2021 Program  

Detailed Program 

Each day’s sessions are coordinated to a different time zone to accommodate delegates across the globe. We encourage you to attend live whenever possible, but for those sessions that fall at an inconvenient time, you’ll also have access to all presentations on-demand.

Live attendees can enjoy benefits such as: Live Q&A with session speakers • Connect with e-poster presenters • Instant messaging with colleagues to arrange one-to-one or small group discussions • Real-time conversations with exhibitors and sponsors •   Social and networking activities  •  Participate and gain points to move to the top of the leaderboard!

Thursday 24 June, 2021   |   Friday 25 June, 2021   |   Saturday 26 June, 2021   |   Awards Sessions

Day 1 - Thursday 24 June 2021
Time Zone: British Summer Time (BST)
Time Session Name (Click Titles to See Session Details)
09:15 - 09:30 Welcome to Day 1
Prof Andrew Davies, MASCC President & Annual Meeting Chair 2021
Dr Eduardo Fregnani, ISOO President
09:30 - 10:30 Parallel Session: Febrile Neutropenia: The Patient Journey
  Prof Andrew Davies, Day Chair
Dr Tim Cooksley, Session Chair
Prof Bernardo Rapoport, Session Chair
  • Assessment and Diagnostic Work Up of a Febrile Neutropenic Patient with Dr Tim Cooksley
  • Management Strategies to Reduce Hospitalisation and the Role of Biosimilars in the Management of Febrile Neutropenia with Prof Bernardo Rapoport
  • Oral Proffered Paper 1: Comparison of Intravenous Piggyback (IVPB) versus Subcutaneous (SQ) Filgrastim in Autologous Hematopoietic  - Stem Cell Transplantation (AUTOHSCT) with Assoc Prof Doreen Pon
  • Live Q&A to follow
10:30 - 10:45 BREAK
10:45 - 11:45 Parallel Session: President’s Pick
  Prof Andrew Davies, Day Chair
  • Oral Proffered Paper 1: A Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial of Guidelines and Screening with Implementation Strategies versus Guidelines and Screening Alone to Improve Pain in Adults with Cancer with Prof Melanie Lovell (2020 Steven M Grunberg Award recipient)
  • Oral Proffered Paper 2: Levorphanol as a Second Line Opioid in Cancer Patients Presenting to an Outpatient Supportive Care Center: An Open-Label Study with Dr Akhila Reddy (2021 Steven M Grunberg Award recipient)
  • Oral Proffered Paper 3: A Review of 48-HOUR Continuous Subcutaneous Infusion Utilisation in a Community Palliative Care Setting with Dr Maria Walsh
  • Oral Proffered Paper 4: Recommendations on the Use of Clinically Assisted Nutrition in Patients with Advanced Cancer with Dr Bryony Alderman
  • Oral Proffered Paper 5: eHealth Literacy in Older Adults Living with Cancer and Their Caregivers: A Scoping Review with Dr Ridhi Verma
  • Oral Proffered Paper 6: What Do Cancer Survivors Die of? An Australian Population-Based Study of Patterns of Late Mortality After Cancer with Prof Bogda Koczwara
11:45 - 12:00 BREAK
12:00 – 13:05 Plenary Session 1: COVID-19
  Prof Andrew Davies, Day Chair
  • Overview of COVID-19 with Dr José Miguel Cisneros Herreros
  • COVID-19 – The Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Care and Patients with Dr Matti Aapro
  • The Ethics/Law Around Triaging and Rationing Treatment in Times of Pandemics with Prof Richard Huxtable
Please see "2021 Support & Exhibition" for more details
14:00 - 15:00 Parallel Session: Challenges in the Management of Patients Undergoing Immunotherapy
  Prof Andrew Davies, Day Chair
Prof Bernardo Rapoport, Session Chair
  • Overall Assessment of Immune Related Adverse Events in Patients Undergoing Treatment with Immune Check Point Inhibitors with Dr Allison Betof Warner
  • Management of Acute Emergencies Associated with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors with Dr Tim Cooksley
  • Oral Proffered Paper 1: The Use Of Patient-Reported Outcomes To Detect Adverse Events In Metastatic Melanoma Patients Receiving Immunotherapy: A Randomized Controlled Trial with Prof Helle Pappot
  • Oral Proffered Paper 2: De Novo Cutaneous Connective Tissue Disease Temporarily Associated with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy: A Retrospective Analysis with Dr Ai-Tram Bui
  • Live Q&A to follow
15:00 - 15:15 BREAK
15:15 - 16:15 Parallel Session: Fake News and Real News
  Prof Andrew Davies, Day Chair
Dr Rita Wickham, Session Chair
  • Cannabinoids: Myth or Reality with Dr Rita Wickham
  • QTc Prolongation: A Warning for Antiemetics and Other Drugs: How Real? With Dr Matti Aapro
  • Oral Proffered Paper 1: Perturbations In Endocytotic And Apoptotic Pathways Are Associated With Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea with Asst Prof Komal Singh
  • Oral Proffered Paper 2: Olanzapine Versus Metoclopramide For The Treatment Of Breakthrough Chemotherapy Induced Nausea And Vomiting In Children: A Randomized Phase 3 Trial with Dr Vishwajeeth Pai
  • Live Q&A to follow
16:15 - 16:30 BREAK
16:30 - 17:30 Joint Session with EONS/ISNCC/ONS/MASCC: How Cancer Nurses Advance Supportive Care
  Prof Andrew Davies, Day Chair
Prof Paz Fernández Ortega, Session Chair
  • Developments in the Role of Nurses in Providing Supportive Cancer Care Over the Past 40 Years with Prof Patsy Yates
  • Cancer Nursing Models and Interventions in Supportive Care: A Review of the Evidence with Dr Andreas Charalambous
  • Strengthening the Interprofessional Cancer Care Team Through Optimizing Nursing: How Do We Translate Evidence Into Practice with Nancy Houlihan
  • Live Q&A to follow
  Please see "2021 Support & Exhibition" for more details
18:30 - 19:30 Social Event - Piano & Singing Duo Andy & Kymm 
  Enjoy the singing and piano playing of Andy & Kymm! You will be able to submit requests live to this dynamic duo. Get ready to be inspired to do some chair-dancing as you sing along and chat with your peers. We welcome your household to join in and enjoy the tunes.
ON DEMAND Plenary Session 4: Bioethics
  Prof Andrew Davies, Meeting Chair
  • Ethical Principles - One Size Fits All? with Prof Richard Huxtable
  • New Treatments, New Ethical Challenges with Prof Ian Olver
  • Evidence Based Medicine - The Answer to Ethical Dilemmas? with Prof Andrew Davies
ON DEMAND Meet the Experts: How to Become a MASCC Designated Center of Excellence in Supportive Care in Cancer?
  Dr Carla Ripamonti
Dr Inessa Kononenko
Dr Andrea Antonuzzo
ON DEMAND Meet the Experts: Writing for Supportive Care in Cancer
  Dr Fredrick Ashbury
Prof Ian Olver
Prof Jørn Herrstedt
ON DEMAND Parallel Session: A Call to Action: Malnutrition in Patients with Cancer - Priorities within Clinical Practice, Research, Education and Health Policy

Dr Declan Walsh, Session Chair
Dr Egidio del Fabbro, Session Chair

  • Translational Science Priorities (Mechanisms, Diagnostic Criteria, Management) with Dr Vickie Baracos
  • Guidelines and Clinical Practice: The Oncologist Perspective with Dr Eric Roeland
  • Older Patients with Cancer with Dr Richard Dunne
  • Managing Malnutrition and Sarcopenia: Focus on Nutrition and Physical Activity with Dr Nicole Kiss
  • Nutrition in Cancer: Serving Palatable Consensus Statements and Guidelines with Dr Maurizio Muscaritoli
  • Multidisciplinary Care and Support of the Patient with Dr Andreas Charlambous
  • Clinically Relevant Outcomes of Physical Function and Muscle Strength with Dr Jose Garcia
  • Chemotherapy/Immunotherapy and Cachexia: Friend or Foe? with Dr Tateaki Naito
  • Panel Discussion
ON DEMAND Parallel Session: Cannabinoids in Cancer Patients: A Balancing Act
  Dr Mellar Davis, Session Chair
  • The Effect of Cannabinoids on Cancer Biology: Good and Bad with Dr Mellar Davis
  • Cannabinoids for Cancer Pain: Rhetoric  versus Evidence with Prof Gregory Crawford
  • Oral Proffered Paper 1: Sex Differences Exist in the Perceived Relief of Cancer Symptoms with Medical Cannabis: Results from the Quebec Cannabis Registry with Popi Kasvis
  • Oral Proffered Paper 2: Medical Cannabis Decreases Total Medication Burden While Improving Pain Control in Cancer Patients: Results from the Cannabis Pilot Project with Saro Aprikian
  • Oral Proffered Paper 3: Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and Cannabis Use Among Danish Cancer Patients: A Cross Sectional Questionnaire and Survey Study with Dr Sebastian Werngreen Nielsen
  • Oral Proffered Paper 4: Medical Cannabis to Relieve Anorexia in Cancer Patients: Results from a Canadian, Population-Based Study with MariaLuisa Vigano
ON DEMAND Parallel Session: Long-Term VTE-Related Complications in Cancer Patients
  Dr Carmen Escalante, Session Chair
Dr Carme Font, Session Chair
  • Post-Phlebitic Syndrome: Prevention and Management with Dr Sergi Bellmunt Montoya
  • Post-PE Syndrome: Evaluation of Patients with Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension with Dr Luis Jara Palomares
  • Oral Proffered Paper 1: What Drives the Clinical Decision for Thromboprophylaxis in Active Cancer Patients? Perliminary Results of ACT4CAT Study Dr Nikolaos Tsoukalas
  • Oral Proffered Paper 2: Safety Profiles of Anticoagulants Using the EMA Pharmacovigilance Database with Dr Nicholas Janus
  • Oral Proffered Paper 3: Treatment Compliance in Patients with Cat Receiving Lmwh: Learnings from Predicare, a Non-Interventional Prospective Cohort Study with Dr Florian Scotté
  • Oral Proffered Paper 4: Short-Term Outcomes of Cancer Patients with Pulmonary Embolism According to the Setting (Hospital-Acquired vs. Outpatient) at Diagnosis with Dr Diego Munoz Guglielmetti
ON DEMAND Parallel Session: Making Ends Meet: Ethics of Care at Opposite Ends of the Spectrum
  Dr Jason Freedman, Session Chair
Dr Christopher Steer, Session Chair
  • Ethical Issues within Pediatric Oncology and Supportive Care (Lecture 1) with Dr Steven Joffe 
  • Ethical Issues within Geriatric Oncology and Supportive Care (Lecture 2) with Prof Margot Gosney
  • Oral Proffered Paper 1: Prevalence of Ethical Dilemmas in the End-Of-Life Process of Advanced Cancer Patients with Dr Albert Tuca
  • Oral Proffered Paper 2: Decision-Making for Therapeutic Limitations in Patients with Advanced Cancer (AC): A Pilot Evaluation of Conflicting Situations with Dr Isabelle Libert
  • Oral Proffered Paper 3: Current Status and Cardinal Features of Patient Autonomy after Enactment of the Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions Act in Korea with Prof Yu Jung Kim
  • Oral Proffered Paper 4: Quacks, Lock-Downs And Ghosting - The Challenges of Supportive Care Behind Bars with Dr Jim Burtonwood
ON DEMAND Joint Session with MASCC Affiliates (AFSOS, AICSO, IASCC, NICSO, RASSC): Models of Supportive Care

Dr Rajesh Lalla, Session Chair

  • AFSOS, France - Models of Supportive Care with Dr Mario Di Palma
  • AICSO, Portugal - The Multidisciplinary Approach of the ONCOMOVE Program: Focus on the Physical Rehabilitation and in the Exercise Role in Cancer Patients with Dr Sofia Gonçalves Viamonte, Dr Andreia Capela to make the introduction
  • IASCC, India - The Experience on the Development of the Indian Association of Supportive Care. Education / Training of Support Staff in Supportive Care with Dr Vikas Ostwal
  • NICSO, Italy - Research Collaboration: Multicenter, Randomized Trial Regarding the Impact of a Patient-Directed Program to Support the Management of Adverse Events Due to Oncological Treatment with Dr Paulo Bossi
  • RASSC, Russia - To Share Experience, You Need Experience with Dr Inessa Kononenko


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