Future Leaders in Oncology Series

These education sessions are designed to increase knowledge on the clinical management of niche
tumours by providing comprehensive and practical learning content. Trainees will learn the role surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and others, play in the care of patients in a multidisciplinary treatment approach. The latest evidence informing care will also be reviewed.

Each forum will include networking at the venue/s, which will be centrally located in the Parkville precinct. The workshops are convened by VCCC Alliance Research and Education Leads, who individually curate a list of selected presenters and speakers to cover the key topics at each bespoke event.

2023 Workshops


When: Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 January 2023, 6.30–9.00pm
Two evening events

Convenor: Professor Hui Gan
Research & Education Lead, Brain and CNS Cancers, VCCC Alliance; Clinical Research Lead (ONJCRI Executive Team), Clinician Scientist in the Tumour Targeting Laboratory, and Co-Director of the Centre for Research Excellence in Brain Cancer, Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute; Director of Cancer Clinical Trials Centre, Austin Health

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When: Saturday, all day, date TBC

Convenor: Associate Professor David Gyorki
Research & Education Lead, Melanoma and Skin Cancers, VCCC Alliance; Surgical Oncologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre; Principal Fellow, Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne

Urothelial cancer

When: Friday 4 August 2023, 3.00–6.30pm

Convenor: Associate Professor Niall Corcoran
Research & Education Lead, Genitourinary Cancers, VCCC Alliance; Head of Urology, Western Health; VMO Urologist, Royal Melbourne and Frankston Hospitals; Principal Research Fellow, Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne

Thyroid cancer

When: Friday 6 October 2023, 3.00–6.30pm

Convenor: Professor David Wiesenfeld
Research & Education Lead, Head and Neck Cancer; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, The Royal Melbourne Hospital; Honorary Clinical Professor, University of Melbourne


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Contact us for further information

For information contact Dr Vino Pillay, Program Manager, Distributed Leadership, at [email protected]

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