Events and Announcements
Please save the date - the Annual Sarcoma Conference in 2017 will be held on October 13th and 14th at Flinders University in Adelaide.
The theme for this years conference is AYA Sarcomas: Current Scenario and the Way Forward
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October 15 & 16, 2016
The 2016 Annual Sarcoma Meeting, which the Australian Sarcoma Group and Australasian Sarcoma Study Group jointly convene, was held in Sydney, Australia October 15th and 16th at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. The theme was “Translation: from Biology to Patient Care.”
We were delighted to host three high profile international speakers:
Dr Miguel Ayerza - Surgical oncologist Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires Argentina. Professor Miguel Ayerza is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Buenos Aires and is a renowned orthopaedic oncologist who has served on the committees of several the International societies and as President of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons.
Dr Lee Helman - Head of Molecular Oncology and Acting Director, Centre for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, USA. Dr. Helman's laboratory focuses on rhabdomyosarcoma, Ewing's sarcoma, osteosarcoma, and pediatric gastrointestinal stromal tumours. His group aims to: (1) determine the pathophysiologic consequences of IGF signaling; (2) identify the molecular/biochemical determinants of the biology of these sarcomas; and (3) apply preclinical laboratory findings to develop novel clinical studies for these sarcomas.
International Clinical Trials Day
New clinical trial opening at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
ACORD Workshop opportunity
September 11-17, 2016
The ASSG has agreed to sponsor a
clinician researcher to attend the ACORD Protocol Development Workshop
(a 7 day residential educational program in effective clinical trial
design and development). The ACORD 2016 workshop will be held September
11-17, at Magenta Shores, Tuggerah, New South Wales, Australia.This is a
wonderful opportunity and the ASSG hopes that you will consider
Once the selection process has taken place ACORD will get in touch with the nominated clinician, confirm their place, confirm they are supported by the ASSG and are not required to pay the registration fee or any other workshop expenses.
Cancer Australia’s Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme 2016
Cancer Australia’s Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme is an annual national research project grants scheme which funds cancer research in identified priority areas to help reduce the impact of cancer in the community and improve outcomes for people affected by cancer. In 2016, Cancer Australia and its partners:
will offer funding for project grants in identified priority areas. Please click here for more information.
The Annual 2015 Sarcoma Conference
Brisbane October 17 & 18 2015
2015 returned the ASSG and the ASG (Australian Sarcoma Group) back to our usual format with the Annual Sarcoma Conference held over two days at the Translational Research Institute hosted by local sarcoma experts. In Brisbane, Dr Scott Sommerville, Dr Warren Joubert and Dr David Pryor, along with the organizing committee, put together an interesting and multidisciplinary scientific programme under the theme “Precision Treatment in Sarcoma Care.”
We were delighted to have three international sarcoma experts speaking at the conference. Dr William Tap, Medical Oncologist from Memorial Sloane Kettering Medical Center NY Dr David Kirsch, Radiation Oncologist from Duke University Chapel Hill North Carolina Dr Shekhar Kumta, Surgical Oncologist from The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Last update: 07-Apr-2017 09:11 AM