Scientific Program

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Conference Program

Day 1
09 Dec 2015

Conference Welcome

Including a Welcome to Country and introduction from Conference Chair Craig Sinclair.

Impact of UV on human health

Morning keynote and panel discussion chaired by Professor David Hill, Cancer Council Victoria, Australia.
Dr. Gery P. Guy Jr.
Professor Robyn Lucas
Professor David Whiteman
10:30 - 10:55

Morning tea

Concurrent session: UV / Technical Elements of Sun Protection

This concurrent session will be chaired by Dr Hans Storm, Danish Cancer Society.

Concurrent session: Policy & Advocacy / Economics

This concurrent session will be chaired by Craig Sinclair, Cancer Council Victoria..
12:30 - 13:25


WORKSHOP: CINSW Social Marketing Campaign Lunchtime Masterclass

Please note: The Social Marketing Campaign Lunchtime Masterclass is only available to delegates who have registered for this session.

Concurrent session: Media & communications

This concurrent session will be chaired by Dave Buller, Klein Buendel, USA.

Concurrent session: Shade / Schools & Early Childhood

This concurrent session will be chaired by Associate Professor George Kapelos, Ryerson University, Canada.
George Thomas Kapelos
15:30 - 16:00

Afternoon tea

Setting the scene on vitamin D

Professor Michael Kimlin, Centre for Research Excellence in Sun and Health (CRESH), Australia will chair this afternoon keynote and panel discussion, which asks, should skin cancer prevention programs be concerned about the potential benefits of vitamin D?
Professor Peter R Ebeling AO
Dr. Sara Gandini
Professor Michael G Kimlin
Ian Reid
Day 2
10 Dec 2015

Effectiveness of prevention

Todd Harper, CEO of Cancer Council Victoria, Australia, will chair this morning keynote and panel discussion.
Dr. Karen Glanz
Dr. Louisa Gordon
Professor Melanie Wakefield
10:30 - 10:55

Morning tea

Concurrent session: Sunbeds

This concurrent session will be chaired by Louise Galloway, Department of Health and Human Services Victoria, Australia.

Concurrent session: Workplaces

This concurrent session will be chaired by Monika Janda, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), QLD, Australia.
12:30 - 13:30


WORKSHOP: CRESH Lunchtime Presentation

Please note: The CRESH Lunchtime Presentation is only available to delegates who have registered for this session.

Concurrent session: Research A – Population Monitoring

This concurrent session will be chaired by Donna Perez, Cancer Institute New South Wales (CINSW), Australia.

Concurrent session: Research B – Medical & vitamin D

This concurrent session will be chaired by Dr Peter Foley, St Vincent's Hospital, Australia.
15:00 - 15:30

Afternoon tea

Principles of screening within the context of melanoma

Professor Adèle Green, QIMR Berghofer Medical Reserach Institute, Australia, will chair this afternoon keynote and panel discussion, which asks, based on the two unique opportunities we have had in Australia and Germany, what are the big questions we need to answer going forward?
Professor Mathieu Boniol
Professor Dallas English
Professor Adèle Green
Dr. Rüdiger Greinert
Day 3
11 Dec 2015

Morning panel discussion and Q&A

Jerril Rechter, CEO, VicHealth will provide the opening remarks for the final day of the conference. Terry Slevin, Cancer Council Western Australia, will chair the morning panel discussion and Q&A, which asks, how can we best engage governments and funding agencies to see skin cancer prevention as an important public health investment?
Professor Rob Carter
Terry Slevin
10:30 - 11:00

Morning tea

Burning questions: the value of skin cancer prevention and the promise of new treatments

Craig Sinclair, Cancer Council Victoria, Australia, will chair this closing session, featuring the Hon. Jill Hennessy, Minister for Health; Professor Adèle Green; Professor Grant McArthur; and Jay Allen.
Jay Allen
Professor Adèle Green
Professor Grant McArthur


E-posters will be on display throughout Days 1 and 2 of the Conference.


Adolescent Sun Exposure And Sun Protection Behaviour During Secondary School Athletic Events

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Bronwen McNoe, University of Otago (NZL) 

Concerted Efforts To Reduce Rising Skin Cancer Rates In A Sunny, High-altitude Environment

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Mary Buller, Klein Buendel (USA)

Counseling Children on Sun Protection and Avoiding Indoor Tanning: Results of a 2014 Survey of US Pediatricians and Comparison to the 2002 Survey

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Sophie Balk, Children’s Hospital (USA)

Engaging With Primary Health Care To Promote Skin Cancer Prevention Messages

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Bhama Rajiv, Health Promotion Agency (HPA) (NZL)

From Baby Skin To Wrinkles

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Susanne Bjaerge, Danish Cancer Society (DNK)

Impact Of Knowledge And Understanding Of The UVI On Sun Protection Behavior Among Students

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Patricia Albers, South African Medical Research Council (ZAF)

Improvements in electronic dosimeters, 2015

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Zim Sherman, Scienterra (NZL)

Increasing UV Protection While Generating Income

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Vivienne Mellish, Cancer Council Australia (CCA) (AUS)

Is early detection of basal cell carcinoma worthwhile?

Skin cancer screening: Participation rate, effectiveness and cost of standard total skin examination versus a lesion-directed screening

Isabelle Hoorens, Ghent University Hospital (BEL)

Measurement And Analysis Of Spectral UV Over 25 Years

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Ben Liley, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) (NZL)

Multiple Primary Melanomas In Western Sweden; 1990-2013

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Magdalena Claeson, Sahlgrenska Academy (SWE)

Occupational exposure of workers with GENESIS-UV: Dosimetric results in Germany

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Marc Wittlich, Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IFA) (DEU)

Outdoor Exposure To Solar Ultraviolet Radiation And Legislation In Brazil

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Abel Silva, IEAV (BRA)

Overcoming Barriers To Membership In The Sunsmart Schools Program: The South Australian Experience

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Kimberley Martin, Cancer Council South Australia (CCSA) (AUS)

Skin Cancer Prevention Counseling By Primary Care Nurse Practitioners (PCNPs) To Adolescents

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Lois Loescher, University of Arizona (USA)

Skin Cancer Screening At The Workplace Of A Large Trading Company

Michael Haeberle , Dermatologist (DEU)

Sun Protective Behaviour And Knowledge Of Schoolchildren In Western Switzerland

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Jean-Luc Bulliard, Institute of Social & Preventive Medicine (CHE)

Sunbeds – Where Are We At In NZ?

Louise Sandford, The Cancer Society of New Zealand (CSNZ)(NZL)

The Early Detection And Treatment Of Skin Cancer By General Practitioners In Australia

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Shannon Jones, Cancer Council Victoria (CCV) (AUS)

Think UV, Not Heat!

Celestine Wong, Skin and Cancer Foundation (AUS)

Vitamin D Metabolites Protect Against Skin Cancer And Photoaging

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Bianca Yuko McCarthy, University of Sydney (AUS)