ACOS 2012 in Seoul, Korea

ACOS 2012, Seoul

1.Overview

10th International Conference of the Asian Clinical Oncology Society
- Work Together to Make a Difference for Cancer Therapy in Asia

Conference President Kyung Sam Cho
Vice President Jung Shin Lee, Sung Hoon Noh
Chairman Yeul Hong Kim
Secretary-General Tae Won Kim
Period June 13 (Wed) ~ 15 (Fri), 2012
Venue COEX Convention and Exhibition Center, Seoul, Korea
Participant About 1,500
Host Korean Cancer Association
Web-site www.acos2012.org

2. Venue: COEX Convention and Exhibition Center

3. Registration

Pre-registrationOn-site
Until May 15, 2012After May 15, 2012
Doctor US $400 US $450
Trainee US $200 US $300
Nurse US $200 US $300
Fellow US $200 US $300
Student US $200 US $300
Company US $500 US $600
Accompanying Person(s) US $150
▶ Total 1,451 participants from 30 countries !
No.CountryPeopleNo.CountryPeople
1 Korea 880 16 Bangladesh 3
2 Japan 162 17 Uganda 3
3 China 97 18 United Kingdom 3
4 Taiwan 74 19 Canada 2
5 Singapore 42 20 France 2
6 Thailand 28 21 Pakistan 2
7 Indonesia 27 22 Switzerland 2
8 Vietnam 24 23 Iran 2
9 Philippines 21 24 Austria 1
10 USA 15 25 Germany 1
11 India 13 26 Israel 1
12 Malaysia 13 27 Kazakhstan 1
13 Hong Kong 11 28 New Zealand 1
14 Nepal 11 29 Spain 1
15 Mongolia 7 30 Ukraine 1
▶ Country

4.Scientific Program

Introduction of ACOS2012 Plenary Lecturer-1

Waun Ki HONG, M.D., Prof.
Division of Cancer Medicine
MD. Anderson Cancer Center
Topic: Personalized Cancer Therapy in 2012: Opportunities and Challenges


Introduction of ACOS2012 Plenary Lecturer-2

Masaki KITAJIMA, M.D., Prof.
Department of Surgery
International University of Health and Welfare
Topic: Advanced Minimally Invasive and Individualized Treatment for Cancer with GI Tract


Introduction of ACOS2012 Plenary Lecturer-3

Raju KUCHERLAPATI, M.D., Prof.
Department of Genetics
Harvard Medical School
Topic: Genetics and Genomics of Cancer


▶ Meet the Professor
Number of Session 12
Number of Registrations 65

Session TypeNumber of SessionNumber of Presentations
1. Plenary Lectures 3 3
2. Award Lecture 2 1
3. Memorial Lecture 1 1
4. Special Lecture 9 9
5. Symposia 15 55
6.Debate&SummarySession 1 6
7. Case Conference 1 3
8. Educational Lecture 19 68
9. R & D Session 1 4
10. Satellite Symposium 18 27
11. Oral Presentation 14 110
Total 84 287

Oral Presentation
No.Session TitlePresentation
1 Breast Cancer: Clinical 9
2 Breast Cancer: Translational 6
3 Colorectal Cancer: Clinical 6
4 Colorectal Cancer: Translational 6
5 Esophageal Cancer 8
6 Gastric Cancer: Loco regional 9
7 Gastric Cancer: Metastatic 9
8 Gastric Cancer: Surgery 9
9 Gastric Cancer: Translational 8
10 Gynecologic & Urological Cancer 9
11 Head and Neck Cancer, Central Nervous System Tumors 9
12 Lung Cancer 9
13 Patient Care 7
14 Sarcoma, Pancreatic biliary & Liver Cancer 7
Total 110

▶ Pre & Post Conference Training Program : 9 participants

The ACOS 2012 Scientific Committee has provided a Pre and Post Conference Training Program to ACOS2012 participants. These well-organized training programs have been organized to learn about standard practices, new technologies and first-hand experience with cancer treatment at major hospitals in Korea.

No.NameSpecialtyCountryTraining PeriodAssigned Institution
1 Herdee Gloriane Luna Medical Oncology Philippines June 17th ~22nd National Cancer Center
2 Roshan Mishra Surgical Oncology Nepal June 17th ~22nd
3 Siew Kuan LIM General Surgery / Breast Singapore June 17th ~22nd
4 Keisuke Koeda Gastric Surgery, Endoscopi Surgery Japan June 4th ~June 12th Seoul National University Hospital
5 Prakash Neupane Surgical Oncology-GI, Hepatobiliary and Breast Nepal June 16th ~22nd
6 Takuya Hamakawa Japan June 4th ~June 12th
7 Sameer Gupta Hepatobiliary and Gastrointestinal Surgery India June 16th ~June 22nd Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
8 Prasan KANSAKAR Gastrointestinal Surgery Nepal June 16th ~June 22nd
9 Jaipalreddy POGAL Surgical Oncology India June 16th ~June 22nd

5. Award

▶ Kobayashi Foundation Award Lecture

1. Prof. Yung-Jue Bang (Korea)
Development of new therapeutics for gastric cancer
2. Prof. Chih-Hsin Yang (China)
A translational research of reversing acquired EGFR-TKI resistance in nonsmall cell lung cancer patients

▶ Awards
Category AwardeesPrize
Merit Award National 15 KRW 500,000
International 25 USD 500
Travel Award National 8 KRW 1,00,0000
International 10 USD 1,000
GSK Award National 6 KRW 1,00,0000

6. Memorial Lecture

▶ J-P Memorial Lecture

Masahiko NISHIYAMA (Saitama Medical University, Japan)
"Future Direction (or Perspective) of Clinical Oncology in Asia"

7. Major Sponsors

8. Exhibition

Companies 35
Booths 76
Booth space 884m2
Exhibitions 223

9. Poster

10. Social Program

▶ Opening Ceremony (June 13, 18:00)
・"Dae Book" Performance using big drums
・Opening Address - Dr. Kyung Sam Cho (Conference President)
・Welcome Message - Dr. Shigetoyo Saji (President of ACOS)
・Congratulation Remarks : In sook Park (Member of National Assembly)
・Band Performance "Hippopience"

▶ Welcome Reception (June 13, 19:00)

▶ President dinner (June 13, 20:00)

▶ Banquet (June 14, 19:00)
・Cocktail Reception
・Laser Show
・Opening Address : Dr. Yeul Hong Kim
(Chairman of ACOS2012)
・Korean Traditional Dance

▶ Closing Ceremony (June 15, 17:00)
・Award Ceremony
・Flag moved from Korea to Taiwan
・Closing Remarks : Dr. Kyung Sam Cho
(Conference President)