Scientific Programme

Session Abstract Session Workshop Social Event
TIME/LOCATIONWesley Conference Centre
09:00 AM – 09:30 AMOpening Ceremony and Welcome
09:30 AM -10:00 AMRadiobiology in paediatric radiotherapy
Mechanisms of cell death in radiotherapy – Harriet Gee (Australia)
Biologically guided radiation therapy – Annette Haworth (Australia)
10:00 AM – 10:30 AMCoffee Break
10:30 AM – 11:30 AMStarting a paediatric proton therapy service: What advice can you give us in Australia?
Chair: Frank Saran (New Zealand)
Speakers: Danny Indelicato (USA), Klaus Seiersen (Denmark), Kanjana Shotelersuk (Bangkok), Sue Anderson (Australia)
11:30 AM – 12:00 PMCoffee Break
12:00 PM – 01:00 PMProffered Papers
01:00 PM – 02:00 PMLunch Break
02:00 PM – 03:00 PMAdvantages and difficulties of centralising paediatric radiotherapy services
Chair: Tom Merchant (USA)
Speakers: Anna Embring (Sweden), Cathy Dunlea (UK), Ed Smith (UK), Igor Veras (Brazil)
03:00 PM – 04:00 PMApproaches to delivering radiotherapy in low- and middle-income countries, and the challenges faced
Chair: Pauline Njoki Njiraini (Kenya)
Speakers: Mora Mel (Cambodia), Hester Burger (South Africa)

AEA Session –
IAEA Handbook for radiotherapy in LMIC
Speakers: Lisbeth Cordero-Mendez (Austria), Natia Esiashvili (USA)
04:00 PM – 04:30 PMTea Break
04:30 PM – 05:30 PMPaediatric molecular radiotherapy
Chair: John Lucas (USA)
Overview and mIBG therapy – Mark Gaze (UK)
How dosimetry can enhance outcomes –Hugh Wallace (UK)
How a specialist radiographer can enhance the patient experience – Georgia Azzopardi (UK)
Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy in neuroblastoma and other paediatric tumours – Grace Kong (Australia)
05:30 PM – 07:00 PMWelcome Reception and Poster Viewing
TIME/LOCATIONWesley Conference Centre
09:00 AM – 10:00 AMESTRO PROS session – Radiotherapy in rare CNS tumours of childhood
Chair: TBA
Childhood meningioma – Beate Timmermann (Germany)
Choroid Plexus Tumour – Rolf-Dieter Kortmann (Germany)
Embryonal tumour with multilayered rosettes and CNS neuroblastoma – David Grosshans (USA)
10:00 AM – 10:30 AMCoffee Break
10:30 AM – 11:30 AMGenetic and pharmacological modifiers of radiation response and toxicity
Chair: Matt Ladra (USA)
Are novel systemic treatments synergistic with radiotherapy? Nick Gottardo (Australia)
Do targeted biological agents enhance the toxicity of radiotherapy? John Lucas (USA)
Germ line testing – identifying increased risks and modifying radiation therapy – Noemi Fuentes-Bolanos (Australia)
11:30 AM – 12:00 PMCoffee Break
12:00 PM – 01:00 PMTreatment of cancer in children’s spines
Chair: TBA
Surgery for spinal tumours – Richard Boyle (Australia) & Vinay Kulkarni (Australia)
SABR for vertebral metastases – Mary Frances McAleer (USA)
Safety of spinal re-irradiation – Derek Tsang (Canada)
01:00 PM – 02:00 PMLunch Break
02:00 PM – 03:30 PMProffered Papers
03:30 PM – 04:00 PMTea Break
04:00 PM – 04:30 PMSelected poster rapid-fire presentations
04:30 PM – 05:00 PMPresidential address
Mark Gaze (UK)
05:00 PM – 06:00 PMGeneral Assembly
TIME/LOCATIONWesley Conference Centre
09:00 AM – 10:00 AMProffered Papers
10:00 AM – 11:00 AMAdolescent and young adult radiotherapy issues
Chair: TBA
Development of AYA services in Australia – Siona Hardy (Australia)
Perspectives on radiotherapy for AYA – Jennifer Chard (Australia)
Radiotherapy for AYA: a radiation therapist’s view – Laura Murphy (Australia)
11:00 AM – 11:30 AMCoffee Break
11:30 AM – 12:30 PMD’Angio Symposium: Reducing the toxicity of radiotherapy and chemoradiotherapy
STS for otoprotection from cisplatin – Michael Sullivan (Australia)
Target volume delineation and dosimetry planning to limit cochlea doses- Torunn Yock (USA)
Radiotherapy dose effects on the heart and cardiac substructures – James Bates (USA)
Dosimetric modelling to reduce doses to organs at risk – Rebecca Howell (USA)
12:30 PM – 01:00 PMARIA SESSION
Michael Sullivan (Australia)

Bilal Qureshi (Pakistan)
01:00 PM – 01:15 PMClosing Session