PC4 GP Circle Webinar
We welcome all interested GPs, practice nurses and practice managers to attend this webinar. Professor Claire Vajdic, Dr Brent Venning and Dr Larry Myers will present the latest cancer in primary care research that is being trialled in general practice.
Claire Vajdic is a Professor of Epidemiology at the Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney. She is a cancer epidemiologist leading national health and social data integration projects to inform practice and policy and improve health and wellbeing outcomes. Claire's team recently received over $1.58 million in MRFF funding to build a new health equity digital navigation tool that will fast-track the elimination of cervical cancer in Australia. She will be present on the progress of this project.
Brent is a GP with research interests in cancer screening and diagnosis with a focus on unwarranted variations in care. He spent 2021 with the Cancer in Primary Care team at The University of Melbourne as an academic registrar and in 2022 commenced a PhD. He will present on the findings of a recent study examining the public's preferences for investigating cancer-related symptoms in general practice.
Dr Larry Myers started his post-doctoral research position in the Health Systems and Behavioural Research team at Cancer Council Queensland in May 2021. He investigates behaviour change interventions to promote participation in population bowel cancer screening programs. Larry is currently investigating ways to increase participation in the Australian National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. Larry also plays a key role in projects aimed to improve outcomes for cancer survivors living in regional and remote Australia. Larry will present on his PC4 Training Award-funded project which aims to understand the mechanisms underlying the socioeconomic disparities in cancer screening.
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