Cairns Post-Congress Symposium

26-27 April 2018, Cairns Convention Centre


The preliminary program of the WFNMB 2018 Post-Congress Symposium is now available. Please click below to download the Daily Preliminary Program (as of 7 December 2017)

The WFNMB 2018 Post-Congress Symposium will be held on 26-27 April 2018 at the Cairns Convention Centre. This 2 day congress will focus on the role of PET imaging and radionuclide therapy in prostate cancer. The congress will feature lectures from leading international speakers, including nuclear medicine specialists, radiochemists, medical and radiation oncologists. The first day will focus on the diagnostics of prostate cancer and the second day will focus on the treatment of prostate cancer, with state of the art lectures on current diagnostic and treatment approaches. Several case-based and interactive panel discussions will be held throughout the symposium to optimize the educational component of the symposium.

A memorable social program will also be held, including the symposium dinner on Thursday April 26th at the Tjapukai Cultural Centre, featuring an authentic Australian indigenous cultural evening. On the afternoon of Friday April 27th, registrants will have the option of choosing one of 3 half day tours to enhance their experience of Australia. The tour is included in the registration fee and delegates will be able to select one of either:

  • a cruise to Green Island on Australia’s magnificent Great Barrier Reef including the choice between a glass-bottom boat tour or snorkeling on the reef, or
  • a visit to Hartley’s Crocodile farm, where delegates will be able to have a close and personal experience with some of Australia’s incredible wildlife, including crocodiles, wallabies, and koalas, or
  • a gourmet dining experience at one of Cairns’ multi-award winning restaurants.

The symposium is being held in conjunction with ANZUP (Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group), ANZSNM (Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine) and ESMIT (European School of Multimodality Imaging & Therapy) as well as the AANMS (Australasian Association of Nuclear Medicine Specialists).

Registrations are now open. For further information and to register to the Post-Congress Symposium please visit the congress registration page.

We hope to see you in Cairns in April 2018, following the main congress in Melbourne.

A/Prof Paul Roach (Convenor) and A/Prof Louise Emmett (Co-convenor)

Registration Information

Price: $495* for delegates attending the Main Congress
$695** for delegates not attending the Main Congress

All registrations include the 2-Day WFNMB 2018 Post-Congress Symposium in Cairns and includes special Tjapukai dinner and tour of your choice.

If you wish to purchase an additional ticket for Tjapukai dinner, this can be selected during the registration process for $170. An additional ticket for one of the below tours can also be purchased at the time of registration for $100.

*Travel and accommodation costs are not included in the registration fee.

**Registration for delegates attending the post-congress symposium alone require a code. For registration code and process please contact [email protected]

There is an extensive choice of world-class accommodation in the heart of the City within minutes walking distance of the Cairns Convention Centre. Please download the free Cairns Region Accommodation Guide to help you plan your stay.

Social Function & Tours

Tjapukai Dinner

At the conclusion of the first day of the Cairns Post-Congress Symposium, delegates are invited to Tjapukai to experience authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Over the course of the evening, attendees will have a chance to interact with the Traditional Owners of Cairns, the Djapukay people, whose culture dates back over 40,000 years. In addition to a sumptuous buffet style dinner, delegates will also be treated to cultural demonstrations and performances like a traditional Fire.

Hartley’s Crocodile Tours

Ever wanted to have an up close and personal experience with some of Australia’s incredible wildlife? Hartley’s Crocodile Tour gives you the opportunity to learn about and meet some of Australia’s unique indigenous wildlife including crocodiles, wallabies, and koalas. This tour includes a boat cruise and guided tour of Hartley’s crocodile farm.

Green Island Reef Tour

Ever dreamed of visiting the Great Barrier Reef? This tour provides an exciting afternoon at Green Island, just a 45 minute boat ride from Cairns. Delegates will have the choice of snorkeling around Green Island’s beautiful coral reef system or viewing the coral during a glass bottom boat tour of the area. A fantastic chance to tick “visiting the Great Barrier Reef” off of your bucket list!

Gourmet Taste of Cairns

Prefer to stay in Cairns and experience all that Queensland can offer your taste buds? Delegates selecting this option will be treated to an exceptional meal at a multi-award winning restaurant on the waterfront of central Cairns. More details on this magnificent experience to come.