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2020 Virtual UK Oncology Forum Programme

Thursday 24th & Friday 25th September 2020, VIRTUAL

Location: VIRTUAL
Dates: Thursday 24th & Friday 25th September 2020

The UKOF2020 Education Programme will be available in an all-virtual format –videos, slides, and meeting materials, scheduled broadcast sessions, virtual networking and exhibits.
Starting Thursday 24th September ending on Friday 25th September.

The virtual programme has been designed and developed solely by the UK Oncology Forum Faculty. No sponsors have had any input or influence over the programme design or speaker choices.
This meeting is for UK Oncology Healthcare Professionals only.

The meeting will run strictly in accordance with the ABPI Code of Practice. The varying sponsorships packages are primarily for the purchase of promotional virtual exhibition space.
This meeting is CME accredited.


The UK Oncology Forum Faculty would like to thank all the sponsors and exhibitors and encourage all attendees to please visit the virtual exhibition area to meet our colleagues from industry.


10:00hrs - 12:00hrs CCA-UK Workshop (ALL HCPs WELCOME)
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10:30hrs – 11:30hrs ACP AGM (MEMBERS ONLY)
10:00hrs – 11:45hrs BOPA (INVITATION ONLY)
10:00hrs – 11:45hrs NOTCH AGM (ALL HCPs WELCOME)
10:30hrs - 11:45hrs UKONS MDT Reform Strategy into Practice (ALL HCPs WELCOME)
10:00hrs – 12:00hrs UKOMiC Committee Meeting (MEMBERS ONLY)
10:30hrs ~ 11:30hrs Merck/Pfizer IO-TKI Symposium (ALL HCPs WELCOME)
BAVENCIO® (avelumab) + axitinib for advanced RCC

CHAIR: Dr Sarah Rudman, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust London
Dr Richard Griffiths, The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Wirral
Dr Robert Stevenson, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust Birmingham

*Details of the programme attached with prescribing information & adverse event reporting included. This promotional meeting is organised and funded by Merck Serono Ltd on behalf of the Merck-Pfizer alliance and may include reference to Merck and Pfizer medicines relevant to the agenda topics. RCC, renal cell carcinoma. CDF, Cancer Drugs Fund. The UK Oncology Forum Faculty have had no influence or input into the programme or speaker choices
11:00hrs – 12:00hrs BCTRCG (ALL HCPs WELCOME)
11:00hrs ~ 11:15hrs - BCTRCG: Introduction and update on progress
11:15hrs ~ 11:25hrs - PEAR: Current UK Practice for the Management of Pregnancy-Associated Breast Cancer
11:25hrs ~ 11:35hrs - ALTRA: A national retrospective Audit on Long term TRAstuzumab use in metastatic breast cancer
11:35hrs ~ 11:45hrs - PRIMROSE: A national prospective observational study in breast cancer patients with central nervous system involvement in the UK
11:45hrs ~ 12:00hrs - Q&A/Open discussion
11:45hrs ~ 12:45hrs *PLATINUM SPONSOR - Novartis BREAST Symposium (ALL HCPs WELCOME)
CHAIR: Prof Samreen Ahmed, Consultant Medical Oncologist, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

11.45hrs ~ 11.50hrs - Opening and introduction (Prof Samreen Ahmed)
11.50hrs ~ 12.00hrs - PIK3CA mutation and the importance of testing (Dr Philippe Taniere)
12.00hrs ~ 12.15hrs - Piqray + fulvestrant: Learnings from SOLAR-1 (Prof Andrew Wardley)
12.15hrs ~ 12.30hrs - Safety and how to manage your patients taking Piqray + fulvestrant (Prof Samreen Ahmed)
12.30hrs ~ 12.45hrs - Live Q&A session and close (All)
12:00hrs ~ 13:00hrs Exhibition & Charity Corner (PLEASE VISIT THE VIRTUAL STANDS)
13:00hrs ~ 13:10hrs Welcome & Introduction, Professor Ruth Plummer
13:10hrs ~ 14:00hrs Opening Keynote Speaker – Professor Gillian Griffiths, Cambridge
14:00hrs ~ 14:25hrs Exhibition & Charity Corner
14:30hrs ~ 17:00hrs Clinical Streams – all clinical streams run parallel, click on the link below for more details on your selected clinical stream. You can only enter the virtual clinical stream you have selected upon registration. Please select a different choice on day one and day two, the sessions are repeated to different audiences per day.
17:15hrs ~ 18:45hrs Question Time ~ Professor Daniel Hochhauser, Chair
This year the Question Time session will be wholly dedicated to the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on cancer – including treatment, screening, research, surgery, patient interaction etc. Please can you submit a question regarding your concerns, observations or general interest to the panel? Thank you.


08:00hrs ~ 08:50hrs *Bayer Symposium (ALL HCPs welcome)
’Precision oncology and NTRK inhibitors – the histology independent approach to finding and treating patients?’

Dr Alastair Greystoke (Chair), Newcastle University
Dr Adam Dangoor, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Debashis Sarker Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

08:00 – 08:03 - Welcome, introduction and agenda (Dr Alastair Greystoke)
08:03 – 08:10 - The evolution of biomarkers, targeted therapy and tumour agnostic therapy (Dr Alastair Greystoke)
08:10 – 08:20 - NTRK inhibitors (Dr Adam Dangoor)
08:20 – 08:30 - Case studies of NTRK inhibitors (Dr Adam Dangoor)
08:30 – 08:40 - NTRK gene fusions in the UK; who when and why to test (Dr Debashis Sarker)
08:40 – 08:50 - Faculty Q&A and meeting close (All, Dr Alastair Greystoke)
08:30hrs – 09:00hrs Exhibition & Charity Corner
09:00hrs ~11:30hrs Clinical Streams – all clinical streams run parallel, click on the link below for more details on your selected clinical stream. You can only enter the virtual clinical stream you have selected on registration. Please select a different choice on day one and day two, the sessions are repeated to different audiences per day.
11:30hrs ~ 12:00hrs Exhibition & Charity Corner
12:00hrs ~ 13:00hrs Introduction to Closing Keynote Speaker, Professor KT Patel Oxford University
13:00hrs ~ 14:00hrs Exhibition & Charity Corner
13:15hrs – 14:00hrs *GSK Gynae Session (ALL HCPs welcome)
’ Stepping through the patient journey: MDT approach to patient care in relapsed platinum sensitive ovarian cancer ’
Faculty: Chair: Rebecca Kristeleit, Helen Manderville, Marcia Hall, Jane Borley
13:15hrs ~ 14:00hrs *AstraZeneca Symposium (ALL HCPs welcome)
The evolving landscape in advanced NSCLC
This symposium will explore evolving options for the treatment and management of stage III and stage IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. A key topic to be addressed during this interactive session will be prehabilitation to optimise patient fitness prior to challenging treatment regimes, with best practice examples and practical guidance on how measures can be implemented across UK centres. The symposium will also feature the latest data updates from the PACIFIC and FLAURA clinical trials, with discussions around how these may impact UK clinical practice for these heterogenous groups of patients.
13:15hrs – 14:00hrs *Pierre Fabre CRC Symposium (ALL HCPs welcome)
A breakthrough in overall survival in BRAFV600E metastatic colorectal cancer patients
13:15hrs ~ Welcome, introduction and session objectives (Professor Daniel Hochhauser)
13:17hrs ~ The importance of resistance pathways within the MAPK Pathway (Professor Daniel Hochhauser)
13:27hrs ~ What is the unmet need in BRAFV600E mutant metastatic colorectal cancer? (Professor Julien Taieb)
13:30hrs ~ BEACON CRC data presentation (Professor Julien Taieb)
13:40hrs ~ Speaker discussion (Professor Daniel Hochhauser and Julien Taieb)
13:45hrs ~ Q&A and meeting close (Speakers and Audience)
14:00hrs – 15:00hrs UK Cancer / COVID state of the nation grand debate
Chair Professor Gary Middleton Birmingham University
*Symposium programmes will be available soon. Please visit the website regularly.


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