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About the event

The Cabrini Research Forum is an annual online poster event aimed at sharing and highlighting current research across a broad range of disciplines.

Designed to complement the Cabrini Research Sessions, it is an opportunity for researchers of all experience levels in any research area to showcase their incredible work and to learn from others.

It encourages the dissemination of research activities being undertaken directly at Cabrini or in collaboration with other organisations.

The Cabrini Research Forum is an annual event held every year in October. I-MED Radiology were the event sponsors in 2021.

2021 winners

Research Student Scholarship or new to research Award

  • Winner $400 ǀ Alan Xue ‘68Ga-PSMA PET as a predictor of gleason pattern 4 and pathologic upgrading in intermediate risk prostate cancer’ (Category: Cancer, Data Driven Healthcare)
  • Runner Up $150 ǀ Laura Tan ‘Review of hospital acquired complications’ (Category: Digital and data driven healthcare)

Higher Degree Research Student Award

  • Winner $400 ǀ Kelcey Bland ‘Adherence rates and tolerability to a supervised virtual exercise intervention for patients with cancer cachexia’ (Category: Cancer, exercise and drug clinical trials)
  • Runner Up $150 ǀ David Hennes ‘Pre-clinical evaluation of immune response to stem cell boosted degradable nanostructured surgical constructs for pelvic organ prolapse’ (Category: Gynaecological Research)

Early Career Researcher Award

  • Winner $400 ǀ Dilys Leung ‘Enhanced epithelial-mesenchymal transition associated with platinum-resistant epithelial ovarian cancers’ (Category: Cancer, biological discovery, preclinical models)
  • Equal Runner Up $150 ǀ Shehara Mendis ‘Biology and clinical implications of faecal occult blood test screen detected colorectal cancer’ (Category: Cancer, data driven healthcare)
  • Equal Runner Up $150 ǀ Suellyn Centauri ‘Treatment outcomes for metachronous colorectal cancer metastasis isolated to the liver’ (Category: Cancer, predicting surgical outcomes)

Experienced Researcher Award

  • Winner $400 ǀ Rebekah Engel ‘Modelling colorectal cancer using patient-derived organoid lines to personalise cancer medicine’ (Category: Cancer, biological discovery, preclinical models)
  • Runner Up $150 ǀ Tali Lang ‘Patient-derived organoids: a new tool for predicting treatment responses in breast cancer’ (Category: Cancer, biological discovery, preclinical models)

Experienced Lead Researcher Award

  • Winner $400 ǀ Simon Wilkins ‘Tissue slice assays as an intact colorectal microenvironment for next generation drug development’ (Category: Cancer, biological discovery, preclinical models)
  • Runner Up $150 ǀ David Pook ‘Nivolumab plus cabozantinib (N+C) vs sunitinib for advanced renal cell carcinoma (aRCC): outcomes by baseline disease characteristics in the phase 3 CheckMate 9ER trial’ (Category: Cancer, exercise and drug clinical trials)

People’s Choice Award

  • Winner $400 ǀ David Chieng ‘Prone and supine 12 lead ECG comparisons for cardiac condition detection in patients on prone ventilation with COVID-19’ (Category: Cardiology Research)
  • Lucky Voter Prize $200 ǀ Sarah Jaboury

Do you have a question?

For any questions, please contact Emma Baker, Director Research on email ebaker@cabrini.com.au