Conference Cancelled

On behalf of the Breast Cancer Trials (BCT) Board of Directors, we would like to inform you that in view of the current situation concerning the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the unknown future impact this may have, the Board has taken the decision to cancel BCT’s 42nd ASM which was due to take place from 22-24 July 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand.

We have a duty of care to our members, sponsors, staff, delegates and the wider community, to minimise the risk of further spread of the COVID-19. Collectively the Board felt it was also in the best interests of our members and guests to arrive at this decision now to prevent the potential loss of investment people may make in order to attend the meeting.

The BCT ASM Secretariat will directly contact anyone who has already registered, as well as sponsors and exhibitors, about this decision.

For any questions, please contact the BCT ASM Secretariat at

Dr Soozy Smith, Chief Executive Officer on behalf of the BCT ASM Organising Committee

Breast Cancer Trials
42nd Annual Scientific Meeting

Breast Cancer Trials (BCT) is the largest independent, oncology clinical trials research group in Australia and New Zealand. For more than 40 years, BCT has conducted clinical trials for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer.

The research program involves multicentre national and international clinical trials and brings together around 800 researchers in 102 institutions throughout Australia and New Zealand. BCT has contributed to more than 1,100 peer reviewed publications and more than 15,700 women have participated in BCT clinical trials.

The 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) will host a number of internationally renowned guest speakers including key BCT researchers. Delegates include leading Australian and New Zealand medical practitioners and clinicians, and clinical trials management personnel.

The full and extensive program will include two days of scientific sessions covering timely reviews of breast cancer clinical trials, discussion of new protocols, future clinical trials research and other research developments.

The ASM is an opportunity for breast cancer researchers throughout Australia and New Zealand to learn of recent advances in breast cancer research worldwide; to share knowledge and research outcomes; and to collaborate, plan and strategise for new breast cancer clinical trials research initiatives.

The Breast Cancer Trials ASM is not open to the general public to attend.

Meet the Speakers

Silver Sponsorship


The 2020 BCT 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting will be held at Cordis Hotel, Auckland. Cordis Hotel is located in Auckland’s lively uptown area with the city’s fashionable boutiques, galleries and museums all within reach. Cordis Hotel has 16 versatile conferences spaces across two floors, allowing delegates to eat, sleep and meet under one roof.


The ASM Secretariat is responsible for conference registration only and delegates are responsible for their accommodation. You can book your accommodation at the Cordis Hotel Auckland here.

Alternatively, there are several hotels within walking distance to Cordis Hotel Auckland.

Q&A Event

Members of the public and ASM delegates are invited to attend our annual Q&A Event, to hear the latest news on breast cancer research and clinical trials from leading Australian and international researchers.

This free event will be held at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Wednesday 22nd July 2020.

Further details and booking information will be available closer to the date.

Travel Grants & Awards

The BCT Board of Directors are pleased to provide travel grants and awards to recognise the valuable contribution of BCT members to the Group’s clinical trials research program; provide professional development opportunities for members; recognise outstanding achievement by researchers, clinicians and scientists in their particular field; and help promote the research activities of BCT and encourage participation in them. All BCT awards are at the discretion of the Board of the Directors.

Applications for 2020 travel grants and awards will close on 20 March 2020.

For more information or enquiries about BCT Awards, contact the ASM Secretariat: PH +61 2 4925 3068 or email

Contact Us

All enquiries regarding the Annual
Scientific Meeting (ASM) should be
directed to the ASM Secretariat:

ASM Secretariat Breast Cancer Trials
PO Box 283
The Junction NSW 2291, Australia

Phone: +61 2 4925 5255
Fax: +614 4925 3068