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.
Students and ECR's SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT for either a Short (15mn) or Flash (5min) talk (see details below). This a great opportunity to showcase your research! Final abstract submission is 4th October.
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").
Program begins with registration from 8.30am and sessions from 9am to 5pm. 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 a general metastasis session with:
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. Your abstract will be reviewed 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, promote collaboration, especially with cancer clinicians, and to support the parent International Metastasis Research Society. In the recent past, we have hosted the 2012 International MRS in Brisbane. OzMRS was created soon after this meeting, and holds one day symposia during the alternate years from the international meeting. Previous symposia have been held at Peter Mac in 2013, as a satellite meeting at the 2014 Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) annual meeting in 2014 and in Sydney, in conjunction with the Thomas Ashworth Symposium in 2017.
To better engage with our clinical colleagues, OzMRS joined COSA as an Affiliated Group in 2014, thus affording us a representative on the COSA Council (currently Norman Pouliot, ONJCRI, Melbourne). OzMRS members receive discounted rates for joining COSA, and discounted registration at the COSA Annual Scientific Meetings.
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