Speakers

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…
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Professor Yin Ling Woo

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Founding Trustee

University of Malaya and ROSE Foundation

Professor Woo Yin Ling is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at University of Malaya and a consultant gynaecological…
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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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Co-Chairs

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. She went on to complete a fellowship in Cytopathology at…
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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 of Sydney), Chair of Cancer Council Australia’s Cancer Screening and…

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…
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Dr Dorothy Machalek

Senior Research Fellow

Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales

Dr Machalek is an epidemiologist and Senior Research Fellow at the Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales. Her research focuses on the prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV) and…

Co-Chairs

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. She went on to complete a fellowship in Cytopathology at…
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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 of Sydney), Chair of Cancer Council Australia’s Cancer Screening and…

Guest Speakers

Anna Adcock

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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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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Dr Dejan Krstik

Director of the Cervical Screening Section

Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Dr Dejan Krstik is an MD, MPH with an extensive experience in diverse leadership roles in public health, pharmaceutical industry and government health policy and program administration. His special…
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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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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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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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Azadeh Baghaki

Strategy Manager

Unitaid

Azadeh Baghaki is a New Zealand pharmacist, MPH and accredited partnership broker with over 18 years of professional experience spanning across public, private and UN health sectors. She is…
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Tania Cernuschi

Tania leads WHO IVB work on global access to vaccines.  She has over seventeen-year experience in design and management of development programmes enhancing access to health technologies in resource-constrained…
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Dr Stephen Lambert

Public Health Physician and Medical Epidemiologist

National Centre for Immunisation Surveillance and Research, Communicable Diseases Branch, Queensland

National Centre for Immunisation Surveillance and Research Communicable Diseases Branch, Queensland Stephen Lambert is a public health physician and medical epidemiologist who works part-time in Queensland Health and the…
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Professor Ashrafun Nessa

Professor Ashrafunnessa, Chairman, Department of Gynaecological Oncology, graduated from Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh, received training from home and abroad, obtained Membership and Fellowship from RCOG from Royal College of…