Scottish Cancer Prevention Network Conference

Monday  4 February  2019  9:30 AM    Monday  4 February  2019 4:30 PM
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Last update 05/02/2019

We are celebrating World Cancer Day on February 4th 2019 by holding our annual SCPN conference. The venue for this year’s conference is The National Museum on Scotland in Edinburgh, a beautiful and inspiring building which we hope will be a fitting venue for the messages we will hear throughout the day. We are currently in the thick of organising our programme and look forward to some influential speakers from academia, government and practice. Most importantly we will hear the patient’s voice.

*PLEASE NOTE: entrance to the conference is via the Museum's Lothian Street entrance (at junction of West College Street and South College Street), NOT the main entrance 

Draft Programme:

9:15-9:30   Registration - tea and coffee will be provided

Chair: Dr Hilary Dobson OBE

9:30-9:40: Introduction, Prof Bob Steele CBE

9:40-9:55: Akrasia and all that, Sir Kenneth Calman

9:55-10:10: Scottish Cancer Taskforce and the Cancer Strategy, Prof Aileen Keel CBE

10:10-10:25: Ministerial Address, Joe Fitzpatrick MSP

10:25-10:55: The latest report from WCRF, Prof Martin Wiseman

10.55-11.15: How do screening programmes prevent cancer?, Prof Bob Steele CBE

11.15-11.30   Movement and coffee break

11:30-11:40: Case studies in physical activity and cancer prevention, Dr Paul Kelly

11:40-11.50: Prehabilitation, Miss Susan Moug, Ruth Miller, Dianne Kerr

11.50-12.00: Rehabilitation, Dr Anna Campbell MBE

12.00-12.30: The patient’s voice  

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch and walk


Chair: Prof Nanette Mutrie MBE (Worksite Health)

13:30-13:50: If You Can't See It - You Can't Be It, Prof Fiona McQueen, Chief Nursing Officer, Scottish Govt

13:50-14:10: Be Active against Cancer in the workplace. Preparation for preventing cancer in practice, Dr Maureen Macleod, SCPN

14:10-14:30: Promoting the Daily Mile in NHS sites, speaker TBC

14:30-14:50: Health inequalities and healthy living programmes, Dr Matthew Lowther

14:50-15:15: The experts’ guide to ‘con’ diets

Chair: Prof Annie Anderson

Nicola Johnston

Robert O’Connor

Prof Martin Wiseman

15:15-15:25     Movement and Stretch Break

15:25-15.45: Beyond Dry January: Rebalancing our Boozy Culture, Alison Douglas, Alcohol Focus Scotland

15.45-16.00: Changing Drinking Habits

Graeme Callander, Drink Wise Age Well; Laura Willoughby, Club Soda MBE

16:00-16.20: A year in the life of SCPN, Prof Annie Anderson

16:20-16:30: Closing remarks, Prof Bob Steele CBE

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