2023 CCPhD Student Symposium

All students from across the VCCC Alliance is invited to the 2023 CCPhD Student Symposium which will take place in person at Melbourne Connect.

2023 CCPhD Student Symposium

Registrations are now open!

All students from across the VCCC Alliance are welcome, especially clinicians and students from fundamental and translational research, as well as related fields including allied health, nursing, dentistry, HSR, epidemiology and population health.

The symposium is an opportunity for students to share their work, develop their communication skills, and connect with other students in the field of cancer. The day is fully catered and free to any student in the CCPhD Program*.

Register here

Event details:
Date: Friday 17 November
Location: Melbourne Connect, 700 Swanston Street, Carlton

Student Presentations
Submit an abstract to present your work in one of three formats:

  • Oral Presentation (7 mins + 3 mins of questions)
  • Lay Flash talk (3 mins)
  • Poster

Multiple prizes are up for grabs for the best presentations, each valued at $100. Students at all stages of their PhD are encouraged to submit an abstract in any of the fields below:

  • Screening
  • Diagnosis and risk factors
  • Cancer treatment
  • Translational research
  • Fundamental research
  • Machine learning and/or artificial intelligence
  • Health services research
  • Epidemiology
  • Other

Keynote panel discussion on the symposium theme:

  • Buzz Palmer (Moderator): Co-Founder & CEO of MedTech Actuator, health entrepreneurship.
  • Piers Blombery: Clinical and Laboratory Haematologist and Lead of the Molecular Haematology Service
  • John Hopper: Genetic epidemiologist, Director of the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
  • Sarah Best: Laboratory Head in the Brain Cancer Research Laboratory at WEHI
  • Graeme Sissing: Consumer representative

Abstract submission:
Please note: you must use the abstract template included in the link below. Also, please ensure your abstract is pitched to a wide multidisciplinary audience and consumers who will be present on the day to judge the presentations. Click here for abstract details and submission.

Abstract submission closes at 11:59pm on Saturday 30 September.
Registration to attend closes Thursday 6 November.