Invited Speakers

Invited Speakers

Georgia-Halkett

Associate Professor Georgia Halkett

Senior Research Fellow
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, Curtin University, WA

Associate Professor Georgia Halkett (PhD, FIR, BMedRad(Hons) Radiation Therapist, GAICD) is a Senior Research Fellow, in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine at Curtin University. Georgia currently holds a Cancer Council of WA Research Fellowship.  Associate Professor Halkett completed her PhD in December 2005 at the University of South Australia. Prior to completing her PhD she worked as a radiation therapist.  Associate Professor Halkett has been successful in attracting NHMRC, NBCF, Cancer Australia and Cancer Council Funding She is also a lead CI on an international project funded by the European Organisation of Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC). She has published more than 80 peer-reviewed articles and is currently supervising five PhD students.

Georgia’s program of research focuses on cancer patient’s psychosocial and information needs, communication between health professionals and cancer patients and research in radiation therapy. She is also conducting research addressing the needs of carers of patients diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Georgia recently led a multi-state Beyond Blue/Cancer Australia project which tested a radiation therapist led psycho-educational intervention designed to improve patient preparation for radiotherapy and reduce patient anxiety.

Gerry-Hanna

Associate Professor Gerry Hanna

Director of Radiation Oncology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Associate Professor Gerry Hanna is the Director of Radiation Oncology at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne and holds an honorary appointment with the University of Melbourne. A/Prof Hanna’s research interests are the use of PET/CT in radiotherapy planning for lung cancer, mechanisms of radiotherapy resistance, technical radiotherapy, stereotactic ablative radiotherapy and systemic therapy and immunotherapy combinations with radiotherapy. He is chief investigator of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s “PERTAIN” study and previous co-chief Investigator of the CONCORDE study, a UK study of novel agents in combination with radiotherapy in the treatment of lung cancer. He is the Principle investigator on VCCC program examining how best to harness the synergy between radiotherapy and immunotherapy, and in particular CAR-T cell therapy. He is the Thoracic Sub-Study lead for the SARON study and a TMG member for the UK’s HALT and CONFIRM studies. He is a member of TROG and a member of the Australian National Particle therapy working group. Previously he was a Final Fellowship examiner for both the Royal College of Radiologists, London and the Faculty of Radiology of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He previously was a member of the UK’s Radiotherapy Board and Chair-Elect of the UK’s SABR Consortium. Away from work he enjoys cycling, good music and pretending to play the piano.

Professor Peter Hoskin

Consultant Clinical Oncologist
Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Northwood, United Kingdom
Professor of Clinical Oncology, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Peter Hoskin trained in clinical oncology at the Royal Marsden Hospital London and has been consultant in clinical oncology at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Northwood UK since 1992. He is also Professor in Clinical Oncology in the University of Manchester and Honorary consultant in clinical oncology at the Christie Hospital, Manchester and University College Hospital, London. Research interests focus on radiosensitisation, biomarkers, radiotherapy quality assurance, palliative radiotherapy, and brachytherapy. He is a member of the GEC ESTRO committee and ESTRO Board. In the UK chairs the Fellowship Examination Board for the Royal College of Radiologists and sits on the RCR Council. He has published extensively and was Editor of Clinical Oncology for 15 years. He is now Clinical Editor for Radiotherapy and Oncology and sits on several journal editorial boards.

Professor Paul Keall

NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, University of Sydney

Paul Keall is a Professor in the Sydney Medical School, an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and the Director of the ACRF Image X Institute at the University of Sydney. His team of scientists, clinical partners and international collaborators create, share and apply novel cancer imaging and targeted radiotherapy methods. Several of these innovations have been translated to clinical practice for improved health care.

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Professor Sabe Sabesan

Director, Department of Medical Oncology
Townsville Cancer Centre, Townsville Hospital and Health Services
Clinical Dean
College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University

Professor Sabe Sabesan, BMBS, PhD, FRACP, is the Director of the Department of Medical Oncology at the Townsville Cancer Centre, Townsville Hospital and Health Services and the Clinical Dean, College of Medicine and Dentistry of the James Cook University. He has designed, implemented and published on various teleoncology models to enhance rural access to cancer services closer to home. In collaboration with Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA), he led the development of the teleoncology guidelines and the Australasian Teletrial model. As the chair of the Queensland Health State-wide Teletrial Working Group and Co-chair of the Australian Teletrial Consortium of COSA, he has been leading the implementation of the teletrial model in Queensland and across Australia.

ASM Countdown

Important Dates

Abstract Submissions Open

16 September 2019

Registration Opens

9 October 2019

Peer Recognition Award Submissions Open

4 November 2019

Attendance Grant Applications Open

4 November 2019

Abstract Submissions Close

18 November 2019

Attendance Grant Applications Close

11 December 2019

Early Bird Registration Closes

24 January 2020

Abstract Presenter Registration Deadline

7 February 2020

 

Organising Committee
A/Prof Puma Sundaresan
Ms Jo Page
Ms Susan Goode
Ms Alisha Moore
Ms Renee Swanson
Mr Patrick Wheeler
Program Development Committee
A/Prof Puma Sundaresan
Ms Jo Page
Dr Paolo De Ieso
Ms Susan Goode
Ms Mel Grand
Dr Jane Ludbrook
Dr Lachlan McDowell
Ms Alisha Moore
Dr Lucinda Morris
Dr Sasha Senthi
Ms Renee Swanson