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12 Jun 2019
  • Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre
  • Cancer Symptom Trials (CST)
10.30am - 6pm

Immunotherapy Symptoms Clinical Trials: a new paradigm forum

Palliative, supportive and cancer care professionals are invited to attend the VCCC and CST co-hosted Immunotherapy Symptoms Clinical Trials: a new paradigm forum to progress clinical trials concepts in this evolving oncology field, recognise achievements, celebrate success and make connections for future directions.

Concept development workshop

Immunotherapy is transforming oncology, for people with cancer but also for the supportive care workforce. Despite this, the evidence to support optimal prevention and management of patient symptoms related to immunotherapy is not underpinned by robust evidence.

The concept development workshop is a mechanism for conversation and connection, to work together to take forward clinical trial opportunities for optimising care of patients undergoing immunotherapy.

Palliative care progress and achievements

The VCCC Building Trial Group Capability Program initial investment is focused on developing the palliative care group as a key priority area. The group’s development and activities have been underway for more than 12 months; it is timely to celebrate progress and achievements.

Registrations are now open. Please note you will need to register for morning and afternoon sessions separately.

Program

Morning: VCCC Level 13, meeting room 1

Coffee / morning tea arrival

Level 13 breakout area

10:30-11:00

Convener: Jenny Philip

Welcome and acknowledgement of country

Jenny Philip

11:00-11:15

Session Chair: Meera Agar

Immunotherapy – now and near future 

Grant McArthur

11:15-11:50

Symptoms and management – review to date

Melanie Mora & Meera Agar

11:50-12:25

Community and personal costs

Richard De Abreu Lourenco

12:25-1:00

Lunch

Level 13 breakout area and meeting room 2

1:00-1:45

New concept presentations

(request for abstracts)

1:45-3:00

Afternoon: VCCC Level 7, lecture theatre C

Afternoon tea

Level 7, atrium

3:00-3:30

Clinical trial Journey / where have come from

Brian Le

3:30-3:45

Program achievements

Jenny Philip

3:45-4:00

Showcases / personal ‘journeys’ / genesis of idea to trial

Three speakers

Medical and non-medical

4:00-4:45

Future of palliative care trials

Panel discussion

4:45-5:30

Drinks

Level 7, atrium

5:30-6:15

Download a copy of the program

Call for new concept presentations

Do you have a concept or idea for a study or future trial? We would like to hear from you.

We are seeking ideas for studies, research or trials that relate to immunotherapy symptoms. Submissions are welcome from all disciplines at any stage of development.

Please fill out the new concept template, to submit your concept or idea.

Contact

Submissions will be reviewed by an expert panel, if you have any questions, please contact Linda Brown, PaCCSC/CST National Manager via email Linda.Brown@uts.edu.au

Timeline

  • Submissions close Wednesday 29 May
  • Panel outcomes communicated Monday 3 June