The below workshops will be held on Friday 24th March 2017 at the International Convention Centre Sydney. Delegates can book attendance via the registration form.  

The Second Eye Cancer Working Day

International Collaboration in Ocular Oncology - The Eye Cancer Foundation

The first Working Day was held at The Curie Institute in Paris, immediately prior to the ISOO 2015. The ISOO 2017 is pleased to announce that the second Working Day will be integrated within our meeting in Sydney, Australia. Thus our specialty will continue our work on multicenter, international collaboration in ocular oncology. Join us on the first day of the ISOO meeting, Friday, March 24th for 4 ongoing initiatives.

These include:

  • Tumor registries that offer statistically significant medical evidence (e.g. for AJCC-UICC eye cancer staging)
  • An RB fellowship initiative to address the world-wide problem of retinoblastoma mortality
  • Quality assurance through Doctors Reporting Outcomes (DRO)
  • Comprehensive, open-access, consensus-based surgery text


These initiatives currently involve over 100 eye cancer specialists from 4 continents, but we want you all to join us. The second Working Day will be our opportunity work together, face-to-face. On this day, we will answer those questions that require consensus. We will share our knowledge and experience to help our subspecialty move forward into the mainstream of oncologic care. To do this, we must create evidence-based medicine, educational programs, outreach to the underserved and multicenter quality assurance.

What is made by the community will be used by the community to help each other and those who do not have access to subspecialty care.

Working Day Convenors: Paul T. Finger, MD and Santosh G. Honavar MD


    Session 1: Multicenter Tumor Registries
    Convenor: Dr Bita Esmaeli, Texas United States of America


Dr Bita Esmaeli is a Professor of Ophthalmology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, where she has had an orbital oncology and oncologic ophthalmic plastic surgery practice. Bita has developed an ongoing multi-institutional orbital oncology database registry. She will convene the database and registry section of the Working Day. There will be introductory summaries of current results, introduction of actively recruiting and proposed registries and discussion of outstanding issues.


Session 2: RB Fellowship Education
Convenor: Dr Ashwin Mallipatna, Adelaide Australia


Dr Ashwin Mallipatna Dr Ashwin Mallipatna is a paediatric ophthalmologist specialized in the management of retinoblastoma at Women's and Children's Hospital in Adelaide. Ashwin, who was the section leader of the AJCC-UICC staging initiative, offers a depth of experience with multicenter international cooperation and will convene this session. This session will include discussions regarding the potential, problems and solutions for tailor-made RB fellowships that maintain a basic standard of care in every corner of the world. The first fellows will work towards the goal of reducing RB related mortality in their unserved or underserved countries.


Session 3: Doctor Reported Outcomes
Convenor: Dr Tero Kivelä, Helsinki Finland


Dr Tero Kivelä Dr Tero Kivelä is Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Helsinki, Finland. Tero will convene this section aimed at improving quality assurance by enabling outcome comparisons between centers. A doctor reported outcome (DRO) platform requires a data set that is both meaningful, concise and easy to collect. This committee will present their work describing available methods of data collection (and sharing) for comment and approval by ISOO community. Volunteer centers will participate by sharing their outcomes in a closed system to form a basis for further discussion and critique at the time of the Sydney workshop.


Session 4: Comprehensive Open Access Surgical Textbook
Convenor: Dr Santosh G Honavar, Hyderabad India


Dr Santosh G Honavar Dr Santosh G Honavar is Director of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery and Ocular Oncology at Centre For Sight Super-specialty Eye Hospital in Hyderabad. Santosh will convene this section during which the ongoing chapters will be presented for comments prior to completion. Each chapter is constructed by committee in order to achieve consensus and pool experience. A predictable and precise surgical technique incorporating shared and consensus oncology principles is important for achieving the best possible outcomes and decreased mortality. This open-access text will help all the practicing ophthalmologists around the world.


The Second Eye Cancer Working Day

Friday 24th March 2017 
Conference Day 1 - Workshops
8:00am - 5:00pm

The Second Eye Cancer Working Day

Room: Cockle Bay Room 1 

Convenors: Paul T Finger and Santosh G Honavar

8:00am - 8:30am Registration
8:30am - 8:45am


Paul T Finger

8:45am - 9:00am


Santosh G Honavar

9:00am - 10:00am

Comprehensive Open Access Surgical Textbook (COAST)

Convenor: Santosh G Honavar

Faculty: Fairooz P Manjandavida, Carol Shields, Zeynel Karcioglu, Mandeep Sagoo, Paul T Finger, Santosh Honavar, Hardeep Mudhar, Sonal S Chaugule

10:00am - 11:00am

Radiation Side Effect Registry (RASER)

Convenor: Wolfgang Sauerwein

Faculty: Wolfgang Sauerwein, Paul T Finger, Brenda Gallie

11:00am - 11:30am Morning Tea
11:30am - 12:30pm

Fellowship Outreach Retinoblastoma (FOR-RB)

Convenor: Ashwin Mallipatna

Faculty: Ashwin Mallipatna, Helen Dimaras, Brenda Gallie, Guillermo Chantada, James Muecke, Nathalie Cassoux, Santosh G Honavar, John Zhao, Yacoub Yousef, Peter Gabel

12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Doctor Reported Outcomes (DRO)

Convenor: Tero Kivelä

Faculty: Tero Kivelä and faculty

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Multicenter International Registries (MIR)

Convenor: Bita Esmaeli

Faculty: Bita Esmaeli, Brenda Gallie, Martine Jager, Zeynel Karcioglou, Yulia Gavrylyuk, Paul T Finger

3:30pm - 4:00pm Afternoon Tea
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Future Directions: Santosh G Honavar, Martine Jager, Bita Esmaeli, Tero Kivelä, Ashwin Mallipatna, Wolfgang Sauerwein, Paul T Finger


Ocular Pathology Course

Friday 24th March 2017 
Conference Day 1 - Workshops
8:00am - 5:00pm

Ocular Pathology Course

Room: C3.1

Convenor: Hans Grossniklaus

8:00am Registration
8:35am - 8:40am


Max Conway and Hans Grossniklaus

8:40am - 9:00am

Conjunctival Tumors Pathology

Sander Dubovy

9:00am - 9:20am

Conjunctival Tumors Clinical

Bertil Damato

9:20am - 9:40am

Uveal Tumors Pathology

Hans Grossniklaus

9:40am - 10:00am

Uveal Tumors Clinical

Carol Shields

10:00am - 10:20am  
10:20am - 10:30am Panel
10:30am - 11:00am Morning Tea
11:00am - 11:20am

Retinoblastoma Pathology

Tero Kivelä

11:20am - 11:40am

Retinoblastoma Clinical

Matt Wilson

11:40am - 12:00pm

Other Intraocular Tumors Pathology

Ralph Eagle

12:00pm - 12:20pm

Other Intraocular Tumors Clinical

Arun Singh

12:20pm - 12:30pm Panel Discussion
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch 
1:30pm - 1:50pm

Ocular/Adnexal Lymphoma Pathology

David Wilson

1:50pm - 2:10pm

Ocular/Adnexal Lymphoma Clinical

Timothy Sullivan

2:10pm - 2:30pm

Lac Gland and Lac Drainage Clinical

Jenny Danks

2:30pm - 2:50pm

Lac Gland and Lac Drainage Pathology

Hardeep Mudhar

2:50pm - 3:00pm Discussion
3:00pm-3:30pm Afternoon Tea
3:30pm - 5:00pm Convenor: Hans Grossniklaus
3:30pm - 3:50pm

Orbital Soft Tissue Tumors Clinical

Peter Martin

3:50pm - 4:10pm

Orbital Soft Tissue Tumors Pathology

Svetlana Cherepanoff

4:10pm - 4:30pm

Eyelid Tumors Pathology

Alexandra Allende and Geoff Hall 

4:30pm - 4:50pm

Eyelid Tumors Clinical

Weng Sehu

4:50pm - 5:00pm Panel Discussion and Conclusion


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