Program

Program Directors:

Bernhard Riedel | MB.ChB. FCA. FANZCA. FASE. MMed. MBA. PhD.  
Program Chair
Director, Department of Anaesthetics and Pain Medicine  
Peter MacCallum Cancer Center, Australia


Vijaya Gottumukkala | MB.BS. MD (Anes). FRCA.
Program Chair
Vice Chair, Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Dr. Johannes (Hans) Huitink | MD PhD,
Program Chair - The Challenging Airway Workshop Consultant Anaesthesiologist
Department of Anesthesiology
VU University Medical Center
Amsterdam Netherlands

 

The exciting 3 day conference comprises:

 

Symposium:

* Perioperative Medicine in the Cancer Patient (3-day symposium)

                            Day 1   |   Day 2   |   Day 3

* Pain Medicine in the Cancer Patient (1- day symposium)

 

Workshops

* Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Prehabilitation

* The Challenging Airway

* Tackling the Tough Talk

FRIDAY, March 21st, 2014

A.

 Perioperative Medicine & the Cancer Patient -

DAY 1 of 3

Friday - March 21, 2014

07:45 - 08:15 Registration and Coffee
 
08:15 - 08:30 Welcome
08:30 - 10:15 Global Perspectives
 

The Changing Face of Cancer:  Worldwide implications for Perioperative Medicine (Surgery, Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management)

 


 

Surgical Care of the Cancer Patient: Current State and Future Prospects  

Alexander Heriot

 
 

Perioperative Care of the Cancer Patient: Prospect to Improve Patient Outcomes

Vijaya Gottumukkala

 
 
10:15 - 10:45 Morning Tea / Coffee
 
10:45 - 12:45 Basic & Translational Research
 

Immune Function and Cancer Recurrence / Metastasis - Perioperative Implications

 

 
 

Stress, Adrenergic Receptors and Cancer Recurrence / Metastasis - Perioperative Implications

Erica Sloan

 
 

Inflammation and Lymphatics in Cancer Recurrence / Metastasis - Perioperative Implications

Stephen Stacker

 
 

Lymphatic Flow and Sympathetic Innervation - Perioperative Implications

Hilmy Ismail

 
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch
 
13:30 - 14:45 Pro-Con Debate with Rebuttal
 

PRO: Regional Anaesthesia Improves Cancer Outcomes - Reality? 

 

 
 

CON: Regional Anaesthesia Improves Cancer Outcomes - Myth? 

Paul Myles

 
  Rebuttal: Panel Discussion
 
 
14:45 - 15:15 Afternoon Tea / Coffee
 
15:15 - 17:00 Need for Future Research
 

Perioperative Interventions and patient outcomes: What is the best research methodology ?

Paul Myles

 
 

Outcome Registeries: Is there a role in Perioperative Medicine ?

 

 
 

Strengthening research through collaboration - UoM Satelite Hospitals

David Story

 
  Panel Discussion & Meet the Experts
 
   
17:00 - 19:00 POSTER DISCUSSION & COCKTAILS
B.

Colorectal Cancer - A multidisciplinary Symposium -
DAY 2 of 2

Friday - March 21, 2014
Program to be announced
   
17:00 - 19:00 POSTER DISCUSSION & COCKTAILS
C.

 Workshop - Tackling the Tough Talk

Friday - March 21, 2014
 
15:15 - 17:00 Workshop: Tackling the Tough Talk - Having Difficult Discussions
 

End of Life Discussions

 

 

Breaking the Bad News

 

  Risk-Benefit Discussions in Perioperative Medicine
 
17:00 - 19:00 POSTER DISCUSSION & COCKTAILS

 

SATURDAY, March 22nd, 2014

A.  Perioperative Medicine & the Cancer Patient -
Day 2 of 3
Saturday - March 22, 2014
 
07:45 - 08:15 Registration and Coffee
 
08:15 - 08:30 Welcome
08:30 - 10:15 Pharmacology and Cancer Outcomes
 

Opioids and Cancer Outcomes

 



 

NSAIDs, Statins, B-blockers and Cancer Outcomes

 

 

Local Anaesthetic , Inhalational Agents and Cancer Outcomes

 

 
10:15 - 10:45 Morning Tea / Coffee
 
10:45 - 12:45 Personalized Medicine
 

Personalized Medicine in the Perioperative Setting - Is there a role ?

 

 

Big Data and Personalized  Cancer Care: What is the future ?

John Frenzel

  Plenary Lecture
 

Evolution of developing a perioperative cancer care program: An operatic performance

David Skewes

 
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch
 
13:30 - 14:45 Subspecialty Care in Integrated Practice Units
 

Pro:  Subspecialty practice in disease focused integrated practice units (Anaesthesia, Surgery and Itensive Care in Cancer Centers) - the future

David Chisholm

 

Con:  Subspecialty practice in disease focused integrated practice units (Cancer Centers) - an outdated concept

 

 

Onco-Anaesthesia - The birth of a new subspecialty? 

Bernhard Riedel

14:45 - 15:15 Afternoon Tea / Coffee
 
15:15 - 17:00 Improving Patient Safety
 

A decade after " To Err is Human ": Where do we stand?

Tom Rahlfs

 

Interactive surgical dynamics - living within your personality traits

 

 

Breakdowns in Perioperative Communication - Opportunities for Improved Patient Safety

 

 

Social Media - it's role in medicine

Declan Murphy

B.  Pain Medicine and the Cancer Patient -
Day 1 of 1
Saturday - March 22, 2014
 
Program Stream Director: Richard Sullivan | MB.BS. FANZCA. FFPMANZCA.
Program Chair – Perioperative Pain Medicine
Director, Acute Pain Service
Peter MacCallum Cancer Center, Australia
07:45 - 08:15 Registration and Coffee
 
08:15 - 08:30 Welcome
08:30 - 10:15 Acute Pain Management in the Cancer Patient
 

Analgesia for Major Surgery - What is the Evidence Base?

Jason Chou


 
 

Acute Pain Management in ERAS for Cancer Care

 

   
 

Milestones in a New University Department - Integrating the 5th Vital Sign into the Educational Curriculum

David Story

   
 
10:15 - 10:45 Morning Tea / Coffee
 
10:45 - 12:45  Pain Management in Palliative Care
 

Palliative Care and Cancer Outcomes – a poorly understood science for the perioperative clinician

 

 

Interventions in Palliative Cancer Care

 

   
  Plenary Lecture 
 

Evaluating and Managing the High Risk Patient for Developing Persistent Post Surgical Pain - Preventing Chronic Pain

 

 

Perioperative pain management of patients with personality disorders

 

   
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch
 
13:30 - 14:45 Chronic Pain
 

Biopsychosocial Impact of Chronic Pain in the Cancer Survivor

Malcolm Hogg

 

Management of Pain in the Cancer Survivor

 

 

Intrathecal analgesia for Chronic Cancer Pain - The Victorian Experience

Kate Jackson

 
14:45 - 15:15 Afternoon Tea / Coffee
 
15:15 - 17:00 Novel Techniques in Cancer Pain
 

Neuromodulation for Cancer Pain

 

 

Novel Techniques for Cancer Pain (Deep Brain Stimulation, Radiosurgery)

 

 

Expert Panel Discussion: Difficult Pain Cases in Cancer Care (Hogg, Thompson, Teddy, Schug)        

Richard Sullivan

C.  Workshop: Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing & Prehabilitation
Saturday - March 22, 2014

Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing & Prehabilitation Directors:

Dr. Hilmy Ismail, MD, FRCA, FANZCA
Program Chair - CPET Workshop
Consultant Anaesthetist
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and University of Melbourne Melbourne, Australia


Dr. Paul Older, MD. MB.BS. LRCP. MRCS. FRCA. FFICANZCA. FCICM.
Program Chair - CPET Workshop
Executive Director, CPET International
Adjunct Professor, Swinburn University
Melbourne, Australia

07:45 - 08:15 Registration and Coffee
 
08:15 - 08:30 Welcome
08:30 - 12:00 Perioperative Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
 

Perioperative CPET. What is the current evidence and UK experience?

 

   
 

The Basics of CPET for surgeons and anaesthetist - Nuts and Bolts

Himy Ismail

   
 

Live / Video demonstration of CPET

 

   
 
10:15 - 10:45 Morning Tea / Coffee
 
11:45 - 12:45 Prehabilitation:
 

What is an exercise prescrption?

 

 

Emerging Trends in CPX research

 

 

Setting up a CPX service in your hospital

 

 

 

SUNDAY, March 23rd, 2014

A.

 Perioperative Medicine and the Cancer Patient -

Day 3 of 3

Sunday - March 23, 2014
 
07:45 - 08:15 Registration and Coffee
 
08:15 - 08:30 Welcome
08:30 - 10:15 Clinical Aspects to Major Cancer Surgery - Preoperative
 

Preoperative Assessment for Major Cancer Surgery - How does it differ?

Sunil Sahai

 

Improved Perioperative Outcome in Cancer Surgery  - Risk Prediction and Prehabilitation Strategies.

Bernhard Riedel

 

Haematinic Optimisation and Haematologic Challenges in Cancer Surgery

Kate Burbury

 
10:15 - 10:45 Morning Tea / Coffee
 
10:45 - 12:45 Clinical Aspects to Major Cancer Surgery - Intraoperative
 

Inflammatory response modulation and Immuno-competence in the perioperative period: Triumphs and Challenges

Juan Cata

 

Clinical Application of Current Evidence - Anaesthetic Strategies for Major Cancer Surgery 

Vijaya Gottumukkala

 

Functional Oncological Neurosurgery - Should we keep all patients awake?

Hans Huitink

 

Anaesthetic Strategies for Major Thoracic Cancer Surgery

Dilip Thakar

   
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch
 
13:30 - 14:45 Clinical Aspects to Major Cancer Surgery - Postoperative
 

Early Postop Tracheostomy and CPAP utilisation

David Chisholm

 

Postoperative Care of the High Risk Surgical Patient - How, When and Where?

Timothy Wigmore

 

Primum Non Nocere vs. Primum Succurrere (First Hasten to Help). Withdrawal of Life Support and End of Life Care in the ICU. 

 

 
14:45 - 15:15 Afternoon Tea / Coffee
 
15:15 - 17:00 Global Perspectives of Perioperative Cancer Care
 

Perioperative Care of the Cancer Patient: Chinese Experience

 

 

Perioperative Care of the Cancer Patient: Indian Experience

 

 

Perioperative Care of the Cancer Patient: Latin Experience

 

 

Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient: An Evidence based approach

Girish Joshi

B.

Workshop & PBLDs

Sunday - March 23, 2014
 
07:45 - 08:15 Registration and Coffee
 
08:15 - 08:30 Welcome
08:30 - 10:15 PBLDs
 

Procedural Sedation and Quality of Recovery

Megan Allen

 

Thoracic Epidural Analgesia in the Bariatric Patient

Adrian Alvarez

 

Practical aspects to anaesthesia for robotic surgery

Jason Chou

   
10:15 - 10:45 Morning Tea / Coffee
 
10:45 - 12:45  Difficult Airway Workshop
 

Difficult Airway Workshop

Difficult Airway Workshop Directors:

Dr. Johannes (Hans) Huitink, MD PhD,
Program Chair - The Challenging Airway Workshop Consultant Anaesthesiologist Department of Anesthesiology VU University Medical Center Amsterdam Netherlands


A/Prof Reny Segal, FANZCA
Program Chair - The Challenging Airway Workshop 

Clinical Associate Professor, University of Melbourne Specialist, Dept. of Anaesthesia Royal Melbourne Hospital Melbourne Australia

   
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch
 
13:30 - 16:00 Difficult Airway Workshop
  Difficult Airway Workshop
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