02:00 – 07:00 pm

Registration: Kvarner reception area

07:00 – 08:00 pm

Welcoming Reception, Kvarner Terrace


08:30 – 08:35 am

Welcome and Introduction. Branimir I. Sikic (USA) 


Morning session


Gastrointestinal Cancers – Chair: Gyorgy Bodoky (Hungary)

08:35 – 09:15 am

Gyorgy Bodoky (Hungary): Best of ASCO 2019 Colorectal Cancers

09:15 – 10:00 am

George Fisher (USA): Best of ASCO 2019 Other Gastrointestinal Cancers

10:00 – 10:15 am Coffee break and poster viewing 

10:15 – 11:45 am

Multidisciplinary Management of Cancers: 

Gastrointestinal Cancers Combined Modality Tumor Board

Four cases moderated by Prof. Fisher and discussed by the panel

Faculty Panel:

Medical Oncologists:  Gyorgy Bodoky (Hungary), Stjepko Plestina (Croatia), Davorin Radosavljevic (Serbia)

Radiation Oncologists: Antonio Juretić (Croatia), Ingrid Belac Lovasić (Croatia)

Surgical Oncologists: Marko Zelić (Croatia)

11:45 – 01:00 pm  

Lunch and Poster Viewing

01:00 – 02:00 pm

Satellite Symposium - MSD

Redefinition of Overall Survival in the Era of Immunotherapy

Chair: Eduard Vrdoljak (Croatia)

Eduard Vrdoljak (Croatia): Redefinition of Overall Survival in the Era of Immunotherapy

Branka Petrić Miše (Croatia): Immunotherapy Redefines expectation of melanoma treatment

Marko Jakopović (Croatia): Immunotherapy Redefines expectation of NSCLC treatment

02:00 – 02:45 pm

Satellite Symposium - Boehringer Ingelheim

Opportunities and hurdles in the NSCLC treatment

Chair: Tanja Cufer (Slovenia)

Maya Gottfried (Israel): EGFR TKI sequencing: Does order matter?

Marko Jakopovic (Croatia): Current options and future prospects in the 2nd line treatment of adenocarcinoma of the lung without targetable mutations

02:45 – 05:15 pm

Afternoon session  

Lung Cancers – Chair: Robert Pirker (Austria)

02:45 - 03:30 pm

David Gandara (USA): Best of ASCO 2019 in Lung Cancers

03:30 – 05:15 pm

Multidisciplinary Management of Cancers:  Thoracic Cancers Tumor Board

Four cases moderated by Prof. Pirker (Austria) and discussed by the panel

Faculty Panel:

Medical Oncologists: David Gandara (USA), Nevena Secen (Serbia)

Radiation Oncologists: Jacek Jassem (Poland), Antonio Juretić (Croatia)

Surgical Oncologist: Tomaz Stupnik (Slovenia)

05:15 – 06:00 pm


Satellite Symposium - ROCHE

Living in the era of personalized oncology - how far have we arrived?

Speakers: Eduard Vrdoljak (Croatia), Marko Jakopovic (Croatia)



Morning session


Best of ASCO, Chair: Branimir Sikic (USA)

08:30 – 09:15 am

Ian Tannock (Canada), Best of ASCO 2019 Genitourinary Tumors

09:15 – 09:45 am

Renata Zaucha (Poland): Best of ASCO 2019 Melanoma and Sarcoma

09:45 – 10:15 am

Eduard Vrdoljak (Croatia): Best of ASCO 2019 Gynecologic Cancers

10:15 – 11:00 am

Coffee break and poster viewing

11:00 – 11:45 am

Branimir Sikic (USA): Cancer Immunotherapy

11:45 – 12:30 am

Satellite Symposium - BMS

ASCO Highlights - by BMS

Chair: Eduard Vrdoljak (Croatia)

Eduard Vrdoljak (Croatia): Genitourinary cancers

Janja Ocvirk (Slovenia): Malignant Melanoma

Stjepko Pleština (Croatia): Gastointestinal cancers

12:30 – 03:00 pm

Lunch and Poster Viewing

03:00 – 05:00 pm

Young Investigators Forum, Chair: Jacek Jassem (Poland)

03:00 – 04:00 pm

Career advice for the young investigator: Ian Tannock (Canada)

04:00 – 05:00 pm

Research Forum for Young Oncologists:

Short Oral Presentations of Selected Abstracts  

Six abstracts will be selected for 10-minute oral presentation and discussion.



Breast Cancer


Chair: Tanja Čufer (Slovenia)

08:30 – 09:15 am

Tanja Čufer (Slovenia): Best of ASCO 2019 ER+/HER2+ Breast Cancer

09:15 – 10:00 am

Alexandru Eniu (Romania): Best of ASCO 2019 Triple Negative Breast Cancer and Local/Regional Therapies

10:00 – 10:45 am

Satellite Symposium - Eli Lilly

Verzenios: New cdk4&6 inhibitor for treatment hr+ her- advanced breast cancer
Chair: Eduard Vrdoljak (Croatia)

Eduard Vrdoljak (Croatia): How Verzenios Designed to be a different CDK4&6 inhibitor?
Natalija Dedić Plavetić (Croatia): Verzenios Consistent Efficacy and Safety
Paula Podolski (Croatia): Practical Approach to Patient Selection and Management

10:45 – 12:15 am

Multidisciplinary Management of Cancers: 

Breast Cancer Combined Modality Tumor Board

Four cases moderated by Prof. Čufer and discussed by the panel

Faculty Panel:

Medical Oncologists:  Alexandru Eniu (Romania), Damir Vrbanec (Croatia), Semir Bešlija (BiH)

Radiation Oncologists: Jacek Jassem (Poland), Lidija Beketić-Orešković (Croatia), Eduard Vrdoljak (Croatia)

Surgical Oncologist: Marko Snoj (Slovenia)

12:15 – 12:30 am

Closing ceremony. Announcement of awards for young investigators


Final program can be downloaded HERE