm to 4:00pm AFTERNOON TEA
4:00pm to 5:00pm Issues in breast cancer survivorship
* Principles of breast cancer survivorship - Bogda Koczwara
* Lifestyle and exercise - Sandi Hayes
* Psychosocial care - Melanie Price 
5:00pm to 6:30pm MIXER DRINKS AND CANAPES 
SUNDAY 13 November 2016 
9:30am to 12:30pm
(inc, morning tea break) 
Communication session - MDT
12:30pm to 1:30pm LUNCH
1:30pm to 2:00pm The management of local recurrence - Ian Campbell
* Routine follow-up and the role of investigations
* Local recurrence
    - Incidence, associations, significance
    - Assessment   
    - Management
2:00pm to 2:40pm The management of metastatic and advanced disease - Jacquie Chirgwin
* Patterns of recurrence
* Principles of management
    - Overall
    - Site specific: Bone, Liver, Lung
* Systemic therapy
* Prognostication (if time allows) 
2:40pm to 3:00pm Local Therapy for brain mets
* Radiotherapy - Renee Finnigan
* Surgical management of brain metastases - Chris Schwindack
3:00pm to 3:20pm AFTERNOON TEA
3:20pm to 3:40pm Cancer Care Coordination - Jenny Gilchrist
3:40pm to 4:00pm Supportive Care for advanced disease - Jane Turner
4:00pm to 4:20pm  Palliative care and the breast cancer patient - Melanie Lovell
4:20pm to 4:30pm "The world without breast cancer" - John Forbes 
4:30pm Closing Remarks