International Paediatric Haematology & Oncology Update Meeting

Programme IPHOUM 2008

Thursday 23rd October 2008

08.00 – 09.50 Registration and Coffee
09.50 Welcome and Opening of the Conference
09.55 Introduction to the Meeting
Tim Eden, Manchester, England
10.00 Lecture 1
Understanding the Biology: The Way Forward for ALL
Vaskar Saha, Manchester, England

Lecture 2
Soft Tissue Sarcomas – State of the Art
Mike Stevens, Bristol, England

11.00 Lecture 3
Neuroblastoma -“More Protocols than Patients”
Jan Kohler, Southampton, England
11.30 Lecture 4
Retinoblastoma – State of the Art
Helen Jenkinson, Birmingham, England
12.00 – 12.15 Discussion
12.15 – 13.30 Lunch/Exhibition/Poster Viewing
  CHAIRPERSONS: Angela Thomas, Edinburgh, Scotland and Catherine Wynne, Brighton, England
13.30 Lecture 5
Stem Cell Transplantation: New Approaches?
Maarten Egeler, SIOP President, The Netherlands
14.00 Lecture 6
Febrile Neutropenia – Is there a Low Risk Group?
Julia Chisholm, London, England
Faith Gibson, London, England
14.30 – 14.45 Discussion
14.45 2 Clinical Conundrums/Case Presentations:
The Treatment of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Down’s Syndrome
J. Adamski1, B. Brennan2, 1Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and 2University of Manchester
Diarrhoea: Cause and Effect
T. Chevassut1, A. Thomas2, 1Brighton and Sussex Medical School and 2 Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh
15.15 – 15.40 Tea/Exhibition/Poster Viewing
  CHAIRPERSONS: Tim Eden, Manchester, England and Tasneem Khalid, Manchester, England
15.40 – 16.10 Lecture 7
Fertility Preservation
Hamish Wallace, Edinburgh, Scotland
16.10 – 16.30 Lecture 8
Oral Chemotherapy in Paediatric Oncology
Nanna Christiansen, London, England
16.30 – 17.00 Lecture 9
Paediatric Palliative Care: State of the Art
Margaret Comac, London, England
17.00 – 17.15 Discussion
17.15 – 18.15 Debate – The Variation in Survival across Europe: how can we do better?
CHAIRPERSONS: Tim Eden, Manchester, England and Angela Thomas, Edinburgh, Scotland
Gemma Gatta, Milan, Italy
Sophie Wilne, Birmingham, England
Lorna Fern, London, England

  followed by open audience debate.
  Announcement of the 3 Best Posters at the Conference
19.30 Gala Dinner at Mansfield Traquair, Edinburgh

Friday 24th October 2008

08.30 – 09.00 Registration/Coffee/Posters
  CHAIRPERSONS: Jan Kohler, Southampton, England and Rachel Hollis, Leeds, England
09.00 2 Clinical Conundrums/Case Presentations
  Low Grade Glioma – A Benign Tumour but not always a Benign Problem
J. Gray, Southampton General Hospital, England
  Clinical Conundrums: Red Cell Aplasia
B. Thangavelu, St James’s University Hospital, Leeds, England
09.30 Lecture 10
PET and PET/CT in Paediatric Oncology:
Regine Kluge, Leipzig, Germany
10.00 Lecture 11
Advances in Surgery – ‘Through the key hole’
Gordon Mackinlay, Edinburgh, Scotland
10.30 – 10.45 Discussion
10.45 – 11.15 Coffee/Exhibition/Poster Viewing
  CHAIRPERSONS: Angela Thomas, Edinburgh, Scotland and Louise Soanes, London, England
11.15 Lecture 12
Autoimmune Haemolytic Anaemia:
Mike Williams, Birmingham, England
11.45 Lecture 13
Ethics of Genetic Testing
Diana Eccles, Southampton, England
12.15 – 12.30 Discussion
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch/Exhibition/Poster Viewing
  CHAIRPERSONS: Antony Ng, Birmingham, England and Catherine Wynne, Brighton, England
13.30 Oral Presentations of the 3 Best Posters
14.15 Lecture 14
Brain Tumours - Old and New Challenges
Barry Pizer, Liverpool, England
14.45 Lecture 15
How important is Nutrition in Paediatric
Haematology and Oncology?

Evelyn Ward, Leeds, England
15.15 – 15.30 Discussion
15.30 – 16.00 Tea/Exhibition/Poster Viewing
  CHAIRPERSONS: Hamish Wallace, Edinburgh, Scotland and Rachel Hollis, Leeds, England
16.00 Lecture 16
NICE Guidance – Progress with Implementation: Lessons for UK and Europe?
Louise Hooker, Southampton, England
16.30 Lecture 17
Drug Development in Paediatric Oncology : Are We Going into a New Era?
Guy Makin, Manchester, England

17.00 Lecture 18
Do we need good Communication Skills and can we teach them?
Jan Vickers, Liverpool, England
17.30 – 17.45 Discussion
17.45 Close of Meeting
Tim Eden, Manchester, England
Angela Thomas, Edinburgh, Scotland
Hamish Wallace, Edinburgh, Scotland

Mansfield TraquairSOCIAL PROGRAMME

£50.00 per personThursday 23rd October 2008

The Gala Dinner at the IPHOUM Conference is always a popular event and those who attended in 2006 unanimously agreed that it would be a hard Gala Dinner to follow, but by choosing the very special venue of the Mansfield Traquair, we are aiming to create another special evening of good food, some light musical entertainment and an excellent networking opportunity.

Mansfield Traquair is a former catholic apostolic church which has now been restored and preserved so that the breath-taking colourful mural decorations by Phoebe Anna Traquair from 1885 once again dazzle the guest. It is truly a magical and sparkling place to attend a Dinner.

The ticket price includes reception drinks, a 3 course dinner, wine and music.

Please book your ticket at the time of registering as places will be limited.