Program at a Glance

DAY (1) 2nd JULY 2020

APPLE Academy
(Room 1)

Pre-Conference Workshops
(Main Plenary Room)

Oral Abstract Sessions
(Room 2)

9:00 - 10:10

Session 1
Risk Factors,
Surveillance and
Prevention

10:10 - 11:10

Session 2
Diagnosis and 
Biomarkers for
HCC and CC

11:10 - 12:10

Session 3
Imaging and
Staging of HCC

12:10 - 13:10

Lunch Break

13:10 - 14:10

Session 4
Curative
Treatment for
HCC and CC

Pre-Conference
Workshop (1)
Multidisciplinary
Management of HCC

Oral Session 1
Biomarkers / Cell
Bology and 
Translational Research

14:10 - 14:30

Coffee Break

14:30 - 16:00

Session 5
Non-Surgical
Treatment for 
HCC and CC

Pre-Conference
Workshop (2)
Prevention and
Management of HCC in Asia
(Country Experience)

Oral Session 2
Biomarkers / Cell
Bology and 
Translational Research
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Oral Session 3
Epidemiology and 
Surveillance / Diagnosis and Liver Imaging / 
Miscellaneous

16:00 - 17:00

Session 6
Research and 
collaboration

17:00 - 18:00

Governing Board and EC Meeting

19:00 - 21:00

Faculty Welcome Dinner

DAY (2) 3rd JULY 2020

Main Plenary Room

Room 1

Room 2

7:30 - 8:30

Early Morning Consensus
Workshop 1
Role of Systemic
Therapies for Management 
of Advanced HCC

Early Morning 
Consensus Workshop 2
Emerging Role of
Radiation Oncology in the
Treatment of HCC

8:30 - 9:45

SESSION 1
Molecular Mechanisms
in Development of
Liver Cancer

10:00 - 10:30

Opening Ceremony

10:30 - 11:30

SESSION 2
Diagnosis and Staging
of Liver Cancer

SESSION 3
Surveillance and Early
Detection of HCC

Oral Session 4
Epidemiology and
Surveillance / Diagnosis
and Liver Imaging / 
Miscellaneous

11:30 - 12:00

Coffee Break

12:00 - 12:30

Presidential Lecture byOrganizing Chairperson

12:30 - 13:45

SESSION 4
Debate on Antiviral
Therapy in Viral
Hepatiti-induced HCC 

SESSION 5
Management of
Advanced HCC

Oral Session 5
Molecular Pathogenesis
and Pathology / Staging
and Prognosis

13:45 - 14:30

Lunch Symposium 1

Lunch Symposium 2

14:30 - 15:00

State -of-the-Art Lecture 1

15:00 - 16:15

SESSION 6
Updated HCC
Guidelines

SESSION 7
NAFLD and HCC

Oral Session 7
Viral Hepatits / Cirrhosis
and Related Complications

16:30 - 17:30

SESSION 8
Management of 
Early-Stage HCC

SESSION 9
Management of 
Intermediate-Stage HCC

Oral Session 8
Treatment Systemic/
Targeted / Experimental
Therapy

18:00 - 21:00

APPLE General Assembly followed by Gala Dinner (Lotte Hotel)

DAY (3) 4th JULY 2020

Main Plenary Room

Room1

Room 2

7:30 - 8:30

Early Morning Consensus
Workshop 3
Newer Techniques
of Interventional Radiology
and Evaluation of Treatment
Responses

Early Morning
Consensus Workshop 4
Role of Surgery or
Transplantation
beyond guidelines in Advanced
HCC Management

8:30 - 9:15


9:15 - 10:15

SESSION 10
Recent Trend in Minimally
Invasive Surgery in HCC
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SESSION 11
Update in Imaging of HCC

SESSION 12
Late Breaking Oral
Plenary Session

Oral Session 9Treatment: Clinical Trials

10:15 - 10:45

APPLE Presidential Lecture

10:45 - 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:30

SESSION 13
Update in Immuno-
Oncology

Oral Session 10
Treatment: Surgical
Resection and 
Transplantation

12:30 - 13:00

State-of-the-Art Lecture 2

13:00 - 13:45

Lunch Symposium 3

Lunch Symposium 4

13:45 - 14:45

SESSION 14
Novel Targets, Biomarkers
and Technologies in
Liver Cancer

SESSION 15
From Pathogenesis
to Management
of iCCA

Oral Session 11
Treatment: Trans-arterial
Approach/ Ablative
Therapy,Radiation 
Therapy

14:45 - 15:15

State-of-the-Art Lecture 3

15:15 - 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 - 17:30

SESSION 16
Controversies in 
Management of HCC

17:30 - 18:00

Summary of APPLE 2020 and Award Ceremony

20:00 - 22:00

Faculty Farewell Dinner