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ANZSNP Annual Scientific Meeting 2013

The ANZSNP Annual Scientific Meeting for 2013 will be held at Royal Perth Hospital, Perth Western Australia on Saturday 9th November. 

Please see below for the final programme.  

All Welcome. This is an open meeting (members and non-members)


Professor Burger is the current Cure for Life Foundation Brain Cancer Research Visiting Academic at UNSW.

   I was born on the East Coast of the United States, in New Jersey, but grew up in the Midwest, in Chicago, Ill. I attended Northwestern University Medical School and graduated in 1966. Yes, that was a long time ago. Undecided about a specialty, I completed a rotating clinical internship at the University of Southern California School of Medicine in Los Angeles. With the war in Vietnam in an active phase, I spent two years in Texas as an officer in the Medical Corps of the United States Air Force. Having then, finally, found my true calling, pathology, I moved to a four-year combined anatomic pathology/neuropathology residency/fellowship at Duke University School of Medicine in North Carolina. I served as a faculty member there for 20 years, passing through the ranks to Professor, until leaving in 1993 for a similar position in Baltimore, MD at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. I enjoy reviewing in-house cases, a never-ending parade of interesting outside consultations, and smears/frozen sections during intra-operative consultations. As a reviewer for the Children’s Oncology Group, an occasional Australian case crosses my desk.  He has published numerous papers, book chapters and many internationally recognised books including for the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Atlas, the World Health Organisation, Central Nervous System Tumour  Classification and a wide variety Surgical Neuropathology text books.


NATIONAL SPEAKERS - A/Prof Michael Bynevelt and A/Prof Michael Gonzales 


     Associate Professor Michael Bynevelt is a Consultant Neuroradiologist working with the Neurological Intervention & Imaging Service of Western Australia, which is an inter-hospital subspecialty diagnostic and therapeutic neuro-imaging group. Graduating from New Zealand in Medicine and Radiology, he undertook fellowship training in diagnostic, interventional and paediatric neuro-imaging in Bristol and London in the United Kingdom. His current practice is based at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital where he is also Director of the Radiology Department and MRI. His clinical interests include advanced and functional neuro-imaging techniques, neuro-oncology, ophthalmological and neuro – paediatric imaging. He has an appointment at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children and consults also for Envision Medical Imaging. Mike was previously the Director of the State-Wide Radiology Training Program, is a Senior Examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists and is a Clinical Associate Professor, School of Surgery, University of Western Australia. He is the recipient of several teaching awards and has a practice with a strong neuro-oncology emphasis. He is currently involved in numerous research initiatives, particularly in brain tumour, paediatric and neurodegenerative disease. He is the imaging lead in the AGOG collaboration.



Michael Gonzales is a Senior Neuropathologist/Anatomical Pathologist at Royal Melbourne Hospital since 1989. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Pathology, University of Melbourne. He trained in Anatomical Pathology at Royal Melbourne Hospital and in Neuropathology with Stephen DeArmond and Richard Davis at University of California San Francisco from 1986 – 1988. He has had several chapters on Brain Tumours published. His major interest is in molecular genetics of gliomas and his laboratory commenced 1p/19q deletion testing in Melbourne in 2003. He is currently collaborating with the University of Melbourne and oncologists at Royal Melbourne Hospital in developing molecular based treatments for high grade astrocytomas. Other interests are nerve, muscle and prion diseases.




ALL WELCOME.THIS IS AN OPEN MEETING (members and non-members)

Please see flyer below for registration for the ANZSNP 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting to be held on the 9th of November 2013.

This is not an on-line registration, please open the flyer and follow instructions.

For catering purposes on the day, all registrations need to be received by 18 October 2013.

ANZSNP Registration 2013.pdf




Whilst there are numerous accommodation facilities in Perth, we have obtained an exclusive package for our members/attendees to the conference.

Please see flyer below for booking information including the booking code.

Accommodation Package Mantra on Murray.pdf




Please see flyer below for the final programme for the ANZSNP 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting to be held on the 9th of November 2013.

ANZSNP 2013 Programme as at 20.08.2013.pdf