2021 Program  

Detailed Program Print 2021 Program

Each day’s sessions are coordinated to a different time zone to accommodate delegates across the globe. We encourage you to attend live whenever possible, but for those sessions that fall at an inconvenient time, you’ll also have access to all presentations on-demand.

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Thursday 24 June, 2021    |    Friday 25 June, 2021     |   Saturday 26 June, 2021   |   Awards Sessions

Day 3 - Saturday 26 June 2021
Time Zone: Australian Central Standard Time (ACST)
Time Session Name (Click Titles to See Session Details)
08:45 - 09:00 Welcome to Day 3
Prof Joanne Bowen, MASCC Secretary
Dr Anna Boltong, MASCC Board Member
09:00 - 10:05 Plenary Session 3: Models of Supportive Care
  Prof Joanne Bowen, Day Chair
  • Supportive Care - 30 Years of MASCC with Prof Dorothy Keefe
  • Models of Supportive Care - What's the Evidence? with Dr Florian Scotté
  • Supportive Care - A Luxury in Low and Middle Income Economies? with Dr Enrique Soto Perez de Celis
10:05 - 10:20 BREAK
10:20 - 11:20 Parallel Session: The Impact of COVID-19 on Supportive Care - Session 2
  Dr Anna Boltong, Day & Session Chair
  • The Impact of COVID-19 with Prof Ian Olver
  • Oral Proffered Paper 1: Delivering Personalised Cancer Care during Covid - 19: Text Holistic Needs Assessment with Nikki Cannon
  • Oral Proffered Paper 2: COVID-19 Influence on Self Reported Symptoms in Women with Breast Cancer with Assoc Prof Susan Wesmiller
  • Oral Proffered Paper 3: Palliative Patients’ Telemedicine Experience in the State of Qatar During the COVID-19 Pandemic with Dr Azza Hassan WITHDRAWN
  • Live Q&A to follow
11:20 - 11:35 BREAK
11:35 - 12:35 Parallel Session: The Evolving Role of the Microbiome in Supportive Cancer Care Session 1 
  Prof Joanne Bowen, Day Chair
Dr Hannah Wardill, Session Chair
  • Targeting the Microbiome with Nutrition and Exercise to Improve Supportive Cancer Care and Survivorship with Dr Nicolas Hart
  • Oral Proffered Paper 1: Pre-Treatment Gut Microbiome and Radiotherapy Response and Toxicities Among Patients with Head and Neck Cancer with Dr Ghanyah Al-Qadami
  • Oral Proffered Paper 2: Antibiotic Administration Reduces Neratinib-Induced Diarrhea in Female Rats with Dr Kate Secombe
  • Live Q&A to follow
  Educational Video - Cancer Cachexia

Cancer Cachexia - A Complex Problem
  • Introduction with Dr Egidio Del Fabbro
  • Pathophysiology with Dr Jose Garcia
  • Current Treatment Options with Dr Koji Amano
  • Future Treatment with Dr Koichi Takayama
  • Live Q&A to follow
Grant Statement: Made possible by an independent educational grant from Helsinn Healthcare SA. Helsinn Healthcare SA does not have any influence on the content and all items are subject to independent peer and editorial review.
13:30 - 14:30 Parallel Session: Cancer Survivorship - What Do We Mean?
  Dr Anna Boltong, Day & Session Chair
  • The NCI/MASCC Definitions of Cancer Survivorship, Including the Rationale for this Using Such a Wide-Ranging Definition with Prof Raymond Chan
  • The "European" / Palliative Care Perspective that the Term Cancer Survivor Should be Restricted to Certain Groups with Prof Andrew Davies
  • Using Phases of Cancer Survivorship Rather than Just the Term Cancer Survivorship with Prof Larissa Nekhlyudov
  • Cancer Survivorship - A Patient's Perspective with Dr Ana Casas
  • Live Q&A to follow
14:30 - 14:45 BREAK
14:45 - 15:45 Joint Session with JASCC/MASSC - Cancer of Unknown Primary and Rare Tumours
  Prof Joanne Bowen, Day & Session Chair
Dr Mitsue Saito, Session Chair
  • Cancer of Unknown Origin - Dealing with Uncertainty with Prof Penelope Schofield
  • (Rare) Cancer Patients Unmet Needs with Regards to Supportive Care with Laureline Gatellier
  • Genetic Counselling for Hereditary Cancers with Chieko Tamura
  • Live Q&A to follow
15:45 - 16:00 BREAK
16:00 - 17:00 Meet the Experts: Patient Engagement
  Dr Anna Boltong, Day & Session Chair
  • Presentation with Anne McKenzie
  • Consumer Engagement Toolkit: Practical Tools for Meaningful Involvement with Dr Joanne Britto
  • A Qualitative Study to Improve the Communication of Cancer and its Treatment to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Peoples with Prof Ian Olver
  • Live Q&A to follow
17:00 - 17:15 Closing Remarks
Melissa Chin, MASCC Executive Director
Prof Andrew Davies, MASCC President & Annual Meeting Chair 2021
Dr Alexandre Chan, Annual Meeting Chair 2022
17:15 - 18:15 Social Event - Magic with Sebastian Figueroa
  Get ready to be amazed by the magic and sleight-of-hand tricks of Sebastian Figueroa! Invite your household to join you for this entertaining hour. Bring the kids! We’ll be taking volunteers from the audience to participate in the magic. If you’d like to follow along, make sure to have a deck of cards ready to do some tricks of your own.
ON DEMAND Parallel Session: Cancer Related Cognitive Impairment in Patients with CNS Tumors: Are We Making Progress?
  Dr Samantha Mayo, Session Chair
Dr Katherine Peters, Session Chair
  • Models of Supportive Care for Neuro-Oncology Patients and Families with Kim Edelstein
  • Neuro Imaging Advances in Cancer Related Cognitive Impairment: Lessons Learned from Supportive Care with Dr Jeffrey Wefel
  • Oral Proffered Paper 1: The Phenotype & Value of Nerve Conduction Studies in Measuring Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy: A Secondary Pooled Analysis of Five Studies with Dr Benjamin Kye Jyn Tan
  • Oral Proffered Paper 2: Neurophenotypes of the Psychoneurological Symptom Cluster in Breast Cancer Survivors with Assoc Prof Shelli Kesler
  • Oral Proffered Paper 3: Identifying Classes Of The Psycho-Neurological Symptom Cluster in Long-Term Prostate Cancer Survivors with Dr Salome Adam
  • Oral Proferred Paper 4: Cognitive Outcomes of Phase 1 Trial of Novel Metalloporphyrin Radioprotectant and Radiosensitizer in Newly Diagnosed High Grade Glioma Patients with Dr Katherine Peters
ON DEMAND Parallel Session: Digital Health in Supportive Oncology 
  Dr Ysabella Van Sebille, Session Chair
  • Overview of Digital Health in Supportive Oncology with Dr Ysabella Van Sebille
  • The Utopian Future of Digital Health, Where We are Going, and How MASCC Can Lead the Way with Prof Penelope Schofield
  • Oral Proffered Paper 1: Co-Creation in Action: End-Users’ Expectations and Desired Functionality of a Developing Digital Support Platform for Older Adults After Initial Cancer Treatment with Dr Grigorios Kotronoulas
  • Oral Proffered Paper 2: Appli Chimio, An Innovative Remote Patient Monitoring for Cancer Patients Treated with Oral Anticancer Drugs with Dr Maya Gutierrez
  • Oral Proffered Paper 3: Using Smart Health to Monitor Cancer Pain with Asst Prof Virginia LeBaron
  • Oral Proffered Paper 4: Enhanced Screening and Enrollment to a Lung Cancer Palliative Care Clinical Trial with an Artificial Intelligence System and Research Coordinators with Asst Prof Konstantinos Leventakos
ON DEMAND Parallel Session: Double Hitter: Common Innovative Biomechanisms for Cardiotoxicity and Cancer-Related Fatigue
  Dr Diwakar Balachandran, Session Chair
Dr Stephen Samuel, Session Chair
  • Genetic and Epigenetic Role of Muscle in Cardiotoxicity and Cancer-related Fatigue with Dr Karen Mustian
  • Oral Proffered Paper 1: Blood Pressure and Heart Rate: Independent Prognostic Indicators in Solid Tumors with Dr Aynur Aktas
  • Oral Proffered Paper 2: Relationship Between Sarcopenia and Cardiac Muscle in Pre-Operative Oesophageal Cancer Patients with Dr Bernadette Brady
  • Oral Proffered Paper 3: Quantitative and Qualitative Reduction of Cardiac Muscle in Cachectic Patients with Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer with Dr Tateaki Naito
  • Oral Proffered Paper 4: Comparison of Physical, Emotional, and Cognitive Fatigue Across Different Cancer Entities with Dr Martina Schmidt
ON DEMAND Parallel Session: Endocrine and Menopausal Symptom Management
  Dr Corina van den Hurk, Session Chair
  • Management of Endocrine Symptoms: New Therapies, New Symptoms with Prof Hope Rugo
  • Menopausal Symptom Management in Cancer Survivors with Dr Charles Loprinzi
  • Oral Proffered Paper 1: Multidisciplinary Treatment of Endocrine Toxicities from Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy: An Integrated Management Model with Dr Andrea Sbrana
  • Oral Proffered Paper 2: Nivolumab-Associated Thyroid Toxicity: Incidence and Management in Non-Lung Cancer Patients with Dr Maria Espinosa Bosch
  • Oral Proffered Paper 3: Co-Occurring Symptoms in Colorectal Cancer Survivors with and without Comorbid Diabetes with Asst Prof Susan Storey
  • Oral Proffered Paper 4: Association of Diabetes Treatment with Breast Cancer Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis with Dr Joanna Grace Manzano
ON DEMAND Parallel Session: The Evolving Role of the Microbiome in Supportive Cancer Care Session 2 
  Dr Hannah Wardill, Session Chair
  • The Microbiome and Sleep with Dr Diwakar Balachandran
  • Machine Learning and Novel Statistical Approaches of Exploiting the Microbiome to Provide Personalised Supportive Cancer Care with Assoc Prof Emmanuel Montassier
  • Oral Proffered Paper 1: Oral Microbiome Influences the Clinical Course of Oral Mucositis in Allogeneic HSCT Patients with Dr Julia Bruno
  • Oral Proffered Paper 2: Antibiotic-Induced Disruption of the Microbiome Exacerbates Chemotherapy-Induced Diarrhea and can be Mitigated with Autologous Faecal Microbiota Transplantation with Dr Hannah Wardill
  • Oral Proffered Paper 3: Antibiotic-Induced Depletion of Gut Microbiota Reduces Injury Area and Duration of Radiation-Induced Oral Mucositis in Rats with Dr Ghanyah Al-Qadami
ON DEMAND Parallel Session: What Happens After Your Patient Leaves the Consulting Room - Self-Management in Cancer, Why it Matters and How Do We Make It Work?
  Prof Bogda Koczwara, Session Chair
Dr Enrique Soto Perez de Celis, Session Chair
  • Implementing Self-Management in Cancer Care - the Knowns, the Unknowns and the Unknown Unknowns with Prof Doris Howell
  • What Does it Take to Self-Manage - a Computer, a Coach, or Something Else Altogether? with Prof Irma Verdonck-de Leeuw
  • Oral Proffered Paper 1: Improving the Quality of Self-Management Support in Ambulatory Cancer Care: A Mixed-Method Study of Organizational Readiness and Barriers/Enablers for Tailoring Implementation Strategies to Multi-Sites with Prof Doris Howell
  • Oral Proffered Paper 3: Caring for Spanish-Speaking Cancer Patients: The Role of a Latino Cancer Support Group in a Safety-Net Hospital with Dr Ana I. Velazquez
  • Oral Proffered Paper 3: Beyond the Nutrients: Teaching Family-Centered Nutrition Supportive Care in Dietetics with Assoc Prof Brandy-Joe Milliron
  • Oral Proffered Paper 4: 'Talking About Sex After Cancer': Adapting and Testing an eLearning Resource to Enhance the Provision of Sexual Support in Cancer Care with Sharon Bingham
ON DEMAND Parallel Session: Why Patients' Voice is Essential for Effective Supportive Care in Cancer and How to Make it Heard!
  Prof Bogda Koczwara, Session Chair
Prof Maryam Lustberg, Session Chair
  • The Highs and Lows of Getting the Patient Voice Heard: Current State of Affairs in North America with Stacey Tinianov
  • Global Supportive Care Models in Cancer: How Can Advocacy Improve Care? with Dr Pietro Presti
  • Oral Proffered Paper 1: The Exploration of Cancer Survivorship Experiences of Support and Care Continuity Among UK Black African and Caribbean (BAC) Cancer Survivors and Their Family Caregivers with Dr Chinyere Sam-Okerenta
  • Oral Proffered Paper 2:Interventions to Improve Cancer Survivorship Among Peoples and Communities: A Systematic Review with a Narrative Synthesis with Assoc Prof Wendy Gifford, Peggy Dick, and Dr Shoukoufeh Modanloo
  • Oral Proffered Paper 3: Teaching Students to See Through Patients' Eyes: Our 10 Year Experience with an Interprofessional Supportive Care Studentship with Dr Alysa Fairchild


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