On behalf of the NZSO Executive Committee, we welcome you to our 51st annual scientific meeting. The NZSO Conference is a highlight for the society each year, where we have a chance to see the new research from our talented members, as well as our international invited speakers.

This year the Conference will be held in Wellington, convened by incoming president, Kate Clarke, and Melanie McConnell. As always, we will offer student travel awards, so encourage your students (at any level) to come and present.

Finally, make a note of our extensive list of awards – our premiere award, the Roche Translational Cancer Research Fellowship, which provides $30 000 to a team of researchers to perform novel and exciting cancer research; the NZSO Translational Research Award, which highlights an individual's contribution to cancer research in New Zealand, and the Pharmac Emerging Researcher Awards, which are designed to support the development of our next generation of student researchers.

We look forward to seeing you in Wellington in October.

Organising committee

Melanie McConnell, Victoria University
Kate Clarke, Blood & Cancer Centre
Kate Whytock, Capital & Coast DHB
Sarah Barton, Capital & Coast DHB
Kirsty Danielson, University of Otago
Cathie Teague, Blood & Cancer Centre


Dr Kate ClarkeNZSO President

A/Prof Margaret CurrieVice President

Ken Dempster NZSO Membership

Charlotte Emery Conference and Website