June 24: CME For Breast Cancer

Location: Hue Central Hospital

8:30 – 8:45

Opening : Director of Hue Central Hospital

Moderator : Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Vu Quoc Huy,


8:45 – 9:15

Essential concepts in Breast Cancer Management

Prof. Ophira Ginsburg, University of Toronto


9:15 – 9:45

Decision making in breast surgery

Prof. Cheng-Har Yip, Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare, Malaysia


9:45 - 10:15

The role of sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer

Prof.Tiina Jahkola, University of Helsinki, Finland



10:15 – 10:45

Surgical management of locally advanced breast cancer

Prof.Dr Gaurav Agarwal, Lucknow University, India


10:45 - 11:00



11:00 - 11:15

Tea Break

Moderator : Phung Phuong, MD, PhD



11:15 - 11:45

Oncoplastic technique in breast conserving surgery

Prof.Tiina Jahkola, University of Helsinki, Finland


11:45 - 12:15

Breast Reconstruction - The Bristol experience of surgical techniques:implants and autologous tissue

Dr. Robert Warr, Bristol University, UK


12:15 -12:30



12:30 – 13:30

Lunch Symposium : GE Vietnam Limited

Interobserver Agreement on Image interpretation, Lesion detection and characterization from automated whole breast ultrasound and handheld ultrasound

Dr Poonpit Thongchai , Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand


Moderator :Assoc.Prof.Dang Cong Thuan



13:30 - 14:00

Systemic therapies for breast cancer: endocrine therapy, chemotherapy and biologically targeted therapies

Prof. Julie Gralow, University of Washington, USA


14:00 - 14:30

Cytopathology of breast lesions - challenges and potentials.

Gabor Fischer, MD, PhD,University Of Manitoba, Canada


14:30 - 15:00

Hormone receptor positive breast cancers – an update Prof. GaryTse, MD, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong


15:00 - 15:15

Unusual case of triple-negative carcinoma in the breast and axillary lymph node.

Wong Sio In MD, Centro Hospitalar Conde de S. Januario, Macau



15:15 - 15:30



15:30 - 15:45

Tea Break


Moderator : Assoc.Prof. Nguyen Phuoc Bao Quan


15:45 - 16:15

Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsies


16:15- 17:00


Demo cases using Mammotome machines (2 cases)

Asst Prof. Ong Kong Wee, MD, National Cancer Centre Singapore

June 25 : Breast Cancer Symposium

Location: Indochine Palace Hotel


8:00 – 8:30


Chairperson : Assoc.Prof Nguyen Dinh Tung , Prof. Cheng Har Yip, Carolyn Taylor


8:30 – 9:00

Breast Cancer Control in South East Asia

Prof. Ophira Ginsburg, Representative of WHO, Geneva


9:00 – 9:30

Clinical Practice Guideline for breast cancer in Malaysia

Prof. Yip Cheng Har,Malaysia


9:30- 9:45

Tea Break



Session 1

Chairperson: Assoc.Prof. Trinh Tuan Dung


9:45 – 10:10

Triple Negative Breast Cancer: Update on Biomarker profiles

Prof. GaryTse,Hongkong


10:10 – 10:35

The role of the cytopathologists in multidisciplinary breastteams insampling, intraoperative consultation and diagnosis.

Gabor Fisher, MD, PhD,Canada


10:35 - 10:45




Session 2

Chairperson: Asst Prof. Ong Kong Wee


10:45 – 11:00

Breast cancer in a multiracial developing country

Prof. Norlia Abdullah, Malaysia


11:00 - 11:10

Anxiety, Depression in Vietnamese breast cancer women

Assoc. Prof. Tran Thi Thanh Huong, Vietnam


11:10 - 11:20

Challenges in the management of breast cancer in a low resource setting in South East Asia

Prof. Ley Preap, Cambodia


11:20 - 11:30

The role of PET/CT in staging diagnosis for breast cancer

Pham Cam Phuong, MD, PhD, Vietnam


11:30 - 11:40

Determination of Estrogen receptor (ER), PR and Her2 status in Myanmar women breast cancer patients admitted to Yangon general hospital

Prof. Myo Maw, Myanmar


11:40 -12:00


12:00 - 12:45

Lunch Symposium : La ROCHE Ltd

Role of trastuzumab in the management of early breast cancer

Nguyen Huu Ngoc Tuan MD, PhD




Session 3

Chairperson: Prof. Tiina Jahkola


12:45 - 13:05

New simplified diagnostic workflow for combined BRCA1 and BRCA2 full gene sequencing using NGS

Sandra Kazemi, Sweden


13:05 - 13:25

Genetic counseling and genetic testing for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer

Prof. Soo Hwang Teo, Malaysia


13:25 - 13:45

Management of BRCA Mutation Carriers

Prof. Julie Gralow, USA

13:45 - 13:55




Session 4

Chairperson: Dr Robert Warr


13:55- 14:25

Breast reconstruction using fat grafting and acelular dermal matrix

Dr Robert. Warr, England


14:25- 14:45

Updating Nipple sparing mastectomy

Prof. Tiina Jahkola, Finland



Immediate breast reconstruction in Asia women - implants or autologous tissue?

Prof. Yip Cheng Har, Malaysia


15:00- 15:15




Session 5

Chairperson: Assoc.Prof Cung thi Tuyet Anh


15:15 - 15:30

Role of Breast Surgery in metastatic breast cancer

Prof. Gaurav Agarwal, India


15:30 - 15:45

Mid-term results of INTRABEAM intraoperative radiotherapy in an Asian population

Asst Prof. Ong Kong Wee, Singapore


15:45 - 15: 55

Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) for breast cancer in Vietnam

Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Dinh Tung, Vietnam


15:55 - 16:05

The experience of oncoplastic breast surgery in Indonesia

Dr Bayu Brahma, Indonesia


16:05 - 16:15




16:15 – 16:30

Tea Break



Session 6

Chairperson: Dr Shu Mon


16:30 - 17:00

Precision medicine in breast cancer: individualizing treatments to the patient and the tumor

Prof. Julie Gralow, USA


17:00 - 17:30

Updating treatment triple negative breast cancer

Prof. Thomas Yau, Hongkong


17:30 - 17:45

Safety results of Docetaxel - (Taxotere®) - based chemotherapy in early breast cancer patients of Asia-Pacific region: Asia-Pacific Breast Initiative II

Dr Pham Tuan Anh, Vietnam


17:45 – 18:00



June 26: Breast Cancer Support Group - Interactive Panel

Location: Indochine Palace Hotel


Chairperson : Gloria Lin


14:00 – 15:30

Prosthesis Fitting Workshop

N. Saraswathi, Senior Nurse Clinician, Breast Care Services, Singapore General Hospital


15:30 – 17:00

Roundtable Discussion–Concepts of advocacy, barriers and facilitators to their work, organizational structure, capacity for impact, what informs their work and other topics

Allison Dvaladze, WECAN, University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Carolyn Taylor, Global Focus on Cancer





Chairperson : Prof. Yin Yin Htun

9:00 – 9:30

The effect of expert education and peer counseling on quality of life among early breast cancer patients after completion of chemotherapy

Thurein Win, Mi Mi Yee, Aye Aye Myint, San Shwe, Yin Yin Htun & Marlar Than, Shwe Yaung Hnin Si Cancer Foundation, Myanmar.


9:30 - 10:00

Psychological counseling for cancer patients at diagnosis during and after treatment, and end-of-life Care.

Kristen Ho, Taiwan Breast Cancer Alliance


10:00 - 10:30

Monitoring disease after treatment

Dr. Julie Gralow, WE CAN, University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center


10:30 - 10:45

Tea Break


Chairperson : Prof. Norlia Abdulla


10:45 - 11:15

The use of MyDRG in assessing the factors influencing the length of stay of breast cancer patients in a teaching hospital in Malaysia

Farah Waheeda A. Aziz, Siti Farah CheBisis, Nolia Abdullah, SharifaEzat Wan Puteh, University Kebanangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Malaysia


11:15 - 11:45

What challenges patient groups face inresponse to patients' emotional needs, and methods they adopt to overcome them

Gloria Lin, Taiwan Breast Cancer Alliance­­


11:45 - 12:15

KC Breast Cancer Patient Club, successes and challenges

Hoang Thu Ha, Vietnam


12:15 - 13:30

Lunch Break


Chairperson : Allison Dvaladze


13:30 - 14:00

Are breast cancer support groups available in the non-developed countries in South East Asia?

Roslina Rasip, Norlia Abdullah, Surgical Nursing Department, University of Kebangsaan, Malaysia



14:00 - 14:30

Teman: our breast cancer support group

Noor Lydia Nabila Kamlon, Norlina Mat Johar, Norlia Abdullah, Nursing Department, University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center, Malaysia.


14:30 - 15:00

Fundraising: techniques for advocacy groups

Gloria Lin, Taiwan Breast Cancer Alliance, Prof. YinYin Htun, Prof, Yin Yin Htun, Schwe Yaung Hnin Si Cancer Foundation, Myanmar



15:00 – 15:15

Tea Break


15:15 - 16:45

Advocacy tool kit development

Allison Dvaladze, WECAN, University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center


16:45 - 17:00


Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Dinh Tung, Vietnam

Carolyn Taylor, Global Focus on Cancer


*Please note: 10-minute Q&A at the end of each session included in timing