Conference Chair

Following on from the success of conferences in Copenhagen (2011) and Berlin (2013), Cancer Council Victoria is proud to host the 3rd International UV and Skin Cancer Prevention Conference in Melbourne 2015.

The conference will attract behavioural and epidemiological researchers, clinicians, health promotion and education professionals from around the world, all of whom will have a strong interest in population-based approaches to skin cancer prevention and vitamin D.

As one of the largest and very few of its type, the conference is a truly unique opportunity to work together to reduce the significant human and financial burden of skin cancer.

We invite you to learn from global leaders but also importantly to share learnings with others in the heart of Melbourne, voted recently as the world’s most liveable city.

We hope you will enjoy the opportunity to collaborate, network, debate and discuss with other public health professionals in order to leave the conference with new strategies, knowledge, contacts, ideas and importantly inspiration.

We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne in 2015.



Adjunct A/Prof Craig Sinclair

Conference Chair

Minister for Health

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Australia, yet it is also one of the most preventable.

Sadly, two in three Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70, and, in Victoria, it’s estimated that 40,000 new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed every year.

That’s why this conference is so important.

It will be an important opportunity to learn from each other, and strengthen partnerships and collaboration between international clinicians, researchers, and public health professionals.

It will also help us to identify ways to improve health outcomes by better understanding how we can prevent skin cancer and influence behaviours.

Victoria is well-placed to share its experiences and expertise in skin cancer research, with local researchers leading promising clinical trials to further our understanding of melanoma and develop new therapies for the treatment and management of the disease.

The Victorian Government is very proud to be a major sponsor of this event, and I look forward to seeing you all at what will be a very diverse, innovative and interesting conference.

JH Electronic Signature

The Hon. Jill Hennessy

Minister for Health, Victoria