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Virtual Molecular Rounds

January to November, 2023


Next Round: Thursday, September 21, 2023



POET National Virtual Molecular Rounds is held every month with a one hour monthly educational program 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. The education goals of this program are to provide:

  1. The latest developments in molecular oncology and precision medicine through local, national and international speakers.
  2.  A platform to discuss and understand retrospective patient-based cases with challenging clinical interpretation of comprehensive genomic profile results shared among experts.
  3. Discussion of hot-topics and challenges in 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, September 21st, 2023 (Times listed in Mountain Time)
10:00AM – 10:10 AM Welcome Remarks Dr. Steven Yip & Dr. Vishal Navani, POET VMR Co-Chairs
10:05AM – 10:50 AM Rethinking Radiation Therapy in the Immuno-Oncology Era

Presentation Learning Objectives:

  1. To provide an overview of the recent shifts in radiobiological understanding
  2. To describe the current clinical landscape of combined radiation therapy and immune checkpoint blockade studies
  3. To discuss emerging data on the determinants of radiation therapy-immunotherapy synergy
Dr. Joseph (Joe) Sia, MBChB FRANZCR PhD
Radiation Oncologist
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Melbourne, Australia
10:50AM – 10:55 AM Panel Discussion Dr. Steven Yip, Dr. Pinaki Bose & Dr. Vishal Navani
10:55AM – 11:00 AM Audience Questions & Answers
11:00AM Closing Remarks Dr. Pinaki Bose & Dr. Steven Yip, POET Chairs