Scottish Cancer Prevention Network

#IAmAndIWill | SCPN Conference 2019

We celebrated World Cancer Day on February 4th 2019 by holding our annual SCPN conference. The venue for this year’s conference was The National Museum on Scotland in Edinburgh, a beautiful and inspiring building which we hope was a fitting venue for the messages we heard throughout the day.




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 MBE


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