The organisers have been working hard on putting together another program of disease and treatment topics that we hope will appeal to experienced pharmacists working in a wide range of cancer-related areas who want to develop their knowledge and continue developing their careers.

Please note the program is subject to change.

Saturday 31 August 2019
Time Session
08:00 - 17:00 Registration
08:00 - 08:45 Arrival Tea and Coffee
08:45 - 09:00 Welcome and Outline of Program
09:00 - 10:00 Gynaecological Cancer Update
10:00 - 10:45  Small Cell Lung Disease Update
10:45 - 11:00 Morning Tea
11:00 - 11:45

Sarcoma Update

11:45 - 12:15 Biosimilars – Pharmacy Considerations
12:15 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Immunotherapy Update 1 PD1, PD-L1 and Beyond
14:30 – 15:15  Neuroendocrine Tumours Update
15:15 - 15:30 Afternoon Tea
15:30 - 17:00

Parallel Session:
Transplants Beyond Haematology

Parallel Session:
Getting Technological
Telehealth and Digital Solutions

17:00 - 18:00  Welcome Drinks

Sunday 1 September 2019
Time Session
08:15 - 15:15   Registration
08:15 - 09:00 Arrival Tea and Coffee
09:00 - 10:30 Professional Development Workshop 
Building Resilience
10:30 - 11:00 Morning Tea
11:00 - 12:00 Myeloproliferative Disorders Update 
12:00 - 13:00 Immunotherapy Update 2 CAR-T and Beyond
13:00 - 13:45


13:45 – 15:00 Guideline Update 
Pharmacy Q&A
15:00 - 15:10 Thanks and Close

CPG 9th Advanced Clinical Seminar Topics

Topics for the 2019 seminar include (but are not limited to):


Gynaecological Cancer – Journey beyond chemotherapy for gynaecological cancers, exploring the emerging use of immunotherapy and oral targeted therapies in this disease setting with Dr Jeffrey Goh.

Sarcoma – not just the bones…Join Jayesh Desai for an update on sarcoma focusing on soft tissue types. Unravel some of the complexities of sarcoma management including rare presentations and novel treatments.

Small Cell Tumours – Build upon your understanding of the small cell carcinoma entity focusing on the lungs. This update will focus on the current and future landscape of this cancer type.

Neuroendocrine Tumours – Gain insight into what’s new in NET’s and carcinoid tumour management including new treatment targets. Demystify supportive care and common drug interactions in these patient groups.

Myeloproliferative Disorders – Explore the current landscape of MPD’s, their classification and emerging molecular targets directing novel treatment options.  

Biosimilars – Conundrums and considerations for the pharmacist. Jim Siderov delves into the clinical complexities surrounding the use of biosimilars in the cancer patient.

Cancer Care Guidelines Update – Get the rundown on the most recent guideline updates affecting cancer pharmacy practice in 2019.


Immunotherapy Part 1 AND Part 2 – lets journey beyond melanoma and the ordinary.

Immunotherapy Part 1 – delve into the rapidly emerging immunotherapy approach of CAR-T and other manipulative immunotherapy options changing the way we treat cancer.

Immunotherapy Part 2 – An update on current and future targets that will expand our current arsenal of immunotherapy agents and their clinical applications.

Building Resilience Workshop – This interactive session will focus on how to build resilience in order to combat burnout, allowing pharmacists to continue to support safe, high-quality patient care in their workplaces.

Parallel sessions

Choose between two parallel sessions when registering:

  1. Smartphones and Smartpatients | Digitally Enhanced Models of Cancer Pharmacy
    Getting Technical: A look at digital technology and telehealth in the cancer setting. Explore how tech can support different models of pharmacy service to streamline and deliver better care to more patients around Australia.

  2. Bone Marrow Transplantation for Non-Malignant Diseases
    Transplant - Beyond Haematology:
     Expand your bone marrow transplantation knowledge outside the standard. This session will focus on emerging options and indications in bone marrow transplantation including non-malignant transplantation. 

Hope to see you in Melbourne for this exciting seminar!

Gail, Jim and Courtney

Convenors on behalf of the CPG


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