Cancer is the leading cause of death in New Zealand. The
number of those affected is forecast to increase for the
foreseeable future. Our survival rates from cancer lag behind those
of Australia, our most vulnerable populations continue to
experience poorer outcomes from cancer than other New Zealanders
and the costs of cancer care keep on increasing exponentially. The
aim of this conference is to develop a vision for long-term cancer
control specific to the needs of Aotearoa / New Zealand, led by
domestic and international experts in cancer prevention, care,
academia, policy, and patient support.
In response to a time of unprecedented change, uncertainty and
opportunity, the University of Otago (Wellington) and Cancer
Society of New Zealand, in partnership with the Ministry of Health
and New Zealand Society for Oncology are convening a landmark
cancer control conference to address challenges in cancer care,
equity, prioritisation, and cancer control.
The Cancer Care at a Crossroads Conference
- Bring together the brightest minds and most influential
personalities from across the cancer control continuum.
- Draw knowledge and experience from international contexts that
have faced similar problems to us.
- Paint a picture of the current major challenges that we face,
and identify possible solutions to these challenges.
- Provide a forum for debate, and an opportunity to build
networks and bridges across the continuum.
- Bring together funders, academics, clinicians and providers,
policy leaders, and decision makers.
Our international guest speakers are world-class thought leaders
in cancer control and service improvement.
Professor Richard Sullivan, Professor of Cancer & Global
Health at Kings College London (KCL) led the Lancet Oncology
Commission on Delivering Affordable Cancer Care in High Income
Countries, and most recently the Lancet Commission on Global
Surgery 2030, Lancet Series on Women's Equity, Health and Cancer
and the Lancet Oncology Commission on Global Cancer Surgery.
Rami Rahal, Executive Director, Cancer Control at Canadian
Partnership Against Cancer in Toronto Canada. He combines
expertise in healthcare management information and evidence-based
decision support, with particular interest in cancer system
performance measurement. He has led a number of workshops and
courses on system performance measurement and evidence based policy
at both the national and international levels.
The conference will be opened by the Minister of Health
Hon Dr David Clark, with Dr Ashley
Bloomfield (Director General of Health) delivering a
plenary presentation on the opening morning. Our other
domestic speakers include Professor John Potter, Dr Nina Scott,
Professor Diana Sarfati, Dr Richard Sullivan, Professor Parry
Guilford, Dr Christopher Jackson, Ms Shelley Campbell, Prof Kath
McPherson and many others.
For more information and to register, please visit our website:
Cancer Care at a Crossroads Conference. Places
will be limited.