2013 Innovations in Cancer Treatment and Care Conference

The Cancer Institute NSW hosted the second annual Innovations in Cancer Services and Care NSW conference on Friday, 23 August 2013.​

Event details

Date:        Friday 23 August 2013
Time:       8:00am –to 5:00pm
Venue:     Australian Technology Park


Primary content

Professor Jon Emery

Professor Jon Emery is Winthrop Professor of General Practice at the University of Western Australia, Senior Clinical Research Associate at the University of Cambridge and a practising GP.  Professor Emery is Director of the Cancer Australia Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group (PC4). Recently he has been appointed to the Chair of Primary Care Cancer Research at the University of Melbourne as part of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. After studying medicine at Cambridge and Oxford he obtained his DPhil at Oxford on computer decision support to assess cancer risk in general practice.

Professor Emery's specific research interests are in the role of primary care in cancer diagnosis and management, complex interventions, genetic medicine and primary care trials.  Much of his research entails parallel programs of work on cancer screening, diagnosis and follow-up care in Australia and Cambridge.

Professor Emery has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in the last 12 years and has been a Chief Investigator on research grants and awards totalling £GBP11 million and an additional $AUD16 million, including more than $AUD13m in competitive NHMRC and Australian government grants since he arrived in Australia in 2004.

A/Professor Sabe Sabesan is the Director of the Department of Medical Oncology of the Townsville Cancer Centre at Townsville Hospital and is the Clinical Dean of Townsville Clinical School, James Cook University, Queensland. After obtaining his BMBS Degree from Flinders University A/Professor Sabesan worked and trained in Alice Springs Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital and Royal Brisbane Hospitals before settling in Townsville as a Medical Oncologist.

He has established a large teleoncology network in North Queensland providing a comprehensive medical oncology service to 19 rural centres since 2007. He has been a member of the Cancer Council Australia National Guideline Writing Committee for the management of advanced prostate cancer and melanoma as well the Oncology Education Committee and RACP Telehealth working party.

A/Professor Sabesan's research interests include rural and indigenous cancer service delivery specifically teleoncology and cancer education.