The Convenors of the Sydney International Breast Cancer Congress 2012 (SIBCC), formerly known as the 'Leura Conference', are proud to announce that their 7th Congress will be held in October 2012. The Congress will be held during Breast Cancer Awareness Month from
Tuesday 23 to Friday 26 October 2012 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre and will once again be hosted by the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute.
The SIBCC will bring together Australian health professionals and international registrants, for an innovative, multidisciplinary conference. We are also bringing together Australia's leading medical, nursing and breast cancer groups, including BreastSurg ANZ, the Australasian Society for Breast Disease, the Australian New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Cancer Australia, the Cancer Nurses Society of Australia and the McGrath Foundation.
The SIBCC has also successfully attracted the 8th International Cancer Screening Network (ICSN), a conference held since 1997 and coordinated by the US National Cancer Institute. Day two of the conference will be planned with the ICSN and is to include the issues of epidemiology, screening and the world burden of breast disease. We are also very excited to announce that Breast Cancer Network Australia will be holding a concurrent consumer conference on the last two days of the congress, with one combined plenary session on Friday afternoon, the 26th October.
The SIBCC organising committee are currently developing what is set to be an impressive program, with a theme of 'Translating new research and technology into multidisciplinary, patient-centred care'. Plenary sessions on screening and epidemiology, genetics, DCIS, invasive disease (localised and metastatic), personalised medicine, targeted therapy psychosocial and supportive care are being planned. Workshops (radiography, breast care nursing, pathology etc.) will focus on specific discipline knowledge.
A highly regarded, internationally renowned faculty and Australian keynote speakers will share their knowledge and invite audience participation. We look forward to welcoming you to the Sydney International Breast Cancer Congress in October 2012.
Professor John Boyages
Director, Macquarie University Cancer Institute
Founding Director Westmead Breast Cancer Institute
John Boyages (Chair)
Elizabeth Salisbury (Co-chair)
Elisabeth Black (Co-chair)
Vivienne Milch (Cancer Australia)
Michelle Marven (BCNA)
Shih Chang Wang
The Westmead Breast Cancer Institute
The Westmead Breast Cancer Institute is committed to delivering the best possible information, advice, treatment and care to patients with breast cancer.