November 26, 2019
An all-day conference on mesothelioma hosted by the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation, followed by pre-theatre reception with hors d’oeuvres and host bar and the Canadian debut of “Breathless” by Belgian filmmaker Daniel Lambo. Introduction by Daniel Lambo and Eric Jonckheere, whose family’s story is featured in the film, followed by Q&A
"Following the deaths of his father and many others from his village, filmmaker Daniel Lambo
sets off on a passionate quest to find the truth about the deadly asbestos industry."
Conference: Mesothelioma: from today’s challenges to tomorrow’s cure
Date: November 26, 2019
Location: Auditorium, Lower Level, MaRS Discovery District, 101 College St., Toronto, ON
• Provide information on early detection and innovative treatment for mesothelioma for general practitioners and specialists
• Identify the most promising research directions
• Engage key researchers and clinicians in Canada and internationally, including the CMF Scientific Advisory Committee
• Promote support in Canada for mesothelioma research, for a mesothelioma patient registry and the CMF Mesothelioma Health Network
• Link these efforts to the broader efforts to develop a comprehensive Canadian response to asbestos and asbestos disease
8:00 am Registration, coffee/continental breakfast
8:30 am Dr. Eudice Goldberg, Chair Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation, Welcome
8:40 am Dr. Paul Demers: The incidence and prevalence of mesothelioma in Canada
9:00 am Dr. Dean Fennell: Keynote Lecture, Stratified Therapy for Mesothelioma
10:00 am Session 1: Advances in screening and early detection of mesothelioma
Moderator: Dr. Linn Holness
Dr. Erik Vakil, Screening for mesothelioma: when those exposed to asbestos should be investigated
Dr. Geoffrey Liu, Serological and breathomic biomarkers in mesothelioma: the University Health Network experience
Dr. Marc de Perrot, Circulating mesothelial precursor cells; a new opportunity to detect pleural damage and mesothelioma after
10:55 am Refreshment and networking break
11:15 am Session 2: Advances in treatment of mesothelioma (part one)
Moderator: Dr. Jocelyne Martin
Dr. Penny Bradbury, Immunotherapy – What is now?
Dr. Quincy Chu, Immunotherapy – What is the future?
Dr. Andrea McCart, Advances in the treatment of peritoneal mesothelioma
12:25 pm Buffet lunch and networking break
1:10 pm Session 3: Advances in treatment of mesothelioma (part two)
Moderator: Dr. Erik Vakil
Dr. Camille Munro, Advances in palliative care
Dr. John Cho, New developments in hemithoracic radiation for mesothelioma
Dr. Marc de Perrot, Targeting mesothelioma with radiation and immunotherapy
2:20 pm Session 4: Most promising research avenues and future directions
Moderator: Dr. Chris Lee
Panel members: Dr. Dean Fennell, Dr. Andrea McCart, Dr. Marc de Perrot
3:10 pm Refreshment and networking break
3:30 pm Session 5: Strengths and limitations of patient registries
Moderator: Alec Farquhar
Dr. Paul Demers, The Canadian cancer registry experience
Dr. Emanuela Taioli, An international perspective on mesothelioma registries
4:15 pm Session 6: In summary and beyond
Drs. John Cho and Chris Lee, What we’ve learned so far
Anya Keefe, CMF’s Mesothelioma Health Network
Alec Farquhar, Asbestos-Free Canada
5:00 pm Closing remarks, Drs. Eudice Goldberg and John Cho, followed by
Pre-theatre Reception with host bar and appetizers, performance by Kith and Kin
6:30 pm Canadian Debut of “Breathless”
Introduction by Eric Jonckheere and filmmaker, Daniel Lambo, followed by Q&A
Medical & non-medical individuals: $150 includes conference, continental breakfast, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, buffet lunch, reception with host bar and appetizers, and Canadian film debut of "Breathless."
Students, patients, families and caregivers: $50
Evening events only: $50
Register at: https://facmed.registration.med.utoronto.ca/portal/events/reg/participa…
For further information or help registering, please call 416-978-2719 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Group discounts are available for 5 or more people who register for the full day. Note: to receive the group discount, each group would need to register at the same time and only have one method of payment.
Cancellations will be accepted until Monday, November 11, 2019 and are subject to a processing fee of $60 plus applicable taxes. Refunds will not be processed after this date. Requests for cancellation must be made in writing to email@example.com . Registrations are not transferable. The University of Toronto reserves the right to cancel events. Registrants will be notified at the earliest possible date in the event of a cancellation. Registration fees for events cancelled by the University will be refunded; however, the University will not be liable for any loss, damages or other expenses that such cancellations may cause.
Block discount available for accommodation in nearby Delta Chelsea Hotel.
Book online using CMF custom booking link: https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=59052&Chain=10316&start=availresul…
Or call the hotel directly, toll free 1-800-CHELSEA (243-5732) or 416-595-1975 and identify yourself as part of the “CMF Conference” to take advantage of your discounted rate.
The CMF gratefully acknowledges the very generous support of the following sponsors:
The Linda Frum & Howard Sokolowski Charitable Foundation