*Please note the below timings may change and should be used as a guide only.

Wednesday 10th July 2019

14:30 – 17:30              Video Session “Strictly Come Surgery” (additional attendance fee)

Thursday 11th July 2019

07:45 – 08:45               Industry symposium

09:00 – 09:15               Welcome

09:15 – 10:45               Precision cancer care

                                     Precision medicine in gynaecological cancer
                                       Dr Susan Galbraith, Astra Zeneca

                                    “Value Based Health Care – the concept – can it be applied to  gynaecological cancer”
                                       Professor John Moxham, Kings Healthcare Partnership

                                     Rationing in a modern health care system
                                       Professor Jonathan Herring, University of Oxford

10:45 – 11:15               Coffee break and e-poster viewing

11:15 – 12:30               New biomarkers for ovarian cancer treatment
                                       Dr James Brenton and Professor Evis Sala, University of Cambridge

                                    ctDNA for earlier diagnosis and response
                                      Dr Elizabeth Moore, University of Cambridge

                                    Radiogenomics of ovarian cancer
                                      Dr Ramona Woitek, University of Cambridge

                                     Predicting response to treatment with multiparameter proteomic analysis in ovarian cancer
                                      Dr Anniina Farkkila, Dana Faber Boston US tbc

12:30 – 13:00              BGCS AGM

13:00 – 14:30              Lunch and e-poster viewing

13:15 – 14:15                 Diamond sponsor industry symposium

14:30 – 17:00               Main session: Latest news in gynaecological oncology trials, research and expert views

14:30 – 14:50               Sentinel node techniques and their place in gynaecological oncology – update and view for
                                     BGCS meeting January 2019
                                       Professor Christina Fotopoulou, Imperial College London

14:50 – 15:10                Follow up consensus meeting March 2019 BGCS
                                       Dr Claire Newton, Bristol NHS Foundation/ Prof Suda Sunda, University of Birmingham and
                                       President of BGCS

15:10 – 16:30               Oral presentations from selected abstracts 

16:30 – 17:00               Latest trial reports: surgical/medical oncology /radiation oncology
                                        Professor Christina Fotopoulou, Imperial College London; Professor Iain McNeish, Imperial College
                                       London Dr Alex Taylor, Royal Marsden Hospital London     

17:00 – 17:30                NCRI Reports
                                       Professor Iain McNeish, Moderator chair of NCRI   

17:00 – 17:10               Presentation from the NCRI ovarian cancer group
                                      Dr Shibani Nicum, Oxford Cancer Centre   

17:10 – 17:20               Presentation from the NCRI endometrial cancer group
                                      Dr Yvette Drew, Newcastle University

17:20 – 17:30              Presentation from the NCRI cervical cancer group
                                      Dr Emma Hudson, Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff

14:30 – 17:00              Parallel session: Unit Leads

14:30 – 15:00               HPV and what to do
                                       Professor John Tidy, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

15:00 – 15:30               Clinical oncology and medical oncology for starters: an interactive teaching session
                                       Dr Li Tee Tan, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

15:30 – 16:00               What to do with CA 125 and ovarian cysts
                                       Mr Ketan Gajjar, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust   

16:00 – 16:30               Self Directed After Care (SDAC) for Low Risk Gynaecology Cancer Patients – Experience of a Cancer Unit
                                        Eileen Murphy, Macmillan and Survivorship/eHNA Lead, Hinchingbrooke Hospital and Mr Tarang Majmudar, Hinchingbrooke Hospital

16:30 – 17:00               Issues for the unit lead and non-centre working – a round table discussion
                                       Chaired by Mr Partha Sengupta, University Hospital of North Durham   

 17:30                            Close of day one

19:00 – 22:00               BGCS Annual Dinner at St John’s College    

Friday 12th July 2019

07:45 – 08:45               Industry symposia

09:10 – 09:45               Gynaecological Oncology – the patient and the doctor

                                      Precison surgery in gynaecological oncology
                                        Mr Mark Slack, Cambridge Medical Robotics Ltd

 09:45 – 10:05              Burnout in oncology
                                         Dr S Banerjee Royal Marsden Hospital London

10:05 – 10:30              Consent and information provision
                                       Mr Nigel Poole QC, Kings Chambers, Manchester

 10:30 – 10:45               Philanthropic giving and fund raising
                                        Gemma Downham, Addenbrookes Charitable Trust, Cambridge

  10:45 – 11:15               Coffee and e-poster viewing   

11:15 – 11:35                  The elderly oncology patient: survivorship and fraility
                                        Dr S Banerjee and Dr L Dumas, Royal Marsden Hospital London  

 11:35 – 12:00               Psychological Interventions in Gynaecological Cancer
                                       Dr Ruaidhri McCormack and Kathrin Hicks, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge 

12:00 – 13:00                Artificial intelligence and gynaecological oncology
                                        Prof Mihaela van der Schaar, University of Cambridge

 13:00 – 14:30               Lunch and e-poster viewing 

14:30 – 17:00              Main session: Tomorrow’s world to the here and now

14:30 – 15:00              What are we doing with the epidemic of endometrial cancer?
                                        Professor Richard Edmondson, University of Manchester

15:00 – 15:20               New developments in rare ovarian tumours – genomic medicine comes to the fore
                                       Dr Marc Tischkowitz, University of Cambridge

15:20 – 15:40               10000 genome project – what is has shown us and where we are going in gynaecological oncology
                                       Professor Claire Turnbull, Genomics England

15:40 – 16:00               NCRAS nationwide data on cervical cancer surgery survival and the ovarian cancer audit
                                       Mr Andy Nordin, East Kent Gynaecological Oncology Centre and Past President of BGCS   

16:00 – 17:00               Overview and discussion of where we are now – ovarian, vulval, endometrial and cervical

                                       Round table discussion discussing what should be offered in 2019 and what should be planned

14:30 – 17:00               Parallel session: Nurse symposium   

14:30 – 15:00               Menopause, hormones and the cancer patient
                                       Mr Eddie Morris, Vice President RCOG and Past President Bristish Menopause Society, Norwich 

  15:00 – 15:30             Counselling and support taken to another level
                                       Aneesh Shraavat, Psychologist Maggie’s Cambridge   

15:30 – 17:00             Panel discussion: autonomous clinics
                                      Katy Bradshaw, advanced practitioner in radiotherapy, CUHNFT
                                      Sandra Beil, surgical care practitioner, CUHNFT
Gemma Ferguson, CNS/colposcopist, CUHNFT

17:00 – 17:15               Presentation of prizes and close of conference
                                      Prof Suda Sunda, University of Birmingham and President of BGCS