Schedule — ASN Events
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COSA Breakfast Symposium - Training physicians to use PRO in daily practice

7:00AM - 8:00AM
M2

Joint Opening Ceremony

8:30AM - 9:00AM
Great Hall - enter doors 7 and 8
Chair: Maggie Watson
and : Bogda Koczwara

Joint Opening Ceremony Presentation

9:00AM - 9:20AM
Great Hall - enter doors 7 and 8
Chair: Bogda Koczwara
and: Maggie Watson

Joint Opening Plenary: Implementing psycho-oncology: Evidence into practice

9:20AM - 10:30AM
Great Hall - enter doors 7 and 8
Chair: Jimmie Holland
Discussant: Phyllis Butow

Joint morning tea and poster viewing

10:30AM - 11:00AM
Exhibition Hall (Hall 1a)

IPOS - President's Plenary

11:00AM - 12:30PM
Great Hall - enter doors 7 and 8
Chair: Hannah Lunnay

COSA - The public health approach to cancer survivorship

11:00AM - 12:30PM
M4
Chair: Elizabeth Eakin

COSA - Radiotherapy for the non-radiation oncologists

11:00AM - 12:30PM
M1
Chair: Sandro Porceddu

COSA Concurrent Session - Medicine matters

11:00AM - 12:30PM
M2
Chair: Dan Mellor

COSA Best of the Best Orals: Education and Professional Development

11:00AM - 12:30PM
M3
Chair: Meinir Krishnasamy
Discussant: Patsy Yates

COSA Best of the Best Orals: Basic and translational

11:00AM - 12:30PM
P3
Chair: Nikolajs Zeps
Discussant: Ian Davis

COSA Best of the Best Orals: CUP and supportive care

11:00AM - 12:30PM
P4
Chair: Eng-Siew Koh
Discussant: Monika Janda

Joint lunch and group meetings

12:30PM - 1:30PM
Exhibition Hall (Hall 1a)

IPOS - Annual Business Meeting

12:30PM - 1:30PM
P3

COSA - Oncology Social Work (OSWA) AGM

12:30PM - 1:30PM
M4

COSA - Psycho-Oncology Group (OZPOS) AGM

12:30PM - 1:30PM
M3

COSA - Familial Cancer Group AGM

12:30PM - 1:30PM
M7,8

COSA - Clinical Research Professionals Group AGM

12:30PM - 1:30PM
M9

COSA - Medical Oncology Group (MOGA) Meeting

12:30PM - 1:30PM
P4

COSA - Cancer Pharmacists Group AGM

12:30PM - 1:30PM
P2

COSA Plenary: "Where's Wally?" - Carcinoma of unknown primary

1:30PM - 3:00PM
Great Hall - enter doors 7 and 8
Chair: Desmond Yip

IPOS Symposium - Well-being of older cancer patients: Identification of specific characteristics, care needs and interventions

1:30PM - 3:00PM
P4
Chair: Lea Baider

IPOS Symposium - What can we learn from Australian and United Kingdom (UK) adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer psychological research and practice: A CanTeen and Teenage Cancer Trust symposium

1:30PM - 3:00PM
P1
Chair: Pandora Patterson
and: Gill Hubbard

IPOS - Moving beyond cancer treatment – issues facing cancer survivors

1:30PM - 3:00PM
M3
Chair: Richard Fielding

IPOS - Early diagnosis is best – knowledge about cancer risk and participation in screening programmes

1:30PM - 3:00PM
M4
Chair: Penny Wright

IPOS Symposium - Excellence and innovation in Australian oncology social work practice and research: The OSWA experience

1:30PM - 3:00PM
P2
Chair: Matthew Loscalzo
and : Victoria Jones

IPOS - Measuring up – evaluation of measures in psycho-oncology research

1:30PM - 3:00PM
M1
Chair: Madeleine King

IPOS - Children and cancer – impact on their world and extended family

1:30PM - 3:00PM
M2
Chair: Nadine Kasparian

IPOS - When cancer is no longer curable – issues facing patients and their families

1:30PM - 3:00PM
P3
Chair: William Breitbart

Joint afternoon tea

3:00PM - 4:00PM
Exhibition Hall (Hall 1a)

IPOS Posters: General psycho-oncology

General Psycho-Oncology
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Exhibition Hall (Hall 1a)

COSA Posters: Clinical Research

3:00PM - 4:00PM
Exhibition Hall (Hall 1a)

COSA Posters: Epidemiology and Health Services

3:00PM - 4:00PM
Exhibition Hall (Hall 1a)

COSA Best of the Best Posters: Clinical Research

3:15PM - 4:00PM
Theatrette 1 in Exhibition Hall
Chair: Dan Mellor
Discussant: Michael Jefford

COSA Best of the Best Posters: Epidemiology and Health Services

3:15PM - 4:00PM
Theatrette 2 in Exhibition Hall
Chair: Judith Lees
Discussant: Rachel Neale

IPOS - Self directed therapeutic interventions: Evidence supporting use and efficacy

4:00PM - 5:30PM
M9
Chair: Sylvie Lambert
Discussant: Ben Britton

IPOS - Is older age a contributing factor for avoiding disclosing the truth about cancer? Quandaries within a family dynamic: A clinical case

4:00PM - 5:30PM
M7,8
Chair: Lea Baider

IPOS - The promise of the new - innovative application of technology in psychosocial care

4:00PM - 5:30PM
P4
Chair: Tim Shaw

IPOS - Talk to me - Pattern of communication about cancer

4:00PM - 5:30PM
P1
Chair: Josephine Clayton

IPOS - Clearing the fog: Advances in understanding and treatment of cognitive dysfunction

4:00PM - 5:30PM
P2
Chair: Maree Grier

IPOS - Avoidance and cancer: What factors influence delay and failure to adhere to treatment

4:00PM - 5:30PM
P5
Chair: David Wellisch

MASCC/IPOS/COSA - “More than just a pain in the neck” – improving our understanding and responses to the supportive care needs of patients with head and neck cancer

4:00PM - 5:30PM
P3
Chair: Jane Turner

COSA - Participant follow-up in 21st century: Efficient follow-up and workforce issues for the Cancer Cooperative Trials Groups

4:00PM - 5:30PM
M1
Chair: Ian Davis

COSA - The unknown primary: Why bother looking?

4:00PM - 5:30PM
Great Hall - enter doors 7 and 8
Chair: Gillian Batt

COSA - Unexpected winners and losers

4:00PM - 5:30PM
M4
Chair: Daniel McKavanagh
Sponsored by:

COSA Symposium - Nutrition: An essential ingredient for cancer care

4:00PM - 5:30PM
M3

COSA Best of the Best Orals: Melanoma and Skin Cancer

4:00PM - 5:30PM
M2
Chair: Alan Coates
Discussant: Daniel Coit

Joint Welcome Function and Luminous Awards

5:30PM - 7:00PM
Exhibition Hall (Hall 1a)
Sponsored by:

Roche Industry Dinner Symposium

7:00PM - 10:30PM
M3

PoCoG Breakfast - Early Career Research Mentoring Workshop

7:15AM - 8:30AM
P4

IPOS Plenary - Changing policy to influence implementation

9:00AM - 10:30AM
Great Hall - enter doors 7 and 8
Chair: Paul Jacobsen

COSA - Wound care and management

9:00AM - 10:30AM
M4

COSA - “Of mice and men” - SCC and melanoma

9:00AM - 10:30AM
M3
Chair: Nicholas Saunders
Sponsored by:

COSA - Next-gen lung cancer management

9:00AM - 10:30AM
P3
Chair: Kwun Fong

COSA Best of the Best Orals: Health Services

9:00AM - 10:30AM
M2
Chair: Kathleen Quartermaine
Discussant: Sanchia Aranda

COSA Best of the Best Orals: Clinical Sciences

9:00AM - 10:30AM
M1
Chair: David Ball
Discussant: Stirling Moorey

COSA Best of the Best Orals: Epidemiology

9:00AM - 10:30AM
P1
Discussant: Penelope Webb

Joint morning tea and poster viewing

10:30AM - 11:00AM
Exhibition Hall (Hall 1a)

COSA Plenary: Beyond the surface

11:00AM - 12:30PM
Great Hall - enter doors 7 and 8
Sponsored by:

IPOS Symposium - In sickness and in health: Coping and needs of spouses and children caring for adult and older cancer patients, clinical observations and research data

11:00AM - 12:30PM
P5
Chair: Gil Goldzweig

IPOS Symposium - Exploring the role of peer support in psychosocial care: From research to practice

11:00AM - 12:30PM
P4
Chair: Hannah Lunnay

IPOS - 'I’m worn out' – Fatigue and sleep issues affecting people with cancer

11:00AM - 12:30PM
M4
Chair: Robert Zachariae

IPOS - Screening for distress, what have we learned?

11:00AM - 12:30PM
M3
Chair: Richard Brown

IPOS - Enhancing psychological outcomes - Community, consumer and health professional initiatives

11:00AM - 12:30PM
M1
Chair: Laura Kirsten

IPOS - Burnt out or just feeling the heat - Health professional burnout and workforce issues

11:00AM - 12:30PM
M2
Chair: Afaf Girgis

IPOS - Interventions to reduce distress and promote well-being

11:00AM - 12:30PM
P3
Chair: Samantha Clutton

IPOS - Taking a biopsychosocial approach, exploring biological contributions to psychosocial status

11:00AM - 12:30PM
P1
Chair: Brian Kelly

Joint lunch

12:30PM - 1:30PM
Exhibition Hall (Hall 1a)

COSA AGM

12:30PM - 1:30PM
Great Hall - enter doors 7 and 8

IPOS - Ongoing trials in progress (Oral poster presentations)

12:50PM - 1:30PM
Theatrette 1 in Exhibition Hall
Chair: Monika Janda
Discussant: Elizabeth Eakin

Joint Plenary Panel Discussion: Responding to challenges in the treatment of patients with melanoma and skin cancer

1:30PM - 3:00PM
Great Hall - enter doors 7 and 8
Chair: Matthew Loscalzo

Joint afternoon tea

3:00PM - 4:00PM
Exhibition Hall (Hall 1a)
Sponsored by:

IPOS Posters: The Best of the Best

The Best of the Best
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Exhibition Hall (Hall 1a)

IPOS Posters: Trials in Progress

Trials in Progress
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Exhibition Hall (Hall 1a)

IPOS Posters: Clinical Issues, Case Reports and Service Delivery

Clinical Issues, Case reports and Service delivery
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Exhibition Hall (Hall 1a)

COSA Posters: Translational Research

3:00PM - 4:00PM
Exhibition Hall (Hall 1a)

COSA Posters: Education and Supportive Care

3:00PM - 4:00PM
Exhibition Hall (Hall 1a)

COSA Best of the Best Posters: Translational Research

3:15PM - 4:00PM
Theatrette 1 in Exhibition Hall
Chair: Shomik Sengupta
Discussant: Jon Emery

COSA Best of the Best Posters: Education and Supportive Care

3:15PM - 4:00PM
Theatrette 2 in Exhibition Hall
Chair: Gillian Mitchell
Discussant: Afaf Girgis

COSA - Effects of therapy: “It’s not only skin deep”

4:00PM - 5:30PM
Great Hall - enter doors 7 and 8
Chair: Leanne Stone

COSA - Minding your P's and Q's: Psychosocial aspects of urologic cancer

4:00PM - 5:30PM
M4
Chair: Shomik Sengupta

COSA - Managing non melanomatous skin cancer

4:00PM - 5:30PM
M3
Chair: Bryan Burmeister

IPOS - Translating training into practice: Examining the process from training to implementation

4:00PM - 5:30PM
P4
Chair: Catalina Lawsin

IPOS Symposium - Optimising family’s adjustment during the transition from palliative care to bereavement

4:00PM - 5:30PM
P1
Chair: Youngmee Kim

IPOS - Innovative approaches to psychological intervention (Griffith University)

4:00PM - 5:30PM
P5
Chair: Suzanne Chambers
Discussant: Stephen Lepore

IPOS - Screening for distress: A practical guide to what really works

4:00PM - 5:30PM
P2
Chair: Hannah Lunnay
and : Jane Turner

IPOS - Living, loving and working - issues for survivors

4:00PM - 5:30PM
M1
Chair: Carrie Lethborg

IPOS - Doing it tough: Cancers associated with high morbidity

4:00PM - 5:30PM
M2
Chair: Patsy Yates

IPOS - A global perspective, culture and cancer experiences

4:00PM - 5:30PM
P3
Chair: Michael Jefford

COSA - Complementary & Integrative Therapies Group Meeting

5:30PM - 6:30PM
M4

COSA - Urologic Group Meeting

5:30PM - 6:30PM
M3

COSA-IPOS Joint Conference Dinner

7:00PM - 9:00PM
Plaza Terrace

COSA Breakfast Symposium - Quality and Safety in Cancer Care. Bridging the gap between the practice and policy.

7:15AM - 8:45AM
M1
Chair: Tim Shaw

Joint Breakfast Symposia: Launch of PoCoG SOPs - Streamlining psycho-oncology research – introducing psycho-oncology Standard Operating Procedures & how to use them

7:15AM - 8:45AM
M2
Chair: Melanie Price

COSA Plenary - Who you are, where you live and how much money you earn: Inequalities in cancer care

9:00AM - 10:30AM
Great Hall - enter doors 7 and 8
Chair: Victoria Jones

ASCO/IPOS/COSA Symposium - Optimising outcomes after lung cancer – Targets and strategies (Part A)

9:00AM - 10:30AM
M3
Chair: Helen Zorbas
Sponsored by:

IPOS - Side-effects, symptoms and psyche, inter-relationships of physical symptoms and adjustment

9:00AM - 10:30AM
M4
Chair: Meinir Krishnasamy

IPOS - Not an even playing field - Factors affecting adjustment of survivors

9:00AM - 10:30AM
M1
Chair: Haryana Dhillon

IPOS - What if? Psychosocial issues associated with increased genetic risk of cancer

9:00AM - 10:30AM
M2
Chair: Maggie Watson

IPOS - More measurement - A closer look at assessment in psycho-oncology

9:00AM - 10:30AM
P1
Chair: Melanie Price

IPOS - Focused communication skills training in oncology - What works?

9:00AM - 10:30AM
P3
Chair: Paul Katris

IPOS - Distress and quality of life - The big picture

9:00AM - 10:30AM
P4
Chair: Kerrie Clover

Joint morning tea

10:30AM - 11:00AM
Exhibition Hall (Hall 1a)

ASCO/IPOS/COSA Symposium - Optimising outcomes after lung cancer: Targets and strategies (Part B)

11:00AM - 12:30PM
M3
Chair: Bogda Koczwara

IPOS Symposium - Integration of psychosocial support throughout cancer care: Perspectives from around the globe

11:00AM - 12:30PM
P1
Chair: Catalina Lawsin

IPOS Symposium - An international perspective on advances in the treatment of fear of cancer recurrence

11:00AM - 12:30PM
P3
Chair: Belinda Thewes
discussant: Phyllis Butow

COSA - A-Z of mental health: An update for clinical practitioners

11:00AM - 12:30PM
Great Hall - enter doors 7 and 8
Chair: Dianne Clifton

COSA - Breast cancer: The challenge of diagnostic uncertainty

11:00AM - 12:30PM
M4
Chair: Owen Ung

COSA - Gut instinct: Getting it right in bowel cancer diagnosis, treatment and care

11:00AM - 12:30PM
M1
Chair: David Goldstein

COSA Symposium - Translating the evidence to improve cancer care for Indigenous people

11:00AM - 12:30PM
M2
Chair: Dianne O'Connell

COSA Best of the Best Orals: Supportive Care

11:00AM - 12:30PM
P4
Chair: Melanie Price
Discussant: Galina Velikova

Joint lunch

12:30PM - 1:30PM
Exhibition Hall (Hall 1a)

COSA Plenary: Presidential Lecture Professor Ian Frazer AC

1:30PM - 3:00PM
Great Hall - enter doors 7 and 8
Chair: Bogda Koczwara

IPOS Awards Plenary: Featuring Bernard Fox Memorial and Arthur M. Sutherland Awards Lectures

1:30PM - 3:00PM
M4
Chairs: David Kissane & Barry Bultz

Joint Plenary Hot Topic Debate - Whose life is it anyway? Arguing for greater regulation to promote optimal outcomes in oncology

3:00PM - 4:00PM
Great Hall - enter doors 7 and 8
Facilitator: Adam Spencer