Breast Cancer Trials
44th Annual Scientific Meeting

Breast Cancer Trials 44th Annual Scientific Meeting

Breast Cancer Trials (BCT) is a world leading clinical trials research organisation, dedicated to finding new and better treatments and prevention strategies for people affected by this disease.

Our research program involves multicentre national and international clinical trials and brings together more than 835 researchers in 109 institutions throughout Australia and New Zealand. BCT has contributed to almost 1,230 peer reviewed publications and more than 16,800 women have participated in our breast cancer clinical trials.

The 2023 ASM will also host a number of internationally renowned guest speakers including key BCT researchers. Delegates include leading Australian and New Zealand medical practitioners and clinicians, and clinical trials management personnel.

The full and extensive program will include two days of scientific sessions covering timely reviews of breast cancer clinical trials, discussion of new protocols, future clinical trials research and other research developments. 

We look forward to an in-person meeting, offering the opportunity for us all to connect in Auckland, New Zealand. For up to date information on COVID-19 in New Zealand, including travel requirements, click here. 

Please note that the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be in Auckland from Thursday 20 July – Sunday 20 August 2023. 

The Breast Cancer Trials ASM is not open to the general public to attend. 

The Premier Event on the Clinical Trials Research Calendar

Attracting leading health professionals involved in the conduct of breast cancer clinical trials throughout Australia and New Zealand, the Breast Cancer Trials Annual Scientific Meeting is an important event to stay up-to-date on research and to network with colleagues.

The Alan Coates Award for Excellence in Clinical Trials
This award recognises a member of BCT who has made an outstanding contribution to the BCT's clinical trials research program.
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The Robert Sutherland Award for Excellence in Translational Research
This award recognises a Translational Researcher and their achievements and contributions to improved patient outcomes and is open to BCT members and non-members worldwide.
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The John Collins Fellow Medal and Travel Grant
This award was established to encourage potential academic Breast Cancer Surgeons to become involved in clinical trials research.
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Education Travel Grants
These grants recognise Full Members of BCT who are unable to access institutional or other funding to attend the Annual Scientific Meeting.
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9:00am - 4:00pm, The Great Room 4

Trials Coordination Forum

Please note that the Trials Coordination Forum is primarily for Trial/Study Coordinators; not suitable for Pharmaceutical representatives.

1:00pm - 4:00pm, The Great Room 3

Concept Development Workshop

Our New Concept Workshop will be held at the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) to provide an opportunity for Breast Cancer Trials (BCT) members and non-members to present new research ideas.

The workshop will be held at The Cordis, Auckland, and will involve a presentation of selected concepts, followed by discussion and feedback from the audience.

5:30pm - 7:00pm, The Auckland War Memorial

Q&A Event

More information to come early in the New Year.

7:30pm - 11:00pm

Faculty Dinner (Private Function)

7:00am - 8:50am, Crystal 1

Symposium 1

Symposium 1 is sponsored by Gilead.

9:00am - 12:45pm, The Great Rooms 1 & 2

Session 1

Supportive Care.

12:45pm - 1:45pm, Crystal 1

Symposium 2

Symposium 2 is sponsored by AstraZeneca.

1:45pm - 5:00pm, The Great Rooms 1 & 2

Session 2

Early Breast Cancer.

5:05pm - 5:30pm, The Great Rooms 1 & 2

Annual General Meeting

Please note, this meeting is for BCT members only.


7:30pm - 11:30pm, The Auckland War Memorial

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner is sponsored by AstraZeneca.


7:00am - 8:50am, Crystal 1

Symposium 1

Symposium 1 is sponsored by Gilead.

9:00am - 12:45pm, The Great Rooms 1 & 2

Session 3A

Advanced Breast Cancer.




9:00am - 12:45pm, The Great Room 3

Session 3B

Oncoplastic Breast Surgery.

12:45pm - 1:45pm, Crystal 1

Symposium 2

Symposium 2 is sponsored by MSD.

1:45pm - 4:30pm, The Great Rooms 1 & 2

Session 4

Translational Research.

9:00am - 3:30pm, Crystal 2

BCT Trainee & Early Career Day

44th Annual Scientific Meeting Speakers

Sibylle Loibl

Chair of the German Breast Group (GBG), and Professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Goethe University of Frankfurt.

Philip Poortmans

Radiation Oncologist at Iridium Netwerk and the University of Antwerp in Belgium, where he completed his medical studies.

Alastair Thompson

Co-chair of the NCI BOLD Taskforce, the SWOG translational medicine breast group and the TBCRC locoregional working group.

Our Sponsors

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor at Breast Cancer Trials 44th Annual Scientific Meeting, please email

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Location Cordis Hotel, Auckland

The ASM Secretariat is responsible for conference registration only and delegates are responsible for their accommodation. You can book your accommodation at The Cordis Hotel, Auckland here.

Alternatively, there are several hotels within walking distance to The Cordis Hotel.

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