The SCPN conference 2019

The SCPN are celebrating World Cancer Day on February 4th 2019 by holding their annual conference. The venue for this year’s conference is The National Museum on Scotland in Edinburgh, a beautiful and inspiring building which they hope will be a fitting venue for the messages you will hear throughout the day. The draft programme is detailed below but please be aware this may change.

Booking is open now – please click here to reserve your place. They look forward to welcoming you to the event.


Draft Programme

9:15 Registration

Tea and coffee will be provided


Morning Session (Chair: Dr Hilary Dobson OBE)

9:30 Introduction & Presentation of the 2018 Evans Forrest Medal – Prof Bob Steele CBE

9:40 Akrasia and all that – Sir Kenneth Calman

9:55 Scottish Cancer Taskforce and the Cancer Strategy – Prof Aileen Keel CBE

10:05 Ministerial address – Joe Fitzpatrick MSP, Minister for Public Health and Sport

10:20 The latest report from the WCRF – Prof Martin Wiseman, WCRF

10:50 How can screening programmes prevent cancer? – Prof Bob Steele

Movement and Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30 Case studies in physical activity and cancer

Prevention Dr Paul Kelly

Prehabilitation Miss Susan Moug

Rehabilitation Dr Anna Campbell OBE

Afternoon Session (Chair: Prof Nanette Mutrie MBE)

13:30 TBC – Prof Fiona McQueen, Chief Nurse Office, Scottish Govt.

13:50 – 14:50 Be active against cancer in the workplace

Preparation for preventing cancer in practice Dr Maureen Macleod

Promoting the Daily Mile in NHS sites TBC

Health inequalities and healthy living programmes Andrew Fraser

14:50 The expert’s guide to ‘con’ diets

Chair: Prof Annie S. Anderson

Experts: Joyce Thompson TBC, Robert O’Connor, Prof Martin Wiseman

Movement and Stretch Break

15:25  TBC – Alison Douglas, Alcohol Focus Scotland

15:45  TBC – Graeme Callander, Drink Wise, Age Well

16:00  A year in the life of the SCPN – Prof Annie S. Anderson

16:20 Closing remarks – Prof Bob Steele