Speakers 2016

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Our esteemed speakers





Clinical Ambassador, Transforming Health, SA Health
Professor of Cancer Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Adelaide
Adjunct Professor, Sansom Institute for Health Research, University of South Australia
Medical Oncologist, Royal Adelaide Hospital (Central Adelaide Local Health Network)

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Richard J. Gralla, MD FACP

Director of Oncology Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center, and Professor of Medicine, in New York.

Author or co-author of over 250 scientific articles and book chapters. Board member of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer and of the oncology section of the International Society for Chemotherapy. Holds memberships in the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Research, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, and the Oncology Nursing Society. Past-President of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer and Past-President of the New York Lung Cancer Alliance.

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Jeffrey Crawford, MD

George Barth Geller Professor for Research in Cancer, Duke University Medical Center

Co-Director of the Solid Tumor Therapeutics Program, Duke Cancer Institute (DCI), Durham, North Carolina

Principal Investigator for the National Clinical Trials Network Lead Academic Site Grant at Duke.  Member of the executive committee for the Alliance and Chair of NCCN Myeloid Growth Factors Panel.

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Athina Vadalouca MD PhD

Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, Pain Relief & Palliative Care, University of Athens ,GREECE; Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice of WIP(FIPP); President of the Hellenic Society of Pain Therapy and Palliative Care; Visiting Prof. of the University of L’Aquila,Italy; Visiting Prof.of the University of Istanbul,Turkey

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Professor Petra Feyer MD PhD

Vivantes Clinics Berlin Neukoelln
Clinic of radiotherapy and radiooncology

Professor of radiation oncology Charité University medicine of Berlin

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Matti S. Aapro MD PhD

Clinique de Genolier

Dean of the Multidisciplinary Oncology Institute, Genolier, Switzerland.
He serves the International Society for Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) as Executive Board Member.
He was member of the Board of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of
Cancer (EORTC). He is past-President of the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in
Cancer (MASCC), and is now on its Board of Directors for 2012-2014.

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Fausto Roila MD PhD

Director of Medical Oncology, Santa Maria Hospital, Terni, Italy

Member of the Board of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC)

Member of the Consultant Committee for the Oncological Drugs of the Italian Agency of the Drugs (A.I.F.A.), of the Ethical Committee of Aziende Sanitarie of Umbria and of the Committee of Hospital Therapeutic Formulary of Umbria Region.

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Alberto Fusi MD PhD

Charité – Comprehensive Cancer Centre – Berlin, Lead of the Melanoma Clinical Trials Unit

The Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – Manchester, Medical Oncologist working within the Melanoma and Lung Cancer Team

Charitè – Campus Benjamin Franklin – Berlin, Hematology and Oncology Department, Postdoctoral fellow involved in translational research studies and coordination of a side study of the EORTC 18991 trial. Medical oncologist, Lab Team leader for the evaluation and characterization of circulating tumour cells in patients with solid tumours.

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Carla Ida Ripamonti MD

Carla Ida Ripamonti, M.D. specialized in medical oncology and clinical pharmacology , Head of Supportive Care in Cancer Unit, Fondazione IRCCS, Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milano, Italy, Lifetime Board Advisers of IAHPC; ESMO Faculty Member Educational Committee Supportive and Palliative Care; Member of Directors of the ESMO Palliative Care Working Group (PCWG), Member of Directors of the MASCC, Vice Director of Italian Network of Supportive Care in Cancer (NICSO)

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Jorn Herrstedt

Jørn Herrstedt MD DMSc

Chief Consultant and Professor in Clinical Oncology, Section of Gynaecologic Oncology, Department of Oncology, Odense University Hospital, Denmark and the University of Southern Denmark. Head of Research and of the Elite Research Centre, Academy of Geriatric Cancer Research (AgeCare).

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Emeritus Professor Sam H Ahmedzai

Emeritus Professor at the Medical School at University of Sheffield, with 30 years’ experience of being consultant physician in palliative medicine. Sam chaired the 2015 UK NICE guideline for care of the dying adult (NG31) and he is clinical advisor to the new NICE guideline committee on service delivery in the last year of life. He is clinical lead for the Royal College of Physicians of London’s national audit of end of life care, published in March 2016. He is NIHR national specialty lead for cancer research outside the acute hospital and chairs the NCRI’s Clinical Studies Group on Supportive and Palliative Care. Sam is editor in chief of ‘Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care’ and of the Oxford Textbook series on ‘Supportive Care’.

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Ms Snezana Bosnjak, MD, PhD, Research Professor, Clinical Pharmacologist

Dr Bošnjak is a physician leading Supportive Oncology Service at the Institute for Oncology and Radiology of Serbia. Prof Bosnjak assisted the Government of Serbia to integrate supportive and palliative care into the healthcare system. She has given numerous lectures on supportive care for professionals and  for patients/families and is an author of different educational materials (textbook, guidelines, educational brochures, posters). Prof Bosnjak served as a President of National Palliative Care Commission of Serbia, and was a member of the ESMO Palliative and Supportive care working group, the Board of Directors of the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer and is a recipient of the MASCC Antiemetic Research Award. She has recently completed a 2-year program in Leadership Development and graduated as an International Palliative Care Leader.

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Jovanović M.  Dragana, MD, Phd, Professor

Head of the Paliative medicine department at the Medical Faculty, Belgrade University. Works at the Pulmology Clinic at Serbian Clinical Center, Belgrade, since 1979. Author/co-author of more than 320 scientific papers, and more than 40 book chapters in various publications and textbooks. President of Serbian Respiratory Association, member of Serbian Medical Association, European Respiratory Society (ERS), CHEST ACCP, ESMO and IASLC. Member of ERS College of Experts and ERS Task Force Thoracic Oncology. Member of Royal Medical Board HRH Karadjordjević and several international expert boards.

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Snežana Šušnjar, MD, PhD

Specialized in internal medicine and work at the Institute for Oncology and Radiology of Serbia, Department for Medical Oncology, Intensive Oncology Care and Supportive Oncology Unit. Member of the Board of Oncology Section of the Serbian Medical Association and Scientific Board of the Institute. Member of the Board of the Serbian Society for Medical Oncology and ESMO national representative since 2014.

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