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Upcoming Events

2023 Luncheons

  Tuesday 23rd May 2023, 12pm-2:30pm, RACV Club. $90 per person





Guest speaker: Professor David Bowtell 

Co-Head Women's Cancer Programme and Group Leader (Peter Mac Callum Cancer Centre); Principal Investigator (Australian Ovarian Cancer Study)

Professor David Bowtell is a Fellow and a member of Council of the Australian Academy of Science and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science. He is currently based at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, where he was Director of Research for the decade 2000-2009. During that period he had a leading role in the re-development and re-location to Parkville of what is now Australia’s largest Cancer Centre.

With an extensive background, spanning some 25yrs in human cancer genomics, Prof. Bowtell is regarded by his peers as one of the world’s pre-eminent ovarian cancer researchers. In 2001 he initiated and led the establishment of the “Australian Ovarian Cancer Study” with a special grant from the US Department of Defence.  Prof. Bowtell has also established one of a handful of cancer rapid-autopsy studies in the world that provides an enabling platform for research in ovarian, melanoma, breast and prostate cancers.

In 2015 Nature (a prestigious, global scientific journal), Prof. Bowtell’s paper was voted the most impactful publication in women’s health by the Columbia Hospital Foundation (USA). In 2020 he was asked to contribute to EXPeditions–an initiative to record conversations with the world’s best scientific minds and in 2022, he was invited, to a “Cancer Research UK–US National Institutes of Health” strategy meeting, to consider major challenges now confronting cancer researchers, worldwide.

Professor David Bowtell  presents

"How the Blueprint for Cancer was Discovered and How it has Revolutionized Treatment"

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Future Luncheons

Tuesday 22nd August 2023

Thursday 23rd November 2023(Including AGM)

Don't forget to invite friends and colleagues - non-tripe diners are always very welcome!

Please note there is a new booking process for the Luncheon - click through the link below to make your booking/s and payment. Note also there has been a small increase in price to $90 per person, which we believe still represents exceptional value for the quality and volume of food and wines, and the standard of service and venue.


If you have suggestions for future guests or menus, please contact the committee.

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