2021 Programme

The BIGOSA team is working hard to develop a relevant, varied and interesting programme. In addition to attending livestreamed meeting sessions, you will be able to:

  • Ask questions, participate in polls
  • Read abstracts, speaker information, and session descriptions
  • Interact with other attendees one-on-one
  • Visit exhibitors, download their brochures, and interact with them
  • Access “on-demand” recorded content and catch up on sessions you might have missed

Provisional Programme as at 21 July 2021

Saturday, 16 October 2021
07:00 – 07:50
Breakfast Seminar
The role of CDK4/6 inhibitors in HR+ve breast cancer: physician’s choice and patient selection
Richard de Boer
07:50 – 08:10Break
08:10 – 08:15Welcome 
LOC Chair / BIGOSA President 
08:15 – 10:10Session 1 sponsored by
08:15 – 09:00Imaging in neoadjuvant treatment in advanced breast cancer
Alexandra Athanasiou
09:00 – 09:20Discordant tumour biology/ morphology in primary and metastatic disease
Judith Whittaker
09:20 – 09:40The final cut? Operating on the breast in Stage 4 disease
Shas Čačala
09:40 – 09:50Free Paper 1
09:50 – 10:00Free Paper 2
10:00 – 10:10Free Paper 3
10:10 – 10:25
Product Theatre
10:25 – 11:10Break
11:10 – 13:35Session 2 sponsored by
11:10 – 11:30The role of radiotherapy in metastatic breast cancer
Brent Green
11:30 – 11:50Breast reconstruction options for advanced breast cancer
Dimitri Liakos
11:50 – 12:00Free Paper 4
12:00 – 12:10Free Paper 5
12:10 – 12:20Free Paper 6
12:20 – 12:50Case Study
12:50 – 13:35To be confirmed
13:35 – 13:50
Product Theatre
13:50 – 14:35Break
14:35 – 17:00Session 3 sponsored by
14:35 – 16:35Palliative care for young mothers with advanced breast cancer in association with
Welcome
Rene Krause
Advance care planning with young mothers
Margie Venter and Memory Mfuldi
Talking to children about dying parents
Julia Ambler and Tracey Brands
Q&A
Managing end stage dyspnoea in breast cancer patients
Colleen Cox
Managing breakthrough pain
Dalene van Jaarsveldt
Integrating Palliative Care into hospital settings
Rene Krause
Q&A
16:35 – 16:55Prize giving and AGM 
16:55 – 17:00Close