Westmead Breast Cancer Institute (BCI) in collaboration with the Australasian Society of Breast Disease (ASBD) and supporting our Breast Surgical program Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand (BreastSurgANZ) have to withdraw our previous advice and announce that the Leura International Breast Cancer Conference will be cancelled for 2020.
Due to a number of factors including the recent resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Melbourne in the past week, uncertainty around the reopening of borders within Australia and New Zealand as well as the difficulties delivering exceptional international and local speakers and the social and highly collaborative networking environment which Leura represents, the next Leura will be held in October 2024.
It has been a very difficult decision based on the number of changes in a very fluid environment. We do wish to extend our thanks to everyone for your feedback in response to our surveys and we also take this opportunity to give a very special thanks to our Sponsors & Exhibitors who have been very supportive, as well as our Program Committee who have worked very hard to put what would have been such a wonderful program together.
There are too many competing Conferences coming up over the next 12 to 24 months and Leura has always been associated with the Olympic year, so we thank you once again and hope to see everyone in October 2024.