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10th COGNO Annual Scientific Meeting
Tailoring Therapies for Brain Tumours: Challenges and Opportunities

Monday 23rd - Tuesday 24th October 2017
Rydges Melbourne Hotel, 186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, VIC Australia

Convenor's Welcome

I am pleased to invite you to attend this year’s COGNO Annual Scientific Meeting, to be held from Monday 23rd October to Tuesday 24th October at Rydges Melbourne, in Victoria, Australia.

We are very fortunate to host a Keynote Speaker of such high-calibre as Professor Patrick Wen as well as a range of International and Australian experts for a topical and robust scientific program covering 2 full days.

Themes this year include:
  • Tailoring Therapies for Brain Tumour - Challenges and Opportunities
  • When the Tumour is Not the Target
  • Seeing the Target - Updates in Diagnostics and Imaging
  • Hitting the Target - Updates in Treatment
  • Research / Oral Abstracts
  • Treating the Patient, Not the Tumour
  • ”It’s not about my treatment doctor; I have a different question”
COGNO is again offering awards for the best abstracts and we encourage early submission (abstracts close 24 July): 
The Poster walkaround will be held during an extended lunch break on Tuesday 24th October.  It is an excellent opportunity to view the posters on display and chat to colleagues, our international guests, and our sponsors. 

Our Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner will be held at the Melbourne Sea Life Aquarium on the evening of Monday 23rd October.   A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the 2017 Hubert Stuerzl Memorial Educational Award and the 2017 COGNO Outreach Preceptorship Award.  Don’t forget to purchase your tickets early for a relaxing evening with friends and colleagues in a uniquely Melbourne venue.

I look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne in October. 

A/Prof Hui Gan
Medical Oncologist

2017 ASM Organising Committee
  • A/Prof Hui Gan, Convenor (Medical Oncologist, Austin Health)
  • Dr Lawrence Cher (Neuro-oncologist, Olivia Newton John Cancer & Wellness Centre)
  • Dr Anthony Dowling (Medical Oncologist, St Vincent's Hospital)
  • Ms Marcia Fleet (Care Coordinator, Melbourne Health)
  • Ms Dianne Legge (Care Coordinator, Olivia Newton John Cancer & Wellness Centre)
  • Dr Jonathon Parkinson (Neurosurgeon, Royal North Shore Hospital)
  • Ms Jenny Chow (Executive Officer, COGNO)
  • Ms Yi Feng (Administrative Assistant, COGNO)