The Annual 2017 Sarcoma Conference

"Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Sarcomas: Current Scenario and the Way Forward"

October 13 & 14, 2017


The 2017 Annual Sarcoma Meeting, which the Australian Sarcoma Group and Australasian Sarcoma Study Group jointly convene will be held on Friday October 13th and Saturday 14th at Flinders University, Adelaide. 

Well over 130 healthcare and research professionals from a range of specialities attend the annual scientific meeting of the Australian Sarcoma Group, ranging from medical, radiation and surgical oncologists, registrars, nurses, allied health, research scientists, students and more.

International Speakers

We are delighted to be hosting three very high profile international speakers that reflect the multidisciplinary focus of the meeting. 

Professor Sander Dijkstra - Professor of Orthopedics, Leiden University Medical Centre

Professor Sander Dijkstra, Professor of Orthopaedic Oncology Surgery, is a renowned orthopaedic surgeon with over 100 publications. He is an award winning lecturer as well as an innovative clinician. His clinical interests include development of novel prostheses as well as innovative surgical techniques. Prof Dijkstra is a consultant with the Dutch Bone Tumour Society and has served on the committees of several International societies.  

Professor Jeremy Whelan - Professor, Department of Oncology, University College of London Hospitals and Medical School

Professor Whelan leads an extensive programme of clinical research in sarcomas. He is a chief investigator of the international randomised study for osteosarcoma, EURAMOS 1, which has completed accrual of over 2000 patients in Europe and the United States. He has also taken an active role in national cancer policy developments in his areas of expertise. He is currently a member of the National Cancer Research Institute Teenage and Young Adult Clinical Studies Group and NCRI Sarcoma Clinical Studies Group.

Associate Professor Chandrajit P. Raut - Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Associate Surgeon in the Division of Surgical Oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Surgery Director of the Center for Sarcoma and Bone Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Dr. Raut specializes almost exclusively in the multidisciplinary care of patients with soft tissue sarcoma. His research focuses on (1) clinical trials and novel therapeutics to lower locoregional recurrence rates following sarcoma resection and (2) the role of cytoreductive surgery in patients with metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumors.
Dr. Raut is the Program Director of the Complex Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is the Chair of the Program Directors Subcommittee for the Society of Surgical Oncology. He also serves as Section Editor for sarcoma in the journals Cancer and Annals of Surgical Oncology and Associate Editor for the journal Sarcoma.


Registrations are now open