Australian & New Zealand Childrens Haematology/Oncology Group

Annual Scientific Meeting 2020

In 2020, our ASM will be held in Melbourne (11th – 13th of June) at the Crown Complex

This year’s theme is: Clinical decision-making in a time of precision, hope and uncertainty.  

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We are please to announce the following international keynote speakers, with additional speakers to be announced in the coming weeks.

Associate Professor Patrick Brown (Associate Professor of Oncology and Paediatrics and Director of the Paediatric Hematologic Malignancies Program)

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Centre at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA

Professor Martha Grootenhuis (Head of care and Principal Investigator, Psycho-Oncology program)

Princess Maxima Centre for Pediatric Oncology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Professor Don Mabbott (Program Head Neurosciences and Mental Health)

The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

Dr Vijay Ramaswamy (Staff Neuro-Oncologist, Paediatric Brain Tumour Program)

The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

Professor Gilles Vassal (Professor of Oncology & Head of Clinical Research Division)

University Paris-Sud & Gustave Roussy Cancer Centre, France

The broad theme will encompass the increasingly complex decision-making needed as precision medicine and advanced genomics/epigenomics expands at a breathtaking pace, and our need to be mindful of the hope and uncertainty this creates for families and clinicians. It includes challenging clinical and ethical decision-making related to relapsed disease, difficult-to-treat cancers and end-of-life care.   The theme embraces the breadth of clinical decision-making across medical, nursing, psychosocial and allied health staff and the contributions families make in shared decision-making processes.  

Sessions will include:

  • Precision medicine
  • Survivorship
  • Palliative care

  • Ethics and drug access
  • Cancer treatment in developing countries
  • CAR T-cells

Previous ASM locations

  • 2019 – Christchurch: “Families and Cancer”
  • 2018 – Sydney: “Innovations in Paediatric Oncology/ Haematology”
  • 2017 – Adelaide
  • 2016 – Cairns
  • 2015 – Fremantle: “Difficult Diseases, Difficult Situations”
  • 2014 – Sydney: “Improving Patient Care – From Bench to Bedside”