HCRA Community Showcase

July 18, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
HCRA  Community Showcase

Hunter Cancer Research Alliance (HCRA) are hosting a Community Showcase event on Wednesday 18 July 2018. This event is an opportunity for HCRA research members to showcase their research to a community audience through oral and poster presentations and receive valuable consumer feedback.

The aim of this showcase will be to:

  • Allow our researchers to gain experiencing talking about their research to a community audience.
  • Give community members the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback for our researchers to consider and inform the future development of the cancer research projects.
  • Begin to establish connections and working relationships between our HCRA research membership and community members.


Time Presenter Title
10:00am Welcome Tea and coffee available on arrival
10:15am Prof Peter Greer Improving safety in radiation therapy with the Watchdog real time patient treatment verification system
10:30am Anne Herrmann Yes? No? Maybe … Helping cancer patients make informed treatment decisions
10:45am A/Prof Doan Ngo Early detection of cardiac toxicity induced by chemotherapy
11:00am Dr Mary-Claire Hanlon Cancer and sexually transmitted infection differences in experience (CASTIDE)
11:30am Poster Presentation An opportunity to meet with the researchers and view their presentation in a take home poster format
12:00pm Lunch  
12:45pm A/Prof Joerg Lehmann First ever system to continuously and directly measure the internal anatomy to guide breast cancer radiation treatment under deep inspiration breath hold
1:00pm Dr Bentre Talseth-Palmer Identification of genetic factors for inherited colon cancer
1:15pm Dr Kristen McCarter Continued smoking in cancer patients
1:30pm Dr Peter Pockney The impact of surgery, inflammation and sepsis on Neutrophil Extracellular Trap (NET) formation and subsequent metastatic disease in colorectal cancer
1:45pm Claire Jeans Lymphoedema in patients with head and neck cancer
2:00pm Poster Presentation An opportunity to meet with the researchers and view their presentation in a take home poster format

How can I contact the organiser with questions?

Email HCRA@newcastle.edu.au or call Operations and Communications Officer, Gemma Rabonu on 02 4042 0862 with any questions regarding this event.

Hunter Medical Research Institute
Lot 1 Kookaburra Circuit
New Lambton Heights NSW 2305