A/Prof Tracey O'Brien

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Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children's Hospital

A/Professor Tracey O’Brien is the Deputy Director and Head of Clinical Service at the Kids Cancer Centre and Director of the Cord & Marrow Transplant Program, Sydney Children’s Hospital.  In addition to fulltime clinical responsibilities A/Prof O’Brien has a diverse research portfolio including preclinical laboratory research in haematopoietic cell engraftment and expansion, translational cellular therapies, law, bioethics and health system implementation research.  Together these efforts have resulted in over 70 publications and attracted in excess of $4M in grant funding over recent years. A/Prof O’Brien has served in numerous national and international leadership positions and has an extensive network of collaborators. In addition to her specialist medical training, A/Prof O’Brien holds a psychology degree, Masters in Law and an MBA.

With over 20 years working in the front lines of paediatric cancer care in Australia, the UK and the USA, A/Prof O’Brien has a comprehensive understanding of health economics, system theory, implementation barriers and change management. These principles are discussed in the context of harnessing the power of personalised medicine in clinical practice.

Organising Committee

Michelle Haber (Chair)   
Kiri Collins
Tony Phillips    
Maria Kavallaris
Carol Wadham    
Liz Wynn    
David Ziegler    
Greg Arndt
Jessica Keath
Murray Norris
Amanda Philp
Peter Wejbora
Denise Yu
Maree Overall (ASN Events)

Program Committee

Maria Kavallaris (Chair)
Michelle Haber
Richard Lock
Glenn Marshall
Amanda Philp
Toby Trahair   
David Ziegler
Jenny Byrne (SCHN)
Phil Hogg (UNSW)
Debbie Marsh (USYD)
Clare Scott (WEHI)
Alex Swarbrick (Garvan)   
Nikki Verrills (HMRI/UON)
Jamie Fletcher
Tao Liu
Karen MacKenzie
Murray Norris
Rosemary Sutton
Peter Wejbora
Tracy Bryan (CMRI)
Peter Gunning (UNSW)
Lisa Horvath (Lighthouse)
Grant McArthur (Peter Mac)
Ian Street (WEHI)
Mathew Vadas (Centenary)
Maree Overall (ASN)