Scientific Program

23 February 2018

As of 12 Sep 2017

The 13th International Conference of the Asian Clinical Oncology Society (ACOS 2018)
23-25 February 2018 Chiang Mai, Thailand

Friday 23 February 2018
8.30-9.00 Opening Ceremony
9.00-09.45 Keynote lecture 1
Liquid biopsies for solid tumors: Understanding tumor heterogeneity and real time monitoring of early resistance to targeted therapies.
Speaker: Yeul Hong Kim
Kannika Phornphutkul, Tsang-Wu Liu
09.45-10.15 Coffee Break/ Exhibition/ Poster Session
10.15-11.00 Plenary Session 1
What is new in colorectal cancer treatment?
Speaker: TBA from MD Anderson Cancer Center
Moderators: Arkom Cheirsilpa, Sanjeev Misra
11.00-12.00 Industry Supported Symposium 1
12.00-12.15 Intermission
12.15-13.00 Industry Supported Symposium 2
13.15-14.00 Keynote lecture 2
Treatment of HCC in 2018
Speaker: Masatoshi  Kudo
Narongsak Kiatikajornthada,  Dinesh Chandra Doval

Invited Session 1

Invited Session 2
Invited Session 3
Cancer screening and prevention
Invited Session 4

Genomic-Molecular Landscape in Colorectal Cancer

  • Pathologist perspective
  • Surgical Oncologist perspective
  • Medical Oncologist
Optimal treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer

  • Hormonal positive Breast Cancer
  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer
  • Her-2 positive Breast Cancer 2017

Technical details of EBUS
Lung Cancer Screening
Tobacco Cessation

Multidisciplinary management of muscle-invasive bladder cancer

  • Urologist
  • Medical oncologist
  • Radiation oncologist


15.00-15.30 Coffee Break/ Exhibition/ Poster Session
15.30-16.30 Invited Session 5
Bone Sarcoma
Invited Session 6
Non Colorectal
Invited Session 7
Invited Session 8
Systemic therapy in Osteosarcoma

Germline and samotic genetics of osteosarcoma

Precision treatment in osteosarcoma

Update Guideline and Management for gastric cancer in Asia

“Multimodality treatment aspect for advance gastric cancer in Thailand”

  • Surgeon perspective
  • Medical oncology perspective
  • West and East debate and guideline update
Treatment strategies for radioactive iodine-refractory, progressive differentiated thyroid cancer

  • Nuclear Medicine perspective:
  • Medical Oncology perspective:
  • Supportive care and management of side effects of targeted therapy in a Thyroid cancer :
Prostate cancer:

  • Role of MP MRI in Prostate
  • State-of-art in sequencing treatment of metastatic castration refractory prostate cancer
16.30-17.30 Industry Supported Symposium 3
18.00-20.00 Faculty Dinner (By Invitation Only)

Symposium time will be referred to the sponsor package benefit
60 minutes
45 minutes
45 minutes
45 minutes

24 February 2018

As of 12 Sep 2017

The 13th International Conference of the Asian Clinical Oncology Society (ACOS 2018)
23-25 February 2018 Chiang Mai, Thailand

Saturday 24 February 2018
07.30-08.15 Industry Supported Symposium 4
Eli Lilly
08.15-09.00 Plenary Session 2
Breast cancer outlook for 2018
Speaker: Martine Piccart
Jae Kyung Roh, Shigetoyo Saji
09.00-09.45 Coffee Break/ Exhibition/ Poster Session (Tea symposium)
09.45-10.30 Keynote lecture 3
New stage of the Companion Diagnostics.
Speaker: Yasushi Yatabe
Moderators:  Nirush Lertparasertsuke,  Yuan-kai Shi
10.30-11.30 Invited Session 9
Invited Session 10
Head and Neck
Invited Session 11
Invited Session 12
Multidisciplinary approach for locally advance pancreatic head cancer

  • How far for aggressive surgical treatment:
  • Can we improve treatment outcome by radiotherapy?:
  • Update of pre-and post-operative systemic treatment:
Advanced surgery for head and neck cancer

Speaker:  Kodaganur S. Gopinath
Personalized medicine in head and neck cancer

Metastasis to gynecologic tract: How to specify primary site?
Case Discussion

  • Gynecologist Perspective:
  • Pathologist Perspective:
  • Radiologist Perspective:
  • Does immunotherapy cure advanced cancer?
  • Predictive biomarkers for immunotherapy
  • Practical management of toxicities of immunotherapy
11.30-12.30 Industry Supported Symposium 5
TTY Biopharm
12.30-12.45 Intermission
12.45-13.30 Industry Supported Symposium 6
“PARP inhibition: Strategic approaching for BRCAm Ovarian Cancer”

Speaker : John Whay-Kuang Chia
Moderator : Prapaporn Suprasert
13.45-14.45 Invited Session 13
Invited Session 14
Soft Tissue Sarcoma & GIST
Invited Session 15
Invited Session 16
  • Treatment of young women with breast cancer
  • Breast Reconstruction
Management of GIST

Understanding Sarcoma Tumors

Systemic treatment of Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Chemotherapy in gynecologic cancer: Asian view

  • Endometrial cancer
  • Ovarian cancer: See Hui Ti
  • Cervical cancer
Drug development in Thailand

Genetic Polymorphisms of relevance to management of East Asians with Cancer

Accessibility of high cost drug in Asia

14.45-15.15 Coffee Break/ Exhibition/ Poster Session
15.15-16.15 Abstract
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
16.15-17.15 Invited Session 17
Invited Session 18
Supportive care
Invited Session 19
Invited Session 20
 PET in oncology and CMU experience: 


  • CMU experience:
  • BDMS experience:
  • New paradigm of PET study in oncology:
 Symptom control in cancer patients


  • Dyspnea treatment
  • Pain management
  • Alternative medicine: role of acupuncture
Adjuvant EGFR in Lung cancer
Speaker: Yi Long WuManagement of N2 diseaseProton therapy in Lung Cancer:
Case discussion:  Multidisciplinary approach for HCC


  • Liver surgeon
  • Intervention radiologist
  • Radiation therapist
  • Medical Oncologist
17.15-18.00 Industry Supported Symposium 7
19.00-21.00 Gala Dinner

Symposium time will be referred to the sponsor package benefit
60 minutes
45 minutes
45 minutes
45 minutes

25 February 2018

As of 12 Sep 2017

The 13th International Conference of the Asian Clinical Oncology Society (ACOS 2018)
23-25 February 2018 Chiang Mai, Thailand

Sunday 25 February 2018
07.45-08.30 Industry Supported Symposium 8
08.30-09.30 Invited Session 21
Invited Session 22
Invited Session 23
Invited Session 24
  • VATS for Lung Cancer
  • Malignant pleural effusion
  • Mediastinal germ cell
  • Thymic Carcinoma
Case Discussion

  • Colorectal cancer with Lung Metastasis
  • Colorectal cancer with Liver Metastasis
Pathological diagnosis of Neuroendocrine CA Lung

Treatment of SCLC

Treatment of Large cell Neuroendocrine CA

Multidisciplinary approach for locally advanced rectal cancer


  • Surgeon perspective
  • Medical Oncologist perspective
  • Radiation oncologist perspectives
09.30-10.15 Plenary Session 3
Personalized, genotype-directed therapy for advanced non-small cell lung cancer
Speaker: Solange Peters
Moderator : TBA
10.15-10.45 Coffee Break/ Exhibition/ Poster Session
10.45-11.45 Abstract & Poster Discussion Abstract & Poster Discussion
11.45-12.45 Industry Supported Symposium 9
13.00-14.00 Keynote lecture 4:
Soft tissue Sarcoma
Speaker: TBA from MD Anderson Cancer Center
Moderator : TBA
14.00-15.00 Invited Session 25
Invited Session 26
Invited Session 27
Invited Session 28
Non Colorectal
Metastatic lung cancer


  • Targeted Therapy in Advanced NSLC (EGFR):
  • Targeted Therapy in Advanced NSCLC (ALK & ROS 1):
  • Immunotherapy in Lung CA: Solange Peters
Immunotherapy in breast cancer

Understanding genomic rearrangement in breast cancer
Speaker: Aubrey Thompson

Emerging Research Strategies in Breast Cancer

Management of Lung Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Tumor Mutation Load as Predictive Marker for cancer Immunotherapy

Liquid Biopsy a step forward towards precision medicine

Multi-disciplinary approach for locally advanced gastric cancer

  • Molecular genetic study and biomarker in Asia and integrative management of locally advance stage
  • Metastatic stage: How to approach?
15.00 Adjourn

Symposium time will be referred to the sponsor package benefit
60 minutes
45 minutes
45 minutes
45 minutes

Highlight topics

• Immunotherapy
• Targeted Therapies
• Biomarker
• Molecular pathology
• Precision Medicine