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Forum Schedule

The speakers and topics will be updated progressively. Please continue to keep a look out for the latest details as we draw closer to the Forum.

St. Jude-VIVA Forum (Day One) Agenda: Saturday 2 March

Time Session Details  Speakers Target Audience

0815am to 0830 am

Welcome Address

By Ching-Hon Pui
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Open to all

Brain Tumours

Session Chair:

Michaela Seng
KK Women's & Children's Hospital

0830am to 0915am

Session I

The Emerging Landscape of Paediatric Gliomas

By Amar Gajjar
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Open to all

0915am to 1000am

 Session II

The Transformed Landscape of Childhood Embryonal Tumours

By Dr Nicholas Gottardo
Perth Children's Hospital

Open to all

1000am to 1030am 

Tea & Poster Viewing

Neuroblastoma

Session Chair:

Soh Shui Yen
KK Women's & Children's Hospital

1030am to 1115am

Session I

Does the combination of a humanized anti-disialoganglioside (GD2) monoclonal antibody (hu14.18K322A) with chemotherapy improve early responses and outcomes in children with newly diagnosed high-risk neuroblastoma? Results of a pilot single-arm phase 2 trial

By Wayne Furman
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Open to all

1115am to 1200pm

Session II

Antibody-based Immunotherapy of Neuroblastoma: Assembling the Building Blocks for Cancer Cure

By Nai-Kong Cheung
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Open to all

1200pm to 1330pm

Lunch & Poster Viewing

Open to all

VIVA Asia Working Group Meeting

NIL

Closed Meeting;
By Invitation Only

Meet-The-Experts Session

Lunch Session I: Brain Tumours – Challenging Cases for Discussion
By Amar Gajjar
St Jude Children's Research Hospital

Nicholas Gottardo 
Perth Children's Hospital

Lunch Session II: Early Detection and Management of HLH
By David Teachey
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Lunch Session III: Practical Management of Induction Therapy for ALL
By Stephen P. Hunger
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Open to all

Solid Tumours/Surgical Oncology I

Session Chair:

Amos Loh
KK Women's & Children's Hospital

1330pm to 1415pm

Session 1

Evolving Role of Surgery in Treatment of Neuroblastoma

By Jed Nuchtern
Texas Children's Hospital

Open to all

1415pm to 1500pm

Session 2

Approaches to the Surgical Management of Wilms Tumour

By Andrew M. Davidoff
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Open to all

1500pm to 1530pm

Afternoon Tea and Poster Viewing

Open to all

Solid Tumours/Surgical Oncology II

Session Chair:

Amos Loh

1530pm to 1615pm

Session I

Applying Systems Science to Improve Rare Tumours Management

By Catherine G. Lam
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Open to all

1615pm to 1700pm 

Best of SJVF 2019 Day 1

By Soh Shui Yen
KK Women's & Children's Hospital

Open to all

1800pm to 2130pm

Celebratory Dinner

Chui Huay Lim Club

Open to all

 

St. Jude-VIVA Forum (Day Two): Sunday 3 March

Time
Session Details  Speakers Target Audience

 Leukaemia I

Session Chair:

Allen Yeoh
National University Hospital

0800am to 0845am

Session I

Precision Medicine in ALL

By Ching-Hon Pui
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Open to all

0845am to 0915am Session II

Comparison of dasatinib and imatinib in the treatment of paediatric Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukaemia: a randomised, open-label, multi-centre study of Chinese Children’s Cancer

By Jingyan Tang

Open to all

 0915am to 1000am

Session III

Genetics and Treatment of Paediatric Mixed Phenotype Acute Leukaemia

By Hiroto Inaba
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Open to all

1000am to 1030am 

Tea & Poster Viewing

HSCT & Immunotherapy I

Session Chair: 

Mariflor S Villegas

1030am to 1115am

Session III

Advances and Future Perspectives in Haploidentical Transplantation

By Rupert Hangretinger
Children’s University Hospital

Open to all

1115am to 1200pm

Session IV

Developing Clinical Trials to Test New Immunotherapies in Childhood ALL

By Stephen P. Hunger
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Open to all

1200pm to 1330pm

Lunch 

 

Meet-The-Experts

Lunch Session I: Clinical Challenges in Paediatric HSCT
By Rupert Hangretinger
Children’s University Hospital


Lunch Session II: Supportive Care – Nursing Focus
By Catherine G. Lam
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Lauri Linder
The University of Utah


Lunch Session III: Practical Management of Maintenance Therapy in ALL
By Hiroto Inaba
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Lunch Session IV: Palliative Care
By Justin N. Baker
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Poh Heng Chong
HCA Hospice Care

Open to all

CAR T-Cell Therapy

Session Chair:

Frances Yeap

1330pm to 1415pm

Session I

Engineering Lymphocytes for the Adoptive Immunotherapy of Solid Tumours

By Stephen Gottschalk
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Open to all

1415pm to 1500pm

Session II

Diagnosis and Management of Side Effects of CAR T-Cell Therapy

By David Teachey
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Open to all

1500pm to 1530pm

Afternoon Tea

Palliative Care

Session Chair: 

Rajat Battacharrya
KK Women's & Children's Hospital

1530pm to 1615pm

Session I

Early Integration of Palliatve Care in Paediatric Oncology: A Fundamental Human Right

By Justin N. Baker
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Open to all 

1615pm to 1700pm

Summary of Day 2 and Close

By Allen Yeoh

Open to all

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