Prostate Cancer: What You Need to Know

Wednesday 20th September 2017 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm AEST
Join Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia during International Prostate Cancer Awareness Month for this free, online Q&A webcast as our panel of leading health experts answer your questions about prostate cancer - from risk factors and diagnosis through to treatment and management of side effects. This webcast will also explore how to navigate the different options presented after a diagnosis and the services available to men and their families.

This webcast is for anyone who
- has been affected by prostate cancer including diagnosed men, partners and families; or
- may be at risk of prostate cancer and wants to find out more.

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About the host:

Ricardo Goncalves
Ricardo Goncalves is a presenter, and finance editor for SBS World News and fronts Small Business Secrets. He has covered news globally, filing stories from the Middle East, LA and New York’s Ground Zero. He started his television career in 1998, as a regional reporter at WIN News Wollongong and has appeared on Today Tonight Sydney, Seven News Sydney, Sunrise, Nine News Melbourne, Sky News and Sky News Business. 

His most memorable pieces of work include interviews with Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva and Virgin’s Sir Richard Branson. He’s a keen public speaker, holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Economics, and has a Portuguese background.
About the panel:
A/Prof Andrew Kneebone
Clinical Associate Professor University of Sydney & Senior Staff Specialist Radiation Oncology
A/Professor Andrew Kneebone is a senior staff specialist in radiation oncology at the Royal North Shore and Gosford Hospitals as well as Genesis Cancer Care. He has nearly 20 years of experience as a prostate cancer specialist and is current co-chair of the national Radiation Oncology Genitourinary executive and has been an author on multiple National guidelines for definitive and post prostatectomy radiotherapy. 

A/Prof Kneebone's has a strong interest in research and has been a Chief investigator in trials attracting more than $6 million in competitive grants. He is currently the co Chief Investigator for a major multi-centre randomised trial evaluating the optimal timing for post prostatectomy radiotherapy called the RAVES trial which has recently closed to recruitment. He has been the Principal Investigator in two completed randomised Australian trials looking at methods to reduce bowel damage arising from prostate radiotherapy and ways to better keep patients still during radiotherapy treatment. A/Prof Kneebone currently serves as a National Board Member of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA). 

Dr David Malouf
Urologist, Lead Clinician at the Complex Prostate Cancer Clinic, St George Hospital
Dr David Malouf graduated from the University of Sydney in 1990. He completed his Urology training in Sydney prior to undertaking a Fellowship year at the Hammersmith Hospital in London specialising in surgical oncology and renal transplantation. His special interests include open surgical, robotically assisted and brachytherapy options for the management of prostate cancer, as well as benign prostatic conditions, erectile dysfunction and the management of urinary tract calculi.

Dr Malouf has served as a National Board Member of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) and as the Chair of the PCFA Awareness and Education Committee. Dr Malouf was a member of the multi-disciplinary expert advisory committee which produced the Clinical Practice Guidelines on PSA Testing in partnership with PCFA and Cancer Council Australia. He is a clinical teacher at the University of New South Wales Medical School and is Chair of the Department of Urology at St George Hospital. He is a lead clinician at the Complex Prostate Cancer Clinic at St George Hospital, and is a Visiting Medical Officer at Hurstville Private Hospital and St George Private Hospitals.
Sally Sara
Clinical Practice Consultant: Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse, Repatriation General Hospital
Sally Sara is a Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse Consultant in the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network. She holds a Master of Clinical Nursing and has 30 years nursing experience across a broad range of specialty areas, with a strong interest in uro-oncology nursing.

Sally Sara is an active member of the South Australian Urological Nurses Society (SAUNS), Sally is the South Australian Representative on the Australia and New Zealand Urological Nurses Society (ANZUNS) Committee and also represents ANZUNS at the Coalition of National Nursing and Midwifery Organisations (CoNNMO). In 2016 Sally was awarded the Australia and New Zealand Urological Nurses Society Diamond Professional Development Award which enabled her to undertake a study tour of nurse led prostate cancer clinics in the United Kingdom.
Professor Simon Willcock
Director of Primary Care Services, Macquarie University Hospital, NSW
Professor Simon Willcock is a general practitioner and the Director of Primary Care at the Macquarie University Hospital. He was involved in the development of the PSA testing clinical practise guidelines. His education and research interests include the health of doctors, men’s health, and musculoskeletal medicine. Simon trained as a rural procedural GP, and practiced in Inverell, NSW where his practice included obstetrics and anaesthetics. For the past twenty years he has worked in academic and clinical practice in Sydney and has had a number of educational leadership roles. 

Simon is currently the Chair of the Avant Mutual Group and a board member of the Sydney North Health Network, the NSW Doctors’ Health Advisory Service and a member of the NSW AMA Council of General Practice. He has extensive experience in clinical practice, medical education, primary care research, organisational governance and medical workforce development.

While PCFA have engaged an expert panel on prostate cancer all advice given during the broadcast is generalised and should not be taken as specific medical advice. If you have any questions about your own specific health needs you should speak to a general practitioner.

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