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Research in Cancer

BRCC Conference 2017

The 13th Behavioural Research in Cancer Control (BRCC) Conference was held from 2nd – 5th May 2017 at Cancer Council Victoria and The Langham Hotel, Melbourne. The conference was hosted by Cancer Council Victoria and supported by Cancer Council Australia through its Public Health Committee.

The conference theme was Inform Inspire Impact, reflecting our shared need to learn about latest evidence, as well as considering promising new ideas and developments, in order to optimise our impact in preventing cancer and improving cancer outcomes.

The conference was attended by just over 200 researchers, educators and public health officials and included two pre-conference half day workshops, two international keynote speakers in Professor Robert Hornik from University of Pennsylvania and Professor Theresa Marteau from University of Cambridge along with two keynote speakers from Australia in Professor Penny Webb from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and Professor Sanchia Aranda from Cancer Council Australia. In addition 150 presentations were given during 24 sessions, in either 12 minute oral, or 5 minute rapid fire formats.

Conference topics included Cancer screening and immunisation, Cancer care, Skin cancer prevention, Complex communication environments, Targeting  non-conscious processes, Nutrition, Modifiable behaviours, Tobacco control and smoking cessation, Alcohol, Healthy environments, Understanding and influencing lifestyle behaviours, Information and support for cancer patients, Media campaign development and evaluation, Priority populations, Policy and advocacy in cancer care, and Digital media and technology.

Conference Convenor

Professor Melanie Wakefield

Conference Organising Committee

Vicki White, CCV; Nicci Bartley, CCNSW; Kathy Chapman, CCNSW; Nicole Border, CCQ; Steve Pratt, CCWA; Terry Slevin, CCWA; Greg Sharplin, CCSA; Alana Sparrow, CCSA


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