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Tracey O’Brien: Privilege to connect with some of the brightest cancer research minds in Cancer Institute NSW 2024 Fellows’ Forum
May 24, 2024, 14:27

Tracey O’Brien: Privilege to connect with some of the brightest cancer research minds in Cancer Institute NSW 2024 Fellows’ Forum

Tracey O’Brien shared a post on LinkedIn:

“What a privilege to connect with some of the brightest cancer research minds in our state today for the Cancer Institute NSW 2024 Fellows’ Forum.

We’re thrilled to be able to support early and mid career cancer researchers working in NSW LHDs, universities and Medical Research Institutions, and one of my great pleasures is being able to spend time with people who are striving to create a better future for all of us.

Today was all about collaborating and learning from each other, and I want to thank all of who came together to make it such a success – Dr Ben Smith, A/Prof Liz Caldon, A/Prof Reema Harrison, Dr Sean Porazinski, Dr Brooke Pereira, Dr Chirstina Signorelli, Dr Emmy Fleuren, Dr Kendelle Murphy, Dr Rebekah Laidsaar-Powell, Dr Nunki Hassan, Dr Ursula Sansom-Daly, Dr Heather Murray, Dr Yuchen Feng, Dr Mahdi Zeraati, Dr Amelia P. and many more.

Special recognition to our outstanding speakers; A/Prof Mark Cowley gave a brilliant keynote on realising the promise of precision medicine and Professor Geoff Delaney shared his experience and wisdom on building research capacity. Cancer Voices NSW leaders Elisabeth Kochman and Murray McLachlan gave invaluable tips on involving consumers in research and Cathie Withyman from the Research Impact Academy held a workshop on communicating impact. Thanks to Maria Mury, Leighna Carmichael, Cara McFarlane and other from the CINSW team who worked hard to make this event happen. ”

Tracey O'Brien

Source: Tracey O’Brien/LinkedIn

Dr. Tracey O’Brien is the NSW Chief Cancer Officer and CEO of the Cancer Institute NSW, Australia. Before her current role, Tracey was Director of the Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children’s Hospital, and Director of the Transplant & Cellular Therapy Program. Tracey has held numerous high-profile national and international leadership positions, including Advisory Chair, Cancer Australia; V/Chair (Africa, Asia and Australasia) International Centre for Bone Marrow Transplant Research and V/President of the Australian and New Zealand Children’s Oncology Group. In recognition of her exceptional contributions, Tracey was profiled in 2023 as one of the world’s foremost women in paediatric cancer by the International Society of Paediatric Oncology. In 2019 Tracey was named in the Australian Financial Review’s prestigious Top 10 Women of Influence, winning the Innovation category. In addition to her medical expertise, Tracey has a Master of Law (Health) and executive MBA and serves as a conjoint Professor in Clinical Medicine (UNSW) and Honorary Professor in Science and Engineering (Macquarie University). Dr. O’Brien remains committed to mentoring the next generation of clinician leaders and maintains an active clinical practice in cancer survivorship at Sydney Children’s Hospital.