Morning panel discussion and Q&A

11 Dec 2015
09:00 - 10:30
Deakin Edge, Fed Square

Morning panel discussion and Q&A

Morning welcome

Jerril Rechter, CEO, VicHealth will provide the opening remarks for the final day of the conference.

Morning panel discussion and Q&A

Terry Slevin, Cancer Council Western Australia, will chair this 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?

Panel members include Professor Rob Carter, Deakin University, Australia; Meg Watson, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA; Dr Emilie van Deventer, World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland and Associate Professor Rosemary Knight, National Centre of Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University (ANU), Australia.

Discussion points include:

  • How can we convince government/funders that skin cancer prevention is good value for money?
  • Given limited resources, what is the best value for skin cancer programs?
  • Is there a role for early detection / screening as compared to investment in prevention?
  • How do you get skin cancer prevention on the policy agenda?
  • Should we tackle older people who are likely to get the most benefit from prevention in the shortest period of time or focus on where there is the best long term gain (children)?
  • Which settings should we prioritise: schools vs workplaces vs sunbed advocacy?

Examples will be provided from Australian, US and European perspectives