Early Career Researchers awarded at the Annual Scientific Meeting

The ASSC was proud to host the 2019 Annual Scientific meeting in conjunction with the ASSC-Global Advances and Controversies in Skin Cancer Conference, held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday 11 October, 2019.

The meeting hosted high level presentations from previous ASSC award winners, Early Career Researchers, and cutting edge researchers working on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, management and survivorship of skin cancers.

For the second year, the Early Career Research session demonstrated the calibre of the next wave of researchers to come from UQ and QIMR Berghofer in the field of Skin and skin cancer research.

There were two prizes awarded for Early Career Researcher presentations:

– Ho Yi Wong (UQDI) – People’s Choice Award for the Best Oral Presentation

– Jean-Claude Dusingize (QIMR Berghofer) – ASSC Executive Award for the Best Presentation

ASSC-Global Advances and Controversies in Skin Cancer Conference (GAC-SC) has been set up as a regular, bi-annual meeting on keratinocyte cancers alternating with the Australasian Melanoma Conference.

GAC-SC Chair, Associate Professor Richard Lewandowski, acknowledged the new partnership with the ASSC, and highlighted that the GAC-SC 2021, will host researchers, public health practitioners, clinicians and related professionals with opportunity to discuss, debate and direct the current controversies and advances in skin cancer from across the globe.

The meeting hosted by the Australian Skin and Skin Cancer Research Centre (ASSC) and guided by a steering and scientific program committee comprised of world leaders in skin cancer have combined to produce this provocative and exceptionally high quality program:

Professor Kiarash Khosrotehrani (The University of Queensland), Associate Professor Richard Lewandowski (The University of Queensland), Professor Mark Smithers (The University of Queensland), Professor H. Peter Soyer (The University of Queensland), Professor David Whiteman (QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute).

Media: Melissa Kerr (UQ), Melissa.kerr@uq.edu.au, +61 7 3443 7494