Speakers

Keynote Speakers

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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 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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Professor John Kaldor

Program Head of the Global Health Program

Kirby Institute

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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Professor Andrew Vallely

Public Health Interventions Research Program

The Kirby Institute

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

Anna Adcock

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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Associate Professor Deborah Bateson

Medical Director

Family Planning NSW

Clinical Associate Professor Deborah Bateson is the Medical Director at Family Planning NSW and has worked as a clinician, researcher and educator in the field of sexual and reproductive…
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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 Nathalie Broutet

Lead, cervical cancer prevention and control

World Health Organisation

Dr Nathalie Broutet, is a medical doctor with a PhD in infectious diseases epidemiology and public health. Her research work, while coordinating the unit of molecular epidemiology in a…
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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

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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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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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…