Biobanking Stakeholder Network Symposium

 

As part of our Cancer Institute NSW funded BSN project, we hosted a biobanking symposium at the Darlington Centre, University of Sydney on Friday 22nd May. The day was a great success, bringing together approximately 100 biobankers, researchers and policy experts to discuss biospecimen quality, research, and sustainability for the sector.

For your interest, links to the presentations from the day are listed below:

Session 1 (morning)

Dr Antonio Penna, Office for Health and Medical Research, “2015- A State-wide Biobanking Framework for NSW”

Prof Roger Wilson, NSW Health Pathology, “NSW Health Pathology Perspective”

Prof Sanchia Aranda, Cancer Institute NSW, “Transforming Biobanking Through Collaboration”

Prof Anna deFazio, Sydney-West Translational Cancer Research Centre, “Essential Clinical Data for Annotation of Biospecimens in NSW Biobanks Through Data Linkage”

Prof Nick Hawkins, Translational Cancer Research Network, “Exploring New Models of Consent for Cancer Biobanking in NSW”

Session 2 (morning tea – lunch)

A/Prof Kevin Spring, The CONCERT Translational Cancer Research Centre, “The Cancer Biobanking Landscape in NSW”

A/Prof Jennifer Byrne, The Kids Cancer Alliance, “Biospecimen Quality- Turning Talk Into Action”

Ms Jane Carpenter, NSW Health Pathology, “Biobank Accreditation and Certification”

Ms Catherine Kennedy and Ms Jillian Hung, Sydney-West Translational Cancer Research Centre, “Biobank Quality Reporting: Challenges and Opportunities”

Session 3 (lunch – afternoon tea)

Dr Craig Gedye, Hunter Cancer Research Alliance, “Biobanking Without Borders”

Dr Sonia Yip, Sydney Catalyst, “Lessons Learned From Biobanking Clinical Trial Biospecimens”

A/Prof Claire Vajdic, UNSW, “Biospecimen Use in Genetic Epidemiology Studies”

Panel discussion, “Local and Statewide Issues in Biobanking”

Session 4 (afternoon tea – close)

A/Prof Daniel Catchpoole, The Kids Cancer Alliance, “What’s New in Biobanking: 2015 ISBER Conference Summary”

A/Prof Daniel Catchpoole, The Kids Cancer Alliance, “Biobanking in NSW: Making It Worth The Effort”

Mr Adam Robinson and Prof Christine Clarke, Sydney-West Translational Cancer Research Centre, “Scoping of a Collaborative Process and System to Manage Returned Results for NSW Cancer Biobanks”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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