PC4 Scientific Symposium – 4th April 2019

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We are proud to announce our 2019  Scientific Symposium will be held on Thursday 4th April at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre  in Melbourne.

The symposium is a multidisciplinary meeting with invited speakers to cover the primary care spectrum of cancer research. The symposium will highlight prevention and diagnosis, survivorship, and cancer palliative care cancer research.

Our keynote speaker is Professor Ross Lawrenson, Professor of Population Health, The University of Waikato, New Zealand.

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We hope you are able to join us in Melbourne for what will be an interesting and exciting event!

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Below is our current draft program. Session themes, timing and presenters are subject to change.


Thursday 4th April 2019

Level 7 Lecture Theatre, VCCC, 305 Grattan Street, Melbourne

 PC4 Symposium Program
9:00a.m.Registration opens
9:50a.m.WELCOME: Jon Emery, Director, PC4
Professor Ross Lawrenson, Professor of Population Health, The University of Waikato, New Zealand
How can New Zealand General Practice help reduce the inequities in cancer diagnosis and outcomes?
10:45a.m.MORNING TEA
SESSION 1: Initiatives designed to reduce health disparities
Session Chair: Rebecca Bergin
11:00a.m.Strategies to improve cancer screening participation in under screened communities - Kerryann Lotfi-Jam
11:15a.m.Reducing health disparities in our unscreened and under screened communities - Clare O’Reilly
11:30a.m.Do patients from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds report longer time intervals than Anglo-Australians along the Lung cancer diagnostic and treatment pathway? - Findings from the LEAD study - Danielle Mazza
11:45a.m.A new tool to assess adherence to Optimal Care Pathways for diagnosis and treatment of cancer for Aboriginal people - Rowena Ivers
SESSION 2: Rapid Fire Presentations
Session Chair: Joel Rhee
12:00p.m. Patient experience of community nursing follow up care during chemotherapy treatment - Kate White
12:05p.m.Melanoma Apps Study: Patient’s experiences of using skin self-monitoring apps when at risk of melanoma - Emily Habgood
12:10p.m.Risk factors for cancer registry-notified cancer of unknown primary site – Claire Vajdic
12:15p.m.Time from ovarian cancer presentation to diagnosis: associations with clinical and socio-demographic factors - Rebecca Bergin
12:20p.m.CRISP-A: Exploring methods for communicating the harms and benefits of aspirin to reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer in general practice – Peter Nguyen
12:25p.m.Development and demonstration of a web-based decision aid for daily aspirin – Lyndal Trevena
12:30p.m.Meeting the needs of cancer survivors through shared care: developing guidance for implementation - Karolina Lisy
Dr Anna Boltong, Associate Director, VCCC
The VCCC & primary care research looking forward
Session Chair - Claudia Rutherford
1:50p.m.Integrating multiparametric MRI into prostate cancer diagnostic pathways– A diagnostic pathways mapping study - Sam Merriel
2:05p.m.Implementing PAthways for Cancer Early Diagnosis; Multimodal Education (I-PACED ME) - Joanna Ong
2:20p.m.The acceptability and feasibility of assessing bowel cancer risk using genomic testing to target screening in general practice – Sibel Saya
2:35p.m.Patient, hospital cancer specialist and general practitioner expectations of GP involvement following a lung cancer diagnosis - Neli Slavova-Azmanova
SESSION 4: AI is the future for cancer diagnosis in primary care
Facilitator - Michael Jefford
3:10p.m.Will it deliver on its promise? - Jon Emery
3:20p.m.How AI is advancing Melanoma diagnosis - Martin Haskett
3:35p.m.Ethics and AI: what we need to consider - Nik Zeps
3:50p.m.PANEL DISCUSSION: AI is the future for cancer diagnosis in primary care
Jon Emery, Martin Haskett, Nik Zeps, Alison Button-Sloan
4:30p.m.Award announcements
4:40p.m.Special farewells