Conference Activity

In March 2016, PC4 co-hosted The Evolving Role of Primary Care in Cancer scientific meeting. This meeting was an Australian first. It highlighted the latest initiative and research on the role of primary care across the cancer continuum. The program covered the latest research in cancer screening, diagnosis, cancer survivorship and palliative care.

This year PC4 held its own Symposium on the 10th May in Melbourne at the Rendezvous hotel.

In 2017 PC4 had representatives at:

  • 13th Behavioural Research in Cancer Control Conference, 2-5 May, Melbourne VIC
  • Victorian Integrated Cancer Services Conference 2017, 11-12 May, Melbourne VIC
  • Cancer Nurses Society of Australia Annual Congress, 15-17 June, Adelaide SA
  • Primary Health Care Research Conference 2017, 7-9 August, Brisbane QLD
  • 44th Clinical Oncology Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, 13-15 November, Sydney NSW

PC4 members also present at both national and international conferences. Below is small selection of recently presented research supported by PC4.

  • Emery, J. The Improving Rural Cancer Outcomes Trial: What does it tell us about symptom awareness campaigns and GP educational interventions? Cancer Research UK – Early Diagnosis Research Conference, London, 23rd-24th February 2017. Invited keynote speaker
  • Koczwara, B. et al. Return to work after cancer – systematic literature review comparing cancer and non-cancer settings. Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) Annual Meeting, Adelaide, Australia, 23rd-25th June, 2016. Poster
  • White, K. Integrating Primary and Cancer Care. 3rd International Primary Health Care Reform Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 15th March, 2016. Oral
  • Mazza D, et. al. Comparing lung cancer diagnostic and treatment pathways between CALD and Anglo-Australian patients: A mixed methods, observational cohort study protocol. The Evolving Role of Primary Care in Cancer Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 3rd March, 2016. Poster
  • Kim, G. et al. The CRISP-Q study: Communicating the risks and benefits of colorectal cancer screening, as part of the CRISP colorectal cancer risk prediction tool for use in primary care. Primary Health Care Research Conference, Canberra, Australia 8th -9th June, 2016. Poster
  • Taylor K. Development of a Survivorship Care Plan and Treatment Summary for Lymphoma survivors. Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) Annual Meeting, Adelaide, Australia, 23rd-25th June, 2016. E-poster
  • Mitchell, G. Using individualized randomized trials to improve health outcomes and reduce costs. US-Australia biomedical research partnership conference, Canberra, Australia 13th July, 2015.
  • Walker, J. et al. CRISP: a novel colorectal cancer risk prediction tool. Is it acceptable and feasible in Australian primary care? Primary Health Care Research Conference, Adelaide Australia, 29th-31st July, 2015. Oral
  • Bar Zeev, Y. et al. Indigenous Counselling and Nicotine (ICAN) QUIT in Pregnancy: developing an evidence-based intervention for smoking cessation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pregnant women. Hunter Cancer Research Symposium, New Lambton Heights, Australia, 27th November, 2015. Poster
    • Monterosso L. Understanding lymphoma and leukaemia survivors’ concerns: A focus group study. Nursing and Midwifery Leadership Conference, Perth, Australia, 26th – 27th November, 2015. Oral
  • Chiang P, Walker J, Emery J. Implementing QCancer into General Practitioner (GP) Consultations. Primary Health Care Research Conference 2014. Poster presentation. Canberra July 2014.
  • Emery, J. The role of primary care in cancer follow-up. ANCHOG Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney June 2014.
  • White K. Shared care in cancer care – contribution and opportunities for community nurses. Primary Health Care Research Conference, Sydney 2013.
  • Naicker S. Which test is best? A randomised controlled trial to evaluate the use of familial phenotype to risk appropriately screen for colorectal cancer in the general population. PC4 Symposium, Sydney November 2013.
  • Yee J. Physical activity and fitness in women with metastatic breast cancer. PC4 Symposium, Sydney November 2013.
  • Connell S, Yates P. Baseline findings: Achieving needs-based end-of-life services: A prospective, longitudinal study of the pathways for advanced cancer. Poster presentation. 12th Australian Palliative Care Conference, Canberra September 2013.
  • Trevena L, Hawkey A. Defining a role for general practitioners and patients in multidisciplinary team (MDT) decisions for cancer care. CINSW Cancer Innovations Conference, Sydney August 2013.
  • Yee J, Davis GM, Beith JM, Wilcken NRC, Hui R, Harrison ML, Currow DC, Emery J, Phillips JL, Martin A, Segelov E, Kilbreath SL (2013). Physical activity and fitness in women with metastatic breast cancer. Breast Cancer Symposium, San Francisco USA, 7-9 September 2013
  • Emery J. Integrating primary care into cancer services: how can we be more innovative? Cancer Institute NSW Innovations conference. Sydney, August 2013.
  • Emery J. Integrating survivorship care into primary care. Prostate Cancer World Congress. Melbourne, August 2013.
  • Dylke ES, Schembri G, Bailey E, Bailey D, Ward L, Kilbreath SL. Comparative analysis of qualitative and quantitative processing of lymphoscintigraphy for women with secondary lymphedema. Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Annual Meeting 2013. June 8th-13th. Vancouver, BC. Poster presentation.
  • Emery J. Implementing cancer risk assessment tools in primary care. Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Inaugural Psycho-oncology Conference. Melbourne June 2013.
  • Dylke ES, Schembri, G, Black D, Ward LC, Bailey DL, Bailey EA, Beith J, Refshauge K, Kilbreath SL. Determination of evidence based diagnostic thresholds for upper limb lymphedema secondary to treatment for cancer. 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting. May 30th- June 4th. Chicago, IL. Poster Presentation.
  • Emery J. Integrating primary care into cancer services. Victorian Integrated Cancer Services Inaugural Conference. Melbourne May 2013.
  • Smith CA, Pirotta M, Kilbreath S. The role of acupuncture with the treatment of arm lympoedema following breast cancer. International Congress on Complementary Medicine. April 11-14th, 2013, London. Poster presentation
  • Schembri G et al. Dynamic assessment of lymphatic transit times in the forearms of controls and patients diagnosed with lymphoedema. Australia-New Zealand Society of Nuclear Meeting conference. April 11-16th, 2013. Oral Presentation
  • Emery J. International policy initiatives on early cancer diagnosis. Ca-Pri Annual Meeting, Cambridge. Apr 2013.
  • Emery J. Integrating survivorship care into primary care. Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer Survivorship Annual Conference. Adelaide. Feb 2013.