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The Seventh Annual Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre Symposium

Connect, Inspire & Innovate

A multi-disciplinary meeting for clinicians and researchers aimed at improving cancer outcomes through evidence and collaboration

The seventh annual Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre Symposium will be held on Friday 23rd November 2018 at Lily's Function Centre, Seven Hills, NSW.

The Symposium is held on the anniversary of the renaming of The Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre Westmead and will feature presentations from world leading clinicians and researchers.

The 2018 Symposium program will consist of four plenary sessions of broad interest to cancer professionals and researchers, as well as poster presentations featuring local research projects. This year’s topics include Exercise and Oncology Treatment, Translational Cancer Research, Interventional Radiology and Oncology, as well as Patient Reported Outcome Measures.

In the Opening Plenary, we are pleased to have a presentation by Prof Sandi Hayes who is an Exercise Physiologist, Principal Research Fellow and co-leader of a cancer survivorship research program within the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology. Prof Hayes will explain why exercise is important in cancer care.

In the Translational Cancer Research session, we are pleased to have Prof Charlie Gourley, who is a Professor and Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology in Edinburgh, specialising in gynaecological cancers. He will enlighten the audience on the use of PARP inhibitors in the treatment of ovarian cancers. (kindly sponsored by AstraZeneca)

This year we have a session exploring the field of Interventional Oncology and we are fortunate to have Dr Nick Brown contribute with a presentation on the future of Interventional Oncology and interesting Research in this field. Dr Brown is a diagnostic and interventional radiologist from Queensland with special interests in Interventional Oncology and a leader in this field.


To register for the Symposium, go to     Registration closes 8 nov

Photography & filming: The Conference organisers have arranged filming of sessions and photography onsite throughout the Conference. If you do not wish to appear in photos, please inform the organisers at the latest on the day of the symposium.
Privacy: A list of attendees may be forwarded to sponsors on their request. If you do not want to have your name forwarded to sponsors, please inform the organisers at the latest on the day of the symposium.


A draft program for the day can be downloaded here.

Posters and Rapid Fire Oral Presentation

The CPMCC Symposium will feature a poster session and rapid fire oral presentation of a limited number of posters to showcase the research taking place across the Sydney West Cancer Network and the Sydney West Translational Cancer Research Centre.


If you have any questions about the Symposium please contact:
Bronwyn Robertson
P: 02 8890 9561 (Tues - Thurs)
P: 02 8627 3053 (Mon & Fri)
E: [email protected]


Sponsorships for this year's symposium are sold out.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I become a member of the SW-TCRC?

SW-TCRC membership is free and open to anyone interested in cancer care and research within the Sydney West Cancer Network and associated research institutes.

Visit for more information and to become a member before registering for the Symposium.

What are my transport and parking options getting to the event?

Public Transport
You can catch public transport to the event: train to Seven Hills train station and a 10 min walk to the venue (or bus along Prospect Hwy)

Plentiful parking is available at Lily's Function Centre, Seven Hills and surrounding streets at no cost.

Who can I contact if I have any questions?

Please direct any questions to Bronwyn Robertson.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: P: 02 8890 9561 (Tues - Thurs)
02 8627 3053 (Mon & Fri)

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. Organisers will have a complete list of all registered attendees at the registration desk. Please register at the registration desk upon arrival to collect your name badge and printed program booklet.

What is the refund policy?

If you withdraw your registration before Thursday 1 November 2018, a full refund will be available.