Mesothelioma cancer specialists choose Brisbane for international conference

Australian city will host some of the world's top specialty surgeons, respiratory researchers and clinicians in 2020.

Brisbane has secured the 15th International Conference of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMig). The event will take place from 25-28 March 2020 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC). 

The conference will explore ground-breaking efforts to understand, cure and prevent mesothelioma – a tumour of the tissue lining the lungs, stomach, heart and other organs.

BCEC general manager Bob O’Keeffe said mesothelioma was a big health issue in Australia where there are some of the highest recorded rates of the disease in the world.

"Hosting this conference puts the spotlight on the critical research happening right here in Brisbane," Mr O’Keeffe said.

"The Centre was honored to work and support the bid to secure this conference for Australia and Brisbane and we look forward to hosting the world’s leading researchers and health professionals working with this very aggressive cancer that affects so many Australians."

PA Research Foundation Professor Ken O’Byrne added: "The delegates of iMig are committed to reducing human suffering and enhancing quality of life, and we are proud to have supported the bid to bring the conference to Brisbane, which is home to groundbreaking research to overcome some of the most challenging health problems facing the world."

"We hope by fostering communication between delegates at iMig, we can progress this vital work."

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