Prostate Cancer - Survivorship Essentials

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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07:00 PM AEST



About the Webcast

Prostate Cancer Survivorship: The Long Run. For the first time we’re bringing together experts from New York, Vancouver, Sydney, and Perth to talk about the challenges of prostate cancer survivorship.

We’re calling it out – men impacted by prostate cancer face specific challenges that are seldom addressed in mainstream health care delivery. Our latest research pinpoints seven priority actions as a practical platform for change.

Register early to receive a copy of our Survivorship Essentials Framework and send your thoughts to our panellists before the meeting. 


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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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About the Host

Ricardo Goncalves

Ricardo Goncalves is a presenter, and finance editor for SBS World News and fronts Small Business Secrets. He has covered news globally, filing stories from the Middle East, LA and New York’s Ground Zero. He started his television career in 1998, as a regional reporter at WIN News Wollongong and has appeared on Today Tonight Sydney, Seven News Sydney, Sunrise, Nine News Melbourne, Sky News and Sky News Business. 

His most memorable pieces of work include interviews with Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva and Virgin’s Sir Richard Branson. He’s a keen public speaker, holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Economics, and has a Portuguese background.

About the Panel

Professor Jeff Dunn, CEO Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, Sydney, Australia

With a distinguished thirty-year career in research and non-profit leadership, Professor Jeff Dunn AO is Chief Executive Officer of Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and the Chair and Research Program Director of Social and Behavioural Science at the University of Southern Queensland. He also serves on the West Moreton Hospital and Health Services Board and is a Director of the Union for International Cancer Control. He is internationally recognised for his work on the social and behavioural aspects of cancer control, spanning across the continuum of research, prevention, early detection, supportive care and quality of life. Jeff has dedicated his career to the development of novel supportive care strategies that underpin cancer prevention and improve community awareness of the disease. He was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia in June 2014 for distinguished service to medical administration through his leadership and the promotion of integrated cancer care programs.

Professor Robert Newton, Exercise Physiologist, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia

Professor Robert Newton is Professor of Exercise Medicine at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia. Current major research directions include: exercise medicine as neoadjuvant, adjuvant and rehabilitative cancer therapy to reduce side-effects and enhance effectiveness of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy; the influence of targeted exercise medicine on tumour biology and exercise medicine for reducing decline in quality of life, strength, body composition and functional ability in cancer patients. Professor Newton has published over 800 scientific papers including 404 refereed scientific journal articles, 450 conference abstracts and papers, three books, 16 book chapters and has a current Scopus h-Index of 76 with his work being cited over 20,000 times. As of 2020 Professor Newton has attracted over $36 Million in competitive research funding. In 2018 Professor Newton received the career achievement award from the Cancer Council WA and in 2019, was named the Western Australia Premier’s Scientist of the Year.

Dr John Oliffe, Professor and Founder of the Men’s Health Research Program at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Dr. John Oliffe is a Professor and Tier 1 Canadian Research Chair in Men’s Health Promotion at the School of Nursing, University of British Columbia. As founder and lead investigator of UBC's Men's Health Research program, his work focuses on masculinities as it influences men's health behaviours and illness management, and its impact on partners, families and overall life quality. Findings drawn from his research offer guidance to clinicians and researchers in psychosocial prostate cancer care, smoking cessation and male suicide prevention.

Professor Bogda Koczzwara, Medical Oncologist, Flinders Centre for Innovation in cancer, Adelaide, Australia

Professor Bogda Koczwara is a senior staff specialist in medical oncology and the National Breast Cancer Foundation Fellow.  She graduated from Flinders University in 1990 and completed her oncology training at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. She returned to Flinders in 1997 where she has led the development of the Department of Medical Oncology including establishing one of the first cancer survivorship care programs in Australia. She is the past President of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia, the past president of the Medical Oncology Group of Australia, and the initiator and the immediate past Chair the Australia Asia Pacific Clinical Oncology Research Development, a collaborative of international cancer organisations aimed at improving cancer research capacity across Australia and Asia. Professor Koczwara has been recognized as a Member of the Order of Australia in January 2015 for her services to oncology. In 2018 she was nominated for a prestigious Women who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology Foundation.

Dr Christian Nelson, Clinical Psychologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York USA

Dr. Nelson is the Chief of the Psychiatry Service and an Associate Attending Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is also an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Nelson’s main clinical and research focus is on the sexual functioning of men following cancer treatment. Dr. Nelson is an active member of the Sexual Medicine Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and the primary aim of his research is to understand the emotional impact sexual dysfunction can have on men and to test the efficacy of psychological interventions to improve sexual functioning of men following cancer treatments. He has current and completed funding from the National Institutes of Health, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Martell Foundation, and the CALGB Foundation.