POSTGRADUATE CANCER RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

The 6th Annual Postgraduate Cancer Research Symposium gives postgraduate students the opportunity to present their research to other students and academics from all disciplines across the University. Come and see the wide range of research being carried out and network with fellow students and researchers.

DATE AND TIME

9.00am - 5.00pm
Monday, 3 November 2014

VENUE AND LOCATION

New Law Building
Eastern Avenue
The University of Sydney (Camperdown campus)

Download a map (reference F10)

REGISTRATION

Registration is FREE and open to all University of Sydney students and staff.

The Symposium is an exciting opportunity to hear first-hand about recent findings from our next generation of cancer researchers. It will be of interest to:

  • Postgraduate students
  • Undergraduate/Honours students
  • Academic staff
  • General staff
  • Supervisors


REGISTER FOR THE SYMPOSIUM

SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT

Together with registration, University of Sydney postgraduate research students are invited to submit original unpublished work in the area that reflects their thesis at a Masters or PhD level in cancer research.

Abstract submission closes on 15 August 2014.

SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT


Abstract submission guidelines

  • Abstracts should be no more than 300 words, clear, concise and with correct spelling and good sentence structure.
  • Submissions should contain complete results, however if this is not feasible, please focus on the research goal and methodology. The research should primarily be the result of student research and must be presented by the student author.
  • The title should be as brief as possible; preferably one line.
  • The main (presenting) author's name should be marked with an asterisk (*)
  • It is recommended that abstracts include a background, methods, results and conclusions.
  • To avoid a loss of formatting of figures and mathematical symbols write out any special characters (including Greek characters) in your text.
  • Tables must not be included.

Abstracts will be reviewed by a committee and will be selected on a competitive basis. Submissions will be judged on originality, technical strength, significance, quality of research, and interest and relevance to the meeting delegates. Poster presentations will be awarded to people not accepted for an oral presentation, pending final program format.

Students will be notified of the outcome of their abstract submission in mid September 2014.

SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT

PROGRAM

The program will feature work across the whole cancer research continuum – basic science, public health, clinical and psychosocial. It will also present novel research from a range of cancer types.

A draft program will be available after abstract submissions close.

CANCER RESEARCH NETWORK STUDENT AWARDS

To be awarded to the most outstanding student presenter within each of program sessions.*

The recipients of these awards will receive $200 each. This prize money must be used for the recipient’s continued cancer research or to fund travel to a cancer-related conference.

The Awards Ceremony will take place at the conclusion of the meeting.

*The structure of these awards is subject to change pending the number and type of abstracts submitted.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • 5 May 2014: Abstract submission & registration opens
  • 15 August 2014: Abstract submission closes
  • Mid September 2014: Notification of abstract acceptance
  • 27 October 2014: Registration closes
  • 3 November 2014: Postgraduate Symposium

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Krystal Lester - Chair (Camperdown, Science)
Kalinda Griffiths (Camperdown, Medicine)
Sarah Frost (Westmead, Discipline of Paediatrics & Child Heath, Medicine)
Monira Hoque (Camperdown, Pharmacy)
Gaya St George (Westmead, Medicine)
Indhu Subramanian (Northern, Medicine)
Adam Walczak (Camperdown, Psycho-oncology)
Belinda Wright (Camperdown, Veterinary Science)
Jasmine Yee (Lidcombe, Health Sciences)
Merilyn Heuschkel (Cancer Research Network)

CONTACT US

Merilyn Heuschkel
Cancer Research Network
Email:
Phone: 02 8627 1532