2017 Eye Cancer Working Day Announcement and Schedule

International Society in Ocular Oncology and The Eye Cancer Foundation will sponsor the Second Eye Cancer Working Day on the first day of the ISOO meeting, Friday, March 24, at the International Convention Centre in Sydney, Australia, at the Cookle Bay Room 1.

The Working Day provides an opportunity for eye cancer specialists from around the world to work together, face-to-face. Our goal is to help the subspecialty working daymove forward into the mainstream of oncological care.  This will require the creation of evidence-based medicine, educational programs, outreach to underserved areas, and multicenter quality assurance.

The 2017 Working Day will feature five separate committees focused on these ongoing initiatives. These include the topics of international medical evidence, retinoblastoma fellowships, quality assurance, surgical standards, and consensus guidelines.

  • MIR: Multicenter International Registries create statistically significant evidence. These registries will improve patient care and help us defend our methods of diagnosis and treatment.
  • FOR- RB: Retinoblastoma fellowship initiative to address the worldwide RB mortality.
  • DRO: Quality assurance through Doctors Reporting Outcomes. Eye cancer specialists cannot know how to improve, unless they know the outcomes of their work.
  • COAST: A Comprehensive, open-access, consensus-based surgery text.
  • RASER: A prospective ophthalmic Radiation Side Effects Registry

Click here for details about each of these committees and the physicians leading them.

The FIRST Working Day was held at The Curie Institute in Paris immediately prior to the ISOO 2015, and it was a big success. Read the full summary of the First Working Day here. Watch videos from the event here.

We are excited to have the SECOND Working Day integrated with the biannual ISOO meeting. If you’re an eye cancer specialist attending the conference, be sure to mark your calendars and arrive by Thursday night!

Second Eye Cancer Working Day Schedule

Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Room: Cookle Bay Room 1, International Convention Centre

Convenors: Paul T Finger, Santosh G Honavar

Time Project
8:00am Registration and Coffee
8:30am – 9:00am


8:30am – 8:45am

8:45am – 9:00am



Paul T Finger

Santosh G Honavar



9:00am – 10:00am


Comprehensive Open Access Surgical Textbook (COAST)

Convenor: Santosh G Honavar



Faculty: Fairooz P Manjandavida, Carol Shields, Zeynel Karcioglu, Mandeep Sagoo, Paul T Finger, Santosh G Honavar, Hardeep Mudhar, Sonal S Chaugule



10:00am – 11:00am


Radiation Side Effect Registry (RASER)

Convenor: Wolfgang Sauerwein



Faculty: Wolfgang Sauerwein, Paul T Finger, Brenda Gallie



11:00am – 11:30am


Morning Tea




11:30am – 12:30pm


Fellowship Outreach Retinoblastoma (FOR-RB)

Convenor: Ashwin Mallipatna



Faculty: Ashwin Mallipatna, Helen Dimaras, Brenda Gallie, Guillermo Chantada, James Muecke, Nathalie Cassoux, Santosh Honavar, John Zhao, Yacoub Yousef, Peter Gabel


12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch

1:30pm – 2:30pm


Doctor Reported Outcomes (DRO)

Convenor: Tero Kivelä



Faculty: Tero Kivelä and faculty


2:30pm – 3:30pm




Multicenter International Registries (MIR)

Convenor: Bita Esmaeli



Faculty: Bita Esmaeli, Brenda Gallie, Martine Jager, Zeynel Karcioglu, Yulia Gavrylyuk, Paul T Finger


3:30pm- 4:00pm Afternoon Tea
4:00pm – 5:00pm Future Directions


Faculty: Santosh G Honavar, Martine Jager, Bita Esmaeli, Tero Kivelä, Ashwin Mallipatna, Wolfgang Sauerwein, Paul T Finger


**Please note that The ISOO Working Day workshop will be using live polling. Please ensure that you bring your mobile phone so that you can be an active part of the session.

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