New Directions in Leukaemia Research Partnership
The Leukaemia Foundation has hosted the biennial NDLR Conference series since its inception in 2006, since then, NDLR has gained an reputation for bringing together representatives of the international research community to share ideas and enrich understanding of the current concepts in leukaemia research and therapies.
In recent years, leukaemia research has evolved at an unprecedented rate translating to impactful outcomes for patients. In this rapidly changing environment, the NDLR series has proven to be a wonderful opportunity for researchers and clinicians to keep well abreast of advancements in the field.
In addition, during the conference The Leukaemia Foundation hosts the Young Researcher’s Forum, initially in the forum, international and national high achievers reflect on their careers and the challenges they have faced, and then giving young researchers the opportunity to meet with high profile industry leaders in small groups, where they are able to ask questions and share their experiences.
The Leukaemia Foundation is very pleased to host the New Directions in Leukaemia Research meeting each alternate year to provide an opportunity for Australian clinicians, researchers and many of our scholars to meet with Australian and international experts in Leukaemia. The meeting is kept to a small size to ensure that the opportunities are maximised for interaction, sharing and learning.” Anna Williamson, National Manager Research and Advocacy - Leukaemia Foundation
Leukaemia Foundation Young Investigator Award recipient 2012:
Dr Andrew Moore
Leukaemia Foundation Poster Prize Award recipients 2012:
Dr Megumi Takiguchi (WEHI)
Mr Dale Watkins (CCB)
Dr Catherine Forristal (MMRI)
Dr Craig Wallington-Beddoe
Dr Mark McKenzie (WEHI)
"The award gives me great confidence to continue to pursue the goals of this project"
A word from the co-convenors
I really enjoyed working with Mark and both of the Committees to organise NDLR2012. We had great participation from all of the Invited Speakers and the the LFA Young Investigator Forum was a great success. There was ground-breaking science presented which made for a really stimulating meeting and again there was a high level of interaction and open discussion amongst the participants. I am greatly looking forward to the 2014 meeting." Associate Professor Richard D’Andrea
Research into leukaemia has undergone an unprecedented revolution over the last decade with major discoveries by Australian and International scientists and clinicians having a major impact in the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of leukaemia. The New Directions in Leukaemia Research (NDLR) Conference is the only regular international conference where world leaders in leukaemia research have the opportunity to come together and discuss progress in developing new cures. NDLR2012 generated great excitement amongst delegates with several presentations showcasing promising new treatments and drugs for several types of leukaemia. Scientists and clinicians from around Australia and overseas are using NDLR as a forum in which to organize and collaborate so that the translation of basic discoveries into improved treatments can be fast-tracked. I look forward to NDLR2014. Dr. Mark Guthridge
Special acknowledgement is owed to the people who work very hard to make the NDLR such a success:
NDLR Scientific Committee:
D’Andrea (Co-convenor, SA Pathology, SA)
NDLR Organising Committee:
Richard D’Andrea (SA Pathology, SA)
To find out more about NDLR’s history and info on NDLR2014, please visit: http://www.ndlrconference.com/