2023 National Symposium on Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes

Our scientific symposium will include expert clinicians and scientists presenting information about the latest research into improved treatments and clinical trials in Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes.


Dates: 13-15 October 2023
Location: Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, 305 Grattan Street, Melbourne, Victoria.

International guest speakers

We are also thrilled to announce the following international experts will be presenting:

Rodrigo T. Calado, M.D/PhD
Chair, Department of Medical Imaging, Hematology, and Clinical Oncology
Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Sharon Savage, M.D
Clinical Director of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
National Cancer Institute, United States

National Guest Speakers

Dr Ashvind Prabahran – Haematologist, ACRF Translational Research Laboratory, University of Melbourne

Dr Kirsten Fairfax– Alex Gadomski Fellow, University of Tasmania

Dr Lorna McLeman – Genome Stability Unit, St Vincent’s Institute of Medial Research

A/Prof Rachel Koldej – Senior scientist, ACRF Translational Research Laboratory, Royal Melbourne Hospital and University of Melbourne

Rachel Edwards – Clinical Nurse Consultant, Queensland Children’s Hospital

Dr Katherine Cummins – Haematologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Professor Melissa Southey OAM – Chair Precision Medicine, Co-Director Monash Partners Comprehensive Cancer Consortium, Director Biobanking Victoria, Monash University

Associate Professor Stephen Ting – Consultant haematologist and clinician-scientist, Monash University

Associate Professor Piers Blombery – Clinical and Laboratory Haematologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Dr Astrid Glaser – Genome Stability Unit, St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research

Dr Lucy Fox – Haematologist and Bone Marrow Failure Fellow, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre,

Dr Amee George – Research Fellow, Australian National University

Dr Belinda Guo – Research Haematologist, University of Western Australia

Professor Graham Lieschke – Clinical and Research Haematologist, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute

Dr John Mackintosh – Respiratory and Lung Transplant Physician, The Prince Charles Hospital

Dr Adam Nelson – Staff Specialist in Bone Marrow Transplant and Oncology at the Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children’s Hospital

Call for Abstracts Open

Abstract submissions are now open and will close at 5 pm AEST, Friday 30 June, 2023.

Find out more.

The program will include a Friday evening opening plenary and welcome reception (venue to be confirmed), followed by a full day scientific symposium on Saturday 14 October and half day symposium on Sunday 15 October, at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, 305 Grattan Street, Melbourne.

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