2010 Australian-Canadian Prostate Cancer Research Alliance Symposium
6-8 August 2010, Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Queensland
The 2010 AC-PCRA Symposium is a chance for researchers, clinicians, scientists, academics, and other professionals working in prostate cancer to share their work and plans. Sessions will favour a collaborative approach, and may include workshops, round-table discussions, and panel-style presentations, along with joint plenaries with the PCFA. The Symposium is an excellent opportunity to strengthen existing collaborations between colleagues, as well as form new bonds with other delegates.
The Symposium is held in conjuction with the 2010 PCFA National Conference, which is entitled 'Advancing Quality of Life'. The PCFA Conference will have a scientific and consumer focus, while the AC-PCRA Symposium will be mainly science based.
Abstract submission is now open. Abstracts will help guide moderators to determine additional participants within the moderated session. To facilitate this process, please register and submit your abstract as soon as possible, to guide the formation of this symposium. Abstracts can be submitted in the registration portal.
The AC-PCRA is pleased to also announce that they will reimburse the registration cost of AC-PCRA members who have their abstract accepted or are selected to participate in a moderated session! This will include entry to all AC-PCRA and PCFA sessions, as well as the Gala Dinner and Innovation Dinner (value of $480 AUD).
Early bird registration has been EXTENDED
, and now closes Wednesday June 30. Register here.
For more information on speakers and program please visit the Australian-Canadian Prostate Cancer Research Alliance website here.
NHMRC Enabling Grant
Funding of the Australian Prostate Cancer BioResource prospective collection by NHMRC Enabling Grant has been renewed ($2.0 million, 5 years, January 2010-December 2014). This funding has permitted continued employment a tissue bank coordinator at each of the four principal nodes – Adelaide, Hanson Institute (Ms Helen Hughes, RN); Brisbane, Queensland University of Technology (Ms Pamela Saunders, RN); Melbourne, Monash Institute of Medical Research (Ms Ruth Patterson, BSc); Sydney, Garvan Institute of Medical Research (Ms Ruth Pe Benito, BSc). This grant will continue to consolidate the prospective tissue collection over the BioResource network of prostate tissue banks, and permit collection of associated clinical data, thus maintaining our international recognition as an Australian national core facility.
BioResource Tissue Access Policy
The Australian Prostate Cancer BioResource has developed in accordance with NHMRC guidelines, an Access Policy containing statements on tissue availability and conditions for access, procedural guidelines and application forms. Researchers requiring a copy of the Tissue Access Policy can either download the document and relevant forms from the Bio-Resource page of this website, or obtain by email from the Project Manager.
Details of Tissue
accrual began in October 2005. Details of the
tissue collection and accrual rates can be found on the Bio-Resource
page of this site.