Programme

Programme details will be available shortly. The below times are subject to change.

Thursday 23 August

2.00pm - 5.00pm

Registration open

2.00pm - 4.00pm

Networking site pack in

6.00pm - 8.00pm
Welcome function
1876 Restaurant and Bar

Friday 24 August

 

7.00am - 5.30pm
Registration desk open

7.30am - 9.00am
MSD Breakfast session

9.00am
Conference opening

Session one

9.30am

Chair introduction

9.40am


Liquid Biopsies: Monitoring the Cancer Genome in Blood
Associate Professor Sarah-Jane Dawson

10.20am


Long non-coding RNAs as drivers of tumor progression and metastasis
Dr Sarah Diermeier

10.40am

Abstract presentation

10.50am

Abstract presentation 

11.00am Morning tea

Session two

11.20am

Chair introduction

11.30am

Dr Rohit Gupta

12.10pm

Associate Professor Jonathan Koea

12.30pm Lunch

Session three: PHARMAC Awards

1.15pm

4 clinical presentations and 4 biomedical presentations

2.30pm Afternoon tea

Session four

3.00pm

Chair introduction

3.10pm

International speaker TBC

3.50pm



Orientation of newly diagnosed cancer patients:  Improving patient empowerment, equity, and various outcomes, while saving clinicians' time 
Dr Heather Heron-Speirs

4.10pm


Bruce Cain Memorial Lecture
Bridget Robinson

4.45pm

Poster session with drinks and canapes

5.45pm

Day one concludes

6.30pm onwards

Conference dinner
Skyline

Saturday 25 August

 

8.30am - 3.30pm Registration desk open
 

Session five

9.00am

Chair introduction

9.10am

Dr James Doroshow

9.50am

New Zealand speaker TBC

10.10am

Abstract presentation

10.20am

Abstract presentation

10.30am

Abstract presentation

10.40am Morning tea

Session six

11.10am

Chair introduction

11.20am


Optical barcoding highlights novel characteristics of treatment resistant cells in metastatic colorectal cancer
Associate Professor Frederic Hollande

12.00pm

New Zealand speaker TBC

12.20pm

Abstract presentation

12.30pm

Abstract presentation

12.40pm

Abstract presentation

12.50pm Lunch

Session seven

1.40pm

Chair introduction

1.50pm


Molecular mechanisms governing sensitivity and resistance to epigenetic therapies
Professor Mark Dawson

2.30pm

Presentation of NZSO Translational Researcher Award

2.35pm

NZSO Translational Researcher Award Lecture

3.00pm


2017 Roche Translational Cancer Research Fellowship recipient presentation
Francis Hunter

3.10pm

Announcement of 2018 Roche Translational Cancer Research Fellowship recipient 

3.20pm

Conference close

3.30pm
NZSO AGM

 

Sunday 26 August

Joint NZASI session at Rydges Hotel

 

 

NZSO will be held immediately prior to Queenstown Research Week in 2018. There are several interesting satellite meetings and we hope that NZSO delegates would consider staying on a few extra days to attend other meetings. As part of our collaborative plan, we are offering NZSO delegates free attendance at an "Onoc-Immunology" session on the morning of Sunday 26 August at the NZASI (Immunology) QRW meeting. Delegates may also be interested in QRW- Cancer. See details on QRW website here for more info.

Please note that other than complimentary attendance at the NZASI Onco-Immunology session, QRW runs as a separate and distinct event from NZSO. If you plan to attend a full QRW meeting, you will need to register for both NZSO on this website and QRW satellite meetings here.

 

Contacts

Roslyn KempNZSO President

Kate ClarkeVice President

Ken Dempster NZSO Membership

Charlotte Emery Conference and Website