Scottish Cancer Prevention Network


ISBNPA Satellite Meeting

In all areas of nutrition and physical activity interventions, researchers are faced with engaging children and adults with excess body weight (even when weight management is not a study outcome).

  • Lower and Upper College Hall, University of St Andrews
  • 09:00 - 18:30 (Drinks Reception in the last hour)

  • June 8, 2015

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SCF/Cruden Foundation Lecture

Professor Wendy Demark-Wahnefried Webb Endowed Chair, School of Health Professions, University of Alabama at Birmingham Leading cancer researcher, Professor Demark-Wahnefried, discussed the fascinating work being done on how lifestyle modification can reduce the risk of developing the disease and prevent recurrence in treated patients.

This lecture was supported by the Scottish Cancer Foundation and the Cruden Foundation.

  • The Royal Society of Edinburgh, George Street, Edinburgh
  • 18:00

  • June 1, 2015

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Do a Little, Gain a Lot 2015

Sharing ways that we as professionals, patients and policy makers can help change our ways of life is a fundamental part of working together and facilitating reduction of cancer and its co-morbidities. The SCPN 2015 conference will provide a lens on good practice in different settings from communities to clinics with a view to sharing the best. We will also update on the latest evidence on lifestyle and reduction in cancer occurrence and recurrence, including breast cancer survivorship.

  • Merchants Hall, Edinburgh
  • February 4, 2015

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Be active against cancer!

The conference aims to look at evidence for physical activity and weight management to reduce cancer occurrence and recurrence including practical ways to talk, act, share and lobby for more physical activity for all in the Scottish Commonwealth Games year.

  • February 4, 2014

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Tackling smoking in the hospital community: a learning day

ASH are running a course for all smoking cessation practitioners and managers and health board staff who would like to be better informed about how to achieve a smoke-free health service. This course provides an excellent opportunity to learn how to help increase smoke free environments and positive action for change

  • April 18, 2013

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Vaccines to Prevent and Treat cancer

Professor Ian Frazer (Director of Research, Translational Research Institute, Brisbane) will discuss how knowledge about viral infections has been used to develop vaccines for the prevention of cervical cancer and how they have been shown to be effective. Future challenges including action in the developing world will also be discussed.

  • June 24, 2013

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Translating lifestyle theory to healthy practice for the reduction of cancer occurrence and recurrence will be held in

This year we are delighted to host Professor Wendy Demark-Wahnefried from The University of Alabama who has published widely on effective lifestyle interventions that improve the overall health of cancer survivors and their families. Other topics to be covered at the conference include smoking cessation, motivating effective exercise strategies for cancer patients and facilitating healthy diets through community food initiatives.

  • November 9, 2012

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4th International Course in Nutritional Epidemiology at Imperial College

This advanced and interactive course gives participants a solid grounding in the knowledge and skills that are required to work as a nutritional epidemiologist. Participants are expected to have postgraduate level experience in epidemiology. The current course director is Professor Elio Riboli (who leads the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)), and the […]

  • South Kensington Campus, Imperial College London
  • 3rd - 12th September 2012

  • September 3, 2012

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Preventing Cancers of the Breast and Colon by How we Choose to Live

This lecture is free and open to all however please register on line at The lecture organised by the RSE in association with the Scottish Cancer Foundation, supported by The Crude Foundation.

  • June 6, 2011

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Stacking the odds against cancer occurrence & recurrence

The evidence on cancer mortality and survivorship in Scotland, the increasing evidence on the role of lifestyle in primary prevention and also in quality of life and other outcomes in patients who have been treated for cancer make a strong case for health professionals to engage with the practical promotion of lifestyle change.

  • November 16, 2011

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