Obesity: A New Cancer Problem

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Rapid fire presentations from key leaders in the field and interactive panel discussion focusing on 3 areas:

1. Basic Science Research 
2. Clinical and Surgical Research 
3. Management in the community

OBESITY: A NEW CANCER PROBLEM WORKSHOP PROGRAM

Details: Level 4 Seminar Space, Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Sydney

Date: Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Time

Session

Topic

Presenter/Facilitator

12:00PM – 12:30PM

Registration opens

12:30PM – 12:45PM

Introduction

Welcome and introductions from TCRN

Professor David Goldstein, TCRN Director

12:45PM – 1:00PM

Setting the scene

Professor Bruce Neal

1:00PM – 1:40PM

Session One

Chair: Professor Robert Yang

Basic Science Research:

A Rapid Fire overview of the Randwick Precinct related work

Associate Professor Kyle Hoehn

Obesity modeling in the development of liver cancer

Dr Nadeem Kaakoush

Obesity-associated microbiomes: potential roles in cancer

Professor Kerry-Anne Rye

Obesity models and metabolism

Associate Professor Nigel Turner

Metabolic reprogramming as an anti-cancer strategy

1:40PM – 2:10PM

Panel Session One:

Facilitated by

Associate Professor Darren Saunders

Basic Science Research

Associate Professor Kyle Hoehn

Dr Nadeem Kaakoush

Professor Kerry-Anne Rye

Associate Professor Nigel Turner

2:10PM – 2:50PM

Session Two

Chair: TBC

Clinical and Surgical Research:

A Rapid Fire overview of the Randwick Precinct related work

Dr Barbara Depczynski

Managing Diabetes and Obesity in the clinic

Dr David Links

Surgical Approaches to Obesity risk mitigation

Dr Adrian Sartoretto

Medical Approaches to Obesity

Associate Professor Amany Zekry

New Epidemic: Non Alcoholic Steatosis secondary to Obesity and Hepatoma

2:50PM – 3:20PM

Panel Session Two:

Facilitated by

Associate Professor Chris White

Clinical and Surgical Research

Dr Barbara Depczynski

Dr David Links

Dr Adrian Sartoretto

Associate Professor Amany Zekry

3:20PM – 3:40PM

Afternoon tea

3:40PM – 4:20PM

Session Three

Chair: Dr Brendan Goodger

Management in the community:

A Rapid Fire overview of the Randwick Precinct related work

Scientia Professor Mark Harris

Managing Obesity in General Practice

Dr David Simar

Role of Exercise for Obesity management in Cancer patients

Dr Kate Webber

Survivorship: The challenge of identifying a teachable moment

Karen Johnston

Childhood cancer, metabolic syndrome and survivorship

4:20PM – 4:50PM

Panel Session Three:

Facilitated by

Ruth Lilian OAM

Management in the community

Scientia Professor Mark Harris

Dr David Simar

Dr Kate Webber

Karen Johnston

4:50PM – 5:00PM

Closing remarks

Professor David Goldstein

Event date: 
Tue, 03/07/2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Level 4, Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Sydney
Open to: 
All
Number of seats available: 
100
Cost: 
FREE
Event Type: 
Workshop
Contact for bookings: 
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/obesity-a-new-cancer-problem-tickets-45283472084#tickets
Contact for inquiries: 
tcrn@unsw.edu.au

Testimonials

"At first a felt a bit funny about talking to a lady about my problems after my cancer treatment, but my doctor is really nice and really understanding.  Plus she is an oncologist so she understands all the medical stuff that goes along with cancer treatment so I didn't have to explain things to her the way I did to my GP.  I felt like she really understood where I was coming from and gave me some good strategies to help with my issues.  And she wrote a care plan and sent a copy to my GP as well, so hopefully now when I go to see him he will feel like he is better able to treat me."

Anthony, prostate cancer survivor
"At 26 I was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer... having survived this (thanks to a great medical team), I ‘floundered’ for many years with the resulting impact of early menopause, fertility issues and general fatigue. Even worse, I felt extreme guilt that I should be able to overcome these issues easily as I survived when others didn’t, I really didn’t have the right to ever complain again. This impacted directly on my confidence, self esteem and identity. ……I am now 46, have 2 children, a partner, a career and a good life.  However, the struggle I had undergone, in pretty much isolation, has been hard.  Even friends and family who were great during treatment felt I should ‘just move on’.  The establishment of this centre is a great comfort as it shows there is now a greater awareness of cancer survivor issues to hopefully ensure better long term support for people who have had cancer."

Melinda, ovarian cancer survivor 
"I am aware of the National Centre for Cancer Survivorship and support them in their mission to find new and better ways to care for cancer survivors through research. With the high number of Australians now surviving cancer or living with ongoing cancer for many years, we need to better understand the health issues confronting this group and develop interventions to address their unique and often complex needs. As someone who has worked in the medical oncology setting for 20 years, I believe the National Centre for Cancer Survivorship is leading the way in this work."

Dr Elizabeth Hovey, MB BS FRACP MSC - Medical Oncologist, SESIAHS & UNSW, Prince of Wales Hospital
"As Director of the Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children’s Hospital and Professor of Paediatrics at the University of NSW, I have watched the development of the National Centre for Cancer Survivorship over the last few years. I strongly support the opportunity the Centre provides to bring together research focusing on survivors of childhood cancer with that focusing on adult survivors. In both areas it is clear that there are many unresolved challenges in understanding the health care needs of cancer survivors, and developing best practice interventions for both prevention and treatment of those problems. I believe wholeheartedly that the work that being undertaken through the Centre will benefit both kids and adult survivors people for many years to come."

Professor Glenn Marshall, AM, MB, BS, FRACP, MD Paediatric Haematologist & Oncologist, Director, Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children’s Hospital