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13th COGNO Annual Scientific Meeting (Virtual)
Brain Cancer 2021: Concepts to Cure

Sunday 24th October - Tuesday 26th October 2021

 
PROGRAM OF EVENTS (as at 8 September)
(Changes may be made to the program)
 
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Sunday 24 October: Pre–ASM Satellite Meetings

TIME

MEETING

CHAIR

9:00am – 4:30pm

ABCARA Scientific Research Symposium 

Program available here

Hui Gan / Terry Johns
TBC
 
BTAA Patient Education and Information Forum
 
 

5:30 – 7:00pm

COGNO Management Committee Meeting (closed meeting)

Eng-Siew Koh 

 

Monday 25 October: ASM Day 1

TIME

MEETING

CHAIR

8:00 – 10:00am

COGNO Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting (open to COGNO members only)

Hui Gan

10:00 – 10:30am

Morning tea break


10:30 – 10:40am

Welcome and Day 1 program overview

Rosie Harrup

10:40 – 12:30pm

Session 1 – Translational Science Part 1

Rosie Harrup


2021 CNS WHO classification update - David N Louis



Scanning the horizon for new treatments for glioblastoma - Nino Chiocca 



Liquid biopsy in glioma - Jordan Jones    


12:30 - 12:40pm
 
COGNO Chair Update 
 
Eng-Siew Koh 

12:40 – 1:30pm

Lunch break


1:30 – 2:40pm

Session 2 - Translational Science Part 2

 
Terry Johns              


Drug discovery and new therapeutics - Lenka Munoz



Role of ion channels in high grade gliomas - Emily Fletcher    


 
 
CAR T cells - Misty Jenkins
 
 
 
 
Abstract ID 22 - Correlating clinical outcomes with gene signatures using digital spatial profiling of melanoma brain metastases - Harry Gasper
 
 
2:40 - 2:50pm
 
ABCARA Update 
 
Terry Johns 

2:50 – 3:20pm

Afternoon tea break


3:20 – 5:00pm

Session 3 – COGNO Trials Updates

Ben Chua 
 

Tuesday 26 October: ASM Day 2

TIME

MEETING

CHAIR

9:00 – 9:10am

Welcome and Day 2 program overview

Sanjeev Gill 

9:10 – 10:30am

Session 4 – Meningioma

 
Kate Drummond             


Meningioma update from the International Collaboration on Meningioma - Gelareh Zadeh 



Clinical trials in meningioma Michael Jenkinson


10:30 – 11:00am

Morning tea break


11:00 – 12:30pm

Session 5 – Translational Radiology

Jeremy Ruben


Neuro-oncology and radiogenomics: Time to integrate? - Arian Lasocki   



Novel visualisations of tumour growth on MRI - Frank Gaillard 



Ultra-high field imaging for brain tumours - Meng Law 


12:30 – 1:30pm

Lunch break


1:30 – 2:45pm

Session 6 – Supportive Care

Marcia Fleet


Online interventions for supportive care in brain tumours - Kate Drummond 



BRAINS: assessing and addressing unmet needs in people with brain cancers & their families Haryana  Dhillon


2:45 – 3:15pm

Afternoon tea break


3:15 – 3:45pm

Session 7 – Selected Abstracts 

 
Hamish Alexander              
 
 
Abstract ID 7 - From post-operative to pre-operative: neoadjuvant stereotactic radiosurgery for brain metastases - Cristian Udovicich
 
 
 
 
Abstract ID 23  - Quantitative volumetric tumour response in patients treated with combination Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery and immunotherapy for melanoma brain metastases - Mihir Shanker
 
 
 
 
Abstract ID 15 - Patterns of care of adult patients diagnosed with medulloblastoma in the Australian population - Sagun Parakh
 
 

3:45 – 3:55pm

ASM Summary and Close – includes presentation of the Most Outstanding Oral Presentation, Most Outstanding Poster Presentation and Young Investigator Awards

Sanjeev Gill, Ben Chua, Hamish Alexander 

 
4:30 - 5:30pm 
 
COGNO Annual General Meeting (open to COGNO members only) Eng-Siew Koh