Monday, September 16
8:15 – 9:00 hours Registration
9:00 – 9:30 hours Inauguration and welcome address (Shri. R P N Singh, Chairman, SSR Medical College, Belle Rive, Mauritius)
9:30 - 9:45 hours Introductory talk - Cancer as a global health issue
Nicolas Magne, Professor and Consultant, Radiation Oncology, Jean Monnet Saint Etienne University, France
9:45 - 10:00 hours Tea Break
10:00 – 12:00 hours Session 1 - The global burden of cancer - Trends and Strategies
10:00 – 10:15 hours Introduction to topics and speakers - Session Chairs
10:15 – 10:45 hours
Cancer registration in Mauritius
Shyam Manraj, National Cancer Registry Co-ordinator, Ministry of Health and Quality of Life, Mauritius
10:45 – 11:15 hours
Molecular strategies in cancer patients
John Crown, Professor and Consultant medical oncologist, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Ireland
11:15 – 11:45 hours
Optimization of cancer care in the elderly: the oncogeriatric approach
Mohun R K Bahadoor, Consultant, Department of Medicine, Jean Perrin Comprehensive Cancer Centre, France
11:45 – 12:00 hours Discussion and conclusion remarks by Chairperson
12:00 – 13:00 hours Lunch
13:00 – 15:30 hours Session 2 - Cancers: Challenges and Opportunities
13:00 – 13:15 hours Introduction to topics and speakers - Session Chairs
13:15 - 13:45 hours
Chemopreventive effects of traditional plant extracts in MNU related hepatocarcinogenisis
Theeshan Bahorun, Chair in Applied Biochemistry, National Research Chair, ANDI Centre of Excellence for Biomedical and Biomaterials Research, University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius
13:45 - 14:15 hours
15-Hydroxyprostaglandin Dehydrogenase as a Potential Molecular Target for Chemoprevention
Hye-Kyung Na, Sungshin Women's University, Seoul, South Korea
14:15 - 14:45 hours Dietary biofactors in the management of cancer: Myth or Reality?
Vidushi S Neergheen-Bhujun, Lecturer, Department of Health Sciences, University of Mauritius, Mauritius
14:45 - 15:15 hours
Challenges and opportunities in cancer surgery
Nandish Mital, Department of Surgery, SSR Medical College, Mauritius
15:15 - 15:30 hours Discussion and conclusion remarks by Chairperson
15:30 - 16:00 hours Tea break
16:00 - 17:00 hours Session 3 - Poster Session
Tuesday, September 17
9:00 - 12:00 hours Session 4: Risk factors of cancers
9:00 – 9:15 hours Introduction to topics and speakers - Session Chairs
9:15 – 9:45 hours
Risk factors of cancer and Nutrigenomics
Nasséra Chalabi, Scientific Director, Clinical & Translational Research Division Jean Perrin Comprehensive Cancer Center, Clermont-Ferrand, France
9:45 – 10:30 hours
Breast cancer management: from empiric approaches to biology-orientated individualized therapies
Jean-Marc Nabholtz, Chairman, Department of Medicine, Director, Devision of Clinical Research, Jean Perrin Comprehensive Centre of Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
10:30 – 11:00 hours
Cancer Stem Cells and targeting them in colorectal cancers
Shrikant Anant, Associate Director-Prevention and Cancer Control, The University of Kansas Cancer Center, Kansas City KS 66160, USA
11:00 - 11:15 hours Tea break
11:15 – 11:45 hours
Can tobacco use promote HCV-induced miR-122 hijacking and hepatocarcinogenesis?
Ethan Will Taylor, Department of Nanoscience, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2791 E. Lee St, Greensboro NC 27401, USA.
11:15 – 12:15 hours
The strategies to control prostate cancer by chemoprevention approaches
Rajesh Agarwal, Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
12:15 – 12:45 hours
Role of African diet in the occurrence of digestive and liver cancer
Kensese S. Mossanda, Research Coordinator, WSU (Walter Sisulu University), Eastern Cape, South Africa
12:45 – 13:00 hours Discussion and conclusion remarks by Chairperson
13:00 – 14:00 hours Lunch
14:00 – 17:00 hours Session 5 – Prevention and Management of Cancer
14:00 – 14:15 hours Introduction to topics and speakers - Session Chairs
14:15 – 14:45 hours
Anti-Inflammatory Life Style for Prevention and Treatment of Cancer: Facts and Fiction
Bharat B. Aggarwal, Chief, Cytokine Research Laboratory, Department of Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston TX 77054, USA
14:45 – 15:15 hours
The impact of nutrition and palliative care in the management of cancer
Okezie I Aruoma, Dean, American University of Health Sciences, Signal Hill, CA 90755, USA
15:15 – 15:30 hours Tea break
15:30 – 16:00 hours
Cancer Chemoprevention with Bioactive Natural Products
Young-Joon Surh, Director, Tumor Microenvironment Global Core Research Center, College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University, South Korea
16:00 – 16:30 hours
Can dietary phytochemicals prevent hepatocellular carcinoma?
Anupam Bishayee, Founding Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, American University of Health Sciences, Signal Hill, CA 90755, USA
16:30 – 17:00 hours Discussion and conclusion remarks by Chairperson
Wednesday, September 18
9:00 - 11:00 hours Session 6 – Cancer nanotechnology, Stem cell and Drug Development
9:00 – 9:15 hours Introduction to topics and speakers - Session Chairs
9:15 – 9:45 hours
Anti-cancer nanodrugs
Dhanjay Jhurry, National Research Chair and Head, ANDI Centre of Excellence for Biomedical and Biomaterials Research, University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius
9:45 - 10:15 hours
The role of nanoparticles in genotoxicity and cancer development
Volker H. Mersch-Sunderman, Director, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Freiburg University Medical Center, University of FreiburgInstitut für Umweltmedizin & Krankenhaushygiene, D-79106 Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
10:15 – 10:45 hours Discussion and conclusion remarks by Chairperson
10:45 - 11:30 hours Closing Ceremony, Prize giving, Lunch and Cultural Program
 
   
         
   
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