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Sydney Vital Travel Awards 2018 – CLOSED

Sydney Vital invites applications for Travel Awards to the value of $1,500 for domestic travel and $3,000 for international travel. Our aim is to encourage outstanding PhD students, ECRs, researchers and clinicians from within the Sydney Vital network and institutions to present their scientific research progress at national or international conferences.

Submission Guidelines

Applications must be combined in a single PDF file and must be submitted as attachment in an email to SydneyVital.admin@sydney.edu.au. Please use the following naming convention:

Last Name_ First Name_ Travel Award_ Application_2018

Last Name_ First Name_ Travel Award_ Supervisor_2018

Applications will close on Monday 23rd July 2018. Sydney Vital Centre Manager, Suzie Nguyen, can be contacted on 9926 4726 or at SydneyVital.admin@sydney.edu.au to assist with any queries.

Download guidelines here:

Sydney Vital_Travel Award_Guidelines_2018_Round 3

Please note, you must be a confirmed member of Sydney Vital with a minimum of 8 weeks membership from the advertising date of this travel application round for your application to be considered. 

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Ms Angela Cho Awarded Sydney Vital Travel Award

With the travel grant awarded to Phd Student Ms Angela Cho, she was able to attend a large international conference with the sole focus on Neuro-oncology which is aligned with the focus of her PhD.

The 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting and Education day of the society for Neuro Oncology focused on the ‘Cancer Moonshots’ program, an initiative instigated by the National Cancer Institute, USA and with $1.8 billion committed funding.

With a diverse program encompassing a wide range of both clinical and research topics, the meeting saw clinicians, basic scientists, nurses and other health care professionals with an interest in neuro-oncology come together to discuss the latest advances in brain tumour research.

Highlights of the meeting included keynote speaker Elizabeth Maher discussing the potential utility of 2-HG imaging in distinguishing pseudoprogression from actual clinical progression, by complementing traditional imaging.

We’d like to congratulate Ms Cho and encourage her to continue her outstanding research. Keep up-to-date with our scholarships, funding and awards and check out our grant schemes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms Angela Cho

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Mr John Delaney Awarded Travel Award

Mr John Delaney

Sydney Vital would like to congratulate Mr John Delaney who was awarded a Travel Grant which supported his attendance to the 12th Annual European Society of Coloproctological (ESCP) scientific meeting in Berlin.

The meeting saw pathologists and surgeons come together to what was its largest annual meeting yet, to enjoy a schedule overflowing with the most current evidence in colorectal surgery. Keynote speakers included Professor Jan Deprest, Professor Paola Giamundo and Professor Harry Sokol.

Mr Delaney commented that Yves Panis of France provided an “early highlight,” outlining the evidence for preoperative bowel preparation. However, the keynote lecture from Professor SØren Laurberg’s presentation “from bedside to bench and back,” was possibly the highlight of the meeting according to Delaney. With insights from Laurbergs’ experience in the challenges and rewards of translational medicine and the intersection between basic sciences and clinical practices, it was an insightful talk with practical applications.

Good work John! Keep up-to-date with our scholarships, funding and awards and check out our grant schemes.

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Prof Anthony Gill honoured in the Queen’s Birthday List

We are extremely proud of one of our researchers, Professor Anthony Gill who has been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday list. For his significant service to medical research in the field of surgical pathology as an academic, author, adviser and mentor, he has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).

Prof Gill is a surgical pathologist, his research focuses on hereditary cancer syndromes, endocrine pathology and gastrointestinal pathology with a special emphasis on pancreaticobiliary pathology.

See the full Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours list here.

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Dr Amanda Hudson Awarded Sydney Vital Travel Award

Through the Sydney Vital travel award, Dr Amanda Hudson was able to attend the 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting and Education day of the Society for Neuro Oncology (SNO) based in San Francisco, USA. SNO is the leading international conference for the field of Neuro Oncology. The meeting attracted oncologists, scientists and health care workers alike, with the primary interest in brain cancer research. A multi-disciplinary conference, it’s dedicated to promoting developments in neuro-oncology through research and education, hence why the conference would present Dr Hudson with invaluable opportunities.

This year the main theme of the meeting focused on the ‘Cancer Moonshots,’ an initiative instigated by the National Cancer Institute which aims to accelerate cancer research to make more therapies available to more patients while also improving the ability to prevent and detect cancer from an early stage.

The conference presented a number of common and interesting themes including the importance of the immune system, in particular neutrophils and macrophages, and fatty acid metabolism. Albert Kim, who spoke on sub-clonal architecture and tumour evolution, was of particular relevance to Dr Hudson as the talk had particular relevance to her research.

We’d like to congratulate Dr Amanda Hudson and invite you to keep up-to-date with our scholarships, funding and awards and check out our grant schemes.

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Dr Kelly McKelvey Awarded Sydney Vital Travel Award

 

Sydney Vital supported Dr Kelly McKelvey’s attendance to the 10th Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO), which focused on Tailoring Therapies for Brain Tumours: Challenges and Opportunities. Highlights of the meeting included keynote speakers such as Professor Patrick Wen, Professor Daniel Kelly and Professor Koichi Ichimura, as well as a range of International and Australian specialists for a current and scientific program expanding over 2 full days.

As the Sydney Vital Flasgship 1 Inflammation and Cancer Fellow and Irradiation Manager for the Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP), Kelly’s role is to develop a preclinical research theme that will advance knowledge of therapy for brain cancer and advise the medical community. The clinical perspective of COGNO 2017 gave Dr McKelvey the opportunity to develop a pre-clinical research theme utilising a mouse model of astrocytic glioma and radiation.

We’d like congratulate Dr Kelly McKelvey and encourage her to keep up the good work. Keep up-to-date with our scholarships, funding and awards and check out our grant schemes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Kelly McKelvey

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Sydney Vital Research Scholar Awards Round 8 – Closed

Sydney Vital Research Scholar Awards Round 8

Sydney Vital is pleased to invite our members to apply for our Research Scholarship Awards, Round 8.

We invite applications for Research Scholar Awards to the value of $10,000 to support research projects of 12 months duration that closely aligned with the aims and objectives of Sydney Vital.

Closing date for applications: 16th June  2018. For further information and an application form please click here

Download the guidelines here

We also invite you to become a Sydney Vital member Here

Please contact Sydney Vital at sydneyvital.admin@sydney.edu.au if you have any questions.

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Sydney Vital Seed Funding Awardees

Congratulations to the following members who were recently awarded a Sydney Vital Seed Funding Award. Awardees receive $25,000 towards their research.

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Sydney Cancer Conference 2018 – Closed

This will be the sixth Sydney Cancer Conference and is focusing on the theme of ‘Bridging research and practice,’ the program features all areas of cancer research – basic biomedical, public health, clinical and psychosocial – making the latest information and research available to delegates.

Sydney vital will be supporting up to ten attendees and applications are invited from suitably qualified researchers. Our aim is to encourage outstanding PhD students, ECRs, researchers and clinicians from within the Sydney Vital network and institutions to present their scientific research progress at national or international conferences.

Submission Guidelines

Applications must complete the Sydney Vital Registration Support Form for the SCC2018 and must be submitted as a single PDF attachment in an email to SydneyVital.admin@sydney.edu.au. Please use the following naming convention:

LastName_FirstName_SCC2018

Once approved, Sydney Vital will complete payment of the successful applicants’ registration fee. Please note, we will not reimburse any payments that have been made prior to applying for registration support.

Applications will close on Friday 25th May 2018. Sydney Vital Centre Manager, Suzie Nguyen, can be contacted on 9926 4726 or at SydneyVital.admin@sydney.edu.au to assist with any queries.

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Research Fellowship in the area of Nanotechnology – Closed

Applications are invited from suitably qualified researchers for a Research Fellowship under Sydney Vital Flagship Program 3: Nanotechnology.

This is also to invite any of you interested in Translational Cancer Research to become a member of Sydney Vital.

Key Dates

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 13th April 2018.

Please read on: Flagship 3_ Nanotechnology_Research Fellowship_ Guidelines_2018

Please let us know if you have any further questions.

Email: Sydneyvital.admin@sydney.edu.au for general information regarding your application submission.

Email: Alexander Engel: Alexander.Engel@Sydney.edu.au for specific question regarding the Flagship 3.

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