Penny Taylor Oration 2017

Please join us for the 2017 Penny Taylor Oration, a community forum that aims to build understanding, awareness and action on ovarian cancer.

Penny Taylor and her mother Wendy

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 Taylor's mother Mrs Wendy Taylor is supporting ovarian cancer research and awareness through the annual Penny Taylor Oration.

This year's keynote speaker, Professor Michael Friedlander, will provide a unique perspective on ovarian cancer treatment and research gained from 35 years as one of Australia's leading cancer clinician-researchers.

Prof Friedlander is conjoint Professor of Medicine at the University of NSW and a medical oncologist at the Royal Hospital for Women and Prince of Wales Hospital.

He’s a former President of the International Society of Gynaecological Oncology and founding Chair of the ANZ Gynaecology Oncology Group (ANZGOG) where he was Research Director until 2016.

Prof Friedlander has published over 350 papers and book chapters and more recently has had a focus on ovarian cancer signal-seeking trials.