Programme

Time Session
9:00 - 9:15amWelcome
9:15 - 10:45am

First steps: Getting a diagnosis
Chair: Dr Simone Petrich

9:15 - 9:40 (+five min discussion)
Genetic Counselling - risk assessment and current testing strategies
Harry Fraser, Genetic Counsellor, Northern Hub, Genetic Health Service New Zealand

9:45 - 10:10 (+five min discussion)
Psychological Impact on individuals and their whānau
Dr Kathryn Taylor, Registered Clinical Psychologist, Christchurch 

10:15 - 10:40 (+five min discussion)
Equity – differences in the journey and how to overcome them
Irene Kereama-Royal, Māori Research Manager, Unitec in Auckland

Session kindly sponsored by GSK

10:45 - 11:00amMorning tea break
11:00am - 12:30pm

Where to from here? Risk reducing strategies
Chair: Dr Rosalynd Pochin

11:00 - 11:25am (+five min discussion)
Managing breast cancer risk
Dr Christine Mouat, Breast and General Surgeon, Newtown

11:30 - 11:55am (+five min discussion)
Managing ovarian cancer risk  
Dr Patrick Keating, Gynae Oncologist, Wellington  

12:00 - 12:25pm (+five min discussion)
Peer support – walking together
Nicola Coom, Gift of Knowledge

Session kindly sponsored by Pacific Radiology

12:30 - 1:00pmLunch break
1:00 - 2:45pm

Where a path can lead us: Translational research and cancer diagnosis  
Chair: Dr Vanessa Lau

1:00 - 1:30pm (+five min discussion)
From research to clinical practice -  current and future methods of translating genetic data for risk assessment in a clinical setting
Prof Paul James, Clinical Geneticist, Melbourne

1:35 - 2:05pm (+five min discussion)
Genetic testing: Who are we missing?
A/Prof Logan Walker and Dr Vanessa Lau, Christchurch  

2:10 - 2:40pm (+five min discussion)
Cancer diagnosis – a journey some have to travel
Prof Bridget Robinson, Medical Oncologist, Christchurch and Dr Michelle Wilson, Medical Oncologist, Auckland

Session kindly sponsored by Roche

2:45 - 3:00pmAfternoon tea break
3:00pm - 4:40pm

Moving forward together: Models of care
Chair: Fay Sowerby

3:00 - 3:25pm (+five min discussion)
Determining a threshold for germline BRCA1/2 testing in NZ
Subhashini Crerar, Genetic Counsellor, Wellington

3:30 - 4:00pm (+five min discussion)
Service delivery, transformative projects and models of care in the UK
Prof Clare Turnbull, Royal Marsden, Institute of Cancer Research, UK

4:05 - 4:40pm
Round table discussion - model of care for New Zealand
Nicola Coom, Gift of Knowledge
Emma Felix, Genetic Health Service, Wellington
Dr Christine Mouat, Breast and General Surgeon, Newtown
Elena Saunders, Te Aho o Te Kahu, Cancer Control Agency 
Prof Clare Turnbull, Royal Marsden, Institute of Cancer Research, UK

4:40pmClosing remarks