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  1. 1. Medical Oncology Group of Australia 28th moga annual scientific meeting 10th winter congress of the cancer nurses society of australia REGISTRATION BROCHURE theme: from good clinical science to the patient grand hyatt hotel, melbourne MOGA: 1–4 August 2007 CNSA: 2–4 August 2007
  2. 2. On behalf of The Medical Oncology Group of Australia and the Cancer Nurses Society of Australia, we have pleasure in inviting you to attend the inaugural joint meeting of MOGA and CNSA. Research and application of research are the focus as we explore the theme “From Good Clinical Science to the Patient” The planned programme includes joint plenary sessions with a multi-disciplinary approach. The combined meeting will allow consideration of clinical treatments and care planning for cancer patients from both a medical and a nursing perspective. We guarantee this unique meeting will have interest and application for both medical and nursing groups. The MOGA Meeting will commence on Wednesday afternoon, 1 August, with the Advanced Trainees’ Education Day. GlaxoSmithKline will host a satellite symposium in the late afternoon and this will lead into an informal Welcome Dinner in-house. On the morning of Thursday 2 August, CNSA Pre-Conference Workshops will be held and MOGA will have specific scientific sessions. The joint meeting will commence on Thursday 2 August, with the Opening Ceremony at 1330. We look forward to meeting you in Melbourne for the inaugural joint meeting. We can assure you of a very warm welcome and wonderful hospitality. Michael Michael and Nicole Kinnane Convenors i n v i t a t i o n committees platinum sponsor Medical Oncology Group of Australia Dr Michael Michael (Convenor) Dr Kathryn Field Dr Michael Green Dr Bogda Koczwara (Chair) Dr Linda Mileshkin Dr Ian Olver Cancer Nurses Society of Australia Ms Nicole Kinnane (Convenor) Mr Keith Cox (Chair, Winter Congress) Ms Tracey Mander Ms Donna Milne Ms Gabrielle Prest (Chair) Ms Wendy Wood CNSA Local Host Committee Ms Nicole Kinnane (Convenor) Ms Natalie Goroncy Ms Tina Griffiths Ms Tracey Mander Ms Donna Milne Ms Ellen Stuart Ms Wendy Wood gold sponsors
  3. 3. scientific programme Invited Speakers Dr Karen Dow, Nursing Professor at the American College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, USA Karen has a remarkable nursing career spanning several years. She is also an author of many nursing texts and has published widely. Her major areas of interest include survivorship, quality of life, health policy and cancer, breast cancer, screening and early detection of cancer, skin cancer education among adolescents and outcomes research. Karen is currently a researcher working to improve the lives of breast cancer survivors – a $1.6 million study funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research and the National Cancer Institute of America. Dr Alex Sparreboom, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, USA Dr Sparreboom completed his pharmacy training and his PhD in The Netherlands and worked until August 2002 as Head of the Laboratory of Translational and Molecular Pharmacology in the Department of Medical Oncology at the Erasmus MC Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center in Rotterdam. In November 2002 he moved to the USA to take up the position of Facility Head with the Clinical Pharmacology Research Core, Medical Oncology Branch at the National Cancer Institute. In August 2004 he returned to The Netherlands as a Adjunct Faculty Member in the Department of Medical Oncology at his previous Cancer Centre, a position he still holds together with his position as Associate Member of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He has over 200 peer-reviewed publications, is on the Editorial Board of a number of Journals and is currently a member of the ASCO Meeting Committee. His special area of interest is genotypes and pharmacokinetics. Dr Paul Manley, Novartis Institute of BioMedical Research , Basel Switzerland and Searle Research and Development, UK. Paul W. Manley is Head of a Leukaemia Research Programme Team at the Novartis Institute of BioMedical Research (Basel Switzerland). Prior to joining Novartis, Dr Manley worked at Sandoz Pharmaceuticals (Basel, Switzerland) and Searle Research Development (U.K.). Paul Manley received his doctorate in organic chemistry from University of Liverpool in1979. After joining the Oncology Department in 1998, he carried out research on anti-angiogenic VEGFR inhibitors, before turning to agents targeting BCR-ABL, FLT-3 and JAK-2, for the treatment of haematological malignancies, leading to the discovery of nilotinib. He has published over 80 papers on leukaemia and oncology drugs, medicinal and organic chemistry, and is co-inventor of over 50 patents. He is a member of the American Association of Haematology, the Swiss and American Medicinal Chemistry Societies and the Royal Society of Chemistry. Dr Stephen Johnston, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Breast Unit, Director of Clinical R and D, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK Dr Johnston graduated in 1983 from Trinity College at The University of Cambridge, and in 1986 from The Medical School at The University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He trained in General Medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital in London, and subsequently in Medical Oncology at the Royal Marsden Hospital. He gained his PhD from the Institute of Cancer Research at the University of London, and took up his current position as Medical Oncologist on the Breast Unit at the Royal Marsden Hospital in 1997. He has a specialist interest in the treatment of metastatic breast cancer, and his major research interests lie in understanding mechanisms of endocrine resistance in breast cancer. He is actively involved in facilitating the interface between basic and applied research, and is chief investigator of several phase II / III trials of novel therapeutic approaches in advanced disease, including new endocrine therapies and targeted signal transduction inhibitors. He has published over 150 breast cancer related articles in peer- reviewed journals. He is a member of several national and international committees, and is Deputy-Editor of the international journal ‘Breast Cancer Research’ and a Trustee of the UK charity ‘Breast Cancer Campaign’.
  4. 4. Wednesday 1 August Advanced Trainees Session 1330–1700 Lunch will be served for Advanced Trainees only from 1230. GlaxoSmithKline Satellite Symposium: 1730–1900 Translating Science into Medicine – Progress in Targeted Therapy for Breast Cancer MOGA and CNSA Breakfast Sessions There will be breakfast sessions on both Thursday and Friday mornings as per the programme. These sessions, which include a continental breakfast, are included in your registration fee, but must be booked in advance. Thursday 2 August MOGA Breakfast Sessions Paclitaxel Chemotherapy: from empiricism to a mechanism-based formulation strategy [Speaker: Alex Sparreboom] The importance of inter-individual pharmacokinetic and genomic variability in response to chemotherapeutic treatment will be discussed in the context of our recent work on the paclitaxel-containing agents Taxol and Abraxane. Data will also be presented indicating that formulation approaches for investigational agents should be rationally based to allow better control of systemic toxicity and pharmacokinetic interactions Friday 3 August CNSA Breakfast Sessions 1. Bone Health and Nurses Role in Preserving Patients Functional Independence [Speakers: Nicole Kinnane and Richard Bell] [Sponsored by Novartis] This session will launch ZoMED and the speakers will discuss the role of bisphosphonates in maintaining patient’s independence. Nicole will discuss the role of the nurse in maintaining patients’ independence and Richard will discuss the Zoledronic acid – evidence and experience in metastatic bone disease. 2. Radiation Oncology Nursing Perspectives [Speaker: Karen Dow] Nursing has been an integral component of multidisciplinary care delivery in radiation oncology for many decades. Treatment, technology, and specialized procedures have become more complex. Likewise, combination chemotherapy and targeted therapy add to the scope of patient care needs. Nursing responsibilities in radiation oncology have grown tremendously. Thus, the purpose of this session is to (a) describe the diverse roles of nurses and their contributions in radiation oncology; (b) discuss evidence- based practice in radiation oncology; and (c) explore potential areas for growth within radiation oncology. MOGA Breakfast Sessions 1. The Dilemmas of Dealing in Drugs [Speakers: Ian Olver, Rick DeBoer, Arlene Chan and Emad Mohareb] [Sponsored by Pierre Fabre] A panel will discuss a number of key issues faced by oncologists and nurses who prescribe and administer high cost anti-cancer drugs. How can we best share the costs of these drugs? What should the mechanism be for accessing drugs between receiving trial results and registration, and registration and PBS listing? How do we balance optimal care and the economics of replacing IV outpatient drugs with oral therapy? Should we tell patients about unlisted new high cost drugs if we know they can’t afford them? 2. Drug Development Pathway [Speaker: Paul Manley] [Sponsored by Novartis] This session will look at the development pathway of the small molecular tyrosine kinase inhibitors from the identification of the target, molecular design and in-vitro testing, to lead optimisation and to their introduction into the clinic. Saturday 4 August MOGA Breakfast Session 1. Translational Studies in Breast Cancer: Their Role in Clinical Decision Making [Speaker: Stephen Johnston] This session will address the overcoming of endocrine resistance in breast cancer from experimental and translational studies and their application to clinical management of such patients. 2. The Lessons from Haematology Malignancies and the Applications to Solid Organ Oncology: HIDAC, Apoptosis and Telomerase [Speaker: Constantine Mitsiades] (Sponsored by Novartis) This session will look at the application of research of HIDAC, apoptosis, telomerase activity in haematological malignancies and their potential application to solid organ oncology. Please indicate on the attached registration form which breakfast/s you will be attending. scientific programme
  5. 5. CNSA Workshops Workshops will be held on Thursday morning, 2 August. There is no fee to attend a workshop but you must indicate which workshop you are planning to attend on the registration form It is essential that you pre register as places are limited. Workshop 1 – Communication Skills – Discussing Sexuality with Cancer Patients, their Families and Friends Time: 0830–1230 [Facilitator: Amanda Hordern] [Sponsored by Victorian Cancer Council] Although most clinicians can talk easily about the technical aspects of cancer treatment and care to patients, discussing the effects of cancer on sexuality is often difficult. This communication skills training workshop will provide: • An increased understanding and awareness of the physical and emotional issues affecting cancer patients sexuality. • A communications framework and set of skills to draw upon when talking about sexuality issues with cancer patients • The confidence to open a discussion about sexuality, identify concerns and make a referral when appropriate The content and process is evidenced-based and has been extensively reviewed. The workshop comprises of a maximum of ten participants and is tailored to the group’s needs. The use of professional trained actors, ensures that participants can practice their skills in a safe environment that resembles a real-life situation. Workshop 2 – Nursing Research – From Start to Publication Time: 0900–1230 [Facilitator: Annette Street] Nursing research is fun, stimulating and challenging. It is also essential for improved patient and family care. Turning good clinical ideas into funded research and publication requires research expertise, commitment and excellent research management skills. This workshop is designed to follow the research journey from that good idea through the research management stages of planning, funding applications, ethics, recruitment, data collection, analysis, dissemination and publication. Strategies will be presented from successful projects and participants will be encouraged to share their accumulated wisdom. At the conclusion, participants should have a toolkit of research management strategies to assist them to further their own research. A research kit will be available to participants prior to the workshop. Workshop 3 – Nurse Role in Genetic Counselling Time: 1000–1200 [Facilitator: Mary-Anne Young] This workshop will provide nurses with the theoretical knowledge to be able to address questions asked by patients and family members about genetic risk. Specifically nurses will be taught to gather family history information, assess the level of risk and understand when to refer to family cancer centres. The psychosocial and ethical aspects of the new genetics will also be explored. Workshop 4 – The Question of Cancer Nurse Credentialing: Opening Pandora’s Box Time: 0830–1230 [Facilitator: Peter Couchman] [Sponsored by EdCaN] Are you a nurse wanting to shape the future of cancer nursing in Australia? This is your opportunity to have your say about issues affecting the cancer nursing workforce. This interactive panel discussion will consider the controversial issues of who can call themselves a specialist cancer nurse and the benefits and disadvantages of cancer nurse credentialing to patient outcomes, the profession and the multidisciplinary team. The discussion will be moderated by Peter Couchman, a well known broadcaster and will contribute to the National Cancer Nursing Education project (EdCaN) funded by Cancer Australia. Guest speakers will include Dr Karen Hassey Dow. The workshop will be of interest to specialist and advanced practice cancer nurses. Places will be limited.
  6. 6. time session topic presenters Wednesday 1 August 1330–1700 Advanced Trainee Session 1330–1400 Chemotherapy Dosing and Dose Adjustments Alex Sparreboom 1400–1445 Career Choices and Options How Do You Get Where You Want To Be? International and Australian oncologists 1445–1500 Afternoon Tea 1500–1700 Communications Workshop Discussing High-Cost Anti-Cancer Drugs Fran Boyle 1730–1900 GlaxoSmithKline Platinum Sponsor Symposium Translating Science into Medicine – Progress in Targeted Therapy for Breast Cancer International and Australian Speakers 1900 MOGA WELCOME DINNER Venue: Grand Hyatt Hotel Thursday 2 August 0745–0845 0830–1230 MOGA Breakfast Sessions CNSA Workshops 1.Paclitaxel Chemotherapy: from empiricism to a mechanism- based formulation strategy 1. Communication Skills Workshop – Discussing Sexuality with Cancer Patients, their Families and Friends 2. Nursing Research – From Start to Publication 3. Nurse – Role in Genetic Counselling 4. The Question of Cancer Nurse Credentialing: Opening Pandora’s Box? Speaker: Alex Sparreboom Facilitator: Amanda Hordern Facilitator: Annette Street Facilitator: Mary-Anne Young Facilitator: Peter Couchman Guest Speaker: Karen Dow 0900–1030 MOGA Abstract Session Abstracts to be presented by Advanced Trainees and Consultants 1030–1100 Morning Tea 1100–1230 MOGA Abstract Session Abstracts to be presented by Advanced Trainees and Consultants 1230–1330 Lunch CNSA Special Interest Group Meeting Radiation Oncology 1330–1345 MOGA/CNSA Official Opening Professor David de Kretser, Governor of Victoria 1345–1500 MOGA/CNSA Symposium Breast 1. Nursing aspects/survivorship 2. Trials 3. Translational Research Speaker: Karen Dow Speaker: Prue Francis/Kelly Phillips Speaker: TBA Panel Discussion 1500–1530 Afternoon Tea 1530–1700 MOGA/CNSA Concurrent Abstract Sessions MOGA – Oncology Advances by Australians CNSA Abstract Sessions Speakers: Local researchers presenting 1700–1800 MOGA/CNSA Poster Walk-around and Welcome Reception CNSA Launch – CVAD Guidelines 1930 MOGA SOCIAL FUNCTION Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground CNSA – Evening at Leisure Friday 3 August 0745–0845 MOGA/CNSA Breakfast Sessions 1. MOGA – Dilemmas of Dealing in Drugs [Sponsored by Pierre Fabre] 2. MOGA – Drug Development Pathway 3. CNSA – Bone Health and Nurses Role in Preserving Patients Functional Independence [Sponsored by Novartis Oncology] 4. CNSA – Radiation Oncology Nursing Perspectives Panel: Jeanette Prowse, Fran Boyle, Richard de Boer and Fiona Klass Speaker: Paul Manley Speakers: Nicole Kinnane and Richard Bell Speaker: Karen Dow 0900–1030 MOGA/CNSA Symposium Complementary Therapies Palliative Care Case Presentations Speakers: Ray Lowenthal, Trisha Dunning, Craig Hassed Panel Discussion 1030–1100 Morning Tea programme
  7. 7. time session topic presenters 1100–1230 MOGA Symposium Chemotherapy Dosing and Oncology Dosing: Away from the Dark Ages and Homeopathy to The Pharmacogenomics, The Phenotype and the Obese Pharmacogenomics for individualised dosing The genetic and phenotypic studies of drug handling vs toxicity- based dosing The impact of systemic inflammation and nutrition on drug metabolism Issues of dosing in the extremes of body size Speaker: Alex Sparreboom Speaker: Howard Gurney Speaker: Stephen Clarke Speaker: Michael Michael Panel Discussion 1100–1230 CNSA Symposium Intervention Research – focusing practice on improving patient outcomes Development and testing of a structured approach to pre- chemotherapy education Lessons learned from a psycho-educational support intervention for breast cancer survivors in the first year of post treatment survivorship Making a difference? Lessons learnt in evaluation nursing interventions Speaker: Sanchia Aranda Speaker: Karen Dow Speaker: Kate White 1230–1330 1230–1400 1230–1330 Lunch MOGA AGM CNSA AGM Advanced Trainees Meeting 1330–1500 MOGA Invited Talks Overcoming Endocrine Resistance in Breast Cancer: Lessons for the Clinic from the Laboratory Bioinformatics/Tissue Banking MMIM Project Roche Hott Award Interim Presentation Speaker: Stephen Johnston Speaker: Peter Gibbs Speaker: Dr Ken Khamly Other invited talks 1400–1500 CNSA Concurrent Abstract Sessions 1500–1530 Afternoon Tea 1530–1700 MOGA/CNSA Concurrent Abstract Sessions 1700–1800 CNSA Special Interest Group Meeting Breast 1930 MOGA/CNSA CONFERENCE DINNER Venue: National Gallery of Victoria Saturday 4 August 0745–0845 MOGA Breakfast Sessions 1. Translational Studies in Breast Cancer: Their Role in Clinical Decision Making 2. The Lessons from Haematology Malignancies and the Applications to Solid Organ Oncology: HIDAC, Apoptosis and Telomerase Speaker: Stephen Johnston Speaker: Constantine Mitsiades 0800–0900 CNSA Regional Chairs Business Meeting 0900–1030 MOGA/CNSA Symposium The Multidisciplinary Treatment of Sarcomas The Orthopaedic Treatment The Medical Oncology Treatment Paramedical Support The Psychological Treatment Speaker: Paul Stalley Speaker: David Thomas Speaker: Ann Magrath Speaker: Susan Palmer Panel Discussion 1030–1100 Morning Tea 1100–1215 MOGA/CNSA Awards Summation of Posters and Abstracts Presentation of Prizes Cancer Achievement Award Lecture 1215–1315 Hypothetical Discussing End of Life Decisions for Patients Facilitator: Jon Faine Panel: Jaklin Elliott, Karen Dow, Patsy Yates, Michael Millward, Karen Detering 1315–1400 Close of Meeting and Lunch
  8. 8. Registration Fees Before After 22 June 22 June Medical Oncologists – Members $700 $800 Medical Oncologists – Non Members $800 $900 Trainees and Full-time Students* $600 $600 Cancer Nurses – Members $350 $450 Cancer Nurses – Non Members $450 $550 Day Registration Medical Oncologists $275 $375 Cancer Nurses $195 $295 *Application for reduced registration fees must be accompanied by a letter from your Head of Department confirming that you are eligible to register at the reduced fee. On line Registration Website: www.dcconferences.com.au/mogacnsa MOGA Delegates and Trainees Registration Entitlements • Attendance at scientific sessions. • Conference satchel including Programme and Abstract Book and List of Delegates. • Breakfast sessions on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. • Morning teas on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and afternoon teas on Wednesday (Trainees), Thursday and Friday. • Lunches on Wednesday (Trainees) Thursday, Friday and Saturday. • Social functions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. CNSA Delegates Registration Entitlements • Attendance at scientific sessions. • Conference satchel including Programme and Abstract Book and List of Delegates. • Breakfast sessions on Thursday and Friday. • Lunches on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. • Morning teas on Thursday. Friday and Saturday mornings and afternoon tea on Thursday and Friday. • Social functions on Thursday. Method of Payment Payment of fees must accompany all registration forms. No registration will be confirmed until payment is received. If funding is being sought through your institution, then please forward a copy of your registration form so the Conference Secretariat is aware that you are planning to attend. Please keep a copy of your registration form so as you can keep track of its progress through the accounts department. If payment has not been received prior to the conference, you will be required to pay the fees by personal credit card on registration. Payment can be made by personal cheque, Mastercard or Visa. Credit Card Check Value Code All credit card transactions will now require the cardholder to supply the Card Check Value as it appears on your card. For MasterCard and Visa, the number is printed in the signature strip on the back of the card. Cheques must be made payable to: MOGA/CNSA Conference Cancellation and Refund Policy Cancellations must be notified in writing to the Conference Secretariat. Cancellations received prior to 22 June 2007 will receive a full refund less $110 cancellation fee. Registration refunds after 22 June will only be made in exceptional circumstances. Liability In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances, MOGA, CNSA and DC Conferences, the Conference Organisers, accept no responsibility for loss of monies incurred by delay. Registration Acknowledgement All registrations will be acknowledged in writing with a tax invoice, after payment has been received, together with details of registration procedures on arrival. Registration Desk The registration desk will be located in the foyer adjacent to the conference venue. Opening Hours The Registration Desk will be open from 1000 on Wednesday 10 August and throughout the Meeting. registration information
  9. 9. accommodation ➊ Grand Hyatt ➋ Mecure ➌ Quest on Bourke Block bookings at special rates have been made at the hotels listed below. Please book your accommodation through the Secretariat on the enclosed registration form to obtain these rates. Grand Hyatt Melbourne***** Website: www.melbourne.grand.hyatt.com 123 Collins Street, Melbourne They Hyatt is considered one of Melbourne’s top hotels. It is the main conference hotel at the top end of prestigious Collins Street in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD and shopping area. Hyatt Grand King (Twin / Double) $220 per room per night Hyatt Grand View King (Twin/Double) $260 per room per night (situated on upper floors of the hotel) Mercure Hotel**** Website: www.mercuremelbourne.com.au 13 Spring Street, Melbourne This hotel is situated in Spring Street at the Parliament House end and is within a ten minute walk of the Grand Hyatt. Mercure Twin/Double $140 per room per night Quest on Bourke Serviced Apartments**** Website: www.questonbourke.com 155 Bourke Street, Melbourne Quest Australia-wide provides an excellent serviced apartment product and is situated in the heart of Melbourne and a ten minute walk from the Grand Hyatt. Quest offers one and two bedroom apartment with kitchen and laundry facilities. One bedroom – $160 per apartment one queen-size bed per night One bedroom deluxe $180 per apartment – one queen-size and per night a rollaway Two bedroom deluxe $240 per apartment – one queen-size, per night two singles and a rollaway Payment Details Accommodation bookings can be paid in full or by a deposit equivalent to one night’s accommodation. No accommodation will be booked unless a credit card guarantee or full payment accompanies your booking. Delegates will be required to settle the balance of their accounts on departure. If sharing a room with another delegate (other than an accompanying person) please state their name on the registration form and send one deposit only. Whilst every effort will be made for non smoking rooms to be available, this cannot be guaranteed. Accommodation booked after Friday 22 June will be on a request basis The group bookings will be relased after this date and accommodation will be subject to availability. Cancellations Cancellations and changes should be made through the Secretariat only. There is no guarantee that cancellations made after Friday 22 June will receive a refund and hotels reserve the right to charge a fee equal to 1 nights accommodation to any rooms cancelled within 4 weeks of the accommodation arrival date. Note: Accommodation has been secured at the same rate for those who wish to stay from either before or after the conference. Accommodation following the dates of the Annual Scientific Meeting will be available on a request basis. Check in and Check Out Times Check in time is 1400 and check out time is 1000. If you are not arriving at the hotel prior to 1800, please advise the Conference Secretariat, to ensure that your room is kept for you. Change of Booking Any changes to a reservation must be notified through the Conference Secretariat and NOT directly with the hotel.
  10. 10. 10 The following functions have been planned and are included in the registration fee for MOGA delegates. The Welcome Function and Poster Walkaround is included in the CNSA delegate’s registration fee. Additional tickets for all functions can be purchased on the registration form. Wednesday 1 August Time: 1900 Venue: Grand Hyatt Hotel MOGA Dinner – a casual evening for MOGA delegates to catch up with colleagues and friends in a relaxed atmosphere within the hotel. Delegates must register their intention to attend. Additional Tickets: $85 per person Thursday 2 August Time: 1700–1830 Venue: Grand Hyatt Hotel MOGA/CNSA Poster Walkaround and Welcome Reception – this function will provide delegates, sponsors and exhibitors the opportunity to mingle with colleagues and wander through the posters. Additional Tickets: $35 per person Time: 1900 Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground MOGA Casual Dinner – a wonderful opportunity to visit one of the most famous cricket grounds in the world. You will have the chance to see the memorabilia from days gone by. Included in registration fee for MOGA delegates. Delegates must register their intention to attend. Coaches will depart from the Grand Hyatt at 1900, returning by 2230. Additional Tickets: $90 per person CNSA Evening at Leisure Following the Welcome Reception take the opportunity to select a restaurant – join a table or make up your own group. Please refer to the list of restaurants included in your satchel which provides information on a variety of restaurants for you to enjoy. Friday 3 August Time: 1930 Venue: National Gallery of Victoria MOGA/CNSA Conference Dinner – the dinner is being held in one of Melbourne’s iconic buildings. A chance to unwind and enjoy great food, wine and dancing. Dress: Cocktail for women and Jacket and Tie for Men. Included in registration fee for MOGA delegates. Delegates must register their intention to attend. Coaches will depart from all conference hotels at 1915. Cost for CNSA delegates: $85 per person. Additional Tickets: $100 per person social programme An industry exhibition will be located in the Mayfair Ballroom on Level 1 of the Grand Hyatt Hotel. All conference sessions will be held adjacent to the Ballroom. Morning and afternoon teas, lunches and the Welcome Reception will be held in the trade exhibition area. Further information is available through the Conference Secretariat. industry exhibition
  11. 11. 11 Venue The Grand Hyatt Hotel is situated at the top end of Collins Street in the heart of Melbourne’s central business, shopping, theatre and restaurant district. It is within walking distance of many of Melbourne’s tourist attractions including Federation Square and the National Gallery of Victoria. The distance from the Airport to the Hotel is 20 km and the travel time by taxi to and from the airport should be between 30 and 45 minutes depending on the time of day. Airport shuttles are available outside the domestic terminals for transfer to and from the hotels. The hotel’s fitness centre, City Club is regarded as the best hotel gymnasium in Australia. It features an indoor heated swimming pool and an outdoor rebound-ace tennis court and basketball court. All rooms feature high speed internet access (ADSL/ Broadband) and high speed wireless access is available in the hotel lobby and Plane Tree Café lounge area. Climate August in Melbourne is generally cold with temperatures between 5 and 15 degrees by day and of course a little colder by night. The hotel is well heated but warm clothing is definitely recommended for outdoors as well as an umbrella. What to Bring Dress is relaxed and ties are not required for conference sessions. Dress code, when applicable has been advised under the social function section. Conference Enquiries: DC Conferences Telephone: 02 9954 4400; Fax: 02 9954 0666 Email: mogacnsa@dcconferences.com.au Websites: www.racp.edu.au/moga; www.cnsa.org.au general information
  12. 12. 12 Medical Oncology Group of Australia 28th moga annual scientific meeting 10th winter congress of the cancer nurses society of australia

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