PCPA Scientific Meeting - Saturday 29 April 2017 Melbourne, Australia

PCPA Scientific Meeting 2017
InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, Melbourne
Saturday, April 29, 2017

On behalf of the Board of the Private Cancer Physicians of Australia (PCPA), we have great pleasure in inviting you to attend our Scientific Meeting for 2017.  2017 marks the 10 year anniversary of PCPA!

The Scientific Meeting sessions will be held on Saturday 29th April 2017 at the InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto. This years’ program is designed to stimulate conversation and cater for the broad interests of our members.  A number of distinguished speakers will present, and engage in audience discussion on important topics such as drug access, safe administration of chemotherapy and MBS review.

The 10th Annual General Meeting of the PCPA will be held also on Saturday 29th April.  This will be the final session before the meeting closes.  All PCPA members are encouraged to attend this important meeting.  

On Sunday 30th April 2017, in response to strong demand from PCPA members to provide practical advice on establishing and managing a successful medical practice, education will be offered exclusively to PCPA members, through our partnership with the Fintuition Institute and the Private Practice education program.  A specifically tailored one-day program is being offered at a significantly discounted rate, subsidised by PCPA.  The Private Practice ‘Growth Strategies’ Workshop for established Practice Principals/Consultants is designed for those seeking operational efficiencies, expansion and deepening of referral relationships, transitioning to group and/or multi-location practice and positioning for optimal sale.

This year’s PCPA Scientific Meeting and ‘Growth Strategies’ Workshop will be held in conjunction with the annual PCPA training program for Medical Oncology and Haematology Advanced Trainees.  There will be an opportunity for networking by PCPA members with trainees in breaks and over cocktails on Saturday evening.  

As is customary, on Saturday evening there will be a social event (in the form of a stand-up reception with cocktails and canapés) to facilitate leisurely interaction among all delegates, as well as the trainees.  This event will be held in the hotel.   Partners are welcome to attend the evening social event, as well as breakfasts; however this will need to be at your own cost. Breakfast will be charged at the standard hotel rates directly to your room account, while the cost for additional tickets for the evening function will be provided upon event registration.

Additionally, on Friday evening, PCPA will host a dinner, exclusively for its members, at Rockpool Bar and Grill..  This will be a celebration of our 10 year anniversary.

Note that both evening events are external to pharmaceutical company support provided for the meeting.    

Registration for the Scientific Meeting and ‘Growth Strategies’ Workshop is expected to open soon.  You will be able to register online through a link from this page.  There will be no registration fee to attend the Scientific Meeting (includes catering) or social events however, there is a fee of $330 payable to attend the private practice education (necessary to cover expert presenters).  Additionally, accommodation at the InterContinental Melbourne will be at the delegate’s own expense (room reservations are to be made via the website at the time of meeting registration). Travel arrangements are also the responsibility of each delegate.  Please refer to the  registration website for a number of helpful hints.

We are grateful for the generous support of our Sponsors for the 2017 PCPA Scientific Meeting and welcome their attendance.

We hope that you will reserve the time to attend the 2017 PCPA Scientific Meeting and “Growth Strategies’ Workshop, and to celebrate our 10 year anniversary, and we look forward to seeing you in Melbourne.

Gary Richardson               

Christopher Steer

Sue Tremlett
Chief Executive Officer

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InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, Melbourne
InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, Melbourne
Program Information: 

Please click here to download program

Social Events: 

Friday Dinner: PCPA-hosted members only dinner to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of PCPA
(Rockpool Bar & Grill, Crown Casino, 7.00 for 7.30pm)

Saturday evening network reception: Flinders Lane, Ground Level, InterContinental Melbourne.


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