The 2018 ICCTF Cognition and Cancer Conference will be held in Sydney, Australia. 


9-10th April 2018 Cognition and Cancer Conference

9th April: 6.30pm-10.30pm Conference Dinner @ Studio Sydney Tower (see below for further details)

11th April: 8am-11am optional Imaging and Pre-clinical workshops

11th April: 1pm-4pm optional “meet the experts” networking buffet lunch cruise on Sydney harbor.


Rydge’s World Square, 389 Pitt Street NSW 2000, Sydney


We have received a large number of quality abstract submissions encompassing the diverse and expanding field of research into cognition and cancer and we are very excited about the number of young investigators who have submitted.

Abstracts are currently being reviewed and those who submitted will be notified of the outcome by the end of January 2018.

Poster presentations
Dimensions (maximum size): Height 147cm by width 97cm.

Oral presentations
Twenty minutes in total: Presentations should be 15 minutes with 5 minutes for discussion.

Please note the following important deadlines:

Abstract submission deadline:  December 1st, 2017

Notification of acceptance of abstracts: end of January 2018

Early bird registration deadline: February 10th 2018


To register for the conference click on the following link:

Student Rate: early bird registration- until February 10th = 270 AUD.  Full registration - after February 10th = 400 AUD

Regular Rate: early bird registration- until February 10th =500 AUD. Full registration - after February 10th = 650 AUD

Conference dinner: 110 AUD

Meet the Experts Networking Cruise: 100 AUD

The workshops are included in the conference registration fee.

You can contact the local organization by sending an email to:

Invited speakers: 

·       Dr Paul Maruff (University of Melbourne, Australia):  The use of new technologies to assess cognition in oncology: opportunities and challenges.

·       Dr Florence Joly (Centre Francois Baclesse, France):  Immunotherapy agents and cognition

·       Dr Adam Walker (Monash University, Australia):  The influence of cancer on cognition in pre-clinical models

·       Dr Don Mabbott (The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada): Cognitive and neuroimaging outcomes in cognitive/brain rehabilitation approaches

Accommodation options:

We have organized a reduced rate for 30 rooms at the conference venue, Rydges World Square. This will be on a “first in / first served basis” and needs to be booked a minimum of one month prior to the conference to ensure you get this rate.  Rate: AUD$209/night for a deluxe king/twin room.

To access the special accommodation rate, contact the Rydges World Square reservation team via phone (+61 2 8268 1888) or email ( and quote BLOCK ID : 2988172 or BLOCK NAME: University of Sydney – Allotment. Credit card details are required to be provided for guarantee purposes at the time of booking.

Alternatively, Sydney offers a range of accommodation close to the city, including Darling Harbour and Circular Quay ranging from backpacker to 5-star hotels - as well as airbnb. 

Conference dinner:

Monday 9th of April – Studio, Sydney Tower (6.30-10.30pm). Studio is Sydney’s highest event space and bar. The venue offers 220 degree views over Sydney that span across the Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the headlands. (interactive tour)



We would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Cancer Research Network (CRN), University of Sydney. The CRN, established in 2006, is a cross-Faculty initiative of the University. The CRN links cancer researchers in the University and its teaching hospitals and affiliated research institutes and institutions to build high quality cancer research capacity and achieve international cancer research excellence in areas of strength. For further information please visit the CRN's website: