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2013 APGI Symposium

Our Annual Symposium held at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, Australia. Registration is free, but compulsory.
When May 11, 2013
from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Garvan Institute, Sydney
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This is our fourth annual symposium, bringing together APGI collaborators and team members from across Australia in an information packed day. This symposium is open to scientists, healthcare professionals and members of the public who are interested in pancreatic cancer research. This year we are holding a morning session for APGI participants, families and community members interested in Pancreatic Cancer Research. The scientific component will follow in the afternoon.

The event is catered, so please register your attendance with us as early as possible.

TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT PLEASE CLICK HERE!

Preliminary Program



SESSION 1: PATIENT & COMMUNITY - RESEARCH SESSION

SESSION 1A: PATIENT & COMMUNITY - CONSUMER SESSION

SESSION 2: SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

SESSION 2A: APGI COLLABORATIVE STUDIES DATA

SESSION 2B: SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

Guest Speakers

Andrew Biankin

Professor Andrew Biankin is the Head of the Pancreatic Cancer Research Group at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney.

Together with Professor Sean Grimmond (profiled below), he heads the Australian Pancreatic Cancer Genome Initiative (APGI), which is Australia's official project arm of the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC).

In recognition of his innovative and ground-breaking work in pancreatic cancer research, Professor Biankin has received numerous awards, including the Landon-AACR INNOVATOR Award for International Collaboration in Cancer Research (2010), and Cancer Institute NSW Premier's Award for Outstanding Cancer Research Fellow (2007).

Sean Grimmond

Professor Sean Grimmond is the Director of the Queensland Centre for Medical Genomics, located at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, Australia.

His research over the last decade has focused on defining the molecular networks controlling biological processes and pathological states through genome-wide surveying of sequence content, transcriptome complexity and epigenomic signatures.

Professor Grimmond's scientific achievements include the pioneering of array-based and sequence-based technologies, the functional annotation of mammalian transcriptomes and the study of transcriptional programs in cancer and urogenital development.

Nik Zeps

Dr Zeps is a member of the Ethics and Policy Committee of the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC). He is also a member of the Australian Health Ethics Committee (AHEC) of the NHMRC, chair of the Biological Research Committee of the Australasian Gastro-intestinal Trials Group (AGITG), Chair of the Research Group of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia and Chair of the National Research Advisory Group of Cancer Australia.

Dr Zeps is employed by St John of God Pathology and Radiation Oncology, Sir Charles Gairdner hospital. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor in both the school of Surgery and School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UWA, and at Notre Dame Medical School.

Dr Zeps will be discussing current Australian regulations and ethical guidelines regarding the collection of human biospecimens and the research that is done on them. There will be a focus on how to manage information arising from such research available to a research participant or a related family member if it is relevant to their health. This is particularly important for projects such as the ICGC which will inevitably generate such data.