Welcome to the NZSO 2011 Conference

Due to the recent earthquake we now invite you to join us at the Pullman Hotel, Auckland for the NZSO Conference on the 12 and 13 May, 2011. We have a fantastic lineup of speakers this year, covering a wide range of topics within our theme of translational oncology: “From benchtop to bedside”.

Oncology research is increasingly providing clinicians with ways of focusing treatment on those who will truly benefit from the treatments. More than ever before, the need for collaboration between scientists and clinicians to drive treatment choices is important as oncology moves closer to individualising care. With increasing demands on the health dollar, we need to develop our ability to target expensive treatments for those who will benefit most.

We hope that this conference will help highlight some of these issues, which ultimately should lead to improved care in those with cancer.

Angela George and David Porter
NZSO 2011 Conference Representatives