Speaker Biographies


Lung Foundation Australia is fortunate to be joined by leading international and Australian speakers at the Australian Lung Cancer Conference 2020.

International Speakers

Dr. Marina Chiara Garassino  As a medical oncologist, Dr Garassino has researched precision medicine and immuno-oncology. Dr Garassino main research interests include; the development of new drugs, therapeutically strategies and biomarkers. Dr Garassino has contributed to over 120 peer-reviewed publications, including credits as first or last author in the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Annals of Oncology and has delivered many presentations at international conferences including AACR, ASCO, ECCO, ESMO, WCLC.

Dr. Federico Cappuzzo has been the Director of Medical Oncology at AUSL della Romagna-Ravenna since April 2016 and has been the Director on Hematology and Oncology Department since January 2017. He has authored more than 200 papers in peer-review journals, mainly in translational research in lung cancer.

Professor Nir Peled MD, PhD, FCCP is the Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel. He is a pulmonologist and medical oncologist. Prof. Peled is the Director of the Cancer Center at Soroka Medical Center. In addition, Prof. Peled is the head of the Thoracic Oncology Assembly of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the Chair of the Early Detection & Prevention Committee of the IASLC.  Prof. Peled focuses on the wide clinical and translational perspectives of lung cancer and studies specifically the biomarkers of lung cancer, personalized based medicine in lung cancer and immuno-oncology.

Domestic Speakers

Professor Michael Boyer AM  is a medical oncologist at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and holds the position of Chief Clinical Officer. 

More local and international speakers coming soon. 

International Speakers

Domestic Speakers

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