Bowel Cancer - On Demand

  • $60.00 incl. GST for PSNZ members
  • $180.00 incl. GST for non-members

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Stuff articleHow much red meat is too much if I want to avoid bowel cancer? mentions Aotearoa ranked among the top 10 for meat consumption in the OECD and it has one of the highest bowel cancer rates in the world.

Why does Aotearoa have a high bowel cancer rate? Listen to Dr Simon Richards on his expert view regarding bowel cancer in this bowel cancer awareness month.

About this learning module;

This learning consists of a 2-hour webinar, a MCQ assessment to check your knowledge, discussion points and a reflective template to help you use this education to improve everyday practice.

This learning activity has been accredited by PSNZ Education (Professional Development and Training) for 3 hours of professional learning and is suitable for inclusion in a pharmacist’s records for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.

This learning can be used for your annual recertification requirements -

Presented By:

Dr Simon Richards

Dr Simon Richards is a General and Colorectal Surgeon based in Southland, New Zealand. He completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at Otago University, Dunedin and has a Masters degree in Medical Science which focused on frailty and perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery.

Simon became a Fellow of the Royal Australiasian College of Surgeons in 2017 and completed his colorectal sub-specialty training in Australia in 2021. He enjoys working as a general and colorectal surgeon in Christchurch and teaching both with the University of Otago and the University of Auckland. He is passionate about working with other specialists and allied health staff to collaborate and improve patient care and experiences. With advances in the treatment of colorectal cancer, a wide variety of specialists in a multidisciplinary team are involved in guiding the patient through their cancer journey. In this presentation, Simon hopes to outline some of the core concepts of colorectal cancer, how it is diagnosed and treated and how as pharmacists you can be involved in improving the patient journey.

Pharmacists who complete this learning activity will be able to:

  • Describe the burden of bowel cancer in New Zealand
  • Describe the key characteristics that define bowel cancer
  • Describe the NZ bowel cancer screening programme
  • Describe the prevention and management of bowel cancer in New Zealand
  • Briefly outline the history of bowel cancer treatment in New Zealand

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