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1st SingHealth Sarcoma and Skin Symposium

The symposium aims to address all aspects of the management of sarcomas and advanced skin malignancies, which will equip a multidisciplinary team with the necessary skills and know-how to set up a service for the management of this disease as well as keep up to date with research in this area.

CME and CNE points currently applied for.

International Faculty

Organising Committee

Symposium Program

Hybrid view

* Programme subjected to changes

Day 1 - 19 July 2023: Spotlight on Sarcomas in Adults

0800 – 0815​​

Opening and Welcome Speech

Professor William Hwang, National Cancer Centre Singapore

The Global Unmet Need for Excellence in Sarcoma Management

0815 – 0900​​

Plenary Lecture: Priorities and Strategies in Setting up a Comprehensive Sarcoma Centre

Dr Marco Fiore, Instituto Nazionale Tumori, Italy

0900 – 0945​​

Surgical Management of Retroperitoneal Sarcomas: Oncological and Functional outcome of Extended Resection

Dr Dirk Strauss, The Royal Marsden, UK

0945 – 1030

Challenges in the Systemic Treatment of Sarcomas and Global Access to Clinical Trials

Dr Alona Zer, Rambam Health Care Campus, Israel

1030 – 1100

Q & A
Tea Break

Limb Sarcomas

1100 – 1200​​

Enhancing Surgery of Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas

Dr Peter Choong, Hugh Devine Professor of Surgery, St Vincent's Hospital, Australia

1200 – 1245​​

Unresectable sarcomas: Japanese experience with protons and carbon ion with mesh spacer

Dr Yusuke Demizu, HIBMC Kobe Proton Center, Japan

1245 – 1300

1300 – 1400​​

Q & A

Lunch Symposium:

  1. My Journey with Sarcoma - A Story of Hope

  2. Translating the clinic to the lab and back again - All Hands on Deck!

Breakout Option 1: For Physicians

1400 – 1730

  • Suspicious lumps and bumps - when should a community practitioner be worried?

  • Pearls to diagnose sarcomas on imaging

  • Pathological analysis of common sarcomas

  • Q & A / Tea Break

  • Multidisciplinary Case Discussions in Sarcoma

Breakout Option 2: Sarcoma Nursing Conference

1400 – 1730

  • CRS & HIPEC ERAS program in SPRinT

  • The role of nutrition for ERAS patients

  • Post surgery care: What to look out for

  • Tea Break

  • Management of complex wounds

  • Our Home care program

  • Panel discussion: When is the time to call it Quits?

Day 2 - 20 July 2023:   Spotlight on Paediatric Sarcomas and Skin Cancers

Paediatric Sarcomas


Common Non-Melanoma Skin Malignancies

Unique Needs in Sarcomas and Skin Cancers

0800 – 0845​​

0845 – 0930​​

0930 – 0945

0945 – 1000​​

1000 – 1030​​

1030 – 1100

1100 – 1130​​

1130 – 1215​​

1215 – 1230​​

1230 – 1245​​

1245 – 1300

1300 – 1320​​

1320 – 1330​​

1330 – 1430

1430 – 1450​​

1450 – 1510​​

1510 – 1530​​

1530 – 1600​​

1600 – 1730


Common Paediatric Sarcoma Cases and their Surgical Management

Common Paediatric Sarcomas and their Medical Management - How do kids differ from adults?

Q & A

Surveillance and identification of high-risk lesions

Optimal use and integration of targeted therapy and immunotherapy for melanoma

Palliative resection and other local approaches for melanomas (ILP/groin dissection/electrochemotherapy)

Q & A / Tea Break

Role of radiotherapy modalities in skin malignancies (Hybrid)

Dr Barker Christopher, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Multidisciplinary management of squamous cell carcinomas: Current paradigm and the way forward

Skin malignancies - how wide should resections go?

Reconstruction after surgical resection of skin malignancies

Pathology and molecular diagnostics of melanomas and common skin malignancies

Q & A

Lunch Symposium: A Primer on Serious Illness Conversations for Cancers

Sarcomas and Skin Cancers in Adolescent Young Adults

How useful is cancer genetics in the clinical management of sarcomas and skin cancers?

Patient Support Groups and Advocacy in Sarcomas and Skin Cancers

Q & A / Tea Break

Multidisciplinary Case Discussions in Skin Cancers

Symposium Close

Entry Fee

Early Bird Special Before 16 June 2023
1 day only - S$150
2 days - S$250

Normal Price After 16 June 2023
1 day only - S$180
2 days - S$300

Abstract Submission


16 June 2023, 1159pm

  • Abstracts submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

  • Changes may not be made after the deadline.

  • Successful poster abstracts will be notified by email on 30 June 2023

  • Submit to: with title: Abstract/Poster: "Title" + "Name"

Abstract Guidelines

  • The topic submitted must be sarcoma or skin cancer-related. Interesting case reports and posters of educational value will be considered.

  • Each abstract should contain (a) an introductory sentence indicating the purpose of the study; (b) a brief description of pertinent experimental procedures; (c) a summary of new, unpublished data; and (d) a statement of the conclusions.

  • The combined length of the abstract title and body may not exceed 250 words, not including spaces and the author string.

  • Submission cannot be completed for abstracts that exceed this limit.

  • Please include email address during submission of abstracts

Poster Guidelines

  • Posters will be displayed electronically at the conference. Best poster awards and prizes will be presented to the winners at the end of the conference.

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