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Advances in Biotherapies Workshop & ACP Trainees Weekend 2022

Advances in Biotherapies Workshop
Friday 14 October 2022

The ACP is holding a workshop on Friday 14th October on Advances in Biotherapies and aims to highlight some of the new advances in the rapidly expanding field of biotherapies. This includes immunotherapies and novel indications, cellular therapies and technologies, as well as advances in liquid biopsies. Presentations by leading experts will be facilitated with case-based discussion and interactive panel discussions regarding developments and patients' cancer care. We hope you will find the event highly relevant to current clinical practice in cancer management.

Venue: Hilton Leeds City Hotel, Leeds

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Friday 14 October 2022

0900 Registration with tea & coffee  
0930  Welcome and introduction - Professor David Cunningham, Dr Naureen Starling, Dr Daniel Hughes  
0940 Session 1
Current and emerging role of immunotherapies in lung cancer
Professor James Spicer, Guy’s Cancer Centre and King’s College London. Case history and discussion
1040 TEA & COFFEE  
1100 Session 2
Current and emerging role of immunotherapies in hepatocellular carcinoma
Dr Adel Samson, Leeds and Dr Shalin Abraham, Leeds. Case history and discussion
1200 Session 3
Emerging role of biotherapies in head and neck cancers and phase1 studies to watch
Dr Martin Forster, UCLH
1300 LUNCH  
1400 Ken Bagshawe Lecture
Immunotherapies – From Bench to Bedside
Dr Martin Pule, UCL Cancer Centre
1430 Session 4
Cellular therapies for solid tumours and the emerging role of BiTE – a debate.
Professor Fiona Thistlethwaite, The Christie and University of Manchester. Case history and discussion
1510 TEA & COFFEE  
1530 Session 5
Liquid biopsies as a pathway to personalised cancer care
Presentation 1: Role of ctDNA in breast cancer – what can we learn from plasmaMATCH?
Professor Nicholas Turner, The Royal Marsden and Institute of Cancer Research
Presentation 2: Role of liquid biopsies in colorectal cancer – advances and challenges
Dr Naureen Starling, The Royal Marsden and Institute of Cancer Research
1630 Closing Session Professor David Cunningham  
1635 Meeting Close & drinks reception  


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ACP Trainees Weekend 2022
Saturday 15 October - Sunday 16 October 2022

The workshop is followed by the annual ACP trainees’ weekend. It is an opportunity for medical oncology trainees from around the UK to meet and is the only trainee-dedicated event of its kind.  We are really pleased to be able to hold this event in a face-to-face format.  The educational content includes focussed sessions on genomic testing and practical approach to cancer genomics, sequencing from bench to bedside, targeted therapies and toxicity, as well as dedicated workshop session on sequencing therapies for lung and renal cancers. Additionally, there will be sessions on medical leadership and management and transitioning to consultant, as well as the McElwain and President's Prize presentations. There will be plenty of networking opportunities for trainees from across the UK, and the weekend includes a dinner on the Saturday night. We hope that many trainees are able to join this event, and we particularly welcome the new trainees just embarking on their medical oncology training.

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Saturday 15 October 2022

0930 Registration with tea & coffee  
0950  Welcome and introduction   
1000 Somatic genomics testing in patients with cancer and NHS Genomics Service  
1045 A Practical Approach to Clinical Genetics in Cancer
(practical issues e.g. consenting, ethics including medical insurance, managing VUS)
1130 COFFEE  
1150 Genomic Sequencing – From bench to bedside. Trials/phase 1/translational/WGS  
1330 Workshop 1: Sequencing Therapies in Lung Cancer | Workshop 2: Sequencing Therapies in Renal Cancer  
1440 Targeted Therapies – Toxicities and their Management (A Case Based Approach ?trainee cases)
1530 COFFEE  
1550 Radiomics and Artificial Intelligence – An Introduction and Future Directions  
1630 Close of session. Summary and feedback  
1930 Dinner and prize evening, with an after-dinner speaker  

Sunday 16 October 2022

0945 Registration with tea & coffee  
1000 Leadership and Management 1: An overview of MLM and how to get involved  
1030 Leadership and Management 2: Leadership as a consultant  
1100 COFFEE  
1120 ACP President’s Prize | McElwain’s Prize  
1220 Transitioning from SpR to Consultant – Insights from New Consultants  
1300 Close of session. Summary and feedback