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Program Directors:

Bernhard Riedel | MD. FANZCA. MBA. PhD.  
Program Chair
 
Director, Department of Anaesthetics and Pain Medicine  
 
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centrr,
Melbourne, Australia


Vijaya Gottumukkala | MB.BS. MD (Anes). FRCA.
 
Program Chair
 
Vice Chair, Department of Anesthesiology
 
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre,
Houston, Texas, USA
Dr. Johannes (Hans) Huitink | MD. PhD.
Program Chair - The Challenging Airway Workshop
Consultant Anaesthesiologist
 
VU University Medical Centre
Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

The exciting 3 day conference comprises:

 

Conference Overview Symposium - Venue (A) Symposium - Venue (B) Symposium - Venue (C)
20 March, 2014 Thursday  
 

Colorectal Cancer -

Day 1

 
21 March, 2014 Friday Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine in the Cancer Patient - Day 1

Colorectal Cancer -

Day 2

 

Tackling the Tough Talk
22 March, 2014 Saturday Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine in the Cancer Patient - Day 2
Pain Medicine in the Cancer Patient Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Prehabilitation
23 March, 2014 Sunday Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine in the Cancer Patient - Day 3
  The Challenging Airway

 

 

FRIDAY, March 21st, 2014

A.

 Perioperative Medicine & the Cancer Patient -

DAY 1 of 3

Friday - March 21, 2014

07:45 - 08:15 Registration and Coffee
 
08:15 - 08:30 Welcome
08:30 - 10:15 Global Perspectives
 

The Changing Face of Cancer:  Worldwide Implications for Perioperative Medicine (Surgery, Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management)

Bernhard Riedel, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, AUS


 

Surgical Care of the Cancer Patient: Current State and Future Prospects  

Alexander Heriot, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, AUS

 
 

Perioperative Care of the Cancer Patient: Prospect to Improve Patient Outcomes

Vijay Gottumukkala, MD Anderson Cancer Centre, USA

 
 

Why the Perioperative Period is Critical to Long Term Cancer Outcomes

Shamgar Ben-Eliyahu, University of Tel-Aviv, ISR

10:15 - 10:45 Morning Tea / Coffee
 
10:45 - 12:45 Pro-Con Debate
 

PRO: Regional Anaesthesia Improves Cancer Outcomes - Reality?

Leif Saager, Cleveland Clinic, USA

Donal Buggy (video-link), Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, IRE

 
 

CON: Regional Anaesthesia Improves Cancer Outcomes - Myth?

Paul Myles, The Alfred Hospital, Monash University, AUS

 
 

Lymphatic Flow and Sympathetic Innervation - Perioperative Implications

Hilmy Ismail, Peter MacCallum Centre, AUS

 
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch
 
13:30 - 14:10 Plenary Lecture
 

Xtreme Everest Hypoxia Research - Lessons for Perioperative Care Learnt at Altitude

Mike Grocott, South Hampton University, UK

14:10 - 15:10

Basic & Translational Research

 

Immune Function and Cancer Recurrence - Perioperative Implications

David Gyorki, Surgical Oncologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, AUS

 

Understanding the Role of Blood and Lymphatic Vessels in Cancer Progression

Steven Stacker, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, AUS

 

Stress, Adrenergic Receptors and Cancer Recurrence - Perioperative Implications

Erica Sloan, Monash University, AUS

   
15:15 - 15:45 Afternoon Tea / Coffee
 
15:45 - 17:15 Need for Future Research
 

Perioperative Interventions and Perioperative Cancer Outcomes: What is the best research methodology and barriers - Outcomes Registries or RCTs?

Leif Saager, Cleveland Clinic, USA

 
 

Multicentre International Studies - The way forward in Perioperative Cancer Outcomes Research?

Kate Leslie, Royal Melbourne Hospital, AUS

 
 

Establishing Australasian Mutlicentre Collaboration - the ANZCA Trials Group Experience

David Story, University of Melbourne, AUS

 

The Value of Complementary Data Sources in Observational Research

Sachin Kheterpal (video-link), University of Michigan, USA

  Panel Discussion & Meet the Experts
 
   
17:00 - 19:00 POSTER DISCUSSION & DRINKS
B.

 Colorectal Cancer - A multidisciplinary Symposium -
DAY 2 of 2

Friday - March 21, 2014

07:45 - 08:15 Registration and Coffee
 
08:15 - 08:30 Welcome
08:30 - 10:15 Stage IV Rectal Cancer - a Debate
 

Med Onc/Rad Onc/Liver Surgeon/colorectal Surgeon x2/Thoracic Surgeon

 


 

Will Debate a Selection of Cases Plus Short Presentations

 

 

10:15 - 10:45 Morning Tea / Coffee
 
10:45 - 12:45 Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumours
 

The Pathology of Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumours

 

 
 

Molecular Imaging for Neuroendocrine Tumours

 

 
 

Surgical Perspectives

 

 
 

Translational Aspects of NETs

 

 

Chemotherapy or Radioisotopes - What and When?

 

12:45 - 13:30 Lunch
 
13:30 - 14:10 Plenary Lecture
 

Xtreme Everest Hypoxia Research - Lessons for Perioperative Care Learnt at Altitude

 

 
14:10 - 15:10 Enhanced Recovery
 

Enhanced Recovery - Still Topical or Old Hat?

 

 
 

Barriers to Set Up and Solutions?

 

 
 

Experience in a Cancer Centre

 

15:45 - 17:00 Optimizing the Cancer Patient Environment for Surgery
 

Goal Directed therapy - s There a Benefit?

 

 

CO2 Humidification - Is There Value in Minimising Desiccation?

 

 

Extended Thromboprohylaxis - Myth or Reality?

 

   
17:00 - 19:00 POSTER DISCUSSION & DRINKS
C.

 Workshop - Tackling the Tough Talk

Friday - March 21, 2014
 
14:10 - 17:00 Workshop: Tackling the Tough Talk - Having Difficult Discussions
 

Didactic: Tackling the Tough Talk (End of Life Discussions)

 

15:15 - 17:00 Afternoon Tea / Coffee
 

Interactive Stations (4 stations) with Live Simulated Patients

 

  Feedback of Videoed Interactive Sessions
  Concluding remarks
 
17:00 - 19:00 POSTER DISCUSSION & DRINKS

 

SATURDAY, March 22nd, 2014

A.  Perioperative Medicine & the Cancer Patient -
Day 2 of 3
Saturday - March 22, 2014
 
07:45 - 08:15 Registration and Coffee
 
08:15 - 08:30 Welcome
08:30 - 10:15 Pharmacology and Cancer Outcomes
 

Perioperative Morphine and Tumour Growth and Metastasis

Marie-Odile Parat, University of Queensland, AUS



 

NSAIDs, Local Anaesthetics and Volatiles and Cancer Outcomes

Jonathan Hiller, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, AUS
 

Prophylactic Perioperative Strategies in Animal Models and Their Translation into Clinical Practice

Shamgar Ben-Eliyahu, University of Tel-Aviv, ISR

 

Functional Neurosurgery - Should all Patients be Awake?

Hans Huitink, VUMC, Amsterdam, NED

10:15 - 10:45 Morning Tea / Coffee
 
10:45 - 12:45 Personalized Medicine
 

Personalized Medicine in the Perioperative Setting - Is There a Role?

Stephen Fox, Pathologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, AUS

 

Big Data and Personalized Cancer Care: What is the Future?

John Frenzel, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, AUS


Plenary Lecture
 

Parallels - An Indulgence

David Skewes, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, AUS

 
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch
 
13:30 - 14:45 Subspecialty Care in Integrated Practice Units
 

Pro:  Subspecialty Practice in Disease Focused Integrated Practice Units (Anaesthesia, Surgery and Intensive Care in Dedicated Cancer Centres) - The Future?

Tim Wigmore, Royal Marsden Cancer Centre, London, UK

 

Con: Subspecialty Practice in Cancer Centres is an Outdated Concept

Daryl Williams, Royal Melbourne Hospital, AUS

 

Planning and Designing a Comprehensive Cancer Centre: The Opportunities and Challenges

Daniel Pilbrow, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, AUS

14:45 - 15:15 Afternoon Tea / Coffee
 
15:15 - 17:00 Improving Patient Safety
 

A Decade After "To Err is Human": Where Do We Stand?

Tom Rahlfs, MD Anderson Cancer Centre, USA

 

Fear, Cancer and the Pre-Operative Assessment: Should I Lift the Lid?

Peter Howe, Royal Children's Hospital, AUS

 

"But, We Only See Them Briefly" Ethical Challenges in Anaesthesia

Clare Delany, University of Melbourne, AUS

  Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient: An Evidence Based Approach

Girish Joshi, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, USA
B.  Pain Medicine and the Cancer Patient -
Day 1 of 1
Saturday - March 22, 2014
 
Program Stream Director:
Richard Sullivan | MB.BS. FANZCA. FFPMANZCA.
Director, Acute Pain Service
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centrr, Australia
07:45 - 08:15 Registration and Coffee
 
08:15 - 08:30 Welcome
08:30 - 10:15 Plenary Lectures - Perioperative and Surgical Management
 

Persistent Post-Surgical Pain: A Relevant Risk for the Cancer Patient

Stephan Schug, University of Western Australia, AUS


 
 

Novel Techniques for Cancer Pain (Deep Brain Stimulations, Radiosurgery)

Richard Bittar, Precision Brain, Spine and Pain Centre, AUS

   
 

Milestones in a New University Department - Integrating the 5th Vital Sign into the Educational Curriculum

David Story, University of Melbourne, AUS

   
 
10:15 - 10:45 Morning Tea / Coffee
 
10:45 - 12:45  Refractory Cancer Pain - Perspectives
 

A Palliative Care Physician's Take on Refractory Cancer Pain

Kate Jackson, Monash University, AUS

 

Interventions in Palliative Cancer Care

Peter Courtney, Melbourne Pain Group

 

Neuromodulation for Cancer Pain

Peter Teddy, University of Melbourne, AUS

 

Expert Panel Discussion on Refractory Cancer Pain

Kate Jackson, Peter Courtney, Peter Teddy

   
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch
 
13:30 - 14:45 Acute Pain
 

Analgesia for Major Surgery - What is the Evidence Base?

Jason Chou, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, AUS

 

Acute Pain Management in ERAS for Cancer Care

Georgina Christelis, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, AUS

 

Acute Pain Management for the Cancer Patient

Stephan Schug, University of Western Australia, AUS

 
14:45 - 15:15 Afternoon Tea / Coffee
 
15:15 - 17:00 Chronic Cancer Pain
 

Can Palliative Care Influence Cancer Outcomes? A Poorly Understood Science and Art for the Perioperative Clinician

Natasha Michael, Cabrini Hospital, AUS

 

Management of Pain in the Cancer Patient

Timothy Hucker, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, AUS

 

Biopsychosocial Impact of Chronic Pain in the Cancer Patient   

Malcolm Hogg, Royal Melbourne Hospital, AUS

C.  Workshop: Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing & Prehabilitation
Saturday - March 22, 2014

Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing & Prehabilitation Directors:

 
Dr. Hilmy Ismail, MD, FRCA, FANZCA
Consultant Anaesthetist
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
 


 
Dr. Paul Older, MD. MB.BS. LRCP. MRCS. FRCA. FFICANZCA. FCICM.
Executive Director, CPET International
Adjunct Professor, Swinburne University
Melbourne, Australia
07:45 - 08:15 Registration and Coffee
 
08:15 - 08:30 Welcome
08:30 - 12:00 Perioperative Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
 

From Acorns to Oaks - the Growing Role of CPET in Pre-operative Assessment

Paul Older, Swinburne University, AUS

   
 

The Basics of CPET for Surgeons and Anaesthetist - Nuts and Bolts

Malcolm West, University of Liverpool, UK

   
 

Live Demonstration with a Healthy Volunteer

Paul Older, Swinburne University, AUS

   
 
10:15 - 10:45 Morning Tea / Coffee
   
10:45 - 13:00 Prehabilitation:
 

Perioperative CPET: What is the Current Evidence and UK Experience?

Mike Grocott, Southhampton University, UK

 

The 9-panel plot (9-PP)

Hilmy Ismail, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, AUS

 

Emerging Trends in CPX-based Prehabilitation Research

Malcolm West, University of Liverpool, UK

 

Pre-Surgical Exercise Training: Essential or Impossible?

Rob Newton, Edith Cowan University AUS

 

The Exercise Prescription

Andrew Murnane, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, AUS

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:30

Setting up a CPX Service in your Hospital - the Business Case

Amanda Piper, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, AUS

14:30 - 16:00 CPX - Master Class
 

Master Class - Meet the Experts, Ask the Questions: 20 Minute PBLD Style
Rotation

Station 1: Older/Smith
Station 2: Grocott/West
Station 3: Newton/Murnane

16:00 - 16:15

Workshop Adjourned

Older/Ismail

 

 

SUNDAY, March 23rd, 2014

A.

 Perioperative Medicine and the Cancer Patient -

Day 3 of 3

Sunday - March 23, 2014
 
07:45 - 08:15 Registration and Coffee
 
08:15 - 08:30 Welcome
08:30 - 10:15 Clinical Aspects to Major Cancer Surgery - Preoperative
 

Preoperative Assessment for Major Cancer Surgery - How Does it Differ?

Sunil Sahai, MD Anderson Cancer Centre, USA

 

Improved Perioperative Outcome in Cancer Surgery  - Prehabilitation Strategies

Bernhard Riedel, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, AUS

 

Haematinic Optimisation and Haematologic Challenges in Cancer Surgery

Kate Burbury, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, AUS

 
10:15 - 10:45 Morning Tea / Coffee
 
10:45 - 12:45 Clinical Aspects to Major Cancer Surgery - Intraoperative
 

Inflammatory Response Modulation and Immuno-Competence in the Perioperative Period: Triumphs and Challenges

Juan Cata, MD Anderson Cancer Centre, USA

 

Clinical Application of Current Evidence - Anaesthetic Strategies for Major Cancer Surgery 

Vijay Gottumukkala, MD Anderson Cancer Centre, USA

 

Robotic Surgery - The Past, Present and the Future

Declan Murphy, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, AUS

 

Anesthetic Managment For Major Thorasic Surgery In Cancer Patients

Dilip Thakar, MD Anderson Cancer Centre, USA

   
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch
 
13:30 - 14:45 Clinical Aspects to Major Cancer Surgery - Postoperative
 

Evidence for Advanced Haemodynamic Monitoring in Major Surgery

Laurence Weinberg, Austin Hospital, AUS

 

Postoperative Care of the High Risk Surgical Patient - How, When and Where?

Timothy Wigmore, Royal Marsden Cancer Centre, UK

 

Adverse Events in Surgical Patients: Reactive and Pro-active Solutions

Daryl Jones, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, AUS

 
14:45 - 15:15 Afternoon Tea / Coffee
 
15:15 - 17:00 Global Perspectives of Perioperative Cancer Care
 

Perioperative Care of the Cancer Patient: Chinese Experience

Changhong Miao, Fudan University Cancer Hospital, China

 

Perioperative Care in a Tertiary Cancer Centre in India

Jigi Divatia, TataMemorial Hospital, India

 

Perioperative Care of the Cancer Patient: Latin Experience

Ana Cristina Pereira, National Cancer Institute, Brasil

 

Key Reasons Why Doctors Must Embrace Social Media

Declan Murphy, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, AUS
B.

Workshop & PBLDs

Sunday - March 23, 2014
 
07:45 - 08:15 Registration and Coffee
 
08:15 - 08:30 Welcome
08:30 - 10:15 PBLDs - Session A
 

PBL Discussion: Sedation and Quality of Recovery

Megan Allen, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, AUS

 

Quality Improvement Strategies for Implementation of Evidence-Based Guidelines to Prevent Perioperative Venothrombo-Embolism

Rani Chahal, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, AUS

 

Practical Aspects to Anaesthesia for Robotic Surgery

Jason Chou, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, AUS

 

Simulation: Advanced Haemodynamic Monitoring in Major Surgery

Laurence Weinberg, Austin Hospital, AUS

10:15 - 10:45 Morning Tea / Coffee
 
10:45 - 12:45  The Challenging Airway Lecture Series
 

The Challenging Airway Lecture Series Directors:

Dr. Johannes (Hans) Huitink, MD PhD,
Program Chair - The Challenging Airway Workshop Consultant Anaesthesiologist Department of Anaesthesiology VU University Medical Centre Amsterdam Netherlands
 


 
A/Prof Reny Segal, FANZCA
Program Chair - The Challenging Airway Workshop 

Clinical Associate Professor, University of Melbourne Specialist, Dept. of Anaesthesia Royal Melbourne Hospital Melbourne Australia

 
 

Recognition of the Difficult Airway in the Head and Neck Cancer Patient

Keith Greenland, Brisbane, AUS

 

Role of CT and MRI in Prediction of the Difficult Airway

Esther Sanchez-Aliaga, VUMC, Amsterdam, NED

 

Airway Management Strategies for Elective Head and Neck Surgery

Reny Segal, Royal Melbourne Hospital, AUS

 

Emergency Airway Management: Strategies and Pitfalls (The Do's and Don'ts)

Hans Huitink, VUMC, Amsterdam, NED

   
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch
 
13:30 - 16:00 The Challenging Airway Lecture Series Continuted
 

Tracheostomy or Not?

Tim Webb, Private Consultant/Royal Melbourne Hospital AUS

 

Interactive Case Discussion

Reny Segal, Royal Melbourne Hospital, AUS

 

Airway Management

Pierre Bradley, Monash University AUS

 

Concluding Remarks

Reny Segal, Royal Melbourne Hospital, AUS

 

 

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