National Conference

Prostate Cancer: Life Beyond A Diagnosis

In recent years the number of men diagnosed with prostate cancer has shown a significant increase, the reasons for which are not all that clear. One possible explanation is the increasing awareness of prostate cancer among Kiwi men, and as a Foundation we will take some credit for this with our increasing effectiveness in this area. While the number of diagnoses increases, the death rate is decreasing, meaning more men are surviving their encounter with the disease, and for many this means living with the outcomes of treatments and ongoing medications. This poses issues for many men – it’s all about survivorship and maintaining a good quality of life. This year’s conference will address this ‘survivorship’ and our keynote speakers will provide some real solutions to the questions men, and their families have, about making the most of life following a prostate cancer diagnosis.

Time & Place: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm | Sunday 2 May 2021 | Rydges Latimer Christchurch, 30 Latimer Square, Christchurch Central City

Registration: $45 pp  (incl. morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea) or $20 pp virtual event (live stream). Grab your tickets below.

Preliminary Programme: View / download the preliminary programme here (PDF)

  • ‘Welcome Address’ Mark von Dadelszen QSM – President Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ
  • ‘What can I do?’ Dr Jim Duthie
  • ‘NZ Cancer Plan’ Associate Professor Elizabeth Dennett
  • ‘PSA testing in NZ – new research’ Dr Kamran Zargar, Urological Surgeon
  • ‘Lutetium PSMA Therapy in NZ’ Dr Remy Lim
  • ‘Quality of life after treatment for prostate cancer in NZ’ Dr Stephen Mark, Urologist
  • ‘Genetics and prostate cancer’ Dr Peter Fong, Medical Oncologist
  • ‘Regaining function after prostate cancer: continence and intimacy’ Dr Giovanni Losco, Urologist
  • ‘Strategy, campaigns and making a difference’ Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ

Please contact Events & Promotions Manager Carol Roche if you have any questions or would like to discuss Exhibitor opportunities – phone 09 415 2404 or email.