OzMRS Symposium 30th October 2019 UTS Science Building Lecture Theater CB04.03.310
OzMRS Symposium date: 30th October 2019
Registration is now open
Final registration closes: 25th October 2019
The OzMRS Symposium will be held at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in the Science building: Lecture theatre CB04.03.310. The morning will be devoted to brain metastasis in conjunction with COGNO, with general metastasis talks through the afternoon.
Registration will be $50 for OzMRS members and $100 for non members. Please register here and follow the instructions and scroll down to the OzMRS option. Separate registration for the 6th Thomas Ashworth Symposium is also encouraged.
We are excited for the opportunity to have our 3rd biennial meeting OzMRS in Sydney on Wed 30 October, in conjunction with the 12th Annual Scientific Meeting – “The Neuro-Oncology Picture: Now and The Future’ of the COGNO (Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology -https://www.cogno.org.au/content.aspx?page=cognoasm-home) and the 6th Thomas Ashworth CTC & Liquid Biopsy Symposium (TAS2019, "Celebrating 150 years of circulating tumour cells and liquid biopsy").
The program will include a half-day focus on brain metastases in the morning, with;
International Plenary Speakers (courtesy of COGNO):
Dr Seema Nagpal, MD. Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, Division of Neuro-Oncology, Stanford Cancer Center, California, USA
Dr Helen A. Shih, MD, MS, MPH. Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Chief, CNS & Eye Services, Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical Director, Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center, Director, Proton Therapy Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA USA
National Plenary Speaker:
Dr Eng-Siew Koh. Radiation Oncologist, Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool, NSW, Australia
This will be followed in the afternoon by general metastasis sessions.
International Plenary Speaker (courtesy of TAS2019):
Prof Raghu Kalluri, MD, PhD. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre, USA
If you have an interest in speaking at this OzMRS meeting, please send a short abstract and one-page biosketch to OzMRS Secretary Maree Bilandzic firstname.lastname@example.org. Please identify whether you wish to speak in the brain metastasis session or general metastasis sessions. You abstract will be judged by the full OzMRS Committee. We apologise in advance that it may not be possible for all to speak. Maree can also help you sign up for membership (it is free) with OzMRS.
The meeting will allow us to strategise around sponsorship for OzMRS travel bursaries to help students and ECRs get to the International MRS congress in USA, 2020 (usually September). Adrian Wiegmans and Thomas Cox are members of the MRS committees and are seeking to secure discount registration for OzMRS members and also discounted membership in MRS for OzMRS members. MRS members are eligible for travel fellowships.
The major roles of OzMRS are to foster metastasis research in Australasia, promote collaboration, especially with cancer clinicians, and to support the parent International MRS Society. In the recent past, we have hosted the 2015 MRS congress in Brisbane, and OzMRS was created in 2014 as a one-day Symposium at PeterMac, to promote the 2015 meeting and to assemble ourselves in preparation for it.
In order to better engage with our clinical colleagues, OzMRS joined the Clinical Oncology Societies of Australia as an Affiliated Group, which affords us a representative on the COSA Council (currently Norman Pouliot, ONJCRI, Melbourne). OzMRS members also get discounted rates for joining COSA, and discounted registration at the COSA Annual Scientific Meetings. Since 2015 we have held biennial meeting.
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