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Conference objectives

What do we want to achieve?

  • To identify high priority cancer control activities and research priorities for New Zealand
  • To identify strengths and weaknesses of our current cancer control system including governance, surveillance, prevention, early detection, treatment, palliative care, and research
  • To describe international best practice in terms of cancer control in the context of a high income country, with a focus on systems-based responses to cancer control
  • To describe key approaches to identify, prioritise, and address health needs of Māori and Pacific people within a cancer control framework, with a view to eliminating inequalities in outcomes from cancer between ethnic groups in New Zealand
  • To provide a forum for a broad debate about technology assessment and cost–benefit analysis of new and existing technologies including radiation, surgery, and service investment, to aid rational prioritisation
  • To establish or re-establish, and strengthen networks between those working in all stages of the cancer continuum

Who is this conference for?

The audience for this symposium will include:

  • People committed to improving outcomes for New Zealanders who are affected by cancer today and in the future
  • People who want to collaborate together in an ambitious and creative way to deliver best care, high quality, high value, and equitable outcomes for all New Zealanders
  • People driven by an evidence-based approach to health care and public policy
  • People who want to see research as a key part of planning and delivering health services and generating new knowledge to solve the problems specific to Aotearoa / New Zealand
  • People who are connected to and lead our communities affected by cancer, who lead and provide that care, who plan for the future, and those who are able to share that vision with others – this will likely include:
    • Those working in cancer, health care policy, and health services organisation from the Ministry of Health, Cancer Networks, Health Quality and Safety Commission, Health Promotion Agency, Pharmac, District Health Boards, and other relevant organisations
    • Researchers and academics, and those working in relevant research funding organisations such as the HRC, National Science Challenges, and Genesis Oncology
    • Clinicians including medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, palliative care specialists, cancer nurses, and other cancer care professionals; those working in relevant medical Colleges, Nursing and Medical Councils
    • Health equity specialists including those serving on He Āhuru Mōwai, and other interested groups
    • Consumers and consumer groups
    • Communicators and community leaders