ANZUP conducts clinical trial research to improve treatment of Bladder, Kidney, Testicular, and Prostate Cancers
2016 ANZUP Annual Scientific Meeting


The Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate (ANZUP) Cancer Trials Group is delighted to announce our 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) will be held at Hilton Brisbane, 190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, 10 - 12 July, 2016. 


Program highlights will include:

  • State of the art presentations from leading international and Australian experts;

  • Evening Symposium will be held on July 10. The evening will focus on the theme of 'getting the message out' and features guest speakers Dr John Oliffe and Dean F. Bajorin.

  • Up-to-date management and research for prostate and other genitourinary cancers
  • Opportunities for researchers to present their research;

  • Clinical trial Concept Development Workshop;

  • Overviews of current and planned ANZUP trials;

  • ANZUP MDT Masterclass; &

  • Community Engagement Forum - A Little Below the Belt

International Guest Speakers:

Dean F. Bajorin, M.D.

Dean F. Bajorin, M.D., is an Attending Physician in the Genitourinary Oncology Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre and Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University where he oversees the clinical research program in advanced urothelial cancer. He has twice served as chair of the Genitourinary Scientific Committee for the American Society of Clinical Oncology and has authored or co-authored over 150 manuscripts. Dr Bajorin has been the Program Director of the Medical Oncology/Haematology Fellowship Program since 1994, is past Chair of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Training Programs Committee, and is nationally recognised for postgraduate training of clinical investigators in Medical Oncology.

Sponsored by Ipsen

Piet Ost M.D, PhD

Piet Ost M.D. is a radiation oncologist, senior clinical investigator and assistant Professor at the University of Ghent in Belgium. A/Prof Ost’s PhD thesis was on dose-escalation in the postoperative prostate cancer setting and his current research interest is in the treatment of oligometastatic prostate cancer with metastasis-directed therapy and more specifically stereotactic body radiotherapy. Recent work includes the potential influence of radiotherapy on the immune system specifically in renal cell carcinoma exploring the synergistic immunomodulatory properties of radiotherapy.

Sponsored by ANZUP

Freddie Hamdy

Freddie Hamdy is the Nuffield Professor of Surgery and Head of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, Professor of Urology, and Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon and Fellow of Balliol College at the University of Oxford. He has introduced a robot-assisted surgical programme to Oxford and leads the Oxford NIHR BRC (Biomedical Research Centre) Surgical Innovation and Evaluation Theme, and is co-Director of the first Surgical Intervention Trials Unit in the UK. His research activities include clinical, translational and basic science programmes on the biology of urological malignancies. He is Chief Investigator of many studies including the HTA NIHR ProtecT trial on prostate cancer, the largest of its kind worldwide.

Sponsored by Astellas
Dr John Oliffe

Dr. John Oliffe is a Professor at the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia. Founder and lead investigator of UBC's Men's Health Research program (, his work focuses on masculinity as it influences men's health behaviors and illness management, and its impact on partners, families and overall life quality. An ex-pat Australian Dr. Oliffe has attracted more than $20 million in research funding and published 170 peer reviewed articles since being recruited to UBC in 2003.

Sponsored by ANZUP

General Information

BANKING: Banking services are available near the venue during normal business hours.  ATMs are located within walking distance of the Venue.

DISCLAIMER: All information is correct at time of printing but the organisers reserve the right to alter the details as needed.  

INSURANCE: We strongly recommend delegates organise suitable travel insurance when booking your airline flights.

LIABILITY: Neither the event organisers (YRD) nor the ANZUP Organising Committee accepts responsibility for loss or damage of personal property, accidents etc that may occur during or as a result of the conference. Do not leave valuables unattended as the event organisers (YRD) will not be responsible for any exhibitor's or delegates negligence by leaving any valuable property or trade stand equipment in the exhibition area overnight. The Conference committee reserves the right to alter, amend or delete program information without prior notice. 

PAYMENT OPTIONS: Payment for registrations can be made by credit card, cheque or EFT deposit.  The only credit cards accepted by the Conference are MasterCard, Visa and AMEX and a 1.8% credit card charge is applicable (2.8% for AMEX).  Full payment must be made prior to the Conference.

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: Should you require assistance, please advise the Conference Secretariat.

SPECIAL DIETARY MEALS: Whilst the Conference Organisers will aim to cater to any special dietary meals, some may incur additional charge if the cost exceeds the cost of registration.

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