World Congress on Controversies in Breast Cancer (CoBRA)
Pullman Melbourne on the Park Hotel # (Former Hilton on the Park Melbourne)Melbourne, AUSTRALIA Visit the Venue to read more
Melbourne Airport is 22 kilometres from the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. This is a 30-minute drive dependent on traffic conditions. Transfers from the airport are readily available via taxi, shuttle bus, car hire or private hire operators.
Melbourne Airport is serviced by the Skybus Super Shuttle—the only bus service linking the airport to the city. Tickets are available from the driver; from the information booth outside the terminal; or from the Skybus Super Shuttle website. Tickets prices (as at May 2012) are AUD17 one way or AUD28 return. For more information visit: www.skybus.com.au
Taxis have their own taxi ranks or can be hailed from the street. Taxis are available from the ground floor level of Melbourne Airport, outside the international terminal and both domestic terminals. Expect a taxi fare of around AUD60 for a taxi ride between the CBD and Melbourne Airport.
Most of Melbourne’s main attractions are within walking distance to the forum venue and recommended hotels; however public transport is easily accessible and affordable.
Myki is Melbourne’s smartcard ticketing system. With myki you can travel on all of Melbourne’s trains, trams and buses. A myki can be purchased from train stations, some tram stops and bus interchanges, 7 Eleven stores, retail outlets and newsagents displaying the myki sign. A myki visitor pack containing a map, instructions for use, a myki card with enough value for one day’s travel in Zone 1 (the entire tram network) and discounts to various Melbourne attractions is also available for purchase from the Melbourne Visitor Centre.
Melbourne Visitor Shuttle Bus
On the Melbourne Visitors Shuttle Bus delegates can hop on and off at any of the 13 key city locations including the Melbourne Museum, Queen Victoria Market, Royal Botanic Gardens and Chinatown.
With the Yarra River running through it, Melbourne is a great city to make your way around by boat. Jump on a Melbourne Water Taxi or take a scenic cruise departing from Southbank.
Free City Circle Tram
Operating every 12 minutes, the City Circle Tram travels the perimeter of Melbourne's city centre, taking in many of Melbourne's landmarks. Delegates can catch the tram at any of the specially marked stops on Flinders Street, Harbour Esplanade, Docklands Drive or Spring Street. The City Circle route uses iconic W-Class trams, offering passengers an historical experience and commentary along the way.ptv.vic.gov.au
Congresses are numerous, but few address the key issues facing clinicians in their daily practice. New information is often presented, but rarely in a form that is ready for use and the gap between theory and practice is not always addressed. The CoBRA congress will be different. It will deal with controversial issues in aspects of breast cancer care, with presentations, debates and discussions. The congress will provide a forum for key opinion leaders to effectively debate unresolved clinical and therapeutic dilemmas.
We expect strong support from academic and community breast cancer clinicians from Australia and the wider region.
The faculty will include speakers from North America, Europe and Asia, as well as strong local and national leaders. The scientific program will include a range of topics.
We invite you to be part of the CoBRA Congress, which we believe will be an outstanding scientific event.
|Bruce Mann||Richard De Boer|| Javier Cortes|
Fees include: CoBRA scientific updates, newsletters, access to accepted abstracts, full participation in an annual CoBRA congress, participation in the young scientist competition, the annual CoBRA Book, CoBRA bag, CoBRA certificate and free access to CoBRA social networks, Networking Reception at the Congress.
All prices are in Australian dollars and include GST.
*Nurses, Students and Residents must provide proof confirming their status, which can be sent by replying to the registration confirmation email you will receive upon completion of the process.
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
CoBRA cannot accept liability for personal accidents, nor loss of or damage to private property of participants, either during or directly arising from The World Congress on Controversies in Breast Cancer.
Participants should make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.
All cancellations must be faxed, electronically mailed or post-marked. Refund of registration fees will be as follows:
- Postmarked until August 22, 2015 - 100% refund (minus AUD 50 handling fee).
- Postmarked from August 23, 2015 until October 21, 2015 - 50% refund
- No refund for onsite registration.
Cancelations are not accepted
Abstract submission deadline 2015-07-06
Abstracts should be submitted in English and contain no more than 3,600 characters, including titles, graphs and non-visible characters, such as spaces and line breaks.
Please write concisely and clearly and follow this structure:
- Problem statement: Why do we care about the problem?
- Methods: What did you actually do to get your results?
- Results: What did you learn/invent/create?
- Conclusion: What are the implications of your findings?
Please ensure that your abstract does not contain spelling, grammar or scientific mistakes, as it will be reproduced exactly as submitted. No proof reading will be done. Linguistic accuracy is the responsibility of the submitter.
An abstract cannot be accepted if the conflict of interest disclosure is not signed.
Abstracts must contain data and meet international ethical standards.
Abbreviations should be defined.
Images/graphs/tables can be uploaded according to the following criteria:
- Width (in pixels): min 50 / max 750
- Height (in pixels): min 50 / max 750
- Size (in KB): min 20/ max 1,000
- Resolution (dpi): min 96 / max 300. The standard display size for images is 96 dpi.
- Format: JPG, PNG or GIF
You may improve the quality of your image for publication by increasing the number of dpi as well as the height and width of the image (in pixels).
If you wish to modify your image, you may use the programme Paint.Net (free software).
Abstract submissions that do not meet the above noted guidelines may be rejected without review.
The Scientific Committee may request additional information about abstracts and reject abstracts.
Type of Presentation
Authors should select their presentation preference. Final decision on the presentation type will be made by the Scientific Committee.
Oral presentation: The abstract is selected for oral presentation at any of the Free Communication sessions.
Poster presentation: The abstract is selected for presentation in a poster format. Posters are displayed throughout the meeting.
Book only: The submitter chooses not to present the abstract in oral or poster format. The abstract will only appear in the Abstract Book.
- Each submitter can present up to 2 abstracts (only 1 of which can be an oral presentation).
- Creation of a user account is required for the submission of an abstract.
- Accepted abstract presenters must register and pay their registration fees by the deadline date noted in the letter of acceptance. If payment is not received by the deadline date (or is received after the deadline date), the abstract(s) will be automatically withdrawn and will not appear in the Program or Abstract Book.
- The Scientific Committee may request pre-registration from abstract submitters prior to abstract review.
What is this competition all about?
Controversies in Breast Cancer (CoBRA) invites young scientists
or researchers to submit their work and to join the Young Scientist Award competition.
The winner(s) will receive free registration, 3 nights’ hotel accommodation and the abstract will be presented as an oral presentation as an oral presentation.
Wow! How do I enter?
1. Submit your abstract via the Congress website (Abstract) no later than Monday July 6, 2015.
2. Register and pay registration fees (If your abstract is selected as a winner, your full registration fees will be refunded).
3. Include your date of birth during the registration process.
Great! So what are the guidelines for submitting?
- Submitters must be born in 1981 or after.
- Submitters must be the first author of the abstract
- Attendance at the Congress by the winner is mandatory in order to receive and collect the award
- Winner(s) who cancel for any reason will not be entitled to collect their award.
Note that abstracts sent by email or fax will automatically be rejected.
Supporting CoBRA - What's in it for the Industry?
- Participate and present your products and research to an international audience
- Stimulate and discuss new research
- Use the unique debates concept to stir discussion
- Encourage and promote education and public awareness
- Cooperate and network with world opinion leaders in the field
- Support and assist world opinion leaders to reach the best clinical recommendations for current therapeutic dilemmas
- Inform and update international participants on clinical and technological developments
For further information, please contact the Congress Secretariat:
c/o MCI Geneva
75 Rue de Lyon
C.P. 502 CH-1211
Tel. +972 73 706 6950
Fax. +972 3 725 6266