Programme

Time Session
8:30 - 8:45amMihi whakatau 
8:45 - 10:15am

First steps: Getting a diagnosis

Genetic Counselling  - Risk Assessment and current testing strategies
Harry Fraser, Genetic Counsellor, Northern Hub, Genetic Health Service New Zealand

Psychological Impact on individuals and their whānau
Dr Kathryn Taylor, Registered Clinical Psychologist , Christchurch 

Equity – Differences in the journey and how to overcome them
Irene Kereama-Royal, Māori Research Manager, Unitec in Auckland

10:15 - 10:45amMorning tea
10:45am - 12:30pm

Where to from here? Risk reducing strategies

Managing breast cancer risk
Christine Mouat, Breast and General Surgeon, Newtown

Managing ovarian cancer risk  
Patrick Keating, Gynae Oncologist, Wellington  

Peer support – walking together
Nic Coom, Gift of Knowledge

12:30pmLunch
1:30 - 3:00pm

Where a path can lead us: Translational research and cancer diagnosis  

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

Genetic testing: Who are we missing?
Logan Walker and Vanessa Lau, Christchurch  

Cancer diagnosis – A journey some have to travel
Prof  Bridget Robinson, Medical Oncologist, Christchurch and Dr Michelle Wilson, Medical oncologist, Auckland

3:00pmAfternoon tea
3:30pm - 5:30pm

Moving forward together: Models of care

Determining a threshold for germline BRCA1/2 testing in NZ
Subashini Crear, Genetic Counsellor, Wellington

Models of Care in the World
Prof Clare Turnbull, Royal Marsden, Institute of Cancer Research, UK

Round table discussion - model of care for New Zealand

5:30pmClose of conference

Programme updated: Friday 17 September 2021