International Speakers

We are delighted to have five esteemed international sarcoma specialists speaking at the ASM 2021.

Dr Alda Tam

Dr Alda Tam is a Professor in the Department of Interventional Radiology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr Tam earned her undergraduate degree in neuroscience from Brown University, medical degree from the University of British Columbia, and masters in business administration from the University of California, Irvine.

She completed her diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Southern California, interventional radiology fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and subsequently joined the faculty in 2006.

Dr Tam maintains an active interventional radiology practice with involvement in both translational and clinical trials. She is an inducted fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and currently serves on the Executive Council for SIR overseeing the development of clinical practice guidelines.

Dr Jeffrey Toretsky

Dr Jeffrey A. Toretsky, MD, serves as chief of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Division of Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Hematology/Oncology.

Dr Toretsky is an internationally recognised expert in sarcomas in children, adolescents, and young adults. He is the principal investigator and director of the NIH-funded Molecular Oncology Program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and co-leads a regional multidisciplinary sarcoma clinic.

Prof Michiel van de Sande

Prof Michiel van de Sande currently works as a Professor in Orthopedic (paediatric) oncology in the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and as a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon at the Princess Maxima Center for paediatric oncology in Utrecht.

His surgical speciality focuses on the treatment of paediatric, AYA and adult patients with bone and soft tissue sarcomas and paediatric orthopaedics (oncology and limb reconstruction).

This combination offers the opportunity to apply the limb reconstruction techniques from orthopaedic oncology in pediatric orthopaedics: e.g. rotationplasty for congenital PFFD, free and transferred vascularised Fibula graft reconstruction of upper and lower extremities for congenital/traumatic deformity of the extremities, limb length discrepancy and joint reconstruction in children with intramedullary nails and growing tumour prostheses.

He is a board member of - Paediatric Orthopedic working group of the Dutch Orthopedic Society - Orthopedic Oncology working group of the Dutch Orthopedic Society - Dutch Sarcoma Group - Co-chairman of the Tumor Study group EPOS - EuroEwing Consortium Executive Group

Dr Savtaj Brar

Dr Savtaj Brar is a surgical oncologist at Mount Sinai Hospital and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. Dr Sav is the Program Director of the General Surgery Training Program.

Dr Sav is a graduate of the medical school at the University of Western Ontario and obtained his residency training in General Surgery at the University of Calgary. Following residency, he obtained his MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science in London, UK, and was a Research Fellow in Surgical Oncology at the University of Toronto.

Dr Sav then completed a two-year Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the University of Toronto, which included training in gastric cancer surgery at the Cancer Institute Hospital in Tokyo, Japan. His clinical interests include gastric cancer and soft-tissue sarcoma.

Dr Sebastian Foersch