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Sydney Cancer Conference 2020 hosted at the University of Sydney

Sydney Cancer Conference 2021

September 9-10, 2021 - Bridging research and practice

The University of Sydney is proud to host the seventh Sydney Cancer Conference, a national forum showcasing existing and emerging strengths in cancer research across Australia.

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Sydney Cancer Conference (SCC2021) will be held September 9 and 10, 2021 online. The virtual conference will take place within a specialised online conferencing platform which will enable a dynamic program of presentations and interactivity. SCC2021 in virtual format will be open and easily accessible to regional, interstate and international speakers and attendees and also enable safe attendance and fully participation by cancer consumers with health concerns who may prefer to minimise interpersonal contact.

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.

SCC2021 is hosted in partnership with four Cancer Institute of NSW Translational Cancer Research Centres:

  • Sydney Catalyst
  • The Kids Cancer Alliance
  • Sydney-West Translational Cancer Research Centre
  • Sydney Vital


Confirmed invited speakers:

  • The Hon. Bronwyn (Bronnie) Taylor MLC, Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women, Parliament of NSW
  • Professor Theresa Whiteside, Professor of Pathology, Immunology and Otolaryngology University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA
  • Professor Ethan Basch, Professor of Medicine, Division of Haematology and Oncology, and Professor of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, USA (and affiliated with University of Birmingham)
  • Professor Fran Baum, Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor and Director, Southgate Institute for Health, Society & Equity, College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University

Submit your abstract

Authors are invited to submit abstracts in any area/ field of cancer research.

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Sponsors and exhibitors

It is anticipated that SCC2021 will attract 350 - 400 delegates from across the health sector who are involved in cancer research and treatment.

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2021 dates

  • Abstract submissions open late March
  • Early Bird registration opens late March
  • Early Bird registration closes Monday 26 July
  • Standard registration open Tuesday 27 July
  • Abstract submissions close Monday 17 May

Our commitment

Sydney Cancer Conference is committed to engagement with consumers in a meaningful way.
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