10:00am - 3:30pm
12 Aug 2016
South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)
North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) invites you to attend our free Community Conversations forum, to discuss the latest research and management of prostate cancer. Join us for a unique opportunity to hear from leading clinicians, researchers and health professionals and share the journey with other men, partners and families impacted by prostate cancer.

Please join us
Friday 12 August 2016
10.00am – 3.30pm
Registrations open from 9.30am
South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)
North Terrance, Adelaide

Registration is essential, with lunch and refreshments provided.


This event is booked out. To join the mailing list to be updated on future Community Conversations forums please email kathleen.fagan@pcfa.org.au or call 1800 22 00 99.


This interactive forum will include

  • A straightforward overview of the current treatment options for patients
  • The latest developments from PCFA-funded research leading the way to improve detection and management of prostate cancer
  • Diet and nutrition recommendations that may assist manage the side effects of treatment and the ongoing impact of prostate cancer.
  • Simple ways to prepare nutritious and delicious meals from SA Life chef Rosa Matto
  • Q&A session with health professionals on managing the day-to-day challenges of living with prostate cancer
  • Personal stories shared by those who have experienced prostate cancer
  • Tours of the state-of-the-art SAHMRI laboratories


Hosted by

Carole Whitelock
Carole Whitelock OAM
Columnist, MC & former ABC Radio presenter

Our MC, Carole Whitelock, is an Adelaide household name as a columnist and former ABC Radio presenter. Carole has a keen interest in the rights and living standards of Australian Seniors and often publishes articles in support of seniors' rights.



Jessica Barbon
Jessica Barbon
Dietitian, Flinders Medical Centre

Jessica Barbon is an accredited practicing dietitian at the Flinders Medical Centre. She cares for patients undergoing treatment for prostate cancer and has a keen interest in evidence-based dietary advice for healthy living.

Associate Professor Lisa Butler
Associate Professor Lisa Butler
Head of the Prostate Cancer Research Group, University of Adelaide, SAHMRI

A/Prof Lisa Butler is the head of the Prostate Cancer Research group at the University of Adelaide. Her research is focussed on developing more effective diagnostic markers and targeted therapies for prostate cancer, from preclinical laboratory research through to clinical trials.

Associate Professor Michael Hofman
Associate Professor Michael Hofman
Nuclear Medicine Physician, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Victoria

A/Prof Michael Hofman is a nuclear medicine physician at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. He leads a clinical trial to test a new technology called PSMA PET/CT scans, that aims to characterise prostate cancer in order to select the most appropriate type of treatment.

Mr Jim Hughes Am
Jim Hughes AM
National Chairman, Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia

Jim Hughes is the National Chairman at Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia. With many years' experience working in the insurance and finance services industry, his expertise includes corporate risk management and business strategy formulation.

A Prof Anthony Lowe
Associate Professor Anthony Lowe
CEO, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

A/Prof Anthony Lowe is the CEO at Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia. He has an interest in the financial burden of prostate cancer and is committed to reducing the financial impact of prostate cancer on Australian men and their families.

Rosa Matto
Rosa Matto
Chef, SA Life

Rosa Matto is a chef with a passion for sharing her love of good, healthy food. She runs a cookery school and is the resident chef for SA Life’s magazine and television show.

Gill Miller
Gill Miller
Health Professional Engagement & Partnership Development Officer, Cancer Council SA

Gill Miller has over 30 years'experience as a registered nurse, and now works with health professionals and cancer-related organisations to provide effective supportive care to people affected by cancer.

Dr Francis Parnis
Dr Francis Parnis
Medical Oncologist, Adelaide Cancer Centre

Dr Francis Parnis is a medical oncologist with a special interest in prostate cancer. He is the co-founder of the Adelaide Cancer Centre and has over 30 years' experience in treating cancer patients.

Sally Sara
Sally Sara
Clinical Practice Consultant - Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse, Repatriation General Hospital

Sally Sara is the Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse at the Repatriation General Hospital in Adelaide. She holds a Master of Clinical Nursing and has over 25 years' nursing experience in a broad range of specialty areas, with a strong interest in uro-oncology nursing.

Dr Dick Wilson
Dr Dick Wilson
GP, Adelaide Hills Medical Clinic

Dr Dick Wilson is a GP with many years of service to the rural community. He currently sits on the South Australian Board of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and consults at the Adelaide Hills Medical Clinic.