Why Study Mammographic Density 2022 International Conference In-person & Online
Date: Tuesday 27th to Wednesday 28th September 2022 Host: University of Melbourne School of Population and Global Health Location: Woodward Conference Centre, Law Building (106), University of Melbourne Cost: $375 ‘early bird’ in-person; other prices for online, student, and consumer scholarships - see below Program: Draft program here.
Please join us in Melbourne, Australia for the 7th International Biennial Why Study Mammographic Density? Conference 2022. This two-day hybrid event features an outstanding program of research from experts around Australia and the world. We are delighted to welcome delegates back to our first in-person event since 2018. Delegates can also join us online with live-streaming available, and access to recorded presentations after the conference proceedings. We’ve included several time-zone friendly sessions to accommodate our international colleagues.
Overview The 2022 conference aims to share new research and knowledge concerning mammographic density, a strong and heritable risk factor for breast cancer. It brings together a multi-disciplinary mix of researchers, clinicians, consumers, industry providers, and policy makers. Sessions cover a wide spectrum of topics including biology, measurement and screening, advanced analytics including AI, epidemiology and genetics, public health policy and community engagement. Keynote speakers include Professor Per Hall from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet, and Associate Professor Weiva Sieh from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York.
In-person and online
For in-person delegates, the 2022 conference provides a welcome opportunity to re-connect and meet new colleagues during sessions and breaks (including lunch and dinner), and interact with sponsors and exhibitors. Each delegate receives a conference wallet containing the program, speaker biographies and abstracts upon arrival at the venue.
Our online attendees are well catered for too. There will be a dedicated online conference homepage where you’ll find links for sessions and resources all in the one place, including the program, speaker biographies and abstracts. Cameras in the venue will livestream the speakers and their presentations, and the overall conference room. You can ask questions of presenters via online chat, and view exhibitor and sponsor information online.
All registered delegates, in-person and online, will receive an email after the conference with a password-protected link to the recorded sessions.
Program There are seven sessions across the two days; each approximately one and half hours in length including time for Q&As.
Tuesday sessions begin AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) 11.00am, conclude at 8.00pm*, and include regular breaks
* Our evening 6.30pm-8.00pm session is 9.30am-11.00am in London, 10.30am-12.00pm in Stockholm.
Wednesday sessions begin at 9.30am**, conclude at 3.30pm, and include regular breaks
** This is 7.30pm in New York/Toronto; 6.30pm Rochester; 4.30pm Seattle; 1.30pm Hawaii.
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In-person ‘early bird’ $395** (closes 12th September 2022)
In-person full price $445** (closes 20th September 2022)
Online ‘early bird’ $165 (closes 12th September 2022)
Online full price $215 (closes 20th September 2022)
Student in-person $275** (closes 20th September 2022)
Student online $115 (closes 20th September 2022)
Community representative scholarship** (see details below)
* Late cancellation fee applies - see registration page ** Includes morning and afternoon refreshments, lunches across two days, buffet dinner and beverages on Tuesday night
About Melbourne and the venue The Woodward Centre is located on the 10th floor, Melbourne Law School (Building 106), 185 Pelham St, Carlton VIC 3053 - see map - and is fully wheelchair accessible. With floor to ceiling windows, the venue features spectacular views of the university campus, Carlton and Melbourne Central Business District. The venue is set in one of the world’s most liveable cities offering cultural diversity and sophistication combined with a relaxed lifestyle and friendly atmosphere. Beyond Melbourne you can discover the breathtaking and unparalleled beauty of our natural attractions in the regional areas of Victoria such as the Great Ocean Road, its various wine regions (Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, King Valley, Macedon Ranges, to name a few), Philip Island, and much more! Find out how to get to the Woodward Centre, including public transport and parking here
Our sponsors, exhibitors and supporters WhyStudyMD2022 offers a number of opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors. If you would like to become involved, please contact Associate Professor Jennifer Stone at [email protected] for a sponsor/exhibitor prospectus.
About This year’s conference is hosted by the newly established MyBRISK (Breast cancer RISK) Centre for Research Excellence, which is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council, and based at the University of Melbourne. It operates under the auspices of its Chief Investigator, Professor John Hopper, one of the conference’s founding members. This new CRE ultimately aims to make it possible to further reduce mortality from breast cancer, and more effectively, by identifying women at vastly different levels of risk at younger ages, determining which screening modalities are likely to be more effective, and helping radiologists to better detect cancers.
With thanks to the WhyStudyMD2022 Organising Committee for their hard work, commitment and guidance in bringing this special event to fruition:
Associate Professor Jennifer Stone, University of Western Australia
Associate Professor Kara Britt, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Associate Professor Wendy Ingman, University of Adelaide
Professor John Hopper, University of Melbourne
Dr Sue Malta, Manager MyBRISK Centre for Research Excellence, University of Melbourne