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Preventing Cervical Cancer Conference 2022

PCC2022 is being held on 16 – 18 November 2022 at the Sofitel Hotel in Melbourne. The Conference will be a hybrid face-to-face and virtual event.

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Keynote Speakers

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Dr Isabelle Soerjomataram

Medical Epidemiologist

International Agency for Research on Cancer

Isabelle Soerjomataram is a medical epidemiologist with a special interest in cancer prevention. She received her medical degree from…
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Professor Deborah Watson-Jones

Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit, Mwanza, Tanzania and Clinical Research Department, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK

Deborah Watson-Jones is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology & International Health in the Clinical Research Department of the London School…
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Dr Kanan Desai

Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics

National Cancer Institute

Dr. Kanan Desai is an MD, MPH with around ten years of experience in epidemiology and public health in…
Prof Marion Saville AM, Executive Director

Professor Marion Saville AM

Executive Director

Australian Centre for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer

Professor Marion Saville is a New Zealand medical graduate who trained in Anatomic Pathology at Northwestern University in Chicago….
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Dr Partha Basu

Deputy Head of Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Branch

International Agency for Research on Cancer, France

Dr. Partha Basu is an MD in gynecology and PhD in clinical oncology. He was trained as a gynecologic…
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Professor Karen Canfell

Director

Daffodil Centre (a joint venture of Cancer Council NSW and The University of Sydney)

Karen Canfell is the Director of the Daffodil Centre (a joint venture of Cancer Council NSW and The University…
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Panel Chairs

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Professor Julia Brotherton

Medical Director, Population Health

Australian Centre for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer

Professor Julia Brotherton is a public health physician and Medical Director of Population Health. She is Professor of Cancer Prevention Policy and Implementation at the Melbourne School of Population…
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Dr Sharon Hanley

Cancer Epidemiologist and Senior Lecturer

Hokkaido University

Sharon Hanley is a cancer epidemiologist and Senior Lecturer at Hokkaido University Centre for Environmental and Health Sciences. She obtained her PhD. from the Departments of Public Health Medicine…
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Professor John Kaldor

Program Head of the Global Health Program

Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney

Prof. Kaldor is a Scientia professor and program head of the Global Health Program at the Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney. He has devoted more than…
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Professor Bev Lawton

Founder/Director

Te Tātai Hauora o Hine (the Centre for Women’s Health Research) at Te Herenga Waka, Victoria University Wellington

Professor Bev Lawton, nō Ngāti Porou, is the founder/director of Te Tātai Hauora o Hine (the Centre for Women’s Health Research) at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of…
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Dr Claire Nightingale

Senior Research Fellow, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

The University of Melbourne

Dr Claire Nightingale is a senior research fellow at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne. Dr Nightingale obtained her PhD at the…
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Professor Marion Saville AM

Executive Director

Australian Centre for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer

Professor Marion Saville is a New Zealand medical graduate who trained in Anatomic Pathology at Northwestern University in Chicago. She went on to complete a fellowship in Cytopathology at…
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Dr Edward Trimble

Director, Centre for Global Health

US National Cancer Institute, NIH, DHHS

In 2018, Dr. Trimble was nominated to lead the US government’s participation in the new World Health Organization’s global initiative for cervical cancer prevention and control. This role builds…
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Professor Andrew Vallely

Public Health Interventions Research Program

Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney

Professor Andrew Vallely is a clinical epidemiologist at the Kirby Institute UNSW Sydney, and the PNG Institute of Medical Research (PNGIMR), Goroka. Andrew has led multi-disciplinary collaborative research teams…

Guest Speakers

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Ms Anna Adcock

Te Tātai Hauora o Hine National Centre for Women’s Health Research Aotearoa, Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand

Anna Adcock (MA) is a Ngāti Mutunga woman working and completing doctoral study at Te Tātai Hauora o Hine National Centre for Women’s Health Research Aotearoa, Te Herenga Waka…
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Dr Karen Bartholomew

Clinician Researcher

Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) and Auckland DHB

Dr Karen Bartholomew is a New Zealand Public Health Physician clinician researcher working as the Director of Health Outcomes across Auckland and Waitematā District Health Boards (DHBs). She leads…
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Professor Deborah Bateson

Professor of Practice

Daffodil Centre (a joint venture of Cancer Council NSW and The University of Sydney)

Deborah Bateson is Professor of Practice at The Daffodil Centre in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at The University of Sydney. Deborah has worked as a clinician, researcher…
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Ms Kate Broun

Head of Cancer Screening, Early Detection and Immunisation

Cancer Council Victoria

Kate Broun is the Head of Cancer Screening, Early Detection and Immunisation at Cancer Council Victoria. She has more than 25 years’ experience working in cancer screening and prevention,…
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Dr Tamara Butler

Research Fellow

The University of Queensland

Dr Tamara Butler is an Aboriginal early career researcher and Research Fellow at the University of Queensland. She works within the First Nations Cancer and Wellbeing Research Network. Her…
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Ms Hawa Camara

Researcher and a current PhD candidate

Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney

Hawa Camara is an early-career researcher and a current PhD candidate with over 10 years of experience in global health. She has led multidisciplinary public health teams in the…
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Ms Nicola Creagh

Early Career Researcher

The Centre for Health Policy, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne

Nicola is an early career research who’s work in evaluation and implementation science largely focusses on increasing equity and participation in Australia’s national cancer screening programs. Recently embarking on…
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Ms Aminata Diop

Research Officer

National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University

Aminata is a First Nations woman born in Meanjin (Brisbane). Her ancestral heritage extends from the Meriam, Erubam, Ugaram, and Kulkalgal nations of the Torres Strait. Aminata is a…
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Professor Rebecca Guy

Public Health Epidemiologist

Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney

Professor Rebecca Guy is a Public Health Epidemiologist at the Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, UNSW. She has expertise in implementation and evaluation of public health interventions…
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Dr Adam Keane

Daffodil Centre, The University of Sydney, A Joint Ventury with Cancer Council NSW

Dr Adam Keane was previously a research student at the University of Sydney where he studied mathematical models of plasma physics and brain dynamics. In Adam’s current research he…
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Professor Kristine Macartney

Director

National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS)

Professor Kristine Macartney, MBBS, BMedSci, MD, FRACP, is the Director of the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS), a paediatric infectious disease consultant at The Children’s Hospital…
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Professor Helen Marshall

Deputy Director of the Robinson Research Institute

The University of Adelaide

Professor Marshall is a clinician researcher and NHMRC Practitioner Fellow with specialist training in child health, public health and vaccinology having completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Doctorate…
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Dr Diep Nguyen

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Daffodil Centre (a joint venture of Cancer Council NSW and The University of Sydney)

Dr. Diep Nguyen graduated as Medical Doctor in Vietnam (1992-1998), Master of International Public Health at the University of Sydney (2003-2004) and completed her PhD at the University of…
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Dr Jane O’Hallahan

Clinical Director of the Cancer Screening and Antenatal Screening Programmes

Ministry of Health, New Zealand

Dr Jane O’Hallahan (Public Health Medicine Specialist) has been the Clinical Director of the Cancer Screening (bowel, cervical, breast) and Antenatal Screening Programmes (Down syndrome and other conditions, metabolic,…
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Dr Neal Palafox

Endowed Professor in Cancer Research at the John A. Burns School

University of Hawai’i

Neal A. Palafox, M.D., M.P.H. is Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health and the B.H. and the Alice C. Beams Endowed Professor in Cancer Research at the John…
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Dr Amie Powell

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Dr Aime Powell is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The University of Notre Dame Australia. Aime’s research utilises complex analyses of state-wide linked data, and through strong collaborative partnerships,…
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Dr Virisila Sema

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Ministry of Health, Tuvalu

Dr Virisila Sema graduated from Fiji School of Medicine with MBBS in 2007. Served in the Ministry of Health Fiji as a medical officer at Ba Mission Hospital for…
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Associate Professor Megan Smith

Cervical Cancer/HPV Stream Lead

Daffodil Centre (a joint venture of Cancer Council NSW and The University of Sydney)

A/Prof Megan Smith leads high-income country projects in the Cervical Cancer/HPV Stream at the Daffodil Centre. She is an epidemiologist and simulation modeller with extensive experience in policy evaluations…
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Mr David Wrede

Consultant Gynaecologist and Lead for the Dysplasia service

The Royal Women's Hospital

David Wrede MA MB BChir FRCS FRCOG FRANZCOG is currently Consultant Gynaecologist and Lead for the Dysplasia service at The Royal Women’s Hospital. He is also an Honorary Senior…
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Associate Professor Lisa Whop

Senior Research Fellow, PhD (Epidemiology), CDU, MAppEpi, ANU, BMedSc, QUT

Australian National University

Associate Professor Lisa Whop is a Torres Strait Islander NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow and epidemiologist. She is Australia’s leading authority on cervical cancer control in Aboriginal and Torres…
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Professor Fanghui Zhao

Director

National Cancer Center and Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

Prof Fanghui Zhao is Director at the Dept. of Cancer Epidemiology, National Cancer Center. She has worked at NCI/NIH, USA during 2013-2014 and at IARC/WHO as a Senior Visiting…

Program

All conference sessions will be held at the Sofitel Hotel, 25 Collins Street Melbourne in the Arthur Streeton Auditorium.

Wednesday 16 November 2022

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Fitzroy Ballroom Foyer at the Sofitel Hotel Melbourne.

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Being held in the Fitzroy Ballroom at the Sofitel Hotel Melbourne.

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Join your PCC colleagues for a special screening of the Conquering Cancer Documentary at Palace Cinemas Kino.

Thursday 17 November 2022

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Chaired by Dr Claire Nightingale, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne

What does modelling tell us about self-collection and elimination?

Associate Professor Megan Smith 

Daffodil Centre (a joint venture of Cancer Council NSW and The University of Sydney)

Provider/stakeholder views on universal self-collection

Ms Nicole Creagh

The Centre for Health Policy, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne

Self-collection delivery models, provider training and support along the clinical pathway

Dr Karen Bartholomew

Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) and Auckland DHB

Getting the message out: review of what we know about communications for under-screened populations and about self-collection

Ms Kate Broun

Cancer Council Victoria

Panel discussion

Chaired by Professor Marion Saville AM, Australian Centre for Prevention of Cervical Cancer

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Chaired by Professor Bev Lawton, Te Tātai Hauora o Hine (the Centre for Women’s Health Research) at Te Herenga Waka, Victoria University Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Opportunities for innovation in school-based vaccination: lessons from Yarning About HPV Vaccination

Dr Tamara Butler

The University of Queensland

Innovative and flexible community-based test and treat models: Lessons from STI testing

Professor Rebecca Guy

Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney

Point of care testing: the PREVENT study

Dr Amie Powell

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Point of care testing: experiences from New Zealand

Ms Anna Adcock

Te Tātai Hauora o Hine National Centre for Women’s Health Research Aotearoa, Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand

Panel discussion

Chaired by Professor John Kaldor, Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney

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Chaired by Professor Marion Saville AM, Australian Centre for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer.

How are high-resource settings managing triage of HPV positive women? A review of options used in Australia, England and New Zealand.

Associate Professor Megan Smith

Daffodil Centre (a joint venture of Cancer Council NSW and The University of Sydney)

COMPASS update

Professor Karen Canfell

Daffodil Centre (a joint venture of Cancer Council NSW and The University of Sydney)

Latest evidence on triage of HPV positive women: emerging data on dual-stain

Dr Nico Wentzensen

National Cancer Institute, United States of America

Panel discussion: Key considerations for triaging HPV positive women and the impact of screening history

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Chaired by Professor Julia Brotherton, Australian Centre for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer.

Keynote address

Dr Nono Simelela

The World Health Organization

Evidence supporting one-dose vaccination: outcomes from the one-dose consortium

Professor Deborah Watson-Jones

Mwanza, Tanzania & Clinical Research Department, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London

Evidence supporting one-dose HPV vaccination from India

Dr Partha Basu

International Agency for Research on Cancer, France

An update on global vaccine supply and demand

Ms Tania Cernuschi

The World Health Organization

NCIRS update on vaccination in the region

Professor Kristine Macartney

National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance

Panel discussion: Would the benefits outweigh the risks if Australia moved to a one-dose schedule for adolescent HPV vaccination now? 

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Being held at the Melbourne Museum. A ticket to the dinner is included in all in-person registrations.

Friday 18 November 2022

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Chaired by Professor Woo Yin Ling, University of Malaya

How are we tracking on the pathway to elimination in our region?

Ms Hawa Camara

Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney

Update from the SUCCESS project: Scale Up Cervical Cancer Elimination with Secondary prevention Strategy

Ms Azadeh Baghaki

The World Health Organization

Implementing the WHO guidelines: factors to consider for WLHIV and other high-risk groups, like rural populations

The World Health Organization

An initiative to eliminate cervical cancer in the Western Pacific: A partnership between Minderoo and C4

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Chaired by Professor Andrew Vallely, Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney.

The impact and cost-effectiveness of point-of-care primary HPV testing in Papua New Guinea and other Pacific Islands

Dr Diep Nguyen

Daffodil Centre (a joint venture of Cancer Council NSW and The University of Sydney)

Scaling-up HPV testing and treatment in Tuvalu

Dr Virisila Sema
Ministry of Health, Tuvalu
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Associate Professor Deborah Bateson
Family Planning NSW

Treatment for precancer: considerations in using ablation or excision

Professor Woo Yin Ling

University of Malaya

 

Panel discussion: Tailoring delivery models to your setting – from point-of-care to batch HPV testing and treatment options

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Detailed agenda for this session coming soon.

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Chaired by Dr Dorothy Machalek, Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney.

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Chaired by Dr Sharon Hanley, Hokkaido University, Japan.

COVID-19 and Cancer Global Modelling Consortium

TBC

The COVID-19 and Cancer Observatory: estimates of additional deaths that would occur due to covid delays 

Dr Adam Keane

Daffodil Centre (a joint venture of Cancer Council NSW and The University of Sydney)

UNICEF update on vaccination programs that weathered the pandemic

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How Bangladesh continued screening during COVID-19 outbreaks

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AVE as a triage for HPV positive women: updated data and impact of COVID on this work

Dr Kanan Desai

National Cancer Institute, United States of America

Panel discussion: How can countries implement cervical cancer elimination plans during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Program subject to change without notice. Timings to be used as a guide only.