TOGA ASM 2024 Charting New Horizons: A Multidsiciplinary Approach to Lung Cancer screening and Care

TOGA ASM 2024 Features Renowned Speakers

The TOGA ASM 2024 program is shaping up to be an exceptional event, featuring a dynamic line-up of speakers. We’re thrilled to confirm participation from both international and local experts:

  • International Expertise: Join us for in-person presentations by the esteemed Professors Philip Crosbie, Myung-Ju Ahn, and Dr Jessica Donington. 
  • Local Insights: Gain valuable perspectives from a diverse range of local speakers tackling a variety of topical issues.

This combination of international and local voices promises a program rich with insights and practical takeaways in thoracic oncology. 

Note: The agenda topics, speakers and times provided herein may be subject to change

12.00 pmRegistrations
1:00 pmWelcome and IntroductionDr Tracy Leong
1:05 pmUpdate on National Lung Cancer Screening Program (NLCSP)Prof Vivienne Milch
1:15 pmImpact of NLCSP for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PeoplesA/Prof Lisa Whop
1:25 pmImpact/Updates/Issues related to Respiratory MedicineDr Annette McWilliams
1:40 pmImpact/Updates/Issues related to RadiologyDr Diane Pascoe
1:55 pmNurse Led Pulmonary Nodule ClinicMs Siobhan Dormer
2:10 pmPanel DiscussionAll Speakers
3:10 pmImpact/Updates/Issues related to SurgeryA/Prof Gavin Wright
3:25 pmImpact of Lung Cancer Screening on Radiation OncologyProf Shalini Vinod
3:40 pmImpact/Updates/Issues related to Medical OncologyDr Malinda Itchins
3:50 pmImpact/Updates/Issues related to PsychologyA/Prof Haryana Dhillon
4:00 pmNLCS Program GuidelinesA/Prof Nicole Rankin
4:15 pmPanel DiscussionAll Speakers and Anthony
Barrett, Consumer Advocate
4:40 pmCLOSINGDr Tracy Leong

9:00 amRegistrations
9:45 amWelcome to Country
10:00 amWelcome
Dr Tracy Leong
10:10 amOpening Address (World Lung Cancer Day)Chair: Dr Tracy Leong
Mr Anthony Barrett, Consumer Advocate
10:30 amPlenary: Lung Cancer ScreeningChair: Dr Tracy Leong
Prof Philip Crosbie
Additional Considerations for Eligibility in Future Screening Programs Beyond Smoking History
Chair: Dr Tracy Leong
11:05 amLimitations of the PLCO ModelDr Annette McWilliams
11:15 amOccupational RisksProf Fraser Brims
11:25 amOther Lung Cancer Risk Factors – The Message from TALENTProf Emily Stone
11:35 amPanel DiscussionDr Annette McWilliams
Prof Fraser Brims
Prof Emily Stone
11:45 amPlenary: Resectable Lung Cancer & IOChair: Dr Maggie Moore
Dr Jessica Donington
12:20 pmProtons and Particle TherapyChair: Dr Fiona Hegi-Johnson
Dr Michelle Li
12:40 pmLUNCH
1:40 pmEquitable Access to Quality Care and Clinical TrialsChair: A/Prof Haryana Dhillon
1:45 pmGeriatric oncology: striving for the optimal management of thoracic malignancies in older individualsDr Michael Krasovitsky
2:00 pmInsights into the barriers and enablers influencing clinical trial participation in the Arabic-speaking communityDr Rayan Saleh Moussa
2:15 pmLung cancer screening for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: an opportunity to address health inequitiesA/Prof Lisa Whop
2:30 pmNavigating Healthcare in Regional Settings: Challenges and Solutions for Accessing Quality CareA/Prof Bryan Chan
2:45 pmPanel DiscussionAll speakers in ‘equitable access’ session
3:30 pmOral AbstractsChairs: A/Prof Nicole Rankin / Dr Shalini Subramaniam
5:30 pmFINISH
6:30 pmDINNER

7:00 amMicrosatellite Breakfast Symposium
Question the Experts- Emerging Clinical Questions when Personalising Treatment in Stage I-III NSCLC
Sponsored by Roche
Chair: A/Prof Melissa Moore
8:00 amRegistrations
8:30 amWelcome
Dr Tracy Leong
8:35 amPlenary: Treatment Strategies to Overcome Osimertinib ResistanceChair: Dr Maggie Moore
Prof Myung-Ju Ahn
9:10 amTranslational Research from DREAM Clinical Trial
Chair: Prof Nick Pavlakis
Dr Melvin Chin
9:30 amImproving Genomic Testing Rates for Inoperable Lung Cancer PatientsChair: Dr Maggie Moore
A/Prof David Fielding
9:50 amClinical Quality Indicators in Lung Cancer CareChair: Ms Amy O’Donnell
Prof Fraser Brims
10:10 amFuture of Lung Cancer Nursing in AustraliaChair: Dr Vanessa Brunelli
Ms Anne Mellon
11:15 amTOGA TRIALSChair: A/Prof Tom John
12:45 pmLUNCH
1:45 pmMembership MeetingChairs: Prof Nick Pavlakis
2:15 pmTRACERxChair: Dr Tracy Leong
Prof Philip Crosbie
2:35 pmRecent Updates in Small Cell Lung CancerChair: Prof Nick Pavlakis
Prof Myung-Ju Ahn
2:55 pmNovel Indications for Surgery in Advanced Stage Lung CancerChair: Dr Christopher Cao
Dr Jessica Donington
3:15 pmLocal management with radiotherapy for oligopersistent and oligoprogressive disease after immunotherapy and TKI’sChair: Dr Fiona Hegi-Johnson
Dr Dasantha Jayamanne
3:35 pmDebateChair: Prof Michael Boyer
4:35 pmAbstract/Poster Awards and CloseDr Tracy Leong
4:45 pmFINISH


Get ready to be immersed in research, new findings, and connect with professionals from all areas of healthcare. 




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*The agenda topics, speakers, and times provided herein may be subject to change


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