COSA is excited to be bringing the ASM back to Sydney and the new International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour. As Sydneysiders may know the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre closed in January 2014 after 25 years of operation, to make way for the development of the new $1 billion event and exhibition facilities, opening in December 2016.
We have changed our schedule slightly and will run from Monday 13 to Wednesday 15 November, with pre-conference workshops on Sunday 12 November 2017.
COSA’s 44th ASM will have a focus on immunotherapy with a subtheme of implementing quality and safety in cancer care. These are hot topics in oncology at the moment, so we are confident we can deliver a program with something for everyone.
New immunotherapy treatments have shown great success in melanoma, and more recently in lung, bladder, kidney and pancreatic cancers to name a few. We plan to feature as many as possible in the ASM program.
The inclusion of quality and safety will complement the strong molecular and therapeutic theme of immunotherapy. In this subtheme we will focus on: the cost and value of cancer care and treatments; the implementation and de-implementation of evidence into practice; preventing errors in cancer care; why quality improvement matters; and discuss tips for choosing wisely.
Be sure to diarise Monday 13 to Wednesday 15 November 2017 now.
We look forward to seeing you in Sydney.
2017 COSA ASM Convenor