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Sydney Cancer Conference 2020

Save the Date: 10 - 11 September 2020

Bridging research and practice

Hosted by the University of Sydney, the seventh Sydney Cancer Conference will showcase existing and emerging strengths in cancer research across Australia.

The theme of the Conference is “Bridging research and practice”, incorporating perspectives from the entire translational research continuum.

The program will feature all areas of cancer research – basic biomedical, public health, clinical and psychosocial – making the latest information and research available to researchers, clinicians, students, consumers and members of the public alike.

We hope you can join us in Sydney for this unique multi-disciplinary and cross-institutional cancer Conference.

Dr Kimberley Docking and Dr Helen McGuire, Co-Chairs, Sydney Cancer Conference 2020


Key dates

  • Abstracts open Monday 24 February
  • Early bird registration opens Monday 23 March
  • Standard registration open Monday 27 July
  • Abstract submission deadline Monday 27 April

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

It is expected that SCC2020 will attract 350 - 400 delegates from a broad cross-section of the health sector who are involved in cancer research and treatment.

Potential delegates will include:

  • Researchers and postgraduate students involved in all areas of cancer research; basic biomedical, public health, clinical, psychosocial and implementation science into practice
  • Allied health professionals
  • Clinicians
  • Representatives from Federal, State and Local Governments
  • Leaders from non-government organisations
  • Representatives from private industry and academia
  • Consumers and members of the public

To ensure the widest possible promotion of this event, marketing material will be distributed through the extensive networks of the host institutions – the University of Sydney as well as its affiliated Translational Cancer Research Centres, medical research institutes, local health districts, clinical trials networks and consumer groups. 

The University of Sydney Cancer Research Network itself has over 1000 cancer researchers to whom it can distribute materials and information.

There are three partnership categories: Gold Partner, Silver Partner and Bronze Partner.

Gold Partner: $15,000

TWO Gold Partnerships are available.

  • 3 x conference registrations
  • 1 x complimentary exhibition table
  • 3 exhibitor registrations
  • full page ad in conference online program
  • delegate list supplied 2 weeks prior to conference
  • 150-word profile in the program
  • verbal acknowledgement as a Gold Partner during opening and closing ceremony
  • opportunity to provide 1 freestanding banner to be positioned in a prominent location near the conference registration desk for the duration of the conference
  • Recognition as a sponsor with your organisation’s logo in the conference online program
  • Recognition as a sponsor with your organisation’s logo on all conference holding slides
  • Recognition as a sponsor with your organisation’s logo on the sponsors' page of the official conference website, including a hyperlink to your organisation’s homepage
  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor on the official sponsor acknowledgement board onsite at the conference
  • Use of the conference ‘bridge’ logo until the end of Sept 2020
  • Opportunity to participate in the conference program, after consultation with the
  • Organising Committee, Program sub-committee and Scientific Advisory Committee.

Silver Partner: $10,000

  • 2 x conference registrations
  • 1 x complimentary exhibition table
  • 2 x exhibitor registration
  • half page ad in conference online program
  • delegate list supplied 1 weeks prior to conference
  • 100-word profile in the program
  • verbal acknowledgement as Silver Partner during opening and closing ceremony
  • Recognition as a sponsor with your organisation’s logo in the conference online program
  • Recognition as a sponsor with your organisation’s logo on the sponsors' page of the official conference website, including a hyperlink to your organisation’s homepage
  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor on the official sponsor acknowledgement board onsite at the conference
  • Use of the conference ‘bridge’ logo until the end of Sept 2020

Bronze Partner: $5,000

  • 1 x conference registrations
  • 1 x complimentary exhibition trestle table
  • 1 x exhibitor registration
  • quarter page ad in program
  • delegate list supplied onsite at conference
  • 50-word profile in the program
  • verbal acknowledgement as Bronze Partner during opening and closing ceremony
  • Recognition as a sponsor with your organisation’s logo in the conference online program
  • Recognition as a sponsor with your organisation’s logo on the sponsors' page of the official conference website, including a hyperlink to your organisation’s homepage
  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor on the official sponsor acknowledgement board onsite at the conference
  • Use of the conference ‘bridge’ logo until the end of Sept 2020

Exhibition Table Sponsor: $3,000    

Limited Exhibition Table Sponsorships are available.

  • 1 x exhibition trestle table with cloth and chairs
  • 1 x exhibitor pass
  • Organisation name with hyperlink to organisation homepage placed on the sponsorship and exhibition section of the conference website

Keynote Session Sponsors: $4,000 (international keynote) or $2,000 (national keynote)

Limited Keynote Session Sponsorships are available.

  • freestanding banner during the keynote session
  • for international keynote, 100-word profile in the conference online program including a paragraph describing why the sponsor is supporting this speaker
  • for national keynote, 50-word profile in program including a paragraph describing why the sponsor is supporting this speaker. 
  • Recognition as a sponsor with your organisation’s logo in the conference online program
  • Recognition as a sponsor with your organisation’s logo on the sponsors' page of the official conference website, including a hyperlink to your organisation’s homepage
  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor on the official sponsor acknowledgement board onsite at the conference
  • Use of the conference ‘bridge’ logo until the end of Sept 2020

Breakfast Sponsor: $3,000

Two Breakfast Sponsorships are available.

  • Corporate literature displayed at catering station
  • Opportunity to place a freestanding banner near catering area
  • Small table signs featuring organisation and logo at catering stations
  • 50-word profile in conference online program

Lanyard Sponsor: $1,000

One Lanyard Sponsorship is available.

  • Organisation logo included on all delegate name badges
  • Opportunity to provide branded lanyards

Program advertising: $800                   

  • Half page advertisement in conference online program.

For enquiries about sponsorhsip and exhibition opportunities, please contact Dr Cathy Barnett cathy.barnett@sydney.edu.au.

Organising committee

Dr Kimberley Docking - Faculty of Health Sciences

Dr Helen McGuire - Discipline of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Health; Ramaciotti Facility for Human Systems Biology and Charles Perkins Centre

  • Dr Cathy Barnett - Cancer Research Network (CRN)
  • Dr Megan Best - CRN Steering Committee ECR representative); POCOG
  • Dr Rachel Campbell - Faculty of Science, School of Psychology
  • Dr Ernest Ekpo - Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Prof Guy Eslick - Nepean Hospital
  • Mr Michael Evtushenko - Kids Cancer Alliance
  • Ms Jingjing He - Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery; Education and Research, Macquarie University Hospital
  • Ms Merilyn Heuschkel- Sydney Catalyst
  • A/Prof Viive Howell - Kolling
  • Ms Rachel Love - Development Office
  • Ms Suzie Ngyuen - Sydney Vital
  • Dr Bronwyn Robertson - Sydney West
  • Mr Lukas Roth - School of Medical Sciences
  • Dr Laveniya Satgunaseelan - Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Central Clinical School
  • Dr Amy Vassallo - Cancer Council NSW; University of Sydney
  • Ms Gai Grayson - Consumer representative; National Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Ms Shirley Baxter - Consumer representative; Cancer Voices NSW; The Partnership Advisory Council Chris O'Brien Lifehouse