ITMIG2024
Scientific and Educational Program


Thursday, October 31st, 2024

08:45 - 10:25 SCIENTIFIC SESSION
When Surgery Is Not Enough: Managing Stage IV Thymoma
(Case Based Session with Audience Participation)

Chairs:
Dong Kwan Kim (University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea)
Nicolas Girard (Institut Curie, Paris, France)

Case Presentation with Audience Participation
Presenter: to be announced
Radiology: Mylene Truong (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, Texas USA)
Pathology: Anjali Saqi (Columbia University/New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, USA)
What would you do? 1st AUDIENCE VOTING

Oncologic Strategies and Options Rohan Maniar (Indiana University Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center, USA)
Radiation Therapy Strategies and Options Annemarie Fernandes Shepherd University of Washington School of Medicine, Washington, USA)
Pleural Therapies, HITHOC and Less Than Total Resection Paolo Mendogni (Foundation IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy)
What would you do? 2nd AUDIENCE VOTING

Case Exploration
Q&A: Stage IV Thymoma (All Lecturers)

10:25 - 10:45 BREAK

10:45 - 11:45 SCIENTIFIC SESSION
Oral Abstract Session 2
Chairs:
Conrad Falkson (Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada)
Christopher Nabel (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA)

Abstract presentations

11:45 - 12:45 LUNCH BREAK

(incl. 50 min) Lunch Seminar (Sponsored by Chugai) Heather Wakelee (Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford, USA)

12:45 - 14:00 ITMIG Committees and Working Groups Updates
All attendees are welcome!
Chairs:
Anja Roden (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA)
Malgorzata Szolkowska (Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Warsaw, Poland)

Membership Committee Paolo Mendogni (Foundation IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy)
Thymic Carcinoma and Mediastinal Working Groups Anja Roden (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA)
Education Committee Vincent Fang (Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai, China)
Mediastinum Collaboration Working Group Vincent Fang (Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai, China)
Retrospective/Prospective Database Committee Nicolas Girard (Institut Curie, Paris, France)
Biology Working Group Thierry Molina (Université Paris Cité , AP-HP, Paris, France)
Artificial Intelligence Working Group Jan von der Thüsen (Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Communication Committee Chul Kim (Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA)

14:00 - 14:10 BREAK

14:10 - 15:40 SPONSORED SESSION (Alexion)
Thymoma and Myasthenia Gravis - Neurologic Implications and Strategies 
Chairs:
Tomihiro Imai (National Hospital Organization Hakone Hospital)
Syunya Nakane (Toyama University)

Topic Molecular Targeted Therapies for Myasthenia Gravis Akiyuki Uzawa (Chiba University)
Myasthenia Gravis Post Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Treatment Shigeaki Suzuki (Keio University)
Thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis: Neurologist View Naoko Matsui (Tokushima University)
Q&A: Thymoma and Myasthenia Gravis (All Lecturers)

15:40 - 15:50 BREAK

15:50 - 17:20 SCIENTIFIC SESSION
Thymoma Innovations - ITMIG/JLCS joint session
Chairs:
(JCLS) Meinoshin Okumura (National Hospital Organization Osaka Toneyama Medical Center, Osaka, Japan)
(ITMIG) Joshua Sonett (Columbia University/New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, USA)

A Tribute to the Work of Masaoka Yoshitaka Fujii (Professor Emeritus,  Nagoya City University, Japan)
Innovations in Surgery: Uniportal DaVinci Single Port Subxiphoid Thymectomy Yasushi Hoshikawa (Fujita Health University, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan)
Innovations in Medical Oncology: New Therapies and Pre-Clinical Strategies?  Meredith McAdams (National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA)
Innovations in Radiation Therapy: Proton Therapy Hideyuki Harada (Shizuoka Cancer Center, Shizuoka, Japan)
Innovations in Pathology: Artificial Intelligence Jan von der Thüsen (Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Q&A: Thymoma Innovations (All Lecturers)

17:20 - 17:30 BREAK

17:30 - 18:20 TUMOR BOARD
Chair: Usman Ahmad (Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)

Case 1: 
Presenter: to be announced

Expert Panel:
Radiology: Edith Marom (Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel)
Pathology: Malgorzata Szolkowska (Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Warsaw, Poland)
Thoracic Surgery: to be announced
Radiation Oncology: to be announced
Medical Oncology: to be announced

Case 2:
Presenter: to be announced
Expert Panel: 
Radiology: to be announced
PathologyAndrea Valeria Arrossi (Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA)
Thoracic Surgery: to be announced
Radiation Oncology: to be announced
Medical Oncology: to be announced 
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CALL for TUMOR BOARD CASE for ITMIG2024!
Do you have an interesting case of a patient with mediastinal tumor and would like to present it during ITMIG2024?
Or do you need a multidisciplinary consultation and advice on your patient? CONTACT US - briefly present your case and explain why you would like to present it at the conference.


PLEASE NOTE that for presentation during ITMIG2024 you will need full radiological documentation (CT, MRI, PET-CT images in the form of DICOM files) and scanned (digital) representative microscopic (histopathological) slides

18:20 - 18:30 ANNOUNCEMENTS, AWARDS, CLOSING CEREMONY

Joshua Sonett (Columbia University/New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, USA)
Meinoshin Okumura (National Hospital Organization Osaka Toneyama Medical Center, Osaka, Japan)
Malgorzata Szolkowska (Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Warsaw, Poland)

18:30 - 19:30 BREAK

19:30 - 21:30 ITMIG GALA DINNER

Location: Ristorante ATTIMO
1-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture Pacifico Yokohama Exhibit

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