The screening symposium will be a 2-day meeting (at the commencement of AGW) that will specifically focus on colorectal cancer screening.
The screening symposium tracks will encapsulate the concept of celebrating and building upon past Australian research successes and laying a foundation for future cutting-edge research in all disciplines relating to colorectal cancer screening - from discovery to validation to implementation research.
We aim, for the first time in Australia, to hold a true multi-disciplinary symposium that brings together researchers and lead screening implementers to share in ideas and develop novel solutions that ensure a complete and effective screening pathway that is monitored and continuously improved. The symposium will provide an opportunity to showcase the important research done in Australia, to reflect upon progress in the technical/performance, marker discovery, behavioural research and public health fields, and look to the future to identify and address key challenges. It will provide the opportunity to also build in policy and consumer arenas.
Several world-leading guests will be featured in the program, including Professor Linda Rabeneck MD MPH FRCPC, Vice President - Prevention and Cancer Control, Cancer Care Ontario, Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto who will deliver the Philip Bushell Foundation Lecture at the AGW 2016 National Congress.
Q&A with Richard Aedy, ABC journalist and broadcaster
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.