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HCRA Public Lecture: Lab to Life - Moving Science into Practice

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Newcastle, NSW 2300

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Join Hunter Cancer Research Alliance for this Public Lecture titled 'Lab to Life - Moving Science into Practice'. The lecture will aim to address the issue of the gap between research discovery and practice. Why does a gap exist and what is being done to bridge the gap? Are translational research models making a difference?

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We are delighted to welcome Professor Barry Bultz as the keynote speaker.

Barry D. Bultz, PhD, holds the Daniel Family Leadership Chair in Psychosocial Oncology and is Professor and Head, Division of Psychosocial Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary.

He is Director, Department of Psychosocial and Rehabilitation Oncology; Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary. Dr. Bultz is a co-founder and Past President of the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO). He served as an Invited Director of the Board of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society. From 2012 to 2014, Dr. Bultz served as President of the International Psycho-Oncology Society.

He advocates for the recognition of the impact of cancer-related distress (6th Vital Sign) on patient experience and has published and presents frequently on the importance of screening and management of distress. His work with cancer patients has seen him receive many awards, including the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Award, the Alberta Order of Excellence in 2016, and the Arthur Sutherland Award from the International Psycho-Oncology Society in 2016. In February 2017 he was elected Fellow of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society-the first for a non-American.

Also presenting are local HCRA members Associate Professor Simon Keely and Dr Liz Fradgley. Dr Keely will present on 'Bench to Beside Translation' and Dr Fradgley will present on a 'National audit on Distress Screening in cancer services'.

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Audience members will be given the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters and discuss points raised during their presentations before enjoying a small supper with tea and coffee.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email HCRA@newcastle.edu.au or call Operations and Communications Officer Gemma Rabonu on 02 4042 0862 with any questions regarding this event.

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