This symposium is aimed at anyone with an interest in cancer prevention and control, health services management, clinical management or cancer research in Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand or the Pacific. These groups may include those working in Ministries of Health, Non-Governmental Organisations, relevant international organisations, health care providers, health service planners and administrators, cancer researchers, advocacy groups, community groups and others with an interest in improving the health of Indigenous peoples of the region.
- To bring together people from Australia, New Zealand and Pacific nations to share information, ideas and potential solutions relating to cancer among Indigenous peoples of the region.
- To foster the development of current and new regional and international networks aimed at improving cancer outcomes among Indigenous peoples of the region.
- To understand political and societal factors influencing cancer in the region.
- To use a self-determination and strengths-based approach to explore key cancer control strategies for Indigenous peoples of the region including cancer monitoring, prevention and treatment.
- To identify key factors that can be incorporated into Indigenous cancer control strategies for the region, and potentially more widely.
- To advocate for improvement in cancer control strategies for Indigenous peoples of the region..