Program Schedule

Title: Pre-Congress workshop Imaging in Oncology

Date: 12th October 2018

Time Friday 12th October- Pre-Congress workshop
Imaging in Oncology
08:00 - 08:30 Registration
08:30 - 09:00 Precision radiotherapy with the MR Linac
Prof. Ananya Choudhury
09:00 - 9:30 The new kid on the block: PET-CT in oncology
Dr. Lakma Subasinghe
Site specific overviews of imaging in oncology
9:30 - 10:00 Breast cancer
Dr. Uditha Karunasena
10:00 - 10:30 Urology
Dr. Nuradh Joseph
10:30 - 10:45 Tea Break
10:45 - 11:15 Lung
Dr. Eranga Ganewatte
11:15 - 11:45 Gynecology
Dr. Chinthaka Appuhamy
11:45- 12:15 Liver and Upper GI
Dr. Eranga Ganewatte
12:15- 12:45 Bone and sarcoma
Dr. Chinthaka Appuhamy
12:45 - 13:15 Advances in Interventional Radiology in Oncology
Drs. Chinthaka Appuhamy and Eranga Ganewatte

Title:Blending Science and Medicine

Date:Saturday 13th October

"Blending Science and Medicine"
Saturday 13th October



08:30 – 09:00

Keynote Plenary
From the bench to bed-side: Drug Development in Oncology
Prof. Bruce Morland [UK]

09:00 – 09:30

Plenary II
Advances in systemic therapies in Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer
Prof. Ananya Choudhury [UK]

09:30 – 10:30

Symposium I – Paediatric, Adolescent, Young adults Oncology
Prof. Bruce Morland [UK], Dr. Sanjeeva Gunasekera




Plenary III
Clinical developments in Breast Cancer
Prof. Kan Yonemori [Japan

11:15- 12:15

Symposium II Haemato-oncology

Role of Radiotherapy in Lymphoma: Are we still in the game?
Dr. Jayasingham Jayamohan [Australia]

Management of invasive fungal infections in patients with haematological malignancies
Dr. Primali Jayasekera

Management of transplant ineligible multiple-myeloma
Dr. Devinda Jayathilake



13:00 – 13:30

Plenary IV
Management of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
Dr. Martin Scott-Brown [UK]


Symposium III Head and Neck and Thyroid Cancers

Reconstructive surgery for advanced head and neck cancers
Dr. Rasitha Manathunga

Advances in radiotherapy for head and neck cancer –
Dr. Mahilal Wijekoon

Radio-isotope therapy for thyroid cancer –
Dr. Damayanthi Peiris


Plenary V
Changing Concepts in Medical Negligence
Mr.Eraj de Silva

15:00 – 15:15


15:15 – 15:45

Plenary VI
Unmet challenges in the management of epithelial ovarian cancer
Dr. Mahendra Perera

15.45- 16.45

Symposium IV Gynaeoncology

Surgical management of advanced cervical cancer –
Dr. Saradha Kannangara

New advances in external beam radiotherapy for cervical cancer –
Dr. Mahilal Wijekoon

Evolution of brachytherapy in cervical cancer –
Dr. Chrishanthi Rajasooriyar

Date:Sunday 14th October


Sunday 14th October

08:30 – 09:00

Plenary VI
The Psychiatry of Oncology
Dr. Asanga Fernando [UK]

09:00 – 10:00

Symposium V
Case discussions on upper gastrointestinal cancers
Drs. Martin Scott-Brown, Jayasingham Jayamohan, Sajeevani Jayawardena and Randima Nanayakkara

10:00 – 10:30

Plenary VII
Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer
Dr. Tim Benepal [UK]




Free paper session

11:45- 12:45

Symposium VI
Case discussions in Palliative Care
Drs.Shirlynn Ho, Sujeeva Weerasinghe and Thushari Hapuarachchi


Concluding Plenary
Clinical Oncology across the globe: Quo Vadis Prof. Ananya Choudhury

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