2nd Australasian Ocular Melanoma Alliance Summit – 18-19 June 2021 (Virtual Event)

 

Building on the highly successful inaugural summit in 2019, The Australasian Ocular Melanoma Alliance (AOMA) Summit 2021 brings together healthcare professionals, researchers and consumers in ocular melanoma to facilitate national and international collaborations for this rare, debilitating and too often devastating cancer. The two-day event includes both a scientific program and presentations focused on consumer and advocate involvement. Covering laboratory and translational research, clinical trials and registries, diagnosis and clinical management with updates on current and future treatment options, this diverse program also includes consumer and clinician discussion panels. This is the premier ocular melanoma cross-disciplinary meeting in Australasia.

International keynote speakers Dr Brian Marr, head of the Ophthalmic Oncology Service at the Harkness Eye Institute and Ophthalmologist, Columbia University Irving Medical Centre and Dr Richard Carvajal, Medical Oncologist at the Columbia University Irving Medical Centre will present their clinical perspectives and research highlights. These world leaders will enrich the cutting-edge program joining influential leaders from major institutions across Australia and New Zealand which includes A/Prof Bill Glasson (University of QLD), A/Prof Elin Gray (Melanoma Research Group, Edith Cowan University) and Dr Svetlana Cherepanoff (SydPath St Vincent’s Hospital).

SUMMIT PROGRAM

18 June 2021 (08.30 am-1.00 pm AEDT) –  Scientific Session

WELCOME TO COUNTRY & WELCOME TO MEETING (8.30 AM)

  • Professor Anthony Joshua – Kinghorn Cancer Centre, Sydney, NSW

SESSION 1 – OPHTHALMOLOGY SESSION PLENARY (8.35 AM)

Session Chair – Prof Anthony Joshua

  • Dr Brian Marr – Head of the Ophthalmic Oncology Service at the Harkness Eye Institute and Ophthalmologist, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, NY, USA
  • Dr Richard Carvajal – Director of Experimental Therapeutics, Director of the Melanoma Service and Medical Oncologist at Columbia University Medical Center, NY, USA
  • A/Prof Bill Glasson – Terrace Eye Centre, Brisbane, A/Prof University of Queensland Faculty of Medicine Director, Queensland Ocular Oncology Service Advisory Council, Cancer Australia, QLD

SESSION 2 – PATHOLOGY IN UVEAL MELANOMA (9.50 AM) 

Session Chair – A/Prof Elin Gray

  • Dr Kevin Whitehead – Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, QLD
  • A/Prof Svetlana Cherepanoff – SydPath, NSW
  • Dr Kelly Brooks- Oncogenomics Laboratory, QIMR Berghofer, QLD
  • Pathologist Panel Discussion

MORNING TEA (10.50 AM)

SESSION 3 – RADIATION (11.00AM)

Session Chair – Dr Max Conway

  • Dr Lotte Fog – Medical physicist, Alfred Health, VIC
  • Dr Sunil Warrier – Terrace Eye Centre, QLD
  • Dr Adrian Gibbs – Director Medical Physicist, Radiation Oncology Mater Centre, QLD
  • Radiation Panel Discussion

SESSION 4 – TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH AND TRIALS (12.00PM)

Session Chair – Dr Li-Anne Lim

  • A/Prof Elin Gray – Melanoma Research Group, School of Medical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University, WA
  • Prof Mark Shackleton – Director of Oncology, Alfred Health, Chair, Melanoma and Skin Cancer Trials Ltd, VIC
  • Prof Jonas Nilsson – Chair of Melanoma Discovery, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research & University of Western Australia, WA
  • Translational Research Discussion – How to move translational research and trials forward in Australia 

MEETING CLOSE (1.00PM)

19 June 2021 (9.00 am-12.00 pm AEDT) – Patient Session

THE PATIENT JOURNEY: DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT AND BEYOND (9.00 AM)

Session Chair – A/Prof Bill Glasson

  • Noel Buckley – Europe Perspective (Ireland)
  • Sam Buirski – US Perspective
  • Leanne Reeb – Canada Perspective
  • Ann Marie Weber – Australian Perspective
  • Panel Discussion (Led by A/Prof Bill Glasson and Jane Palmer)
  • Dr Femida Gwadry-Sridhar – Uveal Melanoma Registry 
  • Dr Sara Selig – Vision Registry 
  • Prof Anthony Joshua – Introduction to national melanoma nursing program 

MEETING CLOSE (12.00PM)

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