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We invite you to join us for another international conference at the Champalimaud Foundation. On November 18th a group of internationally renowned experts in the field will join some of our own senior physicians and researchers to discuss ‘The liver beyond surgery, in colorectal metastatic disease.’
Organised by the Foundation’s Dr. Luis Rosa, this meeting will focus on the role of minimally invasive techniques in liver metastasis originating from colorectal cancer. The liver is the organ where the practice of minimally invasive interventional oncology has had the greatest impact given its frequent involvement in primary and secondary neoplasms. In particular, colorectal metastatic cancer stands out as it presents in a synchronous or metachronous form in around 60% of cases, which is often the determining factor in mortality from this disease. In this context interventional procedures are part of a range of therapeutic options whose selection and integration depend on the phase of the disease and the response to previous treatments.
It is with this in mind that the Champalimaud Foundation will hold the first in a series of conferences focusing on what we would call ‘Known unknowns in disease management’, as we bring experts in the field from Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Sweden and Portugal to discuss this theme. Our panel of speakers comprises the different areas areas related to the treatment of this form of oncologic disease – surgery, oncology, interventional radiology, hepatology, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy – as well as researchers active in this field.
Seldom has there been the opportunity to gather in Portugal such a panel and exhaustively discuss the array of therapeutic options in liver colorectal metastasis and their relative role as a function of the stage of the disease and the response to previous treatments.
We look forward to seeing you at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown on November 18th!
7.30 am Registration
8.00 am Welcome session
8.20 am Basic science session
Title: On the origin of colorectal cancer cell metastasis in the liver (Bruno Costa-Silva)
9.00 am Clinical session
Title: Resectability and down staging: from the surgeon perspective to the multidisciplinary approach.
Chairs: Eduardo Barroso, Celso Matos & Carlos Carvalho
1. The grey zone between the clearly resectable and the clearly unresectable and how to deal with it (João Santos Coelho & Raquel Mega)
2. Chemotherapy for the resectable, the potentially resectable, and the unresectable: defining goals in the context of a desirable continuum of care (Carlos Carvalho)
3. The current role of Intervention oncology in the management of colorectal cancer liver metastasis (Thomas Helmberger)
10.30 am Break
11.00 am Endovascular procedures
Title: Evaluating indications, complications and outcomes of regional treatments in the context of liver colorectal metastasis
Chairs: Thomas Helmberger, Durval Costa & Luís Rosa
1. Intra-arterial infusion therapy (Pasquale Innominato)
2. DEB-TACE (Fernando Gómez)
4. Radioembolization (Etienne Garin)
5. Radioembolization at Fundação Champalimaud: The initial experience (Carla Oliveira)
1.00 pm Lunch
2.30 pm Ablation and SBRT
Title: Evaluating indications, complications and outcomes of local treatments in the context of liver colorectal metastasis
Chairs: Fernando Gómez & Carlo Greco
1. SBRT (Oriol Parés)
2. Thermoablation (Élia Coimbra)
3. IRE - Irreversible Eletroporation (Anders Nilsson)
3.30 pm Case based discussion
Chairs: Eduardo Barroso, Carlos Cravalho & Thomas Helmberger
The clinical cases session will be a crucial part of this workshop, intending to recreate the atmosphere of an MDT in action. With this aim in mind, a series of cases representative of the most common “points of attrition” in the decision making process in different scenarios of colorectal liver metastatic disease will be presented for discussion. (Raquel Mega, João Santos Coelho & Luís Rosa)
6.00 pm Closing remarks
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
For any inquiries regarding the event, please send an email to email@example.com
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
GPS Coordinates: 38º 41' 36.89 N / 9º 13' 15.83 W
Coming from central Lisbon along Avenida 24 de Junho, you should follow the left lane in Alcantara, travelling on the metal overpass over the train line and then follow the railway line west parallel to the River Tagus, along Avenida Brasilia, passing the Discoveries Monument and the Belem Tower.
Coming from central Lisbon along Avenida de Ceuta, you should drive straight ahead in Alcantara to cross the metal overpass above the train line and then follow the railway line west parallel to the River Tagus, along Avenida Brasilia, passing the Discoveries Monument and the Belem Tower.
Coming from the Cascais line you should follow the Marginal until Alges, keeping to the right, cross above the railway line at the overpass and then follow Avenida Brasilia until the Belem Tower in order to reverse your direction back towards the Champalimaud Foundation.
Coming from the Margem Sul, you should cross the April 25th Bridge, exiting in Alcantara. Arriving in the Alcantara market place you should continue towards the river, crossing above the railway line on the overpass, and then travel west parallel to the River Tagus, along Avenida Brasilia, passing by the Discoveries Monument and the Belem Tower.
Coming from the CRIL, you should continue to the end (0km), exiting the roundabout in the direction of the Belem Tower. You will find the Champalimaud Foundation around 900m before the Belem Tower on the right-side.
By public transport: The Algés station is a point of confluence of several public transport and from which you can easily reach the Champalimaud Foundation. You can catch the train from Cascais line, a Carris bus (N.º 76, 723, 750 and 751) or Vimeca (N.º 001, 002, 006, 010, 012, 020, 114 and 162) that have stops at the Algés station. From this station you can take a taxi or make the journey on foot.
On foot: From the Algés station is also possible to make the journey to the Champalimaud Foundation, on foot, in about 10 minutes. After going through the existing underpass, its 900m until you reach the entrance of the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown.
Parking: The Champalimaud Foundation has an underground car park with 400 spaces. The entrance is easily seen from the main road. The car park gives direct access to the Clinical Centre and to the Research areas as well as to the Auditorium and Darwin’s.