INSIDE TRACK CONFERENCE
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Chairs: M. Aapro, CH - G. Curigliano, IT
Over the past two decades, the United States and Europe experienced a dramatic and unsustainable rise in cancer health care costs. Eight of the top ten most expensive drugs are cancer drugs, notably the novel biologic agents arising out of the recent revolution in our understanding of the genetic and molecular basis of malignancy. As the protective patents on new biologic therapies reach expiration, the race to develop biosimilars has begun, hopefully increasing competition and reducing costs. Although authorities have developed regulations for the development and approval of biosimilars, it remains uncertain how rapid and broad their entry will be. The reasons for such uncertainty are multiple but fundamentally relate to the biologic nature of these agents: these drugs, unlike generic pharmaceuticals, are large, complex molecules derived from biologic processes that are similar but not identical to the original agent and, thus, subject to immunogenicity and drift over time. The demonstration of comparable efficacy and safety to the originator is a challenge for both regulators and companies, necessitating careful pharmacovigilance following approval.
• Explain the importance of analytical studies in development and regulatory approval of biosimilars.
• Describe the concepts of immunogenicity and extrapolation of indications based on evaluation of the totality of the evidence and mechanism of action rationale.
• Appraise the importance of pharmacoeconomics and access to biological oncology medicines in Europe.
• Discuss the potential clinician-, nurse-, pharmacist-, and patient-specific issues relating to the suboptimal use of biosimilars and strategies to mitigate them.
• Summarize current and emerging data on oncology monoclonal antibody biosimilars and their potential to enable optimal combination therapy.
This educational initiative is directed toward oncology health care practitioners including medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pharmacists, patient advocates and nurses, involved or interested in treatment of cancers. The enduring components of this educational initiative are targeted to the broader audience of European pharmacists and physicians.
M. Aapro, IMO Clinique De Genolier, Institut Multidisciplinaire d'Oncologie, Genolier, CH
G. Curigliano, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, IT
P. Declerck, KU Leuven, Leuven, BE
M. Dicato, Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg, LU
A. Eniu, Cancer Institute "Ion Chiricuta", Cluj-Napoca, RO
R. Giuliani, Azienda Ospedaliera San Camillo - Forlanini, Roma, IT
A. Ilbawi, World Health Organization, Geneva, CH
M. Muenzberg, Huenenberg, CH
X. Pivot, Centre Hospitalier Jean Minjoz, Besançon, FR
H. Rugo, University of California San Francisco, USA
A. Stathis, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Bellinzona, CH
H. Schellekens, Utrecht University, Utrecht, NL
E. Wolff-Holz, Paul Ehrlich Institut, Langen, DE
N. Zernik, Europa Donna, Paris, FR
European School of Oncology (ESO)
Piazza Indipendenza, 2
6500 Bellinzona - Switzerland
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The official language will be English. No translation will be provided.
The organisers bear no responsibility for untoward events in relation to the participation in the Conference. Participants are advised to take out their own personal and travel insurance.
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CME ACCREDITATION AND CERTIFICATES
All participants will be able to print their own certificate on the completion of the online evaluation form.
Application for CME recognition will be submitted to the Accreditation Council of Oncology in Europe (ACOE) and to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). EACCME credits are recognised by the American Medical Association towards the Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA).
Information on the status of the applications can be obtained from the organising secretariat.
|Early registration by:||26 August 2018|
|Late registration by:||04 November 2018|
|Save event date:||16 November 2018|
Registration may be carried out online (online system available soon) or by returning the registration form.
Registration grants participantion in all sessions, coffee breaks and lunch as indicated in the programme.
All rates are quoted in Euro and include VAT.
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NURSES AND PATIENT ADVOCATES
Nurses and representatives of cancer patient advocacy non-profit organisations are eligible for a discounted registration fee:
- Euro 200 by 26 August 2018
- Euro 250 by 4 November 2018
- Euro 300 from 5 November and on-site
To register to the Conference, nurses and representatives of patient advocacy organisations should submit the following documents within the deadline:
• Nurses: curriculum vitae with full contact details
• Patient advocates: curriculum vitae or resume indicating the advocacy experience, role within the organisation and the full contact details of the patient advocate organisation
Interested nurses and patient advocates should contact Luis Carvalho (firstname.lastname@example.org) in order to register to the conference.
The Conference is open to representatives of print and electronic media, if interested, please contact email@example.com.
CANCELLATION OF REGISTRATION OR REPLACEMENT
Cancellation should be notified to ESO in writing. In case of cancellation without replacement, the fee less handling charges of EUR 100 will be refunded after the event, provided that the cancellation is recived by ESO before 26 August 2018. Replacements will be possible till 26 of August 2018.
CONFIRMATION OF REGISTRATION
Registration will be confirmed by e-mail.
The badge is the only official evidence of registration and should be worn at all
times during the event. Loss of badge causes loss of registration.
|11:00||Opening session and welcome
M. Aapro, CH - G. Curigliano, IT
|11:30||Technologies platform to develop biosimilars
H. Schellekens, NL
|11:55||How to demostrate biosimilarity with EMA
E. Wolff-Holz, DE
|12:20||How to demostrate biosimilarity with FDA
Speaker to be announced
|14:00||Principles of extrapolation
P. Declerck, BE
|14:25||Clinical impact of biosimilar in clinical practice
H. Rugo, US
|14:50||Financial impact of biosimilars
G. Curigliano, IT
|16:00||The industry perspective
M. Muenzberg, CH
|16:35||The WHO perspective
A. Ilbawi, CH
|9:00||Biosimilars in haematology
A. Stathis, CH
|9:25||Biosimilars in solid tumors
R. Giuliani, IT
|9:50||Biosimilars in supportive care
M. Dicato, LU
|11:00||Patients perspective on biosimilars use
N. Zernik, FR
|11:25||Access to care in emerging countries and biosimilar use
A. Eniu, RO
|11:50||Overview on clinical trials with biosimilars
X. Pivot, FR