As the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) head into an extremely busy period until the end of the financial year with more than 200 events on the calendar including 26 conferences, there was little time to catch their breath after concluding a ten day period with 2,000 delegates attending six conferences.  It was a week focused on the world of medicine and science, with under the microscope topics covering everything from cancer prevention, medical imaging and radio therapy, critical care nursing, vaccine development and immunotherapeutics.

Two of the conferences were convened by BCEC Convention Advocates.

Foundation Advocate, Professor Jeff Dunn, CEO of Cancer Council Queensland hosted Pacific Cancer Leaders’ Summit and Asia Pacific Organisation for Cancer Prevention (APOCP) 2016 focussing on cancer prevention and control. While fellow Advocate, Professor Rajiv Khanna, Director of QIMR Berghofer’s Centre for Immunotherapy and Vaccine Development (CIVD), chaired the local organising committee of the 6th Australasian Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics Development Meeting.

A repeat event for BCEC, this meeting provides unique opportunities for young investigators to interact with experienced researchers working in the fields of cancer, infectious diseases and autoimmunity.