General Information

Congress Venue

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Parking is available for AIBC participants at the BCEC. Car park rates are listed on the website.


English is the official language of the Australasian International Breast Congress – Australasian Society for Breast Disease (ASBD), 6th World Congress on Controversies in Breast Cancer (CoBrCa) and Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand (BreastSurgANZ).

Registration Desk

The registration desk will be open during the following hours:

Rydges Hotel Lobby Foyer

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 16:00 – 19:30

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Thursday, October 13, 2022 07:30 – 18:30
Friday, October 14, 2022 06:45 – 17:30
Saturday, October 15, 2022 06:45 – 16:30

Name Badge

All participants and exhibitors are kindly requested to wear their name badges throughout the Congress in order to be admitted to the lecture halls and scheduled activities.

Certificate of Attendance

Certificates of attendance will be sent electronically to all registered participants after the congress.

Speakers’ Preview Room

All speakers and presenters should bring their presentation stored on a USB data stick to the Speakers’ Preview Room (Room M10 on the Mezzanine Level) at least one hour before their session.
Slides should be: 16:9 WideScreen PowerPoint format

Exhibition Area

Lunch and coffee breaks will be held in the exhibition area.
Posters can be viewed during exhibition hours.

Exhibition Hours

The exhibition area is open during the following hours (subject to change):

Thursday, October 13, 2022        17:30-18:45 networking reception
Friday, October 14, 2022              09:00-16:30
Saturday, October 15, 2022         09:00-14:00


Business casual for all occasions

Smoking policy

This is a non-smoking event


It is forbidden to take photographs, film or make recordings during the scientific program (sessions and posters).

Safety and Security

Please do not leave any bags or suitcases unattended at any time, whether inside or outside session halls.


The Australasian International Breast Congress – Australasian Society for Breast Disease (ASBD), 6th World Congress on Controversies in Breast Cancer (CoBrCa) and Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand (BreastSurgANZ) secretariat and Organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss or damage to private property of participants either during or directly arising from the Australasian International Breast Congress. Participants should make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.

International Travel

Please visit the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website for updates.

Travel & Visa

Participants requiring a visa for entry to Australia are strongly advised to file their application in their home country at least 3 months before the intended date of travel. If in doubt, information can be obtained from your nearest Australian Embassy or Consulate, or from your travel agency.
Visit  for more information on visas.


Message from BCEC dated 14.04.2022:

Visitors to BCEC are no longer required to check in or have proof of vaccination status to access the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC).

BCEC continues its venue safe practices, providing a safe environment for events, with visitor welfare a priority.

The Centre’s health and hygiene protocols remain including:

  • Sanitisation stations strategically placed throughout the Centre
  • Strict cleaning regimes and practices
  • Signage promoting hand hygiene and crowd etiquette
  • The Centre’s health and hygiene operating protocols are supported by VenueShield, a world class, best practice environmental hygiene program of the most advanced hygienic safeguards, informed by public health and medical experts and used by ASM Global’s 350 venues worldwide.

Social Media

Follow AIBC/CoBrCa on social media for the latest updates, key date reminders, and discussions with colleagues and experts from around the world.
Facebook – CoBrCa Congress
Linkedin – Controversies in Breast cancer (CoBrCa)
Twitter – @CoBrCaCongress
Instagram – cobrca_congress

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