Breast Cancer Trials
41st Annual Scientific Meeting

Breast Cancer Trials (BCT) is the largest independent, oncology clinical trials research group in Australia and New Zealand. For more than 40 years, BCT has conducted clinical trials for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer.

The research program involves multicentre national and international clinical trials and brings together over 800 researchers in 101 institutions throughout Australia and New Zealand. BCT has contributed to more than 1,000 peer reviewed publications and more than 15,000 women have participated in BCT clinical trials.

The 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) will 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.

The ASM is an opportunity for breast cancer researchers throughout Australia and New Zealand to learn of recent advances in breast cancer research worldwide; to share knowledge and research outcomes; and to collaborate, plan and strategise for new breast cancer clinical trials research initiatives.

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

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The 2019 BCT 41st Annual Scientific Meeting will be held at Hilton Adelaide, which is centrally located in the heart of the city and is the largest hotel in the state. It has 19 meeting rooms and extensive exhibition space enabling all delegates to eat, sleep and meet under the one roof.


The ASM Secretariat is responsible for conference registration only and delegates are responsible for their accommodation. You can book your accommodation at Hilton Adelaide here.

Alternatively, there are several hotels within walking distance to Hilton Adelaide.

Q&A Event

Members of the public and ASM delegates are invited to attend our annual Q&A Event, to hear the latest news on breast cancer research and clinical trials from leading Australian and international researchers.

This year’s Q&A is called ‘Directions in Breast Cancer Research: Ask the Experts’ and will be moderated by Mia Freedman (pictured) - founder of Mamamia and former magazine editor of Dolly, Cosmopolitan and Cleo.

Our expert panel consists of: Associate Professor Prue Francis, Ms Leslie Gilham, Professor Sunil Lakhani, Dr Stuart McIntosh, Associate Professor Nicholas Wilcken and Dr Nicholas Zdenkowski.

This free event will be held at Elder Hall, at the University of Adelaide in the heart of the CBD, from 6-7:30pm on Wednesday 24 July 2019. The event will be broadcast live on Facebook.

ASM delegates can register for the Q&A while registering for the ASM. For members of the public wishing to register for the Q&A, please visit the event website at EventBrite.

Travel Grants & Awards

The BCT Board of Directors are pleased to provide the following travel grants and awards to recognise the valuable contribution of BCT members to the Group’s clinical trials research program; provide professional development opportunities for members; recognise outstanding achievement by researchers, clinicians and scientists in their particular field; and help promote the research activities of BCT and encourage participation in them. All BCT awards are at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

Applications for 2019 travel grants and awards are now closed.

For more information or enquires about the following BCT Awards, contact the ASM Secretariat: Ph: +61 2 4925 3068 or email

Contact Us

All enquiries regarding the Annual
Scientific Meeting (ASM) should be
directed to the ASM Secretariat:

ASM Secretariat Breast Cancer Trials
PO Box 283
The Junction NSW 2291, Australia

Phone: +61 2 4925 5255
Fax: +614 4925 3068