Cost: $50 per person, includes registration, lunch and refershments
In 2001, Genetic Alliance Australia (GA) was approached by a number of people to set up a support group for people living with an inherited gene fault predisposing them to certain cancers. At the first meeting it was agreed that an annual information day was preferred. Consequently each year, in October, an information seminar has been held.
The information day programme has presentations from doctors, genetic counsellors and individuals. Conducted in an informal setting, the day gives people the opportunity to receive up-to-date information and the chance to share stories, to network and to ask questions.
Those at higher than population risk of the cancers associated with faults in the genes BRCA1/2/unknown gene faults, their family and support people.
By train or bus - Transport from the City
Bus: 389 from Hyde Park, Park St Stand B Sydney (Stop 200151) drops you right outside the Garvan Institute in Burton St opposite St Vincent’s Hospital.
Train: Kings Cross Station (Darlinghurst Rd Exit) and then a 10min walk along Victoria Street to the Garvan Institute on the left.
Parking: St Vincent's Hospital Public Car Park in Victoria St ($8 for 1 hr, $12 for 1½hrs and $19 for 3hrs, $22 for 4hrs, 4+ $28). Limited metered street parking.
Register for the event here or visit the event site
Please note: Events publicised on this website align to the goals and objectives of the NSW Cancer Plan, are evidence-based, not-for profit and are conducted by:
- Professional colleges
- Cancer councils
- State-based, national and international cancer control organisations and agencies.
- Cancer or health services
- Government organisations
- Academic institutions.
The Cancer Institute NSW will consider events that meet this criteria on a case-by-case basis, and will not support activities or groups that do not comply with strict evidence-based principles.