The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) recently supported researchers Dr Eric Smith and Dr Helen Palethorpe from The Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research to attend the highly regarded Lorne Cancer Conference, bringing together world-class cancer researchers from across the globe.

The conference was an invaluable opportunity for Dr Smith and Dr Palethorpe to network with the most elite and notable cancer researchers from around the world. Conducting groundbreaking research to save lives from cancer, both Dr Smith and Dr Palethorpe were chosen to share their research findings through a presentation at the conference.

“Sharing my research provided invaluable opportunities to speak with other presenters for potential collaborations. During the conference I was able to visit the trade displays, gaining insight into several challenging techniques which we are looking to adopt in our own cancer research,” Dr Smith said.

Palethorpe photo with poster Lorne Cancer Conference“I was grateful to be selected to present a poster presentation on my current research, opening up the opportunity to discuss my work and the latest technologies with experts from renowned institutes, including both national and international,” Dr Palethorpe said.

Attending this conference has given Dr Smith and Dr Palethorpe the opportunity to share their own findings, expand their knowledge and connect with some of the world’s leading cancer researchers with the hope of collaborating in the future.

“The funding provided by THRF and their donors enabled me to gain invaluable experiences which will lead to better outcomes towards cancer research,” Dr Smith said.

“I greatly appreciate the generous support from THRF and their donors,” Dr Palethorpe said.

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