The Forum Agenda

Friday the 6th of March 2020

8:15am-8:45am Registration & Coffee
8:45am-8:50am Welcome and Introduction:
Victor Lopes, Let’s Talk About Mouth Cancer, UK
8:50am-8:55am Dignitary Welcome:
Catherine Calderwood, Chief Medical Officer, Scottish Government
8:55am-9:00am Special Guest Welcome:
Prof Sir David Mason.
9:00am-9:10am Presentation of GOCF Leadership Award
Awardee: To be announced at the meeting
9:10am-9:30am Keynote 1: WHO
Benoit Varenne, Dental Officer, World Health Org
9:30am-10:30am Session 1: Risk Assessment in Primary Care: Who and How?
Chair: Saman Warnakulasuriya (King’s College London & WHO CC, UK)
11:30am-11:15am Coffee Break/Poster Viewing
11:15am-12:15pm Session 2: Risk Stratification in Secondary Care: Triage and Surveillance
Chair: Ross Kerr (New York University, USA)
12:15am-1:15pm Session 3: Biomarkers for Prediction and Prognosis
Chair: Philip Sloan (Newcastle, U.K.)
1:15pm-2:15pm Lunch/Poster Viewing
Industry Sponsored Lecture: Immunobiology and Immunomodulators TBC
2:15pm-3:15pm Session 4: Risk Reduction for the Individual Patient
Chair: Victor Lopes (Let’s Talk About Mouth Cancer, UK)
3:15pm-5:30pm Global Café for Actionable Targets
Chair: Niall McGoldrick (Let’s Talk About Mouth Cancer, UK)
6.00pm-8.00pm Reception, Social Event & Networking

Saturday the 7th of March 2020

8:15am-9.00am Industry sponsored Breakfast Symposium- HT Bioimaging, Israel. (
9:00am-10:00am Session 5: Risk and Management of Complications of Cancer Therapy
Chair: Jatin Shah (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA)
10:00am-10.30am Keynote 2: Anil D’cruz (President-Elect, International Union Against Cancer, Switzerland)
10:30am-11.15am Coffee Break/Poster Viewing
11:15am-12:15pm Session 6: Frontiers of Chemoprevention, Targeted Therapy, Immunotherapy
Chair: Silvio Gutkind (Moore’s Cancer Center, USA)
12:15pm-1:30pm Session 7: Reducing Population Risk & Inequalities
Chair: Newell Johnson (Griffith University, Australia)
1:30pm-2:15pm Lunch/Poster Viewing
2:15pm-4:45pm Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Precision Medicine…Building a Bridge to the Future: Open Global Forum
Chair: Miriam Rosin (British Columbia Cancer Agency, Canada)
4.45pm-5.30pm Present Awards and Open Session:
“What are the actionable targets of GOCF20??”

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