Garvan Institute | Sydney
6 September

Welcome to the Garvan 2018 International Fellow Symposium. The International Fellow Symposium was first held in 1998, and is the highlight of Garvan’s scientific calendar. It brings together leading researchers from across Australia and overseas with expertise in a rapidly changing area of medical research. The theme of this year’s Symposium is ‘From Fundamental Insight to Precision Cancer Medicine’, and will feature a mix of high-profile international and Australian plenary sessions, and the brightest young minds from Garvan’s Cancer Division, who will cover the latest basic, translational and clinical research in the field.

Thursday 6th September, Garvan Auditorium, Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Welcome:
12.15pm Registration + Light lunch
12.45pm WELCOME from Prof David Thomas (Director, The Kinghorn Cancer Centre)
1pm Les Lazarus Oration Prof Peter Campbell: Somatic mutations in normal tissues in health and disease
SESSION 1: Moderator A/Prof Alex Swarbrick (Laboratory Head, Tumour Progression)
1.30pm Dr Christine Chaffer: Defining cancer cell plasticity networks driving tumour-initiation and metastasis
1.45pm Dr Claire Stirzaker: DNA methylation as a biomarker strategy in triple negative breast cancer
2pm Dr David Gallego Ortega: Uncovering networks for immune suppression during breast cancer metastasis at single cell resolution
2.15pm Dr Saskia Reibe-Pal: Novel insight and treatment for NASH driven Hepatocellular Carcinoma utilising different "omics" approaches
2.30pm Australia Plenary Prof Roger Reddel: Early steps towards an integrated proteogenomic approach to predicting response of cancers to treatment
3pm AFTERNOON BREAK (25 minutes)
SESSION 2: Moderator Prof Chris Ormandy (Laboratory Head, Cancer Biology)
3.30pm Prof David Thomas: Novel sarcoma susceptibility genes from the International Sarcoma Kindred Study
4pm Dr Marina Pajic: Targeting mechanisms behind treatment failure in pancreatic cancer: the long road to precision medicine
4.15pm A/Prof Paul Timpson: Intravital imaging to monitor therapeutic response in moving hypoxic regions resistant to PI3K pathway targeting in pancreatic cancer
4.30pm Dr Michelle McDonald: Intravital imaging reveals mechanisms behind microenvironmental regulation of tumour cell dormancy
4.45pm Dr Tatyana Chtanova: A new role for myeloid cells in cancer
5pm International Plenary Prof Razelle Kurzrock: Precision cancer medicine: where are we now?
5.30pm CLOSE OF MEETING: Post-symposium drinks/nibbles in the Galleria
7pm CONFERENCE DINNER FOR SPEAKERS+EMG: Buon Ricordo
Leslie Lazarus Oration: Peter Campbell

Leslie Lazarus Oration

Peter Campbell
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Head of Cancer, Ageing and Somatic Mutation, and Senior Group Leader

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International Plenary: Razelle Kurzrock

International Plenary

Razelle Kurzrock
Chief, Division of Hematology & Oncology
Murray Professor of Medicine
Senior Deputy Director, Clinical Science
Director, Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy & Clinical Trials Office

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Plenary: Roger Reddel

Australian Plenary

Roger Reddel
Director of Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI)
Sir Lorimer Dods Professor, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney Head of CMRI's Cancer Research Unit Director of CellBank Australia Co-Director of ProCan®

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David Thomas

David Thomas
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Director - The Kinghorn Cancer Centre
Division Head - Cancer
Lab Head - Genomic Cancer Medicine

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Marina Pajic

Marina Pajic
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Group Leader - Personalised Cancer Therapeutics

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Christine Chaffer

Christine Chaffer
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Lab Head - Cancer Cell Plasticity

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Clare Stirzaker

Clare Stirzaker
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Group Leader - Epigenetic Deregulation in Cancer

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David Gallego-Ortega

David Gallego-Ortega
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Group Leader - Tumour Development

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Saskia Reibe-Pal

Saskia Reibe-Pal
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Research Officer in Cellular and Molecular Metabolism Group

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Paul Timpson

Paul Timpson
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Lab Head - Invasion and Metastasis

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Michelle McDonald

Michelle McDonald
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Group Leader - Bone Microenvironment

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Tatyana Chtanova

Tatyana Chtanova
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Lab Head - Innate and Tumour Immunology

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Registrations have closed.

Marina Pajic
Co-Organiser
Group Leader
Personalised Cancer Therapeutics
E: m.pajic@garvan.org.au