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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 20 October)
(Changes may be made to the program)
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Sunday 24 October: Pre–ASM Satellite Meetings




9:00am – 4:30pm

ABCARA Scientific Research Symposium 

Program available here

Hui Gan / Terry Johns
10:30am- 2:30pm
BTAA Patient Education and Information Forum
Program available here

5:30 – 7:00pm

COGNO Management Committee Meeting (closed meeting)

Eng-Siew Koh 


Monday 25 October: ASM Day 1




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    

Chimeric Antigen Receptor T cell Immunotherapy for brain cancers: A Research update  - 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




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

The Gerry & Nancy Pencer Brain Tumor Centre, A Bouquet of Supportive Care; 20 Years of Evolution, Lessons Learned & Looking Ahead - Maureen Daniels

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