Hereditary Cancer Clinic Anniversary Symposium

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Hereditary Cancer Clinic at Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick:

Cancer Predisposition Genes - What Clinicians Need to Know

- A symposium for practicing physicians in General Practice, Medicine and Surgery and trainees


This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Hereditary Cancer Clinic (HCC) at the Prince of Wales Hospital (POWH), Randwick. Since its inception, the Hereditary Cancer Clinic has provided an essential diagnostic service for individuals at risk of hereditary cancer and tumour conditions.

To celebrate the first 20 years we are holding a symposium to bring together teams of excellence from the clinic, the laboratory and academia, with the aim of facilitating a better understanding of genetic counselling diagnostics and the interpretation of family and medical histories to assess the chance of disease occurrence or recurrence. 

General practitioners and hospital-based clinicians will learn how to manage patients with a family history of cancer and cancer predisposition genes.
The day will cover:

  • risk assessment, 
  • identifying patients for referral
  • risk management and treatment options 

All day symposium with case studies and expert panel discussion 

Continuing Professional Development for Doctors - 40 Category 1 CPD points.
This Active Learning Module has been approved by the RACGP QI&CPD Program.

The highlight of this all day symposium will be the interactive learning sessions to develop delegates' knowledge in risk assessment, hereditary cancer and research, through case presentations.

Target Audience:
The Hereditary Cancer Clinic 20th anniversary symposium is primarily aimed at practising physicians in General Practice (GP), Medicine and Surgery and trainees especially in the areas of:

  • General Practice
  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases

Paperless Event:
The symposium is a paperless event; an electronic device such as an iPad or laptop will be required by delegates.

Change of Date:
The 2014 HCC Anniversary Symposium hosted by the POWH and the Translational Cancer Research Network (TCRN) will be held at Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW campus, Sydney, NSW on Saturday 25 October 2014.



Saturday 25 October 2014


8:15am - 5:00pm


Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building, Library Walk, UNSW Campus (Gate 11), Botany Street, Kensington NSW 2033       View Map

Parking (free):

Enter through Gate 11, Botany Street multi-level parking station.   View Map

Getting there on foot

From Botany Street Car Park - take the western exit, walk along Library Walk, pass through the glass doors and across the Scientia Lawn. The entrance is on the left of the stair


From Anzac Parade - make your way directly up the University Mall. Once reaching the top of the stairs, the entrance is to the left at Scientia Lawn.

Early Bird registration

$100 incl GST - NOW CLOSED

Standard registration:

$150 incl GST - closes Thursday 16 October 2014

*Student registration
(currently enrolled full-time
University students):

*$75 incl GST - closes Thursday 16 October 2014


Book and pay online now (major credit cards accepted)  NOW CLOSED
Early Bird registrations NOW CLOSED
Final registrations NOW CLOSED
*Student registration is for currently enrolled full-time University students ONLY
Student rate is NOT applicable to advanced trainees/ registrars/ hospital staff.


Symposium Program

View the program here

Download the event flyer

This symposium is an interactive learning day where delegates will engage in the workshop sessions using electronic devices such as iPads or laptops. 

Printed material may be provided where required, however registered delegates are encouraged to bring along an electronic device on the day.

Further information on the HCC can be found here

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