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The 8th Princess Margaret Hospital Conference: Developments in Cancer Management: Conquering Cancer in our Lifetime

October 16 - 18, 2008

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Hilton Toronto

 

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION:
Imedex, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Imedex, LLC designates this educational activity for a maximum of 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
This educational activity is intended for physicians, nurses and other health care practitioners involved or interested in the management of patients with cancer.

 

OBJECTIVES:
After successful completion of this course, attendees should be able to:
• Develop a comprehensive approach to the state of the art management of lung, breast, head and neck, gynecologic, gastrointestinal, genitourinary cancers, hematologic malignancies and sarcomas
• Integrate the latest advances in molecularly targeted therapy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgical options for patients with malignancies into clinical practice
• Provide an in-depth description of current and emerging therapeutic options including their development and utility in cancer management
• Describe the role of medical imaging and informatics in cancer diagnosis and treatment
• Identify and manage supportive care and symptom management issues involved in caring for patients with cancer
• Discuss the rationale for the development of new cancer treatments based on underlying molecular mechanisms

Diponkar Banerjee, MBChB, PhD
British Columbia Cancer Agency
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Michael Barton, MB
South West Sydney Clinical School
University of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia

Jerry J. Battista, PhD
London Regional Cancer Centre
London, Ontario, Canada

Robert Bell, MD
University Health Network
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Andrea Bezjak, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Martin Blackstein, MD, PhD
Mount Sinai Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

James Brenton, MD
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Patrice Bret, MD
University Health Network
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Robert G. Bristow, MD, PhD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kristy Brock, PhD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Rena Buckstein, MD
Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ann Chambers, PhD
London Health Sciences Centre
London, Ontario, Canada

Eric X. Chen, MD, PhD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Peter Chung, MBChB
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mark Clemons, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Allan Covens, MD
Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Michael Crump, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Bernard Cummings, MBChB
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Alastair Cunningham, PhD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

John R. Cunningham, PhD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Laura A. Dawson, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Susan Done, MBBChir, PhD
Ontario Cancer Institute
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Diane Doran, PhD, RN
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

William K. Evans, MD
Juravinski Cancer Centre
Hamilton Health Sciences
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Ronald Feld, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Peter Ferguson, MD
Mount Sinai Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Anthony Finelli, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Neil Fleshner, MD, MPH
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Michael Friedlander, MD
University of New South Wales
and Prince of Wales Hospital
Sydney, Australia

Anthony Fyles, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Steven Gallinger, MD
Mount Sinai Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

David Gianfelice, MD
Toronto General Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ralph Gilbert, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mary K. Gospodarowicz, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Esther Green, RN
Cancer Care Ontario
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Abha Gupta, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

David W. Hedley, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Richard Hill, PhD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Hal W. Hirte, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

David Hodgson, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

David Hogg, MD
Toronto General Research Institute
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Doris Howell, PhD, RN
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Alan Hudson, MD
Cancer Care Ontario
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jonathan C. Irish, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Alexandro Jadad, MD, DPhil
Toronto General Research Institute
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

David Jaffray, PhD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Michael Jewett, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kartik Jhaveri, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Michael R. Johnston, MD
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Erin Kennedy, MD
Toronto General Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Rama Khokha, PhD
Ontario Cancer Institute
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

John Kim, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jennifer Knox, MD, MSc
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Vickie Kong, MRT(T)
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Anne Lee, MD
Pamela Youde Nethersole
Eastern Hospital
Chai Wan, Hong Kong

Fei Fei Liu, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

William Mackillop, MD
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Leon Massuger, MD, PhD
Radboud University
Medical Centre
Nijmegen, The Netherlands

David McCready, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sandra Mitchell, CRNP, AOCN, PhD
National Institute of Health
Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Faye Montgomery, MRT(T)
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Malcolm J. Moore, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Joan Murphy, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ole Nielsen, MD
Aarhus University Hospital
Aarhus, Denmark

Pam Ohashi, PhD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Amita Oza, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

David Payne, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Bayardo Perez-Ordonez, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Eugenia Piliotis, MD
Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kathleen I. Pritchard, MD
Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Michael Rauth, PhD
Princes Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Donna Reece, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jolie Ringash, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Heidi Roberts, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Gary Rodin, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Barry Rosen, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Peter Selby, MD
Leeds Institute of
Molecular Medicine
St James University Hospital
Leeds, United Kingdom

Patricia Shaw, MD
Toronto General Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Frances A. Shepherd, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dietmar Siemann, PhD
University of Florida College of Medicine
Gainesville, Florida, United States

Lillian L. Siu, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Joyce Slingerland, MD, PhD
University of Miami
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Miami, Florida, United States

Jeremy Sturgeon, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Terrence Sullivan, PhD
Cancer Care Ontario
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Simon Sutcliffe, MD
British Columbia Cancer Agency
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Carol Swallow, MD, PhD
Mount Sinai Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ian Tannock, MD, PhD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Bryce Taylor, MD
Toronto General Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dan Theodorescu, MD, PhD
Paul Mellon Urologic Cancer Institute
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

Gillian Thomas, MD
Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Lorenz Trümper, MD, PhD
University of Göttingen
Göttingen, Germany

Richard Tsang, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

John Waldron, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Padraig Warde, MB
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Robert Weersink, PhD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Terry West, BA, MRT(T)
Princess Margaret Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Timothy Whelan, MD
Juravinski Cancer Centre
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

William R. Wilson, PhD
Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre
The University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand

Shun Wong, MD
Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

John W. Wong, PhD
John Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Martin Yaffe, PhD
Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ivan Yeung, PhD
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

John Zalcberg, MB, BS, PhD
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute
Melbourne, Australia


Thursday, October 16, 2008

7:00 am
Registration and breakfast

8:00 am
Welcome and introductions

Lecture
8:15 am
Session I: Keynote address
The Unexpected Consequences of Being a Research Fellow at PMH/OCI - Psychosocial and Proteomics
Peter Selby, MD

Lecture
Session IIa: Recent advances in breast cancer
Moderator: Mark Clemons, MD
*Sessions IIa, IIb and IIc will run concurrently

9:00 am
Tailored adjuvant systemic therapy for breast cancer: Myth or reality?
Kathleen I. Pritchard, MD

discussion
9:20 am
Discussion

9:30 am
Recent and future developments in breast cancer imaging
Martin Yaffe, PhD

9:45 am
Rationale for targeting Src in breast cancer therapy
Joyce Slingerland, MD, PhD

discussion
10:00 am
Discussion

10:15 am
Coffee break

10:40 am
The evolution of sentinel lymph node biopsy
David McCready, MD

discussion
10: 55 am
Discussion

11:00 am
Classification of breast cancer in the molecular era
Susan Done, MBBChir, PhD

discussion
11:15 am
Discussion

11:20 am
Optimizing adjuvant radiation therapy for breast cancer
Timothy Whelan, MD

discussion
11:35 am
Discussion

11:40 am
Highlights of translational research from the Campbell Family Institute
Pam Ohashi, PhD

Lecture
Session IIb: Recent advances in head and neck cancer
Moderators: Eric X. Chen, MD, PhD and Ralph Gilbert, MD

9:00 am
Advances in the management of nasopharyngeal cancer
Anne Lee, MD

9:45 am
Role of anatomic pathologists in molecular diagnosis of head and neck cancer
Bayardo Perez-Ordonez, MD

10:00 am
Coffee break

10:20 am
Translational research in head and neck cancer
Fei Fei Liu, MD

10:35 am
Molecular targeted approaches to head and neck cancer
Lillian L. Siu, MD

10:50 am
Quality of life in the era of chemoradiation
Jolie Ringash, MD

11:05 am
PET/CT for clinical decision making in the management of head and neck cancer
John Waldron, MD

11:20 am
Guided therapeutics: Innovations in head and neck surgical oncology
Jonathan C. Irish, MD

11:35 am
IMRT and Image guided radiotherapy in the management of head and neck cancer
John Kim, MD

discussion
11:50 am
Discussion

Session IIc: Recent advances in gynecologic cancers
Moderators: Amit Oza, MD and Barry Rosen, MD

Lecture
Novel therapeutics in gynecologic cancers

9:00 am
Molecular studies in ovarian cancer
James Brenton,MD

9:30 am
Targeted therapy for gynecologic cancers
Amit Oza, MD

10:00 am
Coffee break

10:20 am
Biology response controversies and advances in BRCA related ovarian cancer: Lessons learned and future directions
Michael Friedlander, MD

Lecture
Controversies in early endometrial cancer

10:40 am
Risk-adapted approach to surgical staging
Leon Massuger, MD, PhD

11:00 am
External beam RT or brachytherapy?
Gillian Thomas, MD

Debate
11:30 am
Debate: Women with high-risk early-stage endometrial cancer should receive adjuvant chemotherapy
In favour: Michael Friedlander, MD | Opposed: Hal W. Hirte, MD

12:00 pm
Lunch Symposium

Lecture
1:30 pm
Session III: Keynote address: Oncology pathology – The past, the present and the future
Diponkar Banerjee, MBChB, PhD

Lecture
Session IVa: Recent advances in lymphoma
Moderator: Michael Crump, MD
*Sessions IVa, IVb and IVc run concurrently

2:15 pm
Advances in biology and treatment of aggressive lymphomas
Lorenz Trümper, MD, PhD

3:15 pm
Coffee break

panel discussion
3:35 pm
Poster discussion

3:50 pm
The current role of radiation therapy in the treatment of lymphoma
Mary K. Gospodarowicz, MD

4:25 pm
The contemporary management of multiple myeloma
Donna reece, MD

panel discussion
5:00 pm
Panel discussion: Special considerations in extranodal lymphoma
Rena Buckstein, MD and Richard Tsang, MD

Surviving lymphoma: Late effects of therapy
David Hodgson, MD

Innovative therapy for T cell lymphoma
Eugenia Piliotis, MD

Lecture
Session IVb: Recent advances in lung cancer
Moderators: Ronald Feld, MD and David Payne, MD

2:15 pm
Will CT screening reduce overall lung cancer mortality?
Heidi Roberts, MD

discussion
2:35 pm
Discussion

2:45 pm
Progress in mesothelioma
Michael R. Johnston, MD

discussion
3:05 pm
Discussion

3:15 pm
Coffee break

3:35 pm
Changing the cure rate of lung cancer with radiotherapy
Andrea Bezjak, MD

discussion
3:55 pm
Discussion

4:05 pm
Integrating molecular profiling into patient selection for lung cancer therapy
Frances A. Shepherd, MD

discussion
4:25 pm
Discussion

4:35 pm
Cost effectiveness of targeted therapy in lung cancer
William K. Evans, MD

discussion
4:55 pm
Discussion

panel discussion
5:05 pm
Clinical case discussion

discussion
5:25 pm
Discussion

Session IVc: Controversies in ovarian cancer
Moderators: Anthony Fyles, MD and Joan Murphy, MD

Lecture
Image guided therapy and fertility-sparing surgery

2:15 pm
Sentinel node dissection in vulvar cancer
Leon Massuger, MD,PhD

2:40 pm
Fertility-sparing surgery in cervix cancer
Allan Covens, MD

3:15 pm
Coffee break

3:35 pm
Image-guided adaptive radiation therapy
Anthony Fyles, MD

4:00 pm
New paradigms in serous ovarian cancer
Patricia Shaw, MD

4:25 pm
Ovarian cancer prevention
Barry Rosen, MD

panel discussion
4:50 pm
Poster discussion
James Brenton, MD and Hal W. Hirte, MD


Friday, October 17, 2008

7:00 am
Registration and breakfast

8:00 am
Welcome and introductions

Lecture
8:15 am
Session V: Keynote address—Achieving the achievable in cancer control
William Mackillop, MD

Lecture
Session VIa: Challenges in cancer control
Moderator: Mary K. Gospodarowicz, MD
*Sessions VIa, VIb, VIc run concurrently

9:00 am
Managing the growing burden of cancer
Terrence Sullivan, PhD

9:15 am
Radiotherapy in low and middle income countries
Michael Barton, MB

9:30 am
Access, quality and information
Alan Hudson, MD

discussion
9:45 am
Discussion

10:00 am
Coffee break

Lecture
Promising solutions
Moderator: David Jaffray, PhD

10:20 am
Molecular oncology and personalized medicine
Simon Sutcliffe, MD

10:45 am
The promise of modern imaging
Patrice Bret, MD

11:05 am
Promise of eHealth
Alexandro Jadad, MD, DPhil

discussion
11:30 am
Discussion

Lecture
Session VIb: Recent advances in gastrointestinal malignancies
Moderators: Bryce Taylor, MD and Shun Wong, MD

9:00 am
The development and the future of chemoradiation in anal canal cancer
Bernard Cummings, MBChB

9:20 am
Quality of life and decision making in surgery for rectal cancer
Erin Kennedy, MD

9:40 am
MRI in the staging of rectal cancer
Kartik Jhaveri, MD

discussion
9:55 am
Discussion

10:00 am
Coffee break

10:20 am
Chemotherapy in advanced colorectal cancer
John Zalcberg, MB,BS, PhD

10:50 am
Pancreatic cancer genomics
Steven Gallinger, MD

11:05 am
Preclinical testing of novel treatments in pancreas cancer xenograft models
David W. Hedley, MD

11:20 am
Putting drug development into practice for pancreas cancer
Malcolm J. Moore, MD

11:35 am
High precision radiation therapy for cancers of the upper abdomen
Laura A. Dawson, MD

discussion
11:50 am
Discussion

Lecture
Session VIc: Improving the patient experience
Moderators: Faye Montgomery, MRT(T) and Terry West, BA, MRT(T)

9:00 am
Patient-centered outcomes: Forward thinking care in a time of opportunity
Diane Doran, PhD, RN

9:30 am
Patient-family reported outcomes in cancer: Symptom experience
Doris Howell, PhD, RN

9:45 am
Oncology nursing: Leading the way Esther Green, RN

10:00 am
Coffee break

10:20 am
Determinants of functional performance in long-term survivors of allogeneic stem cell transplantation with chronic graft versus host disease
Sandra Mitchell, CRNP, PhD, AOCN

10:35 am
Acute toxicity for prostatectomy patients receiving intensity modulated radiotherapy
Vickie Kong, MRT(T)

10:50 am
The science of supportive care: A research framework for psychosocial oncology and palliative care
Gary Rodin, MD

11:05 am
The healing journey: Teaching self-healing to motivated cancer patients from 1980-2008
Alastair Cunningham, PhD

panel discussion
11:20 am
Panel discussion

12:00 pm
Lunch

Lecture
1:30 pm
Session VII: Keynote address: Novel paradigms in personalized medicine and drug discovery for cancer
Dan Theodorescu, MD, PhD

Session VIIIa: Evolution in the management of genitourinary cancers at PMH
Moderators: Neil Fleschner, MD, MPH, Jennifer Knox, MD, and Jeremy Sturgeon, MD
*Sessions VIIIa, VIIIb and VIIIc run concurrently

Lecture
Prostate cancer

2:15 pm
Prevention: From the unknown to the doable
Neil Fleshner, MD, MPH

2:35 pm
Evolution of chemotherapy for hormone refractory prostate cancer
Ian Tannock, MD, PhD

discussion
2:55 pm
Discussion

3:15 pm
Coffee break

Lecture
Testicular cancer: Modern paradigm of a curable cancer

3:35 pm
Seminoma: “From more to less”
Padraig Warde, MB

3:50 pm
Non Seminoma: Evolving role of retroperitoneal lymph node dissection
Michael Jewett, MD

4:15 pm
Individualized cancer therapy
Robert G. Bristow, MD, PhD

discussion
4:35 pm
Discussion

Lecture
Surgical management of kidney cancer: The legacy of the Robson nephrectomy

4:45 pm
From Robson to radiofrequency- evolution of surgical management of renal carcinoma
Anthony Finelli, MD

discussion
5:05 pm
Discussion

Lecture
Session VIIIb: Impact and promise of technology and informatics
Moderators: John R. Cunningham, PhD and David Jaffray, PhD

2:15 pm
Opening remarks
John R. Cunningham, PhD and David Jaffray, PhD

2:30 pm
IMRT/IGRT: Intensity-modulated radiotherapy with image guidance
Jerry J. Battista, PhD

3:15 pm
Coffee break

3:35 pm
Surgical interventions
David Gianfelice, MD

Lecture
“Rapid Fire”

4:20 pm
Image registration
Kristy Brock, PhD

4:35 pm
CT perfusion imaging
Ivan Yeung, PhD

4:50 pm
Integrating optical information with volumetric imaging
Robert Weersink, PhD

5:05 pm
Informatics and information
John W. Wong, PhD

Lecture
Session VIIIc: Sarcoma
Moderators: Robert Bell, MD and David Hogg, MD

2:15 pm
Contributions of EORTC trials to the management of sarcoma
Ole Nielsen, MD

2:45 pm
Surgical considerations in extremity sarcoma
Peter Ferguson, MD

discussion
3:05 pm
Discussion

3:15 pm
Coffee break

3:35 pm
Radiotherapy considerations in extremity sarcoma
Peter Chung, MBChB

discussion
3:45 pm
Discussion

3:50 pm
Management of retroperitoneal sarcomas
Carol Swallow, MD, PhD

discussion
4:10 pm
Discussion

4:15 pm
Targeted therapy in management of gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST)
Martin Blackstein, MD, PhD

discussion
4:35 pm
Discussion

4:40 pm
Current status of chemotherapy for primary bone sarcomas
Abha Gupta, MD

5:00 pm
Discussion
David Hogg, MD

5:30 pm
Adjourn


Saturday, October 18, 2008

7:15 am
Registration and breakfast

8:00 am
Welcome and introductions

Lecture
8:15 am
Session IX: Keynote address: The microenvironment of solid tumours and response to systemic treatment
Ian Tannock, MD, PhD

Lecture
Session X: Tapping into the tumour microenvironment for therapeutic gain
Moderators: Richard Hill, PhD and Michael Rauth, PhD

9:00 am
Radiation activated molecules targeting hypoxic cells
William R. Wilson, PhD

discussion
9:15 am
Discussion

9:30 am
Vascular disruption and antiangiogenesis
Dietmar Siemann, PhD

discussion
9:45 am
Discussion

10:00 am
Coffee break

10:20 am
Imaging cells as they metastasize
Ann Chambers, PhD

10:50 am
Microenvironmental effects on carcinogenesis
Rama Khokha, PhD

11:20 am
Fifteen years of measuring hypoxia in cervical cancer: What have we learned?
Anthony Fyles, MD

panel discussion
11:50 am
Panel discussion

12:20 pm
Closing remarks

12:30 pm
Adjourn

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For the convenience of attendees, a limited number of rooms have been reserved until Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at a discounted rate of $229 CAD single/double occupancy, plus tax, currently at 5% provincial sales tax, 6% goods and services tax, and 3% destination marketing fee. This rate is not guaranteed outside the conference dates or after Tuesday, September 23, 2008.

To reserve your room please contact the Hilton Toronto reservations department at +1 (416) 869 3456 or visit the hotel’s website at www.toronto.hilton.com. To receive the group rate, callers must identify themselves as being with the 8th Princess Margaret Hospital Conference: Conquering Cancer in our Lifetime group. Internet users must enter the meeting promotional code: IMED08.. To receive the group rate, callers must identify themselves as being with the 8th Princess Margaret Hospital Conference: Conquering Cancer in our Lifetime group. Reservation requests received after Tuesday, September 23, 2008 may not be guaranteed the group rate.

To register for a hotel room and receive a discount for attending the meeting; please visit the hotels website http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/TORHIHH-IMED08-20081011/index.jhtml

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ORGANIZERS:
Pamela Catton, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ronald Feld, MD
Princess Margaret Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Richard Hill, PhD
Princess Margaret Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:
Andrea Bezjak
James Brierley
Pamela Catton
Michael Crump
Bernard Cummings
Mary Elliott
Ronald Feld
Barbara Fitzgerald
Neil Fleshner
Anthony Fyles
Mary K. Gospodarowicz
Anna Greenberg
Richard Hill
Michael Jewett
David McCready
Hans A. Messner
Jeffrey Myers
Naomi Miller
Faye Montgomery
Martin O’Malley
Ian Quirt
Michael Sharpe
Frances A. Shepherd
Janice Stewart
Ian Tannock
John Waldron
David Warr

 

LETTER FROM THE ORGANIZERS:
Dear Colleague,
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in The 8th Princess Margaret Hospital Conference, Developments in Cancer Management: Conquering Cancer in our Lifetime, to be held October 16-18, 2008 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  This year we are especially proud to be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Princess Margaret Hospital and the Ontario Cancer Institute.

Year after year, this conference enjoys great success, as indicated by participant evaluations.  Attendees have offered praise for the quality of the scientific agenda and the speakers, and state that participation in the conference greatly enhances their knowledge of state-of-the-art cancer research and management.

This year, the Organizing Committee has created yet another excellent scientific agenda in conjunction with the Ontario Cancer Institute aimed at updating attendees on standard cancer therapies and new experimental programs, with in-depth examination of novel therapies and their future role in clinical practice. The general focus of the discussions will highlight how new information may apply to the treatment of cancer patients in your own institution or practice setting. The internationally renowned faculty includes members of the Princess Margaret Hospital community, one of the largest multidisciplinary cancer centres in North America and a pioneer in basic research and development of new cancer treatments.

PMH continues to be a leader in the cancer arena with alumni spread across the world, significantly impacting modern approaches to cancer research and management. As a result, PMH is happy to have their distinguished alumni from around the globe provide keynote lectures in various therapy areas within the field of oncology.

We are particularly proud to hold this meeting in the city of Toronto, one of the most beautiful and safest cities in North America.  Excellent museums and interesting sites abound throughout the city, which is also located less than two hours from Niagara Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world. Because of the city’s multicultural character, there are plenty of restaurant choices to sample cuisine that is among the best in the world. We hope you will make time to partake in all the city has to offer while updating your knowledge in state-of-the-art cancer research and management. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Toronto in October 2008!

Sincerely,

Pamela Catton, MD
Ronald Feld, MD
Richard Hill, PhD

 

Discounted Airfares
Contact Congress travel agent, Williamsburg Travel, for assistance with your travel needs. Williamsburg Travel can also accommodate pre- and
post-Congress extensions.
Tel.: +1 (888) 232 9394 or +1 (770) 261 8613
Email: judit@willtrav.com

 

Conference Location and Registration
The Registration and Information Desk will be staffed:

Thursday, October 16, 2008
7:00 am – 5:30 pm

Friday, October 17, 2008
7:00 am – 5:30 pm

Saturday, October 18, 2008
7:00 am – 12:30 pm

Hilton Toronto
145 Richmond Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5H 2L2
Tel.: +1 (416) 869 3456
Fax: +1 (416) 869 3187

 

Important Dates:
Discounted Registration Deadline
August 14, 2008

Abstract Submission Deadline
August 7, 2008

Abstract Notifications Mailed
September 10, 2008

Abstract Presenter Registration Deadline
October 2, 2008

Regular Registration Deadline
October 8, 2008

Conference Dates
October 16-18, 2008

 

ALUMNI DINNER
A PMH Alumni Dinner is planned for the evening of Friday October 17th.

The PMH Cancer Program will handle Alumni Dinner registration confirmation and payment collection directly.  For questions regarding the Alumni Dinner please contact Sonia Costantino at +1 (416) 946 2380 or pmh50th@uhn.on.ca.


ORGANIZER
Imedex
11675 Rainwater Drive, Suite 600
Alpharetta, GA 30009, USA
Tel.: +1 (770) 751 7332
Fax: +1 (770) 751 7334
Email: meetings@imedex.com
Web: www.imedex.com

Download the final presentations as presented at:
The 8th Princess Margaret Hospital Conference: Developments in Cancer Management:
Conquering Cancer in our Lifetime

Please click the link after each faculty member's name to download the presentation slides.
Facutly have been listed in alpha order and by the time in which the presentation took place.

Diponkar Banerjee, MBChB, PhD
1330 Banerjee

Michael Barton, MB
0915 Barton

Jerry J. Battista, PhD

Andrea Bezjak, MD
1535 Bezjak

Martin Blackstein, MD, PhD
1615 Blackstein

James Brenton, MD

Patrice Bret, MD
1045 Bret

Robert G. Bristow, MD, PhD
1615 Bristow

Kristy Brock, PhD
1620 Brock

Rena Buckstein, MD
1700 Buckstein

Ann Chambers, PhD
1020 Chambers

Peter Chung, MBChB
1535 Chung

Allan Covens, MD
1440 Covens

Bernard Cummings, MBChB
0900 Cummings

Alastair Cunningham, PhD
1105 Cunningham

Laura A. Dawson, MD
1135 Dawson

Susan Done, MBBChir, PhD
1100 Done

Diane Doran, PhD, RN

William K. Evans, MD
1635 Evans

Peter Ferguson, MD
1445 Fergurson

Anthony Finelli, MD
1645 Finelli

Neil Fleshner, MD, MPH
1415 Fleshner

Michael Friedlander, MD
1020 Friedlander

1130 Friedlander

Anthony Fyles, MD
1120 Fyles

1535 Fyles

Steven Gallinger, MD
1050 gallinger

Mary K. Gospodarowicz, MD
1550 Gospodarowicz

Esther Green, RN
0945 Green

Abha Gupta, MD
1640 Gupta

David W. Hedley, MD
1105 Hedley

Hal W. Hirte, MD
1130 Hirte

David Hodgson, MD
1700 Hodgson

Doris Howell, PhD, RN
0930 Howell

Alan Hudson, MD
0930 Hudson

Jonathan C. Irish, MD
1120 Irish

Alexandro Jadad, MD, DPhil
1105 Jadad

Michael Jewett, MD
1550 Jewett

Kartik Jhaveri, MD
0940 Jhaveri

Michael R. Johnston, MD
1445 Johnston

Erin Kennedy, MD
0920 Kennedy

Rama Khokha, PhD
1050 Khokha

John Kim, MD

Vickie Kong, MRT(T)
1035 Kong

Anne Lee, MD
900 Lee

Fei Fei Liu, MD
1020 Liu

William Mackillop, MD
0815 Mackillop

Leon Massuger, MD, PhD
1040 Massuger

David McCready, MD

Sandra Mitchell, CRNP, AOCN, PhD
1020 Mitchell

Malcolm J. Moore, MD
1120 Moore

Ole Nielsen, MD
1415 Nielsen

Pam Ohashi, PhD
1140 Ohashi

Amita Oza, MD
930 Oza

Bayardo Perez-Ordonez, MD
0945 Perez Ordonez

Eugenia Piliotis, MD
1700 Piliotis

Kathleen I. Pritchard, MD
0900 Pritchard

Michael Rauth, PhD

Donna Reece, MD
1625 Reece

Jolie Ringash, MD
1050 Ringash

Heidi Roberts, MD
1415 Roberts

Gary Rodin, MD
1050 Rodin

Barry Rosen, MD
1625 Rosen

Peter Selby, MD
0815 Selby

Patricia Shaw, MD
1600 Shaw

Frances A. Shepherd, MD
1605 Shepherd -final [Compatibility Mode]

Dietmar Siemann, PhD
0930 Siemann

Lillian L. Siu, MD
1035 Siu

Joyce Slingerland, MD, PhD
0945 Slingerland

Terrence Sullivan, PhD
0900 Sullivan

Simon Sutcliffe, MD
1020 Sutcliffe

Carol Swallow, MD, PhD
1550 Swallow

Ian Tannock, MD, PhD
0815 Tannock

1435 Tannock

Dan Theodorescu, MD, PhD
1330 Theodorescu

Gillian Thomas, MD
1100 Thomas

Lorenz Trümper, MD, PhD
1415 Trumper

Richard Tsang, MD

John Waldron, MD

Padraig Warde, MB
1535 Warde

Robert Weersink, PhD
1650 Weersink

Timothy Whelan, MD
1120 Whelan

William R. Wilson, PhD
0900 Wilson

John W. Wong, PhD
1535 Wong

Martin Yaffe, PhD
0930 Yaffe

Ivan Yeung, PhD
1635 Yeung

John Zalcberg, MB, BS, PhD
1020 Zalcberg

In our continuing effort to provide conference attendees with a permanent copy of the information discussed at this meeting, a summary and/or presentation have been requested from the speakers at this meeting. While every effort has been made to secure this information, in some cases these requests are not fulfilled by a speaker for a variety of reasons. We appreciate your understanding in our quest to provide you with the most updated and complete information possible, and are confident that you will have an enjoyable and educational experience.

 

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CORPORATE SUPPORT:
The following companies have provided unrestricted educational grants in support of this Conference:

 

Platinum

amgen

Corporate

roche

Lilly

 

Exhibitor

az

bms

merck

Novartis

merck
pfizer
sp canada

sp canada

wyeth

 

Several options are available to companies interested in supporting this Conference. For more information, please contact Imedex at +1 (770) 751 7332, or by email at cme@imedex.com.