The VCCC Alliance Research Conference brings you a multidisciplinary, tumour stream-agnostic program that challenges you to step outside your daily work, to learn, connect, and gain new perspectives and inspiration, exploring the latest frontiers of cancer research.
A dynamic, interactive program, providing the opportunity for the Australian cancer community to focus on collaborative approaches to improve outcomes for all people affected by cancer.
The conference was held over two days at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre in Melbourne, bookended by interactive forums and workshops.
Headlined by speakers of national and international renown, the VCCC Alliance Research Conference is something special and unique, offering a dynamic and interactive program that is genuinely challenging and inspirational.
Focused on the theme of Beyond the Breakthroughs, emphasising implementation, translation, and equity in a truly multidisciplinary conference, highlighting the integrated nature of a comprehensive approach to cancer research, translation and implementation.
The first day focuses on cancer across the lifespan and social determinants of health followed by a memorable conference dinner. Day two looks to the future of cancer research including emerging technologies and novel therapeutic pathways, with the grand finale of the public forum.
Conference Convenors 2023
Professor Christobel Saunders AO
James Stewart Chair of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne Medical School, The University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Edwin Hawkins
NRMRC Leadership Fellow, Inflammation Division WEHI
Associate Professor Delphine Merino
Head Tumour Stream Progression and Heterogenity Laboratory, Cancer Biology and Therapy Program, Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute, School of Cancer Medicine, La Trobe University
International keynote speakers
Professor Charles Swanton
University College London Cancer Institute
Associate Professor Michelle Leech
Associate Professor of Radiation Therapy and Course Director of the BSc. Radiation Therapy at Trinity College, Dublin
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