Peter Mac Tour Presentation on Translational Research
|Wednesday 18 October 2017||Facilities Tour|
|Time||0900 – 1230|
|About||Presentation on Translational Research and a tour of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre – Victoria’s new billion-dollar cancer centre|
|Location||Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Building
|Dress Code||Smart Casual|
|Where to meet||Please meet at 0845 at the conference registration counter at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) Level 1, Foyer.
Morning coffee and tea will be served at MCEC Level 1 Foyer. Delegate will proceed to the lobby of Pan Pacific hotel (formerly known as the Hilton) to board the coach.
|How to get back to the MCEC||Please meet at the lobby of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building at 1200. A coach will bring you back to the MCEC.
Lunch will be served at MCEC Level 1 Foyer
Hear Dr Speakman present on the move of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre to its new site and the operating model. Join Professor Trapani as he provides a summary of the research program he is working on and Peter Mac’s future directions as a member of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC).
|The VCCC building was completed in late 2015. Peter Mac moved in June 2016. Peter Mac occupies over 90% of the VCCC building. Total construction cost $1 billion. Peter Mac has over 2,500 staff, including 500+ researchers working in the building.
We are a world-leading integrated cancer research, treatment and education centre. Australia’s only public hospital dedicated to cancer treatment, research and care with a history spanning over 60 years here in Victoria. We are one of a few cancer treatment facilities in the world which has a fully integrated clinical and research program situated alongside a hospital. This co-location facilitates the translation of research findings into better clinical outcomes for patients.
Each year Peter Mac cares for over 30,000 public and private patients from across Victoria and Australia, including 10,000+ new patients each year.
The building was designed by leading Melbourne-based joint venture architecture firms: DesignInc (project coordinator, research labs, offices and education), Silver Thomas Hanley (clinical spaces) and McBride Charles Ryan (façade and public spaces).
Peter Mac is the heart of the Parkville biomedical precinct with physical links to Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Women’s and collaborative partnerships with University of Melbourne, Peter Doherty Institute and Walter and Eliza Hall.