At PCFA we aim to move the accumulated knowledge from the source (researchers) to the users (the community affected by prostate cancer and the community at large) via:

  • Encouraging and facilitating knowledge transfer, information sharing and discussion of outcomes between consumers and researchers
  • Building stakeholders’ awareness of PCFA’s Research Program
  • Where possible, encouraging a national approach to network development.

The Annual Research Update is a highly informative and interactive forum with an emphasis on informing men with prostate cancer and their families about prostate health as well as prostate cancer research related issues from prevention to diagnosis, treatment and end of life. 

This is a one-day, moderated and free, fully catered meeting, where consumers, their carers, health professionals and our staff come together to talk about research and what it means for those living with the illness and men that will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the future.

Researchers from around the country are invited to give presentations in lay English. Panel discussion topics are chosen to accommodate some of the most important emerging and/or talked about issues in the field.

In the last three years, PCFA has partnered with Ovarian Cancer Australia, the peak body for ovarian cancer in Australia.

On Thursday the 26th of June 2014 PCFA & Ovarian Cancer Australia co-hosted our annual interactive research forum at the remarkable Translational Research Institute (TRI) in Brisbane. The day was brilliantly facilitated by renowned journalist Julie McCrossin and we had a record attendance of over 130.

PDF Click here to see the program

Highlights included:

We hope the PCFA & Ovarian Cancer Australia - Living With Cancer Research Forum was an informative, compelling and enlightening event. We are grateful to the speakers for sharing their knowledge with us, and to the audience members who shared their thoughts, their questions, their stories and experiences. We also want to thank all of the staff at TRI who contributed so much to make the event a success.

Below are the results of the post-event survey:

97% of respondents rated the forum overall as excellent or very good.

95% of respondents rated the presentations as excellent or very good.

92% of respondents rated the panel discussion with health professionals as excellent or very good.

97% of respondents rated the moderator as very good or excellent

We look forward to hosting another event next year to keep everyone informed of promising progress in the fields of ovarian and prostate cancers, and to ensure continued engagement with those living with prostate or ovarian cancer, their families & carers, our supporters and the wider community.

Details of the 2015 ARU are to follow. Again, in partnership with Ovarian Cancer Australia we will deliver a program that will benefit men with prostate cancer and women living with ovarian cancer and their families.

Check this page for updates on the venue, date and time as well as the meeting’s program and join us for a pleasant and informative day.

Click here to download programs from past Annual Research Updates.