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February 29, 1936

Report of the Sixth Australian Cancer Conference Held at Canberra, 13th-17th May, 1935

JAMA. 1936;106(9):734. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770090070035

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Abstract

The sixth Australian cancer conference was convened by the director general of health, Commonwealth Department of Health, and met in Canberra from Monday to Friday, May 13-17, 1935. The conference, after a full morning's discussion of the many aspects, passed resolutions adopting Dr. Holmes's review and recommending the formation of a national organization along the lines indicated in that review and the appointment of liaison officers in the commonwealth and states. It was decided that the next meeting of the Australian cancer conference should be held in Melbourne but that every second year the conference should be held in Canberra. The arrangements for the next conference was left in the hands of the commonwealth department of health in consultation with the Royal Australian College of Surgeons, and an agenda committee was selected. The conference also passed a resolution supporting the proposal for the early establishment of a Medical Research Council.

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