Welcome to the Asian Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Group (APSMG) 3rd Peritoneal Surface Malignancy (PSMC) Conference 2019.
This year, we are honored to have Professor Sugarbaker, Professor Olivier Glehen, Professor Park Sang Yoon and Professor Yutaka Yonemura to share with us their wealth of knowledge in our talks and case discussions.
This regional conference aims to equip a multidisciplinary team with the necessary skills and know-how to set up a service for the management of peritoneal surface malignancies.
PSMC 2019 will be addressing all peri-operative aspects in the management of peritoneal malignancy. Evidence- based data on current treatments and outcomes for various peritoneal malignancies will be covered. The criteria for patient selection, including contra-indications and pre-operative optimization measures will be extensively discussed. The challenges with setting up a new service will also be elaborated, and commonly encountered case scenarios will be presented and discussed by a panel of experts in a multidisciplinary tumour board setting. Finally, the role of clinical and translational research in the management of peritoneal diseases will be explored. There will also be a separate breakout session for nurse practitioners and allied health staff.
This year’s program will again includes a live surgery showcase of surgical techniques for cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy. It will be performed by Professor Sugarbaker on Day 2 of the conference.
In addition, we will also be having accepting poster submission and there will be an oral presentation for selected posters.
On behalf of the organising committee and members of the APSMG, we look forward to seeing you at the conference.
Adj. A/Prof Grace Tan & Adj. A/Prof Claramae Chia
Co-Chairs, PSMC 2019
Executive Council, APSMG
Consultants, Division of Surgical Oncology
National Cancer Centre Singapore