Skip Main Navigation
Page Content

Save This Event

Event Saved

Modern Management of Thyroid Cancer: A Paradigm for Personalised Medicine

Sydney Vital, Translational Cancer Research Centre

Tuesday, 8 August 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (AEST)

Modern Management of Thyroid Cancer: A Paradigm for...

Ticket Information

Type End Quantity
GENERAL ADMISSION 08/08/2017 Free  

Who's Going

Loading your connections...

Share Modern Management of Thyroid Cancer: A Paradigm for Personalised Medicine

Event Details

Sydney Vital is proud to present a panel discussion and Q&A session on Modern Management of Thyroid CancerThis event is open to the research and northern local health district community. Patients are welcome to attend along with their friends and family members.

The aim of this event is to highlight Thyroid Cancer as a example of dynamic change in modern cancer management; not over-treating low risk disease but as well as identifying and appropriately treating high risk disease. Modern Management of Thyroid Cancer hinges up-to-date knowledge of risk stratification, including clinicopathological markers and dynamic risk stratification. Royal North Shore Hospital endores a multidiscplinary approach to management. 

 

Panel Discussion Topics:

A/Prof Diana Learoyd: Which thyroid cancer patients need minimal treatment? 

Dr Geoff Schembri: Temporal trends in radioactive iodine treatment 

A/Prof Mark Sywak: Surgical management of high risk disease 

Prof Bruce Robinson: Systemic therapies for high risk disease 

 

Moderator: A/Prof Rory Clifton-Bligh, Associate Professor Medicine, Northern Clinical School, Kolling Institute of Medical Research

Panel Members/ Guest Speakers:

1. A/Prof Diana Learoyd, Associate Professor Medicine, Northern Clinical School

2. Dr Geoff Schembri, Clinical Lecturer Medicine, Northern Clinical School

3. A/Prof Mark Sywak, Clinical Associate Professor Surgery, Northern Clinical School

4. Prof Bruce Robinson, AM Honorary Professor Medicine, Northern Clinical School, Kolling Institute of Medical Research

 

Bios:

A/Prof Roderick Clifton-Bligh is Head of the Department of Endocrinology at Royal North Shore Hospital, and conjoint associate professor in Medicine at the University of Sydney. He completed a PhD in the genetics of thyroid disorders at the University of Cambridge. He now supervises dual research groups, one of which focuses on the genetics of endocrine neoplasms, and the other on metabolic bone disease.

 

 

Dr Geoff Schembri is a Senior Staff Specialist in Nuclear Medicine at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney Australia. He is involved with a range of research including optimising lung imaging for pulmonary emboli, the role of prostate specific membrane antigen in initial staging and restaging of prostate cancer and in the use of PET imaging agents in the diagnosis and management of glioma. Therapy is an ever increasing component of his practice include iodine therapy for thyroid disease and lutetium based therapies forneuroendocrine tumours.

 

A/Prof Mark Sywak is a specialist Endocrine Surgeon focused on the treatment of patients with thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal problems. He is a graduate of the University of Sydney Medical School and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Dr Sywak is Head of the Department of Endocrine and Oncology Surgery at Royal North Shore Hospital and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney. He has a strong interest in thyroid cancer research and is heavily involved in surgical training as the Supervisor of Surgical Training for the Northern Sydney rotation of the College of Surgeons.

 

Prof Bruce Robinson is an endocrinologist. His research has focused on identifying genetic changes which either predispose or directly cause endocrine tumours, and among other highlights has been the formation of an international consortium of families from around the world to study medullary thyroid carcinoma and phaeochromocytoma. He has been head of the Cancer Genetics Unit at the Kolling Institute of Medical Research, Royal North Shore Hospital, since 1989. He continues to practice at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital.

A/Prof Diana Learoyd is an Endocrinologist (Honorary) at Royal North Shore Hospital and an Associate Professor at Sydney Medical School. She completed her PhD in 1999 in the genetics of thyroid cancer, and of MEN2. She set up a thyroid cancer clinical database at RNSH with a NSWCI grant. She has had a major role in the TKI clinical trials run at RNSH, for both DTC and MTC patients. She co-runs the thyroid cancer MDT at RNSH. She has a busy clinical practice in general endocrinology with a special interest in thyroid disease of all types.


Have questions about Modern Management of Thyroid Cancer: A Paradigm for Personalised Medicine? Contact Sydney Vital, Translational Cancer Research Centre

Save This Event

Event Saved

When & Where


Level 5, Auditorium, Kolling Institute of Medical Research

St Leonards, NSW 2065
Australia

Tuesday, 8 August 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (AEST)


  Add to my calendar

Organiser

Sydney Vital, Translational Cancer Research Centre

SYDNEY VITAL is a Cancer Research Centre based at the Royal North Shore Hospital. We are funded by the Cancer Institute NSW and the University of Sydney. Our aim is to take research from the laboratory bench and put this into practice. By doing so, we are able to provide patients access to the latest medical discoveries and improve both their care and outcomes. Our research partners include The University of Sydney, Macquarie University & Medical School, The Kolling Institute, The University of Technology Sydney, Royal North Shore Hospital, Mater Hospital, and North Shore Private Hospital.

SYDNEY VITAL brings together over 200 cancer researchers who share SYDNEY VITAL’s goal to ensure that the latest advances in cancer treatments are available to our patients in the shortest time possible.

Further information about us: www.sydneyvital.org.au

  Contact the Organiser
Modern Management of Thyroid Cancer: A Paradigm for Personalised Medicine
Things to do in St Leonards Networking Health

Interested in hosting your own event?

Join millions of people on Eventbrite.

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.