Pre-ISPN Neuro-Oncology Symposium: Molecular Biology for Neuro-Oncology: An Update

Organized by: SIOP-Europe Brain Tumour Training & Education Group

Convenors: Guirish A Solanki, John Apps, Claudia Faria, Christian Dorfer, Enrico Opocher, Yasmin Lassen

Date: 06 December 2022 / 11:55 - 17:00 (Local Singapore Time)

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Symposium Registration:

There is limited space and registration will be on "first come – first served" basis. All registered and paid attendees are eligible to attend. You will receive your personal registration link by email from the Meeting Secretariat. 

Time

Section

Description

Speaker

 11:55-12:00

 

Welcome and Introduction

Guirish Solanki/Prof. Wan Tew Sew

12:00-12:30

Neuro-Oncology

Therapeutic Implications of New Molecular Understandings & Classification of Childhood Brain Tumours

Prof. Roger Packer

Brain Tumor Institute, Children's National Medical Center, Children’s National Hospital, Washington DC, USA

12:30-12:35

 

Discussion

 

12:35-13:05

Neuro-pathology

 

Molecular Classification

 

Molecular Characterisation

WHO classification of pediatric CNS tumors – principles and opportunities

Prof. David Ellison

Chair of the Department of Pathology, St Jude’s Hospital, Memphis, USA

13:05-13:25

Updates on the WHO Classification of Paediatric Brain Tumours 2021

Jason Chiang

Consultant Neuro-pathologist, St Jude’s Hospital, Memphis, USA

13:25-13:30

Discussion

 

13:30-13:45

Neuropathology: From Surgery to Tissue Diagnosis

Ashirwad Merve

Senior Neuro-Pathologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK

13:45-14:00

Molecular Characterization of Medulloblastomas in a Single Institution

Enrica Tan

Senior Consultant Oncologist, KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Singapore

14:00-14:15

Neurosurgery

Surgical Implications of Medulloblastoma Subgroups

Prof. Christian Dorfer

Vice-Chair Department of Neurosurgery, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

14:15-14:20

 

Discussion

 

14:20-14:50

Germ Cell Tumours

Management of Germ Cell Tumours: An Update

Prof. Gabriele Calaminus

14:50-15:05

Surgery for Germ Cell Tumours

Prof. Robert Hsin-Hung Chen

Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

15:05-15:10

Discussion

 

15:10-15:30

Neurosurgery

Stereotactic & Robotic Brainstem Biopsy in the era of Molecular Stratification: A Path to biological therapies

Guirish Solanki

Consultant Neurosurgeon, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, UK

15:30-15:45

 

Coffee Break

 

15:45-16:00

Global

Neuro-Oncology

Can Genomic Innovations in paediatric brain tumours Transform Outcomes in Low/Middle-Income Countries

 

Prof Simon Bailey

Professor of Paediatric Neuro-Oncology, Sir James Spence Institute of Child Health, Consultant Paediatric Oncologist, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

16:00-16:30

Round Table:

Molecular Biology Advances: The Global Perspective

Alan Davidson (Africa),
Rosaldi Dias-Coronado
(L. America),
Maya Prasad
(Asia)

16:30-16:45

Putting it all together

Guirish Solanki / Simon Bailey

16:45-17:00

Closing Remarks

Final Thoughts

Guirish Solanki/Prof. Wan Tew Sew

 

 

 

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