That’s a wrap for the 2023 Gynaecological Cancer Symposium. Sincere thanks to all our amazing presenters on the day for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm; to our event partners GSK and Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation for ensuring we can continue to deliver the event at no cost to our community; and the QCGC Research team members who volunteered their time on Saturday (our very own purple army). Most of all, a big thank you to the women and their friends and family who attend the symposium each year to learn more about how our research is making a difference to the lives of women diagnosed with gynaecological now and in the future. The recording of the symposium is now available. 

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View the recording here - to fast track to particular presentations, use the below breakdown of timings as reference.

  • 00m:00s - 06m:05s - QCGC Research 20th Anniversary Video
  • 06m:06s - 10m:29s - Welcome and introduction
  • 10m:29s - 1h:05m:00s - Expert panel discuss the Cervical Cancer Eliminiation initiative. Is it achievable or not? Dr Rene Pareja, Dr Tamara Butler, Prof Andreas Obermair
  • 1h:05m:00s - 2h:09m:50s - Annie Ellis - Clinical trials from a patient's perspective
  • 2h:09m:50s - 2h:40m:30s - Prof Andreas Obermair - Research Update
  • 2h:40m:30s - 3h:03m.55s - Anne Melon - Living with Vulval Cancer
  • 3h:03m:55s - 4h:01m:55s - Kathleen Banks - Cherish Women's Cancer Foundation update
  • 4h:01m:55s - 4h:05m:26s - Cherish Challenge 2023 Video Highlights
  • 4h:05m:26s - 4h:38m:53s - Prof Clare Scott - Immunitherapy Demystified
  • 4h:38m:53 Dr Kris Moloney - International research we need to know about!

This year, QCGC Research celebrates its 20th anniversary. The highlight of our 2023 celebrations will be our Patient and Community Symposium to be held on Saturday 7 October at the UQ Mayne Medical School, in Herston. We have a great line up of speakers presenting in their areas of experience or professional expertise (details of topics are in the agenda below), and we look forward to celebrating and sharing our most recent achievements and successes since our 2022 Patient Symposium.

This year, the timing will be slightly longer, commencing at 9am and finishing at 2pm, as both morning tea and a light lunch will be included as part of our celebrations, along with a piece of anniversary cake which we will be cutting during lunch to commemorate this wonderful milestone.

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For those who cannot attend, you will also be livestreaming. Use this link to connect on the day.

Live Stream Link -

Guests attending in person will also have the opportunity to take a self-guided tour of the historical Mayne Medical Building and the Marks-Hirschfeld Museum of Medical History either just before the symposium opens or during morning tea or lunch.
We are incredibly proud of the progress that the QCGC Research team is making to find kinder, gentler, and more effective treatments for women diagnosed with gynaecological cancer but we could not have made this progress without the involvement and support of our QCGC Research community - patients, staff members (past and present), donors, collaborators and other organisations and professionals who have been involved in our journey.

When:            Saturday 7 October 2023
Lunch:            9.00am to 2.00pm
Where:           ES Meyers Lecture Theatre
                       Mayne Medical School Building
                       The University of Queensland
                       288 Herston Road, Herston, 4006

Free parking will be available on the day in the UQ Oral Health Building, located next to Mayne Medical School. Scroll below for details on parking.

Register here NOW!  We hope you can join us!

With sincere thanks to our event supporters GSK and Cherish Women's Cancer Foundation.

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