Scientific Meeting 2024

Registrations Open!

The ANZSNP is proud to present its first scientific meeting since the pandemic, to be held in-person in Queenstown, 31 August to 1 September 2024.

The Meeting is co-badged with the Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research (AWBCR), 31 August – 4 September 2024, part of Queenstown Research Week (QRW). Registration for the ANZSNP Scientific Meeting 2024 includes registration for the AWBCR, allowing delegates to attend the AWBCR free of cost (please see below regarding options for abstract submission). As the ANZSNP Scientific Meeting 2024 immediately precedes Queenstown Research Week, delegates also have the option to attend QRW satellite meetings, although costing for this is independent of our Meeting.

Confirmed faculty

Professor Arie Perry (UCSF)
Professor David Capper (Charité Berlin)
Professor Glenda Halliday (University of Sydney)
Associate Professor Michael Buckland (RPA, Sydney)
Dr Thomas Robertson (RBWH, Brisbane)
Dr Barbara Kozysca (RAH, Adelaide)
Dr Helen Murray (University of Auckland)

Topics

Neuro-oncology, including an approach to frozen sections
Neuropathology QAP review
Neurotrauma
Neurodegeneration

Conference convenors

Dr Fouzia Ziad (Waikato Hospital)
Dr Laveniya Satgunaseelan (RPA, Sydney)

Scientific committee

Dr Joanne Sy (RPA, Sydney)
Dr Fouzia Ziad (Waikato Hospital)
Dr Laveniya Satgunaseelan (RPA, Sydney)
Dr Clinton Turner (Auckland City Hospital)
Dr Krishnan Iyengar (RBWH, Brisbane)
Dr Winny Varikatt (Westmead Hospital, Sydney)
Dr Larry Liam (Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hospital Authority, Hong Kong)

Neuropathology case presentations

Interesting cases in the field of tumours of the central nervous system (including glial tumours, mesenchymal tumours and embryonal tumours), and non-neoplastic mimics of brain tumours, may be submitted for oral presentation. Cases of sufficient interest and scientific merit will be selected for a 10 minute oral presentation, with 5 minutes for question time. Please submit a summary of no more than 250 words as a Word document prior to June 15 2024 to members@anzsnp.org, for consideration of inclusion in the program. Authors and their affiliations should be included in the abstract (and are not included in the word count). Two neoplastic cases and one non-neoplastic case will be selected for presentation at the Meeting.

Scientific abstract submissions (Saturday 31 August session)

We encourage the submission of scientific abstracts, pertaining to any aspect of neuropathology, for presentation as part of Saturday’s program (31 August).
Please submit a structured abstract (including Background, Aims, Methods, Results and Conclusion sections) of no more than 250 words as a Word document prior to June 15 2024 to members@anzsnp.org, for consideration of inclusion in the program.

This year’s ANZSNP “Bill Evans Memorial Award” is sponsored by IGENZ, and will be awarded to the best young investigator from the abstracts presented on Saturday’s program (neuropathology oral abstract session on 31 August). Students, trainees and those in the first 3 postdoctoral years of study are eligible to apply. Authors and their affiliations should be included in the abstract (and are not included in the word count). Please indicate at the end of your abstract if you wish to be considered for this award, as well as your level of study.

Abstracts will be published in the Free Neuropathology Journal.

Please note that abstract submissions for the Sunday program are to be submitted through the AWCBR 2024.

Registration fees

Consultants (ANZSNP member): AUD 375 / NZD 400
Consultants (non-member): AUD 440 / NZD 470
Students, trainees and scientists: AUD 190 / NZD 200

Payment is required by direct deposit to one of the following accounts.
Within the registration form, please give the name that you have used for payment, under the question: “My registration fees have been paid to the ANZSNP under the following name:”
This way, we can match your payment to your online registration form. If we cannot match your name as listed on payment to your online registration form, we cannot register you for the Meeting.

ANZSNP account details:
Australian and New Zealand Society for Neuropathology
Australia – AUD
National Australia Bank
BSB: 082-171
Account number: 117409539
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New Zealand – NZD
Bank: BNZ
Account holder: ANZSNP
Account number: 02-1290-0209033-000

Registration details

Following payment, please register for the conference via this link – please read ‘Registration fees’ section above prior to registration.

Registration for the ANZSNP Scientific Meeting includes registration for the Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research, 2024 (31 August – 4 September, 2024), if you wish to attend and partake.

Social events

Welcome drinks will be held on Saturday 31 March. All attendees are warmly encouraged to attend.

A joint conference dinner with AWCBR attendees will be held on Sunday 1 September. This will incur an additional cost as it will be organised and invoiced through the AWCBR. Please indicate on the form if you would like to attend and we will forward your details to the AWCBR organisers.

Accommodation

Delegates are to make their own arrangements in Queenstown.

Cancellation and refunds

No cancelations or refunds can be processed after May 31, 2024.
Due to limited seating within the venue, the number of delegates is limited to 75, so please register early to avoid disappointment.

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