Scientific Program Committee

Basic Science

Chair – Professor Nikolas Haass - Principal Research Fellow; Head, Experimental Melanoma Therapy Group, Academic Lead of the Translational Research Institute’s Microscopy Core Facility
Past President of the Australasian Society of Dermatology Research (ASDR), The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland
Professor Helen Rizos - Professor, Macquarie Medical School, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW
Associate Professor Karen Sheppard - Principal Research Fellow, Co-Leader McArthur Laboratory, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, VIC 
Associate Professor Elin Gray - Associate Professor of Cancer Research and Deputy Director of the ECU’s Centre for Precision Health, Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA
Dr Mitchell Stark - UQ Amplify Researcher, The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD

Consumer Involvement
Chair – Ms Victoria Beedle - CEO, Melanoma Patents Australia 
Ms Tamara Dawson – Founder and Director Melanoma & Skin Cancer Advocacy Network, Melbourne, Victoria 
Mr Rod Flude – Consumer representative, Australian Centre of Excellence in Melanoma Imaging and Diagnosis
Ms Karen van Gorp – Chair, Consumer Committee, Melanoma Patients Australia. 

 

Dermatology
Chair – Professor H. Peter Soyer - Chair in Dermatology, The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD
Dr Helena Collgros - Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, Sydney, NSW
Associate Professor Victoria Mar - Director, Victorian Melanoma Service, The Alfred & School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC
Professor Kiarash Khosrotehrani - Director, Dermatology Department, Princess Alexandra Hospital & Professorial Research Fellow, The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute, Brisbane, QLD
Professor Pablo Fernandez Penas - Dermatology Department Head, Westmead Hospital & Professor in Dermatology at Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW

Epidemiology / Public Health  
Chair – Professor David Whitman - Distinguished Scientist & NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.
Assoc Prof Louisa Gordon - Group Leader, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Assoc Prof Katy Bell - Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology Sydney School of Public Health University of Sydney, and Wiser Healthcare Chief Investigator.
Prof Anne Cust - Professor of Cancer Epidemiology, University of Sydney; Deputy Director, the Daffodil Centre, Cancer Council NSW; Faculty Member, Melanoma Institute Australia


Medical Oncology 
Chair – Associate Professor Victoria Atkinson - Medical Oncologist, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Greenslopes Private Hospital, Queensland Melanoma Project, University of Queensland
Dr Ines da Silva - Medical Oncologist, Melanoma Institute Australia, The University of Sydney, Blacktown Hospital
Associate Professor Andrew Haydon - Medical Oncologist, Alfred Hospital, Monash University
Associate Professor Alexander Menzies - Medical Oncologist, Melanoma Institute Australia, The University of Sydney, Royal North Shore and Mater Hospitals
Dr Rachel Roberts-Thomson - Medical Oncologist, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Cancer Care Adelaide, University of Adelaide Chair 


Pathology 
Chair – Associate Professor Duncan Lambie - Medical Director, Anatomical Pathology, Pathology Queensland, Princess Alexandra Hospital; University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
Dr Peter Ferguson - Staff Specialist, Tissue Pathology and Diagnostic Oncology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital; Clinical Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney; Faculty Member, Melanoma Institute Australia
Professor Catriona Mclean - Director, Anatomical Pathology, Alfred Health; Professor, Dept of Medicine CCS, Monash University; Professor, Howard Florey Neurosciences Institute; Director, Victorian Brain Bank Network, Director, Victorian Neuromuscular laboratory service 
Associate Professor Benjamin Wood - Dermatopathologist, PathWest Laboratory Medicine, QEII Medical Centre, University of Western Australia


Primary Care
Chair – Dr. Solange Green - GP with an interest in skin cancer, Melanoma Centre Skin Cancer Clinic, Brisbane, Fellow Skin Cancer College Australasia, FRACGP
Dr Helena Rosengren - Senior Lecturer James Cook University, Chair Research Committee Skin Cancer College Australasia, Medical Director Skin Repair Skin Cancer Clinic
A/Prof Paul Fishburn - MBBS MMed FRACGP
Dr Jon Emery - Herman Professor of Primary Care Cancer Research, Director of PC4, Centre for Cancer Research and Dept. of General Practice, University of Melbourne

 

Radiation Oncology 
Chair – Associate Professor Mark Pinkham – Radiation Oncologist, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Icon Cancer Centre, Brisbane, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland.
Radiation Oncologist, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland Melanoma Project.
Dr Lisa Capelle – Radiation Oncologist, Icon Cancer Centre Cairns & Clinical Director Cancer Care and Haematology, Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service, QLD. 
Dr Gishan Ratnayake – Radiation Oncologist, Radiation Oncology Princess Alexandra Raymond Terrace (ROPART), Brisbane, QLD


Surgical Oncology 
Chair – Professor Mark Smithers - Chair, Queensland Melanoma Project, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Mayne Professor, Academy of Surgery, University of Queensland
Associate Professor Alexanda van Akkooi - Faculty Member Melanoma Institute Australia, Associate Professor of Melanoma Surgical Oncology, Immediate past-Chair of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Melanoma Group, The University of Sydney and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital 
Mr. Richard Martin – Cutaneous Surgical Oncologist, New Zealand Melanoma Unit, Te Whata Ora (Health New Zealand, Waitemata), University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Associate Professor Robyn Saw – Faculty member Melanoma Institute Australia; Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Sydney; Head of Department Melanoma and Surgical Oncology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital