Penny Taylor Oration

A community forum that aims to build understanding, awareness and action on ovarian cancer.

About the Penny Taylor Oration

Penny Taylor was a respected health economist and humanitarian who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2013.

Ms Taylor died on 27 March 2014, aged 48. In her memory, Penny's mother, Mrs Wendy Taylor, is supporting ovarian cancer research and awareness through the Penny Taylor Oration.

This will be a hybrid event (pending COVID restrictions) held at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre while also being live streamed with online registration available for those unable to attend in-person. If restrictions preventing in-person gatherings are in place in Melbourne at the time of the event, the oration will be held as a fully online event.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Clare Scott

Professor Clare Scott holds the Chair in Gynaecological Cancer at the University of Melbourne and is Joint Division Head of Clinical Translation and a Laboratory Head at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. Professor Scott is also a Medical Oncologist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre the Royal Women’s and Royal Melbourne Hospitals. She has 25 years’ experience in clinical cancer genetics, including working in Familial Cancer Clinics.