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12th COGNO Annual Scientific Meeting
The Neuro-Oncology Picture: Now and The Future

Sunday 27th October - Tuesday 29th October 2019
International Convention Centre Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
(Changes may be made to the program)
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Sunday 27 October: Pre–ASM Satellite Meetings




9:30am – 2:15pm

Brain Cancer Patient Education and Support Forum (registration via the BTAA website)

Hao-Wen Sim

10:30am – 4:15pm

The Brain Cancer Group Scientific Meeting: Applying advanced imaging to Neuro-oncology (registration via The Brain Cancer Group website)


12:30 – 2:30pm

Brain Cancer Biobanking Australia (BCBA) consortium meeting (closed meeting)

Michael Besser

3:00 – 5:00pm

Management Committee (MC) meeting (closed meeting)

Anna Nowak


Convenor’s Dinner (by invitation only)



Monday 28 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


10:30 – 10:40am

Welcome and Day 1 program overview


10:40 – 12:30pm

Session 1 – Imaging

Yael Barnett & Jonathon Parkinson


Recent advances in MRI for brain tumours – Ben Ellingson



Recent advances in PET Imaging for brain tumours – Ian Law



Extent of Resection – Colin Watts



Intraoperative Imaging – Kate Drummond


12:30 – 1:30pm



1:30 – 3:00pm

Session 2 - Surgery

Jonathon Parkinson & Ben Jonker


Decision making in the treatment of low grade glioma – Raymond Cook



Case based panel discussion



Paper ID 24: Second interim and 1st molecular analysis of the EORTC randomized phase III intergroup CATNON trial on concurrent and adjuvant temozolomide in anaplastic glioma without 1p/19q codeletion Anna Nowak


3:00 – 3:30pm

Afternoon tea


3:30 – 5:00pm

Session 3 – Skull Base Tumours

Ben Jonker &
Hien Le


Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery – what can we achieve? – Richard Harvey



Radiation for Skull Base Tumours – Helen Shih



Meningiomas and grading – how can we do it better? The role of DNA methylation profiling – Joanne Sy



Temozolomide for pituitary tumours – Ann McCormack


5:00 – 6:00pm

Welcome Reception and Poster Walkaround


~6:30/7:00 - 10:30pm

COGNO Conference Dinner – includes presentation of the MSD Hubert Stuerzl Memorial Educational Award, COGNO Outreach Education Preceptorship and BTAA Lynette Williams Award



Tuesday 29 October: ASM Day 2




8:30 – 9:00am

On arrival tea/coffee


9:00 – 9:10am

Welcome and Day 2 program overview


9:10 – 10:30am

Session 4 - Immunotherapy and COGNO Trials Updates

Sanjeev Gill &
Hui Gan


Immunotherapy and why has success been limited? – Seema Nagpal



Trials updates


10:30 – 11:00am

Morning tea


11:00 – 12:30pm

Session 5 – Assessing Treatment Response

Hien Le &
Yael Barnett


MRI and treatment response – Ben Ellingson



PET and treatment response – Ian Law



Pseudoprogression – how do we assess and treat – Helen Shih



Re-operation for treatment effect / progressive disease – Colin Watts



Case examples


12:30 – 1:30pm



1:30 – 2:45pm

Session 6 – Basic Science

Jonathon Parkinson & Rosemary Harrup


Radiogenomics in glioma – Ben Ellingson



Teletrials – Kate Burbury



Paper ID 15: DeepSurvNet: Deep Survival Convolutional Network for Brain cancer Survival Rate Classification based on Histopathological Images Amin Zadeh Shirazi



Paper ID 4: Targeted drug delivery reduces brain metastases Sarah Shigdar


2:45 – 3:15pm

Afternoon tea


3:15 – 4:10pm

Session 7 – Supportive Care

Marina Kastelan & Rosemary Harrup


Quality of Life for Glioma Patients – Kate Drummond



Palliative Care for Glioma Patients Anthoula Mohumadally



Rehabilitation for Glioma Patients Andrew Cole



Paper ID 26: Building the Bridge: The value of consumer co-design in brain cancer resource development Dianne Legge


4:10 – 4:20pm

ASM Summary and Close – includes presentation of the Most Outstanding Oral Presentation, Most Outstanding Poster Presentation and Young Investigator Awards


4:45 – 5:30pm

COGNO Annual General Meeting (open to COGNO members only)

Anna Nowak


Wednesday 30 October: Post-ASM Satellite Meetings





COGNO Consumer Advisory Panel Meeting (closed meeting)

Desma Spyridopoulos


OzMRS Symposium (UTS Science Building, Lecture Theater CB04.03.310, registration via OzMRS symposium website)