Annual Meetings, 1967 - 2018

 

28 June 1967   

University of Otago Medical School, Dunedin
Convened by Murray Goodall, Director of the Cancer Research Unit at the University of Otago.
The inaugural meeting of the New Zealand Society for Cancer Research. 

22 February 1969

University of Otago Medical School, Dunedin
The inaugural meeting of the New Zealand Society for Oncology.
Convened by Murray Goodall, Director of the Cancer Research Unit at the University of Otago. 

Members elected Keith M. Ewen, an Auckland-based surgeon, and Allan M. Clarke, Senior Lecturer in Surgery at the University of Otago, to the executive committee in absentia.

1971

Christchurch Hospital
Convened by Peter Fitzgerald, Director of the Cytogenetics Unit at Christchurch Hospital.

5 February 1972

University of Otago Medical School, Dunedin
Convened by Murray Goodall, Director of the Cancer Research Unit at the University of Otago.
The members elected new officers for the first time. Peter Fitzgerald succeeded Murray Goodall as president of the NZSO. 

26 October 1973

Pathology Department, Christchurch Hospital
Convened by Peter Fitzgerald, Director of the Cytogenetics Unit at Christchurch Hospital.
Murray Goodall and Peter Fitzgerald nominated John Read (1908-1993), Director of the Radiation Biology Group at the University of Otago, as the first Life Member of the NZSO upon his retirement. 

18 April 1975

Christchurch Clinical School, Christchurch Hospital
Convened by Murray Goodall, Director of the Cancer Research Unit at the University of Otago.

26 March 1976

University of Auckland School of Medicine
Convened by Bruce Cain, Director of the Auckland Cancer Research Laboratory.

14-15 April 1977

Faculty of Veterinary Science, Massey University, Palmerston North
Convened by Alastair Johnstone, Department of Veterinary Pathology and Public Health, Massey University.

6 July 1978

University of Auckland School of Medicine
Convened by Bill Denny, Senior Research Fellow at the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre.
Upon Murray Goodall's recommendation, the executive committee awarded Life Membership to Cyril Thomas Collins (1915-2004), a surgeon at Wellington Hospital.  

15 September 1979

Wellington Clinical School
Convened by Alan Gray, Director of the Oncology Department at Wellington Hospital.
This meeting was held in conjunction with the Symposium on Continuing Care, the first national mastectomy rehabilitation seminar. 

12-13 Sept. 1980
 University of Otago Medical School, Dunedin
Convened by D. H. J. Shine, Director of the Gordon Bell Regional Clinic, Radiotherapy and Clinical Oncology Service at Wakari Hospital in Dunedin.

24-25 Sept. 1981
Christchurch Town Hall
Convened by Peter Fitzgerald, Director of the Cytogenetics Unit at Christchurch Hospital
The meeting was held in association with the annual meeting of the Royal Australasian College of Radiologists.
Upon Peter Fitzgerald's recommendation, the executive committee awarded Life Membership to John Borrie (1915-2006), a recently-retired thoracic surgeon and Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Otago. 

27-28 August 1982

D. B. Fitzherbert Motor Inn, Palmerston North
Convened by Alastair Johnstone, Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Pathology and Public Health at Massey University.

18-19 August 1983

Waikato Motor Lodge, Hamilton
Convened by Sue Marsden, Radiotherapist and Oncologist in the Radiotherapy Department at Waikato Hospital.
The Oncology Nurses held their annual meeting concurrently and joined with the NZSO for one session and for the annual dinner. 

25 August 1984

Wellington Clinical School
Convened by Mike Berridge, Research Fellow in the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, then known as the Cancer and Medical Research Institute. 

22-23 May 1985

Auckland School of Medicine
Convened by Gordon William Rewcastle, Research Fellow in the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre.

27-28 February 1986

Christchurch Clinical School
Convened by Kenneth W. Beagley, Junior Research Fellow in the Hugh Adam Department of Cancer Research at the University of Otago Medical School.

August 1987

Wellington Clinical School
Convened by Peter Dady, Consultant Medical Oncologist in the Department of Oncology at Wellington Hospital.

11-12 August 1988

University of Otago Medical School, Dunedin
Convened by David Perez, Medical Oncologist at Dunedin Hospital.
The meeting was held in conjunction with the NZ Society for Haematology and the NZ Branch of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia.

11-12 May 1989

University of Waikato, Hamilton
Convened by Michael Tills, Radiation Oncologist in the Department of Oncology at Waikato Hospital in Hamilton

23-24 August 1990

Massey University, Palmerston North
Convened by Garry Forgeson, Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Regional Cancer Treatment Centre in Palmerston North.

29-31 May 1991

University Conference Centre, Auckland
Convened by Barrie Evans, Specialist Medical Oncologist in the Oncology Unit at Auckland Hospital.
Theme: 'From Laboratory to Clinic, Interactions Between Experimental and Clinical Disciplines'.

27-28 May 1992

Christchurch
Convened by Bernie Fitzharris, Medical Oncologist in the Oncology Department at Christchurch Hospital.

27-8 May 1993

Wellington School of Medicine
Convened by Mike Berridge, Research Fellow in the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research at Victoria University of Wellington.

23-26 March 1994

Lakeland Hotel, Queenstown
Convened by Mike Eccles, Department of Pathology, University of Otago Medical School, Dunedin.

1995
Palmerston North 

13-16 February 1996

Sheraton Auckland Hotel and Towers, Auckland
Convened by Bruce Baguley, Co-Director of the Auckland Cancer Research Centre.
The 25th Jubilee Conference was based on the theme: 'From Genes to Clinical Trials'.

30 April-2 May 1997

Convention Centre, Palmerston North
Convened by Richard Isaacs, Medical Oncologist at Palmerston North Hospital.

6-8 May 1998

Christchurch School of Medicine
The executive committee awarded Life Membership to Barry Colls, a Christchurch-based oncologist.

29-30 April 1999

Plaza International Hotel, Wellington
Convened by Michael Findlay, Medical Oncologist in the Wellington Cancer Centre, and Mike Berridge, Research Fellow in the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research.
Theme: 'Integrating Research … Improving Outcomes'.

3-5 May 2000

Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Convened by Ian Morison, Research Hematologist in the Department of Pathology, and Parry Guilford, Department of Biochemistry at the University of Otago.
Theme: 'Integrating Research – Improving Outcomes'.

5 April 2001
Dynasty Heritage Hotel, Rotorua
Convened by Michael Jameson, Medical Oncologist at Waikato Hospital.
Theme: 'Breaking New Ground'.

18 April 2002

Palmerston North
Convened by Garry Forgeson, Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Regional Cancer Treatment Centre in Palmerston North. 

30 April-2 May 2003

The Hyatt Hotel, Auckland
Convened by Mark McKeage, Medical Oncologist at Auckland City Hospital and Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Auckland.
Theme: 'Into the New Era'.

2004

Christchurch
Convened by David Gibbs, Medical Oncologist at Christchurch Hospital.

30-31 May 2005

Te Papa, Wellington
Convened by Andrew Simpson, Medical Oncologist and Clinical Director for the Wellington Blood and Cancer Centre.

19-20 November 2006

Hamilton
Convened by Michael Jameson, Medical Oncologist, and Leanne Tyrie, Radiation Oncologist at Waikato Hospital.
The oncology trial coordinator's group – a group of about sixty hematologists, radiation oncologists, and medical oncologists – held their meeting alongside the NZSO. The Oncology Nurses also held their meeting concurrently. 

9-11 May 2007

Dunedin Centre
Convened by Parry Guilford, Cancer Genetics Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry, University of Otago.

5-6 August 2008

Christchurch Town Hall
Convened by Parry Guilford, Cancer Genetics Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry, University of Otago.

16-18 June 2009

Palmerston North Convention Centre
Convened by Helen Winter and Richard Isaacs, Medical Oncologists at MidCentral District Health Board.

3-5 May 2010

Langham Hotel, Auckland
Convened by George Laking, Medical Oncologist at Auckland City Hospital.
Theme: 'Meeting on Clinical Trials to Optimise Use of High Cost Medicines'.

12 May 2011

Pullman Hotel, Auckland
Convened by Angela George, Medical Oncologist.
Theme: 'Benchtop to Bedside'

2-4 May 2012

James Cook, Grand Chancellor Hotel, Wellington
Convened by Melanie McConnell, Group Leader of the Cell Survival Research Group at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, and Mike Berridge, Group Leader and Deputy Director at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research.

2-3 July 2013

Dunedin Centre
Convened by Parry Guilford, Department of Biochemistry, University of Otago.

21-23 October 2014
Trinity Wharf, Tauranga
Convened by Richard North, Medical Oncologist at Canopy Cancer Care, Tauranga.

2-3 November 2015

Rydges Latimer Hotel, Christchurch
Convened by Matthew Strother, Senior Medical Oncologist and Clinical Pharmacologist at Christchurch Hospital.
Theme: 'Building Strong Research Partnerships: Scientists, Clinicians, Community'.

26-27 October 2016

Palmerston North
Convened by Malcolm Anderson, Medical Oncologist, Midcentral Regional Cancer Treatment Service, Palmerston North Hospital

14-15 October 2017

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Auckland
Convened by Francis Hunter, Research Fellow at the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre, University of Auckland.

 24-5 August 2018

Queenstown Memorial Centre
Convened by Anita Dunbier, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Otago.

 

Contacts

Roslyn KempNZSO President

Kate ClarkeVice President

Ken Dempster NZSO Membership

Charlotte Emery Conference and Website