COSA’s 46th Annual Scientific Meeting
12-14 November 2019
Adelaide Convention Centre
Putting Precision and Personalisation into Practice
Urological cancer, Age and gender in cancer practice, and Digital health in cancer
It’s my pleasure to convene this important national multidisciplinary oncology meeting and welcome you to my home city of Adelaide.
Together with a very engaged committee, I am confident we will deliver another exciting and educational COSA program which, like our city will be full of surprises to entice all your senses and leave you informed, engaged, entertained and most importantly, well equipped to address the modern challenges of cancer control in Australia and beyond.
COSA’s 46th ASM will focus on urological cancers – of course we will feature prostate cancer, but also sessions on testicular and bladder cancer, as well as other related issues such as symptom control, and urological survivorship. The contemporary topic of “digital health” will be featured in plenary and concurrent sessions, when we will cover the uptake of recent technologies in healthcare and the promise (and challenges) of My Health Record. “Age and gender” in cancer is a new addition for COSA – here we will cover gender issues for both patients and health professionals, sexuality, couples, transgender issues, as well as age related matters for the very young and the very old (and some for those in between too). Lastly, we will examine some of the global issues in cancer including changes in cancer epidemiology and their interface with global economic, environmental and political changes and their impact on cancer control. I am particularly excited about these subthemes and hope you are as well.
As always, we intend to deliver you a scientific program that is as diverse as the COSA multidisciplinary membership. And if you have a moment to spare after all the sessions, we present you our amazing city with its outstanding art, fantastic food scene and the best coffee this side of the Equator! Please join me for the outstanding week in November 2019!
Be sure to diarise 12-14 November 2019 now. See you in Adelaide!
Bogda Koczwara AM
2019 COSA ASM Convenor