OncologyEducation.com’s Best of ASCO® Conference is a program licensed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology and will be held on June 12, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario. Chaired by Dr. Scott Berry and Dr. Natasha Leighl, the focus of this event will be to provide medical oncologists and other healthcare practitioners with a summary of the most significant treatment advances presented at the ASCO 2020 Annual Meeting, with presentations focused on several key disease sites. This meeting will take place at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Toronto.
The Best of ASCO Toronto faculty will draw from some of Canada’s most influential oncologists.
• To summarize the most significant treatment advances presented at ASCO 2020
• To review the current standard of care for key malignancies
• To discuss the current controversies in the management of specific cancers
Dr. Scott Berry, BSc, MD, MHSc, FRCPC
Dr. Scott Berry is a medical oncologist and Professor and Department Head in the Queen's University Department of Oncology. He is the Cancer Program Medical Director at the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre.
Dr. Berry is an active participant in clinical research in GI cancer. He is the Co-Chair of the GI Disease Site Group of the CCO Program in Evidence Based Care.
Dr. Berry loves teaching, has won several teaching awards and is a past Chair of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Specialty Committee for Medical Oncology
His other academic interest is the bioethical issues surrounding the care of people with cancer, in particular the ethical issues surrounding funding new and expensive cancer medications. Dr. Berry has a Master’s degree in Bioethics from the University of Toronto. He is the former ethics advisor to the pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review and has served on the ASCO Ethics Committee.
Areas of specialization: Colorectal cancer, GI cancers, medical education, bioethics of cancer care
Dr. Natasha Leighl, MD
Natasha Leighl, MD, is a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada. She is also lung site lead in the Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre/University Health Network, as well as the OSI Pharmaceuticals Foundation Chair in Cancer New Drug Development at Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. She is the past chair of the CCTG Committee on Economic Analysis and on the Lung Site Executive of the Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Group (formerly NCIC CTG).
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The Best ASCO Toronto will take place on June 12, 2020 at Pan Pacific Toronto (formerly Westin Prince Hotel) - 900 York Mills Rd, Toronto, ON M3B 3H2.