3rd Global Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Congress


Keynote and invited speakers are currently being confirmed and will be continuously updated over the coming months. Sign up for regular updates via the CONTACT page.

Ms Melissa A Alderfer PhD [More details]
Affiliations: Principal Research Scientist, Nemours Children's Health System, A. I. duPont Hospital for Children. Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University
Topic: Insights into family adjustment to adolescent and young adult cancer, including the impact on siblings.
Dr Antoinette C. Anazodo [More details]
Affiliations: Lead Clinician, NSW/ACT Youth Cancer Service, Sydney Children’s Hospital and Prince of Wales Hospital; Conjoint Lecturer, School for Women’s and Children’s Health, University of New South Wales
Topic: Fertility outcomes in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors
A/Professor Prue Cormie [More details]
Affiliations: Principal Research Fellow – Exercise Oncology, Australian Catholic University; Chair COSA Exercise Cancer Group
Topic: The evidence for exercise as a component of cancer care and the 2018 Clinical Oncology Society of Australia Position Statement on Exercise in Cancer Care
Mette de Fine Licht [More details]
Teenage Cancer Survivor, Author & Speaker
Topic: Network focused nursing in AYA cancer care
Mr Kyran Dixon [More details]
Affiliations: Founding member of the Aboriginal Youth Cancer Advisory Group, 2018 SA Young Australian of the Year
Topic: Cancer in indigenous AYA’s
Dr Lorna Fern [More details]
Affiliations: Teenage and Young Adult Researcher and Patient Engagement lead, National Cancer Research Institute Teenage, Young Adult and Germ Cell Clinical Studies Group; University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; BRIGHTLIGHT
Topic: Adolescent and young adult diagnostic timelines, pathways and impact on patient outcomes
Professor David R Freyer [More details]
Affiliations: Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Topic: Therapeutic advances for treating AYA cancers including AYA participation in paediatric trials
Professor Paul Grundy [More details]
Affiliations: Professor of Pediatrics and Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta; Expert Lead, Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
Topic: Establishing AYA cancer as a national priority: the Canadian experience
A/Professor Gill Hubbard [More details]
Affiliations: Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, Centre for Health Science, University of the Highlands and Islands
Topic: Approaches to addressing lifestyle-based cancer risks amongst adolescents and young adults
Professor Nick Hulbert-Williams [More details]
Affiliations: Professor of Behavioural Medicine, University of Chester
Topic: Acceptance and commitment therapy in the context of AYA cancer
Professor Barbara Jones [More details]
Affiliations: Professor and Associate Dean for Health Affairs Steve Hicks School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin
Topic: Bereavement in the context of adolescent and young adult cancer
Professor Kevin C. Oeffinger [More details]
Affiliations: Professor of Medicine, Professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine; Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Topic: AYA cancer survivorship care including the role of telemedicine and community-based survivorship approaches linking cancer care centres with primary care
A/Professor Pia Riis Olsen [More details]
Affiliations: Clinical Nurse Specialist, Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University
Topic: Network-focused nursing in AYA cancer care
A/Professor Donald Payne [More details]
Affiliations: Lead Clinician, WA Youth Cancer Service, and Medical Officer, headspace Midland, WA
Topic: Adolescent and young adult medicine and cancer
Ms Lynne Pezzullo [More details]
Affiliations: Lead Partner, Health Economics and Social Policy at Deloitte Access Economics, Managing Partner, Deloitte Canberra
Topic: Financial toxicity during and after AYA cancer and the findings of the Deloitte Access Economics Cost of AYA Cancer Report
Professor H. Miles Prince AM [More details]
Affiliations: Professor/Director of Molecular Oncology and Cancer Immunology at Epworth Healthcare; Professor, Monash University and University of Melbourne; Director, Centre for Blood Cell Therapy, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Topic: Immunotherapies in the treatment of AYA cancers including promising directions in the treatment of solid tumours
Professor Richard Scolyer [More details]
Affiliations: Co-Medical Director and Consultant Pathologist at Melanoma Institute Australia; Senior Staff Specialist, Tissue Pathology and Diagnostic Oncology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney; and Clinical Professor, The University of Sydney
Topic: Melanoma in adolescents and young adults, including challenges in diagnosis, Australian and international approaches to risk reduction and advances in treatment.
Yumiko Shirai [More details]
AYA Survivor, Advocate of “STAND UP”: Japanese peer support organisation
Topic: Panellist on International AYA Survivor Panel
Dr Miyako Takahashi [More details]
Affiliations: Division Chief, Division of Cancer Survivorship Research, Center for Cancer Control and Information Services, National Cancer Center Japan
Topic: Japanese and international perspectives on the impact of a cancer diagnosis on a young person’s career, ability to return to work, and subsequent impacts on patients and family
Professor David Thomas [More details]
Affiliations: Director, The Kinghorn Cancer Centre; Division Head, Cancer; Lab Head, Genomic Cancer Medicine, The Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Topic: The role of precision medicine in treating AYA cancers and AYA clinical trials access
Ms Heidi Watson [More details]
Affiliations: National Clinical Lead, AYA Cancer Network Aotearoa; Clinical Lecturer in Youth Health, Department of Paediatrics, The University of Auckland
Topic: Cancer in Maori and Pacific adolescents and young adults
Dr Allison Werner-Lin [More details]
Affiliations: Assistant Professor, School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania; Senior Advisor, National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Epidemiology And Genetics.
Topic: Inherited cancer risk and ethical and communication challenges related to disclosure and patient care