The Thoracic Oncology Group of Australasia (TOGA) Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) will take place on 19-21 July 2023 at Grand Hyatt Melbourne. We are thrilled to invite you to join us again in a face-to-face meeting with virtual elements that will enhance participant’s experience and allow anyone from anywhere to join the meeting.
We can’t wait to see you again at TOGA 2023 ASM!
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A/Prof Zarnie Lwin
A/Prof Zarnie Lwin, ASM Convenor

It is my absolute privilege and honour to be Convenor for the TOGA 2023 ASM.

Building on the huge success of the past two TOGA ASMs, I am excited to work together with my multi-disciplinary colleagues, to warmly welcome you and deliver another stellar conference program. We hope to celebrate another year of breakthrough research successes, with the common goal of equity, access, and improving outcomes in all aspects of lung cancer.

We look forward to connecting face-to-face, having vibrant conversations, and sharing knowledge across all disciplines and valued members of our lung cancer community. Please come join us in July to enjoy what we hope will be, an inspirational and highly educational meeting for all.

Why Attend TOGA 2023 ASM?

The TOGA 2023 ASM will provide an opportunity for our multidisciplinary membership to come together to learn of advances in quality thoracic cancer care, to discuss their application in the local healthcare environment and to develop cross-cutting research capacity.

The two-day meeting program will cover topical areas of thoracic cancer treatment and research and feature local and international speakers. Oral abstract sessions will provide an opportunity for members to present their research and a membership meeting will enable progress since TOGA was established to be outlined and invite members to engage with the TOGA leadership.

The meeting will provide an opportunity to connect and collaborate with some of the most innovative and influential minds in healthcare and clinical research from across the lung cancer community including respiratory medicine, medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgery, pathology, nursing, allied health, and consumers involved in research.


Online registration is now opened!

Below is the registration link for those who are keen to attend. You will be able to register to attend the event, as well as the additional events below. Please register your attendance on or before 7 July 2023.

The TOGA ASM main sessions will be held on Thursday 20 July and Friday, 21 July. Along with the main meeting, we will also be holding:

  • a NSCLC Molecular Testing Workshop on Wednesday afternoon 19 July. This workshop is designed to cover considerations when implementing next generation sequencing panels and how to interpret the results. (face-to-face only)
  • a Microsatellite Breakfast Symposium on Emerging Immunotherapies: From early to late NSCLC on Friday morning 21 July, sponsored by BeiGene. The purpose of this meeting is to give an overview of emerging immune checkpoint inhibitors and the latest research on biomarker-guided immunotherapy treatments.
  • a fun closing session on Friday afternoon 21 July ~ The Great Debate on ‘AI will take over lung cancer management in the future’.
  • various TOGA working group meetings, which will be scheduled throughout the two days; please indicate your attendance when registering. Open to only TOGA Working Group Committee Members. (face-to-face only)
  • a Dinner at Grand Hyatt Melbourne on Thursday evening 20 July. Entertainment provided by Mayhemtom. Tom is ready to captivate us with songs from his debut album ‘The Art of Flying While Falling‘. Join us for a night of fun, fine food, and live music ~ an opportunity to meet and network with your fellow colleagues. We have a limited number of spaces available for this event, so we encourage you to register early to reserve your spot.

Registration Fees

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Opens: 6 March 2023

Abstract Submission Deadline: 14 April 2023

Abstract Notifications of Acceptance/Rejection: mid-June 2023

Presenting Author Registration Deadline: 7 July 2023

Registration & Hotel Accommodation Opens: April 2023

Registration & Hotel Accommodation Booking Deadline: 7 July 2023

Meeting Dates: 19-21 July 2023

Call for Abstracts


The call for abstracts for the TOGA 2023 ASM has now closed and late submissions will not be accepted.

Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract for consideration in the ASM program!

All abstracts are now under review and will be evaluated by the TOGA ASM Local Organising Committee (LOC). Each abstract will be scored based on criteria outlined in the abstract submission guidelines. The ASM Convenor makes the final decision on abstract acceptance/rejection. We will be back in contact in June to advise if your paper was successful. All notifications on acceptance/rejection will be sent out by mid-June 2023 with updates on the program and presentation times.

If you have any queries, please contact the TOGA office.

Invited International Speakers

We’re delighted that the two international speakers, Professors Karen Kelly and Stephen Swisher, have accepted our invitations to the TOGA 2023 ASM. We also have an agenda full of local speakers presenting on diverse topics. To view the full program click here.


The TOGA 2023 ASM offers a tremendous opportunity to market to one of the largest gatherings of researchers, clinicians, and professionals in the field of lung cancer and thoracic oncology across Australasia. The meeting provides broad company profiling, networking with lead clinicians, and opportunities for future research collaborations.

For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Dilu Uduwela
Events Manager

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Meeting Venue

All official meeting sessions will take place at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne.

Grand Hyatt Melbourne is perfectly poised in the heart of the city’s world-class business, fashion, dining and theatre scene on prestigious Collins Street, and is only walking distance from Melbourne’s main tourist attractions.


  • 123 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

We encourage your attendance at the live event in Melbourne during 19-21 July but are also offering registrations for the virtual event and OnDemand platform.

We cannot wait to welcome you to another exceptional TOGA Scientific Meeting.