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Virtual Molecular Rounds

March to December, 2024


Next Round: Thursday, June 20, 2024



POET National Virtual Molecular Rounds is a one hour monthly educational program which takes place at 10AM MT/ 9AM PT / 12 noon ET/ 1PM ATL.

POET is an academic program based out of the University of Calgary focused on Precision Oncology biomarker discovery, registries and access to novel diagnostics and therapeutics. POET strives to have accessible education across Canada for health care clinicians about molecular diagnostics and advancements in precision oncology biomarker driven practice.

By the end of the webinar series, each audience member will have the opportunity to:

  1. Learn the latest developments in molecular oncology and precision medicine through world-renowned speakers.
  2. Discuss and understand approaches to the challenging clinical interpretation of comprehensive genomic profile results shared among experts.
  3. Discuss areas of controversy and the challenges of molecular and polyomic diagnostics in relation to biomarker driven precision oncology therapeutics.

We look forward to this very informative virtual webinar series.

Best regards,

Dr. Pinaki Bose
Scientific Lead, POET Molecular Rounds

Dr. Steven Yip
Medical Lead, POET Molecular Rounds

Dr. Vishal Navani,
Principal POET Ambassador,
Virtual Molecular Rounds 


Thursday, May 16th, 2024
(Times listed in Mountain Time)
10:00 AM – 10:05 AM Welcome Remarks Dr. Steven Yip & Dr. Vishal Navani, POET VMR Co-Chairs
10:05 AM – 10:50 AM Liquid Biopsy in Lung Cancer


Learning Objectives:

  1. To provide an overview of the current clinical applications of liquid biopsy in lung (and other) cancers.
  2. To compare and contrast liquid biopsy with traditional tissue testing
  3. To highlight the advantages, limitations, and complementary nature of liquid biopsy in clinical practice.
  4. To explore recent developments in early stage disease, MRD and ctDNA endpoints.
  5. To discuss future prospects, challenges and the impact of liquid biopsy on precision medicine and patient care
Natasha B. Leighl MD MMSc FRCPC FASCO
Lung Site Lead, Medical Oncology
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
OSI Pharmaceuticals Foundation Chair, PMC Foundation
Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
Adjunct Professor, IHPME, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Toronto, ON
10:50 AM – 10:55 AM Panel Discussion Dr. Steven Yip, Dr. Pinaki Bose & Dr. Vishal Navani
10:55 AM – 11:00 AM Audience Questions & Answers
11:00 AM Closing Remarks Dr. Pinaki Bose & Dr. Steven Yip, POET Chairs