Latest Conference

Discover the latest research on mammographic density and breast cancer with distinguished speakers from around the world

  • Date: Tuesday 29th October to Wednesday 30th October 2024, in-person and online
  • Venue: The University of Melbourne
  • CALLING FOR ABSTRACTS NOW: learn more about submitting an abstract
  • Tickets and further details available here
  • Community representative scholarships available

This two-day conference aims to share new research and knowledge from around the world to advance our understanding of mammographic density, a strong and heritable risk factor for breast cancer. Sessions from Australian and international experts will cover a wide spectrum of topics including biology, measurement and screening, advanced analytics including AI, epidemiology and genetics, public health policy and community engagement. The conference brings together a multi-disciplinary mix of researchers, clinicians, consumers, industry providers, and policy makers.

Keynote speakers:

Prof Mary Beth Terry, Columbia University: What the global trends in breast cancer reveal and conceal
Prof Mads Nielsen, The University of Copenhagen: An update of AI applications to mammography within screening programs in Denmark
Prof Charlotta Dabrosin, Linköping University: The role of the microenvironment in the progression of cancer in dense breast tissue
Dr John Shepherd, University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center: Artificial Intelligence for breast cancer risk assessment


MyBRISK (My Breast cancer RISK) Centre of Research Excellence in association with INFORMD (INformation FORum for Mammograhic Density)

Organising Committee:
Prof John Hopper (University of Melbourne)
A/Prof Jennifer Stone (University of Western Australia)
A/Prof Kara Britt (Peter MacCallum Institute)
A/Prof Wendy Ingman (University of Adelaide)
Prof Rik Thompson (Queensland University of Technology)
Dr Sue Malta & Lynette Walker, MyBRISK: NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence


MyBRISK Centre of Research Excellence
School of Population and Global Health
The University of Melbourne
Carlton, Victoria 3010