Location: Susan Wakil Health Building, The University of Sydney

This workshop will bring together researchers interested in all aspects of bowel cancer to discuss a strategy for this new collaborative network to deliver more impactful research and derive better outcomes for patients.

3:00-3:15 Professor Mark Molloy, Lawrence Penn Chair Bowel Cancer Research, SOMS/FMH, RNSH Medical Science Research:

Introductory comments and perspectives from basic science research

3:15-3:30 Professor Alexander Engel, Head, Colorectal Surgery, NCS/FMH, RNSH Clinical Research:

Clinical research perspective

3:30-3:45 Dr Eleonora Feletto, Lead, Gastrointestinal Cancers Policy and Evaluation Stream, Daffodil Centre, Public Health Research:

Public health research perspective

3:45-4:00 Assoc Prof Claudia Rutherford, à Beckett Senior Research Fellow, Daffodil Centre, Patient-oriented Research:

Patient-oriented research perspective

4:00-4:30 Professor Alexander Engel:

Collaborative Rectal Cancer Network: Watch and Wait


General Discussion – Ideas on how to make an effective network

5:00-5:15 Profs. Molloy & Engel:

Summary and next steps

5:15-6:00 Networking/Drinks/Canapes