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Programme overview:

This year we will focus on the teamwork in the clinical context and once again emphasize the importance of joint decision-making.

Komala Pillay will deliver this year’s neuropathology talk as a tribute to Richard Hewlett,

Tony Figaji will share some neurosurgical reflections on how to avoid the VP-Shunt

Tracy Kilborn will be updating us on medulloblastoma imaging after a sabbatical at Sick Kids in Toronto.

Rolene Wagner, CEO of Frere Hospital in East London, and 2016 government sector businesswoman of the year has agreed to talk about managing human assets and building teams

Raj Ramesar, head of genetics at UCT, has accepted an invitation to talk about mismatch repair deficiency syndrome and the role of genetics in the brain tumour clinic.

There will be a report back from SIOP and talks on

  • Late effects
  • palliative care
  • endocrinology
  • neuro-psychology.

Who should attend?

  • Oncologists
  • Surgeons
  • Radiation Oncologists
  • Radiologists
  • Pathologists
  • Allied Health Professionals from all over South Africa and the African sub-continent.

Saturday 25th November 2017

08h30 – 09h00

Registration

09h00 – 09h10

Welcome

09h10 – 09h40

Keynote: LGG at the cutting edge François Doz

09h40 – 10h10

Genetics: Mismatch repair deficiency syndrome and the role of genetics in the brain tumour clinic – Raj Ramesar

10h10 – 10h40

Radiotherapy: Radiotherapy for paediatric brain tumours. Do advanced techniques make a difference? – Thurandrie Naiker

10h40 – 11h10

Tea

11h10 – 11h40

Neuropathology Focus in Tribute to Richard Hewlett (introduced by Komala Pillay): Understanding Low Grade Gliomas Komala Pillay

11h40 – 12h30

Clinical vignettes: Pathology Focus (10 minutes each)

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Discussion

12h30 – 13h30

Lunch

13h30 – 14h00

Keynote: Running multicentre clinical trials: lessons learned -François Doz

14h00 – 14h30

Building the MDT: Managing human assets and building teams – Rolene Wagner (Frere Hospital CEO and 2016 Businesswoman of the Year)

14h30 – 15h00

Endocrinology: Growth Hormone replacement for children with brain tumours – Michelle Carrihill

15h00 – 15h30

Tea

15h30 – 17h00

Clinical vignettes: (10 minutes each)

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Discussion

17h00

Cocktails

 

Sunday 26th November 2017

08h30 – 09h00

Surgery: Avoiding the VP-shunt. How important is it really? -Tony Figaji

09h00 – 09h30

Imaging: Medulloblastoma: State of the art – Tracy Kilborn

09h30 – 10h00

Palliative care: Palliative chemotherapy: What’s it all about? Ané Büchner

10h00 – 10h30

PsychoOncology: How do we assess educational readiness? – Keith Polden

10h30 – 11h00

Tea

11h00 – 11h30

Jenny Wilson Memorial Lecture (introduced by Graham Fieggen): Adieu PNET (what the new WHO classification means for clinicians treating embryonal brain tumours) François Doz

11h30 – 12h30

Clinical vignettes: (10 minutes each)

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Discussion

12h30 – 13h30

Lunch

13h30 – 14h00

Late Effects: Assessing and managing late effects of paediatric brain tumours – Anel van Zyl

14h00 – 15h00

Clinical vignettes: (10 minutes each)

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Discussion

15h00-15h30

SIOP: NeuroOncology Update from SIOP 2017 – Alan Davidson and Jeannette Parkes

15h30

Closing

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