Randwick Precinct Cancer Roundtable [May 1st 2018]

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 12:30 to 13:30
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Edmund Blacket Functions Room
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Facilitator: Dr Antoinette Anazodo

Guest Speaker: Prof Bill Ledger

Topic: Oncofertility


Dr Anazodo is currently the Director of The Sydney Youth Cancer Service. She trained in Paediatric and Adolescent Oncology in the United Kingdom, completing a postgraduate diploma in Adolescent Oncology and her fellowship training in Paediatric and Adolescent Oncology at the Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children’s Hospital. Dr Anazodo research interests are in the reproductive needs of cancer patients and she leads the Future Fertility Program of Medical and Psychological studies.

Professor Ledger is the Head of Obstetrics, School of Women’s and Children’s Health. He obtained his MBBS, MA and DPhil from University of Oxford. He is Fellow of the UK and Australian and New Zealand Colleges of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and uniquely qualified as a subspecialist in reproductive medicine in both Australia and UK. With Professor Robert Gilchrist he heads the Oocyte Biology Research Group which focusses on novel approaches to assisted reproduction and ovarian ageing. Their work is funded by NHMRC, Sony Foundation and a variety of philanthropic organisations. He also leads clinical trials in aspects of reproductive health and IVF.

Topics for discussion:

1. Onco-fertility as an example of translational research
2. The national and international picture
3. Models of care and implementation
4. The future fertility project
5. Funding, accessibility and eligibility
6. Pre implantation genetic diagnosis to prevent transmission of oncogenic mutations

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