BRCA Information Day

We are pleased to invite you to Western Australia's second annual BRCA Information Day.

Woman with her mother smiling

We welcome those living with BRCA 1/2 gene mutations, their families and support people, and those at high risk due to their family histories but who do not carry a known gene mutation.

Leading WA experts will talk about the latest research, treatments and cancer risk-reduction options for people at high risk, including those with a diagnosis, of breast and ovarian cancer.

High risk individuals will share their personal stories and offer advice.

The day is intended to give people in WA the opportunity to meet others who are experiencing the same genetic condition, to receive up to date information and to ask questions.


Date: Sunday 28 May 2017

Venue: St John of God Subiaco Hospital, Subiaco Clinic, Level 3 Conference Centre Auditorium

Address: 12 Salvado Road, Subiaco, WA 6008

Time: 8.00am to 3.00pm

Cost: $25 per person, includes registration, lunch and refreshments

Enquiries: Elise Holder (08) 9382 6127

Register now


Registration - 8.00am to 8.30am

Session One - 8.30am to 10.45am

Introduction and welcome - Dr Stuart Salfinger

  • A breast cancer gene in the family - Dr Cathy Kirraly-Borri
  • Family matters: Having the conversation after a positive test result - Paula Watt
  • kConFab: The national cancer consortium for research into high risl cancer families - Heather Thorne
  • BRCA research update: Predicting cancer risk for individuals - are we there yet? - Dr Paul Cohen
  • Developing a decision aid after a positive BRCA result - Dr Leonie Valentine

Morning tea - 10.45am to 11.15am

Session Two - 11.15am to 1.10pm

  • An overview of Pink Hope's programs and support services - Sue Jones
  • Demystifying risk-reducing pelvic surgery - Dr Jason Tan
  • Personalised cancer medicine: Targeting BRCA in 2017 and beyond - Dr Tarek Meniawy
  • Choices for prevention and risk reduction in BRCA carriers - Professor Christobel Saunders

Lunch 1.10pm to 2.00pm

Session Three - 2.00pm to 3.00pm

Panel discussion and questions from the audience with:

  • Professor Christobel Saunders
  • Dr Stuart Salfinger
  • Dr Tarek Meniawy
  • Dr Paul Cohen
  • Dr Cathy Kiraly-Borri