PDX workshop to be held at Monash University Prato Campus, Italy from 15th -17th May, 2023

This workshop will bring together international experts in using PDXs of prostate cancer to discuss best practice in performing experiments, managing collections, innovative techniques, and translating discoveries to the clinic. The workshop is limited to 30 invitees.

The cost of the workshop is $750 AUD. This registration fee will cover the cost of hiring the Prato venue; morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea during the workshop; the welcome reception (Monday early evening); dinner in the Prato town square (Tuesday); the conference dinner at Villa Tenuta Di Artimino (Wednesday); and bus transportation to and from the conference dinner.

Travel: Attendees will need to arrange their own travel to and from Prato. It is located approximately 30 minutes from Florence by suburban train. Alternatively, shuttles can be organised by contacting either https://www.capviaggi.it/cms/content/10-contatti.html or https://www.pratoshuttle.com/

Accommodation: Attendees will need to book their own accommodation. Prato is a small city with several affordable hotels in walking distance from the conference venue. Accommodation costs approximately $60 – 120 EUR for a simple room with breakfast included. We suggest the following hotels

Approximately 400 metres walking from Monash Prato Centre

Hotel San Marco - with breakfast per room/night


  • Single euro 55,00
  • Double for single use euro 65,00
  • Double (2 people) euro 80,00
  • Triple euro 100,00

Approximately 800 metres walking from Monash Prato Centre

Art Hotel Milano - with breakfast per room/night


  • Single room Euro 69,00
  • Double room for single occupancy Euro 74,00
  • Double or twin room (double occupancy) Euro 89,00
  • Comfort single use Euro 85,00)
  • Comfort double occupancy Euro 100,00

Hotel President - with breakfast per room/night


Single room

  • Economy euro 58,00
  • Standard euro 63,00
  • Superior euro 78,00
  • Double for single use
  • Economy euro 65,00
  • Standard euro 70,00
  • Superior euro 85,00

Double/Twin room (2 people)

  • Economy euro 75,00
  • Standard euro 85,00
  • Superior euro 100,00

Triple room

  • Economy euro 95,00
  • Standard euro 105,00
  • Superior euro 120,00

Plus Hotel City tax Euro 2,00 per person/night (first three nights) 

For the Monash University Special rates to apply please identify yourself as a participant of a conference at Monash University when booking.

IMPORTANT: The Monash University Special rates will not apply if you book through intermediaries such as booking.com and avoid making airbnb bookings.

Guests: Additional guests are welcome to attend each dinner at an additional cost. Due to limited numbers, please pay for your guest’s dinner/s through the registration site to secure their place.

Information on Prato: https://www.monash.edu/prato/visiting-prato/about-prato

Preliminary Schedule

Monday 15 May 2023
Monash Prato Campus – Palazzo Vaj, Via Pugliesi, 26, Prato, Italy
Registration: from mid-afternoon.

Opening session mid-afternoon
Welcome reception: 5:30pm-7pm (Monash Prato Terrace)

Tuesday 16 May 2023
Morning session 1
Morning tea
Morning session 2
Afternoon session 1
Afternoon tea
Afternoon session 2
Dinner – Prato town square

Wednesday 17 May 2023
Morning session 1
Morning tea
Morning session 2
Afternoon session 1
Afternoon tea
Closing session

Workshop Closing Dinner
Bus from Prato town square to Conference dinner - Villa Tenuta Di Artimino
Return bus to Prato

Workshop Registration

More Information
Contact NameDebbie Brereton
Contact EmailDebbie.Brereton@monash.edu
Contact Phone+61399029558
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