PROGRAM - Australian Precision Oncology Symposium, 2018

Friday 7 September 2018

8:00am Arrival & Breakfast  
9:00am Welcome Prof David Thomas
  Symposium Launch

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Health

Session 1: Precision medicine  
Chair: Prof David Thomas
9:20am Plenary: Precision cancer medicine: past, present and future Razelle Kurzrock MD
UC San Diego, Moores Cancer Center 
10:20am Melanoma genomics for classification, prediction and prognosis - works in progress

Prof Graham Mann
Centre for Cancer Research, The Westmead Institute of Medical Research

10:45am Molecular oncology testing: an Australian medical oncologist’s perspective Prof Michael Brown
Centre for Cancer Biology
11:00am Morning Tea
Session 2: The Australian precision medicine context
Chair: Prof Michael Brown
11:30am Zero Childhood Cancer: comprehensive precision medicine for high-risk child cancer patients
Prof Michelle Haber
Childrens Cancer Institute
11:55am Towards an Australian Genomic Cancer Medicine Program Prof David Thomas
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
12:20pm Germline genetics and prostate cancer Dr Shahneen Sandhu
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
12:45pm Lunch
Session 3: Genomics in clinical practice  
Chair: Prof Sean Grimmond
1:50pm Plenary: Cancer genomics in clinical pathology Prof Stephen Fox
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
2:20pm Duck, duck, goose. rare, common, inherited, sporadic, diagnoses, monitoring, commonalities, differences, pathways, old and new therapeutic options Prof Hamish Scott
Centre for Cancer Biology
2:45pm Precision oncology - societal and ethical challenges

Mr Richard Vines
Rare Cancers Australia

3:00pm Afternoon Tea
Session 4: Commercial clinical research infrastructure
Chair: Prof Stephen Fox
3:30pm Why Australia leads the world in early phase clinical trials Dr Michael Winlo
Linear Clinical Research Limited
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
3:45pm Public health perspectives for precision oncology medicine

Dr Gemma Bilkey
Office of Population Health Genomics (OPHG) and the Office of the Chief Health Officer; Public and Aboriginal Health Department; Western Australian Department of Health



Precision oncology in Australia -
barriers and opportunities


Moderator: Richard Vines 
Panel: Dr Michael Winlo, Dr Gemma Bilkey, Mr Svend Petersen, Dr Karl Hausler, Prof Andrew Wilson, Prof Clare Scott, A/Prof Anthony Joshua

6:00pm Social function

Saturday 8 September 2018

8:00am Arrival & Breakfast  
Session 5: What genomics can teach us about cancer
Chair: Prof Tony Papenfuss

Plenary: Genomic knowledge banks for precision oncology

Dr Peter Campbell
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
9:30am The patterns of lethal melanoma evolution stratify patient survival Prof Tony Papenfuss
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
9:55am Whole genome sequencing of familial cancer Dr Nic Waddell
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
10:20am Pancreatic cancer genome discovery and precision oncology Prof Sean Grimmond
Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre
10:45am Morning Tea
Session 6: Genomic applications for disease
Chair: Dr Nic Waddell
11:15am Liquid biopsies: circulating tumour DNA for precision oncology A/Prof Sarah-Jane Dawson
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
11:40am Integrating rare and common variation: the example of breast cancer risk as a genomic disorder A/Prof Paul James
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
12:05am Rare cancer cases and their preclinical models for informing precision oncology Prof Clare Scott
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Molecular tumour board:
cases and panel discussion

Moderator: Prof David Thomas
Panel: A/Prof Luke Hesson, Prof Stephen Fox, A/Prof Kathy Tucker, Dr Mark Cowley, Dr Mandy Ballinger, Prof Clare Scott, Razelle Kurzrock

1:30pm Thank you and close
1:30pm Lunch and networking