2018 Patient Symposium

QCGC Research 2018 Patient Symposium

Customs House, River Room, 399 Queen Street Brisbane | Saturday 8 September 2018, from 10am
Survivorship - making life after gynaecological cancer the best it can be.

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We would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who was able to make it to our 2018 Patient Symposium, another successful event with lots of positive feedback. We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to AstraZeneca Australia for sponsoring our symposium again this year - without their support we could not host such a successful patient event.

We have had so much interest from others who could not attend on the day whether it be for geographical location or health reasons and many have expressed their interest in us providing a broadcast of our event as a webinar, podcast or recording.  We will be looking for additional sponsorship for our 2019 Patient Symposium to help cover costs and enable us to do this. 

Here are some of the speaker presentations that we have permission to share (so far) along with a summary of our Q&A session.  

The focus on this years symposium is Survivorship. This event brings together women undergoing treatment for gynaecological cancer along with their family and friends, to provide practical survivorship information that is useful for all women during and post treatment.

The speaker list and topics include:

  • Life after chemotherapy - Dr Jeffrey Goh, Icon Medical Oncologist
  • What type of complementary therapies are gynaecological cancer patients using and what are the perceived benefits? - Prof Monika Janda, University of Queensland
  • Surviving and thriving - Tracey Gardner, Senior Psychologist, Cancer Council Queensland
  • National approach: supporting women to live well after a gynaecological cancer diagnosis - Caroline Nehill, Cancer Australia
  • Immunotherapy: the good news and bad news -  Assoc Prof Philip Beale, Chair of ANZGOG
  • Research update - Prof Andreas Obermair, Director of QCGC Research
  • Question and Answer session - symposium presenters to sit on Q&A panel

To register, call 07 3646 3882 or email info@gyncan.org. A printable flyer/agenda can be downloaded here and contains important parking information.


Wilson’s Parking Riverside, 123 Eagle Street Brisbane, offer guests of Customs House discounted weekend parking and is only a 5 minute walk. The Riverside Centre car park has two entries on Eagle Street. The northern entry is near Pig N Whistle. The southern entry is via the left lane under Jade Buddha.Parking tickets must be validated at Customs House before you return to your car to receive the discounted rates. 

Please note that this parking offer is NOT VALID for the Secure car park Eagle Street or the Wilson’s Parking for Eagle Street Pier.

SILENT AUCTION: One of the highlights of the 2018 Patient Symposium will be the silent auction of an artwork kindly donated by Karlie Holloway. Click here to read Karlie's words on the inspiration of this photo/artwork. Look out for the bid form and artwork at the symposium and don’t forget to write your bid on the form. The highest bidder at the end of the event will have the honour of taking the artwork home.












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07 3646 3882