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  • Writer's pictureKirk Hartley

One Day Meeting on Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer – in Sydney

NCARD and iMig sponsored an October 26, 2013 one day meeting on lung cancer and mesothelioma. The meeting was in Sydney. A program flyer is online from NCARD, and substantially the same information is available from iMig.

The speaker agenda and topics are online here. They include several prominent researchers.

Promotional materials explain the background as follows:

"The 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) will be held in Sydney

in October. Expected to attract around 7000 delegates from 100 different countries, the biennial conference is a huge and unique gathering of cancer and respiratory specialists. NCARD, in conjunction with the International Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMig) is taking this opportunity to host a Satellite Symposium on mesothelioma on Saturday 26 October 2013, the day before the conference begins.

The theme of the symposium is Molecular Mechanisms, Genomics and Translational Implications. We are delighted that world renowned US researchers Matthew Meyerson,

Raphael Bueno and Brooke T Mossman have agreed to speak on lung cancer genomics, mesothelioma sequencing and protein kinase pathways; Isabelle Opitz from Switzerland will present on her signalling research, and Dean Fennell from the UK on apoptosis. Australian speakers include Stephen Clarke, Richard Simpson and Neil Watkins. We are building a programme which will include proteomics and bioinformatics, to

inform and enhance the national and international collaboration on these aspects of mesothelioma research. Attendance is free, but places are limited. Those wishing to register simply need to send an email to Tracy Hayward ( with their name and organisation, position and areas of special interest."

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