The 9th Postgraduate & ECR Cancer Research Symposium is an opportunity to showcase your research while learning about the range of work being undertaken by early career researchers across the University.

Come along to meet researchers within and outside your area of expertise, network in a relaxed environment, and explore new collaborations.

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT: For the first time, very early postdoctoral researchers (less than 2 years post PhD) are invited to submit an abstract for the program. As always, we invite abstracts from postgraduate cancer researchers!

Time and date

9.30am - 4.15pm
Thursday, 30 November 2017

Venue and location

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

Download a map (reference F10)


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
  • Early career researchers
  • Academic staff
  • General staff
  • Supervisors


Abstract submission

Abstract submission for the Postgraduate & ECR Cancer Research Symposium closed at 5pm, Friday 1 September 2017.

Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract for consideration for the program. You will be notified the outcome of your submission in early October 2017.


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 range of cancer types.


Cancer Research Network Awards

To be awarded to the most outstanding 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

  • July 2017: Abstract submission & registration opens
  • 5pm, 1 September 2017: Abstract submission closes
  • October 2017: Notification of abstract acceptance
  • 22 November 2017: Registration closes
  • 30 November 2017: Postgraduate Symposium

Organising Committee

  • Brooke Nickel (Co-Chair)
  • Amelia Smit (Co-Chair)
  • Angela Cho
  • Rachel Farber
  • Sarah Frost
  • Merilyn Heushkel
  • Tom Johnson
  • Catherine Leygo
  • Grace Lim
  • Rebecca Mercieca-bebber
  • Leigh Nicholson
  • Athena Phoa
  • Tomas Richardson-Sanchez
  • James Todd
  • Parth Upadhyay

Contact us

Merilyn Heuschkel
Cancer Research Network
Phone: 02 8627 1532