ONCOLOGY CONFERENCE

5 February 2018

 6.25 CME Credits 

Za’abeel Hall 3, Conference Room 4

Overview

The sheer intrinsic complexity of cancer undoubtedly presents an abundance of challenges for healthcare professionals when concerning the diagnosis, treatment of, as well as the recovery of, cancer patients. For this reason, this year at MEDLAB 2018 we bring to you the Oncology conference, the place where renowned oncologists, specialist clinicians and senior professors of oncology will all collaborate and share the latest discoveries and developments in oncology therapeutics and cancer clinical research. Here you will be directly equipped with the world-class knowledge that enables you to dramatically improve your expertise, accelerate the efficiency of your patient care, all at same time as gaining very important CME credits. 

Focusing on topics including palliative care, radiation oncology, immuno-oncology, cancer management and preventative oncology methods, women’s oncology and organ specific oncology, this novel programme serves as being essential to all specialties involved in the care and management of patients with cancer.

Alongside this, MEDLAB also brings to you additional cancer focused track looking at Obs-Gyne Oncology and Tumor Markers. Collectively these events provide an incomparable opportunity for you develop your skillset and expand your professional network as you liaise with the leaders in the field.  (Being sold together with Obs-Gyne Oncology and Tumor Makers, for more information email medlabcongress@informa.com)

What are the main topics covered in the event?     

  • Non-medical oncology methods
  • Radiation oncology
  • Surgical oncology
  • Personalised treatment option in gynaecological cancer
  • Clinical applications of tumour markers in radiation oncology
  • Progress with biomarkers in colorectal cancer
  • Tumour markers predictive and prognostic in breast cancer
  • PD-L1 in lung cancer

 

Benefits for Attending:

Upon completion of this activity participants will able to: 

  • Examine cancer management strategies to enhance oncology therapeutic expertise
  • Explore how the latest developments in radiation oncology and revolutionary immuno-oncology can be utilised to advance clinical practice
  • Review key and current approaches to treating cancers to improve patient outcomes and lead to better diagnosis, treatment and care
  • Analyse the different imaging techniques available for an accurate gynecologic cancer diagnosis and decide which is appropriate for which type of cancer
  • Review the role of tumour markers in clinical practice
  • Appraise emerging technologies for tumour markers


Activity Director:

Dr Bassam Estfan, Gastrointestinal Oncology, Cleveland Clinic, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Local Chairs:

Dr Maroun El Khoury, Consultant Oncologist/Haematologist, American Board Certified in Oncology, Haematology and Internal Medicine, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Provided by:

09:50

Opening remarks from the chair:

Dr Maroun El Khoury, Consultant Oncologist/Haematologist, American Board Certified in Oncology, Haematology and Internal Medicine, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE 

Session 1 - NON-MEDICAL ONCOLOGY METHODS

Moderator: Dr Maroun El Khoury, Consultant Oncologist/Haematologist, American Board Certified in Oncology, Haematology and Internal Medicine, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE

10:00

Prognostication in advanced cancer

Dr Alia Ahmed Alawneh, Consultant Physician, Palliative Care Clinics - Medical Affairs, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE

10:30

Complex cancer survivorship care

Dr Maroun El Khoury, Consultant Oncologist/Haematologist, American Board Certified in Oncology, Haematology and Internal Medicine, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE

11:00 Coffee Break


Session 2 : RADIATION ONCOLOGY

Moderator: Dr Aly Abdel Razek, Executive Director, Chief of Radiation Oncology, Gulf International Cancer Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE

11.30

SRS/SBRT: Integration in clinical practice

Dr Tarek Dufan, Senior Consultant, Radiation Oncologist, Radiation Therapy, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE

12:00

Protons: Next-gen radiotherapy for brain tumors

Prof John Breneman, Professor of Radiation Oncology and Neurosurgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio¸USA; Medical Director of the Proton Therapy Center, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio¸ USA; Associate Director of the Brain Tumor Center, University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio¸ USA


Session 3 - TUMOUR TESTING

Moderator: Dr Maroun El Khoury, Consultant Oncologist/Haematologist, American Board Certified in Oncology, Haematology and Internal Medicine, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE

12:30

Predictive pathology: in partnership with oncology

Prof Ritu Lakhtakia, Professor – Pathology, College of Medicine, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dubai, UAE

12:50 Lunch

13:50

Management of MSI-H colorectal cancer: Early and advanced stage

Dr Bassam Estfan, Gastrointestinal Oncology, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA 

14:20

Immuno-oncology: PD-L1 biomarker considerations and PD-L1 in practice

Dr Diaeddine Ahmad Trad, ‎Consultant Medical Oncologist, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE

Dr Asif Quadri, Consultant & Chief Anatomical Pathologist, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE


Session 4 - SCREENING

Moderator: Dr Maroun El Khoury, Consultant Oncologist/Haematologist, American Board Certified in Oncology, Haematology and Internal Medicine, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE

15:00

Establishing lung cancer screening program in UAE

Dr Ali El Demeh, Thoracic Surgeon, Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE

15:30

The novel case of the BRCA mutated breast cancer patient

Dr Shaheenah Dawood, Head of Oncology, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, UAE

16:00 Coffee Break


Session 5 - SURGICAL ONCOLOGY

Moderator: Dr Maroun El Khoury, Consultant Oncologist/Haematologist, American Board Certified in Oncology, Haematology and Internal Medicine, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE

16.30

Postoperative management of well differentiated thyroid carcinoma

Dr Mario Skugor, Endocrinologist, Endocrine and Metabolic Institute, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Clinical Assistant, Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA 

17:00

Minimising negative impact of surgery in gynaecological cancer patients: Improving quality of life with minimal-access surgical methods

Dr Rajesh Devassy, Obsetetrics and Gynaecology Specialist – Laproscopic Surgeon, Dubai London Clinic, Dubai, UAE

17:30

Surgical management of breast cancers and breast reconstruction

Dr Ragheed Al Mufti, Consultant in Breast, Endocrine, Oncological & Reconstructive Surgery, Imperial College Hospital, NHS Trust, King Edward VII Hospital, London, UK


18:00 End of conference

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ACTIVITY DIRECTORS:

ACTIVITY DIRECTOR:

Dr Bassam Estfan, Gastrointestinal Oncology, Cleveland Clinic, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA


 

CO-ACTIVITY DIRECTOR:

Dr Maroun El Khoury, Consultant Oncologist/Haematologist, American Board Certified in Oncology, Haematology and Internal Medicine, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE



SPEAKER FACULTY:

Dr Ali El Demeh, Thoracic Surgeon, Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Dr Alia Ahmed Alawneh, Consultant Physician, Palliative Care Clinics - Medical Affairs, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE

Dr Aly Abdel Razek, Executive Director, Chief of Radiation Oncology, Gulf International Cancer Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Asif Quadri, Consultant & Chief Anatomical Pathologist, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE

Dr Diaeddine Ahmad Trad, ‎Consultant Medical Oncologist, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE

Prof John Breneman, Professor of Radiation Oncology and Neurosurgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Medical Director of the Proton Therapy Center, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Associate Director of the Brain Tumor Center, University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Dr Mario Skugor, Endocrinologist, Endocrine and Metabolic Institute, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Clinical Assistant, Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Dr Mona Tareen, Geriatrician, Hospice and Palliative Care Consultant, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Dr Ragheed Al Mufti, Consultant in Breast, Endocrine, Oncological & Reconstructive Surgery, Imperial College Hospital, NHS Trust, King Edward VII Hospital, London, UK

Dr Rajesh Devassy, Obsetetrics and Gynaecology Specialist – Laproscopic Surgeon, Dubai London Clinic, Dubai, UAE

Prof Ritu Lakhtakia, Professor – Pathology, College of Medicine, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dubai, UAE

Dr Shaheenah Dawood, Head of Oncology, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Dr Tarek Dufan, Senior Consultant, Radiation Oncologist, Radiation Therapy, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE

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