On behalf of the organizing committee I invite you to attend the 7th Thomas Ashworth CTC & Liquid Biopsy Symposium 2021 to be held as a virtual event. Our objective was to hold the Symposium as an integrated in-person and virtual format, but the extended Covid-19 outbreak in Sydney has unfortunately meant this can no longer be the case.
The Symposium will run over 2 days enabling us to cover cutting-edge advances in liquid biopsy translational research and clinical practice. The program will begin at 12noon on Thursday 21 October and close at 3.30pm on Friday 22 October.
The aim of the Symposium is to enrich our understanding of the clinical application of liquid biopsy to advance precision oncology and improve patient outcome, as well as provide critical insights into the metastatic process and application of liquid biopsy in different contexts.. An exciting line up of invited international speakers who are leaders in the field, along with invited national speakers from across Australia, will be showcasing their liquid biopsy research.
Topics that will be explored include circulating tumour cells, exosomes, methylated ctDNA, assay development, early detection, integration of liquid biopsy into clinical trials and precision oncology, treatment selection and monitoring as well as drug resistance monitoring. The health economics of liquid biopsy will be presented, along with discussion on the regulatory landscape.
This year we will again highlight the "Making an IMPACT" keynote presentation that will showcase an outstanding emerging Australian researcher who has made significant discovery or clinical research impact.
There is also opportunity to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations. All abstracts will be reviewed be a panel and those chosen for oral presentation will be notified prior to the Symposium. Submissions are welcome from all delegates. Generous prizes will be awarded for the best young investigator oral and poster presentations - the submission deadline has been extended to Friday 24th September 5pm so please submit an abstract.
Who should attend?
The organising committee maintains a philosophy of keeping registration costs as low as possible to encourage attendance and this is only possible due to the generous support of our sponsors. So please ensure to visit the exhibitor tables and check out their latest product offerings.
We look forward to seeing you at the Symposium in October.
Associate Professor Kevin Spring
Convenor, 7th Thomas Ashworth CTC & Liquid Biopsy Symposium
Professor Maarten IJzerman, PhD
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Professor Nicola Aceto, PhD
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland