2018 ASM speakers and key sessions

ASM presentations

Thank you to all 2018 ASM presenters, chairs and panelists. Presentations from the ASM are published with kind permission in the members only section of the website here.

International faculty

Laurence Albiges - Medical Oncologist and Head of Genitourinary Unit of the Department of Cancer Medicine, Gustave Roussy, France

Tamim Niazi - Radiation Oncologist at the Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Canada and Assistant Professor of the Department of Oncology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Sumanta (Monty) Kumar Pal – Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research, City of Hope, California, US

Angie Smith - Assistant Professor of Urology at the UNC Department of Urology and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, North Carolina, US

Chris Sweeney - Medical Oncologist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, US (member of the ANZUP Scientific Advisory Committee)

Bertrand Tombal - Chair the Division of Urology and Professor of Urology at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium (member of the ANZUP Scientific Advisory Committee)

Viktor Grünwald - Attending Physician at the Hannover Medical School, Clinic of Haematology, Haemostasis, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation. 




ANZUPx - Making ideas matter 

Sunday 8 July, 4.30pm and Tuesday 10 July, 2.30pm

As part of this year’s ASM program, the Convening Committee is excited to bring you the first ever ANZUPx event. ANZUPx features a line-up of renowned national and international speakers, handpicked by Convenor Henry Woo for their expertise, personality and compelling ideas. Seven presenters will take to the stage over two sessions (Sunday and Tuesday) to bring you an engaging, dynamic and thought-provoking talk about a topic of their choosing in 18 minutes or less.

With Monty Pal bridging the gap between the lab and the clinic, Fran Boyle telling our patients' stories, Ben Tran bringing data back, Bertrand Tombal staring into the future of academic urology, Laurence Albiges talking about a revolution, Chris Sweeney revealing when more is less and less is more, and Venu Chalasani leading you on a journey of enlightenment; ANZUPx will be unmissable.




Putting People First – Really? Evening Symposium hosted by Dr Norman Swan 

Sunday 8 July, 7.30pm

The 2018 Convening Committee is also delighted to welcome renowned producer and broadcaster Dr Norman Swan as the host of the ANZUP Evening Symposium. Dr Swan will be joined on stage by an expert multidisciplinary panel to explore some of the aspects of healthcare where we might not properly reach the concept of Putting People First, the theme of this year’s ASM.

With former Australian Medical Association (AMA) President Steve Hambleton, endocrinologist Bruce Robinson, urologist Nathan Lawrentschuk, consumer advocate David Sandoe OAM, medical oncologist Shahneen Sandhu and radiation oncologist Amy Hayden tackling the tough questions in the Grand Ballroom on Sunday 8 July, the Evening Symposium promises to be one of the highlights of #ANZUP18.


ANZUP would like to thank Mundipharma and Astellas for sponsoring the 2018 Evening Symposium. 

ANZUP PCFA Nurses Symposium

Sunday 8 July, 7.15am

“I wonder…”: Transforming ideas into clinical questions
How many times have you been confronted with a clinical situation and had an idea about improving your patients’ care? The aim of this year’s workshop is to help provide information, advice and guidance on how to develop a concept outline from an initial idea or clinical question – and, if time permits, tips and hints on developing a funding application. The symposium will be chaired by Kath Schubach with facilitators Martin Stockler and Haryana Dhillon.

ANZUP and PCFA would like to thank Astellas for sponsoring the Nurses Symposium.


MDT Masterclass

Sunday 8 July, 10.25am

ANZUP's MDT Masterclasses are not to be missed for uro-oncology trainees, consultants, nurses and allied health professionals, and this year convenor Craig Gedye has invited some unique characters along to help our expert chairs. The masterclasses focus on multi-disciplinary care using a case-based teaching format. Each panel is composed of local experts including urology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, nursing and allied health disciplines, and will address both common and controversial management issues spanning the spectrum of localised and metastatic disease. All with a little help from MARVEL! 

2018 MDT Masterclass sessions:
• Bladder – Captain America
• Renal – The Avengers
• Germ Cell – Thor
• Prostate – The Hulk

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