Colorectal Cancer Screening Symposium! A Q&A with Richard Aedy, ABC journalist and broadcaster
Held in collaboration with the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) AGW 2016 and supported by The Jodi Lee Foundation.
Can we eradicate colorectal cancer - is screening all that is needed? A conversation with experts and consumers
Monday October 10th Adelaide Convention Centre, 6.30-7.30pm (Meeting Room L3) The Convenor of the Colorectal Cancer Screening Symposium (Graeme Young AM), Chair of the Scientific Program Committee, GESA AGW 2016 (Alex Boussioutas) and Chair of GESA SIG on GI Cancer (Finlay Macrae AO) invite you to participate in a vibrant discussion that addresses one of the major cancers in our society, colorectal cancer, and how we can go about eradicating it.
Who can attend? This component is open to AGW attendees as part of their registration fee. The general public will also be invited to attend, at no charge.
Facilitator: Richard Aedy, well-known journalist, former presenter of ABC Radio National's flagship morning program, Life Matters, and currently presenting ABC RN’s The Money and Best Practice programs. Richard has a deep understanding of issues in science, technology, environmental change, health, the media, education and social issues.
Panellists: The panel will comprise a Consumer, Nutritionist, Behavioural Scientist, Public Health expert, Gastroenterologist, Surgeon and a GP.
Issues for discussion will include: Is diet and lifestyle a viable approach? Can screening eradicate the disease? Will genetic testing provide the answer? What is the role of the GP in health maintenance? What does a consumer think about medical approaches to prevention?
For enquiries: Please contact Dr Ingrid Flight Email: [email protected] ph: (08) 7221 8471
Colorectal Cancer Prevention Dinner following the Q&A.
GESA AGW 2016 and Colorectal Cancer Screening Symposium registrants are encouraged to register for the Colorectal Cancer Screening Symposium dinner following the Q&A. The cost is $60 plus GST per head and includes dinner and a presentation by Professor Steve Wesselingh, Executive Director of the SA Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), on a strategy for eradication of colorectal cancer. Registration can be made via the GESA AGW 2016 registration website.
Q&A Session with Richard Aedy (click here) for print version.