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15th International Paediatric Haematology
& Oncology Update Meeting

at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

12th - 13th May 2016

Preliminary Programme


  • 12th May
  • 13th May

08.00 Registration and Coffee
09.50 Welcome and Opening of the Conference
09.55 Introduction to the Meeting
Angela Thomas, Chair, IPHOUM 2016
10.00 Lecture 1
Exploiting Genomics to refine Risk Stratification in ALL
Anthony Moorman, Leukaemia Research Cytogenetics Group, Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Newcastle University, UK
10.30 Lecture 2
AML – Evolution of Treatment in Children
Brenda Gibson, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, UK
11.00 Lecture 3
Hodgkin's Lymphoma in Children and Young People: State of the Art
Hamish Wallace, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, UK
11.30 Lecture 4
Minimising Toxicity in Intensive Therapy
Frederik Van Delft, University of Newcastle and Newcastle NHS Foundation Trust, UK
12.00 Discussion
12.20 Lunch/Exhibition/Poster Viewing
13.20 Lecture 5
The Value of the MDT: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
Denise Williams, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK
13.50 Lecture 6
MDTs in Europe
Ruth Ladenstein, St. Anna Children’s Hospital, Vienna, Austria
14.20 Lecture 7 & 8 Conundrums (2 x 15 minutes)
With Special Reference to MDT As a Model
  • Radiology
  • Surgery
14.50 Discussion
15.20 Lecture 9
Rhabdomyosarcoma and Soft Tissue Sarcomas – Challenges and Opportunities
Meriel Jenney, Children's Hospital for Wales, Cardiff, UK
15.50 Tea/Exhibition/Poster Viewing
16.10 Lecture 10
Towards Biology-driven Drug Development for Childhood Cancers
Lucas Moreno, Hospital Universitario del Niño Jesús, Madrid, Spain
  Lecture 11
Debate: 'Clinical Trials slow progress rather than speed development'
16.50 … "for"
17.05 … "against"
Darren Hargrave, Co-Chair of the London Cancer Children and Young Person's Specialist Board, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK
17.20 Debate opens to Audience
17.45 Expert-Led Poster Walk with Wine and Cheese
18.30 Close
20.00 Supper with the Experts
open to all Delegates: ticket price applies

07.30 Symposium Coffee and Croissants
08.00 Symposium
  High-dose Chemotherapy and Autologous Stem Cell Rescue in Paediatric Oncology
AdienneSupported by ADIENNE Srl SU, Italy
Daniel Morgenstern, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK
09.15 Lecture 12
Bone Tumours
Stefan Bielack, Klinikum Stuttgart – Olgahospital, Germany
09.45 Lecture 13
Ewing's Sarcoma
Martin McCabe, School of Cancer and Enabling Sciences, The University of Manchester, UK
10.15 Discussion
10.30 3 Oral Presentations of the Best Abstracts
(10 minutes each)
11.00 Coffee/Exhibition/Poster Viewing
  How I Treat…
11.30 Lecture 14
Sickle Cell Crises
Paul Telfer, Centre for Haematology, Barts and The London, UK
11.45 Lecture 15
Immature Teratomas
James Nicholson, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK
12.00 Lecture 16
Oncology Patients requiring Haemostatic Support
Liz Chalmers, Glasgow Children's Hospital, UK
12.15 Discussion
12.30 Lunch/Exhibition/Poster Viewing
  How many ways are there to treat Wilms' Tumours?
13.30 Lecture 17
UK and European Guidelines
Kathy Pritchard-Jones, Integrated Cancer Programme at UCL Partners and Chief Medical Offi cer for London Cancer, UK
13.55 Lecture 18
UK and India Guidelines
Ata Maaz, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK
14.20 Lecture 19
Implementation of Adapted Wilms Tumour Treatment Guidelines in Sub-Saharan Africa
Trijn Israels, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
14.45 Lecture 20
Surgical Guidelines
Fraser Munro, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, UK
15.10 Discussion
15.25 Tea /Close of Meeting