National Cancer Screening Hui and Workshops 2016

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 10:49

Working towards achieving equity - 23-24 August 2016

The National Screening Unit (NSU) is pleased to be hosting this event in Wellington.  The meeting will focus on breast and cervical screening for Māori, Pacific and Asian women.  The aim of the hui is to provide a platform to discuss a shared direction and actions to help achieve equity in the NSU’s current cancer screening programmes. 

When:  Tuesday 23 August and Wednesday 24 August

Where:  University of Otago, Wellington, Mein Street, Newtown (by Wellington Hospital)

Cost: Free

The hui is open to all working to support and increase Māori, Pacific and Asian women’s participation in the breast and cervical screening programmes. 

The two-day hui will:

  • Provide up-to-date information on new developments in the NSU
  • Build a shared understanding of successes and challenges in achieving equity
  • Inform programme development
  • Provide an opportunity for networking between providers
  • Provide a forum to discuss ways to increase participation and improve women’s screening experiences.

Registration and wait list - now closed

Call for abstracts

We invite your abstracts for presentations and posters.   

View the guidelines for submitting an abstract:

Abstracts are due by 25 July.


Day 1 - Tuesday 23 August
9.30 – 9.40am Mihi Whakatau
9.40 – 10.00am Welcome and opening addresses
Sharlaine Chee – Facilitator
Dr Jane O’Hallahan and Astrid Koornneef, National Screening Unit
Dr Deb Rowe, Chair, Māori Monitoring and Equity Group
Matafanua Hilda Fa’aselele – Chief Advisor Pacific Health, Ministry of Health
10.00 – 11.00am One team: Where are we headed?
People powered - what do consumers think about us?
Closer to home - self sampling for HPV- how could this change the face of cervical screening?
Value and high performance - what does results based accountability mean for Screening Support Services? Should we be celebrating the success of the breast screening programme?
Smart system - mining the data and turning it into gold
11.00 – 11.20am Morning tea
11.20am – 12.30pm Proffered papers: Session 1
12.30 – 1.30pm Lunch
1.30 – 2.30pm Proffered papers: Session 2 (parallel sessions)
2.30 – 2.50pm Afternoon tea
2.50 – 4.00pm Key note presentations: Consumer perspectives
Dr Chris Walsh – Director, Partners in Care, Health Quality & Safety Commission
Paulina Rixon - Consumer


Day 2 - Wednesday 24 August
8.00 – 9.00am Māori caucus and Pacific caucus
9.10 – 9.15am Welcome 
9.15 – 10.00am Key note presentation: Breast Cancer pathways for Māori and Pacific women
Dr Charis Brown – Senior Research Fellow, Waikato University
Dr Madeleine Wall – Radiologist, BreastScreen Central
10.00 – 10.30am Proffered papers: Session 3
10.30 – 10.40am Address – Alison Thom, Māori Leadership, Ministry of Health
10.40 – 11.00am Morning tea
11.00am- 12.10pm   Proffered papers: Session 4
12.10 – 1.00pm Lunch
1.00 – 1.30pm Group workshop: Unconscious bias
Dr Bryn Jones -  Deputy Chief Strategy & Policy Officer (acting), Ministry of Health
1.30 – 2.40pm Group workshop: Social marketing
Fiona Cassidy – Facilitator
Riripeti Haretuku – Māori Advisor, FCB
Josephine Samuelu – Pacific Advisor, FCB
2.40 – 3.00pm Afternoon tea
3.00 – 3.50pm Panel discussion: Where do we want to be five years from now?
Panel members: Matafanua Hilda Fa’asalele, Dr Deb Rowe, Sue Lim, Kathy Pritchard, Dr Jane O’Hallahan
The panel members will reflect on the hui for five minutes each, then the discussion will open to the floor 
3.50pm-4pm Closing



For any enquiries regarding the hui please email: [email protected]

Page last updated: 15 July 2016