Working party members and contributors

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Surveillance Colonoscopy Guidelines Working Party members and contributors

Please see the Administrative report for information on the process and criteria for selecting members.

Management committee

Name Affiliation
Dr Cameron Bell (Chair) Gastroenterologist, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney
Professor Timothy Price Chair, Management Committee and Colorectal Cancer Guidelines Revision Working Party

Medical Oncologist, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide

Professor Sanchia Aranda CEO, Cancer Council Australia
Professor Finlay Macrae AO Gastroenterologist, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne
Professor James St John AO Emeritus Consultant Gastroenterologist, The Royal Melbourne Hospital; Honorary Senior Associate, Cancer Council Victoria; Honorary Clinical Professorial Fellow, The University of Melbourne
Dr Bernie Towler Department of Health representative; Principal Medical Advisor, Population Health Division, Department of Health, Canberra
Ms Jutta Thwaites Head, Clinical Guidelines Network (maternity leave from November 2016 - November 2017)

Note: Please see below for relevant management committee members involved in the revision of this guidelines.

Working party

Relevant management committee members
Name Affiliation
Dr Cameron Bell (Chair) Chair, Colonoscopy Surveillance Guidelines Revision Working Party; Deputy Chair, Management Committee; Gastroenterologist, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney
Prof Timothy Price Chair, Management Committee and Colorectal Cancer Guidelines Revision Working Party; Medical Oncologist, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide
Prof Finlay Macrae AO Gastroenterologist, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne
Prof James St John AO Gastroenterologist, Honorary Senior Associate, Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne
Ms Jutta Thwaites Head, Clinical Guidelines Network (maternity leave from November 2016 - November 2017)
Guideline section leaders
Name Specialty Section
A/Prof Gregor Brown Gastroenterology Advances in colonoscopy, CT colonography and other methods
Dr Karen Barclay Colorectal surgery Colonoscopic surveillance after polypectomy
Dr James Moore Colorectal surgery The role of surveillance colonoscopy after curative resection for colorectal cancer (co-lead)
Dr Tarik Sammour Colorectal surgery The role of surveillance colonoscopy after curative resection for colorectal cancer (co-lead)
Prof Rupert Leong Gastroenterology Colonoscopic surveillance and management of dysplasia in inflammatory bowel disease
Prof Afaf Girgis Psycho-oncology Anxiety in colonoscopy
Dr Anne Duggan Gastroenterology Socioeconomic factors
Additional working party members
Name Specialty
Prof Anthony Gill Pathology representative
Prof Andrew Clouston Pathology representative
Prof Jon Emery General practice representative
Mr Jeff Cuff Consumer representative
Ms Jillian Arnott Consumer representative
Prof Karen Canfell Director, Cancer Research Division, Cancer Council NSW (Epidemiology expert)
Prof Dianne O'Connell Senior Epidemiologist, Manager, Cancer Research Division, Cancer Council NSW (Epidemiology expert)

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Cancer Council Australia project team contributions

Name Affiliation
Laura Wuellner Project Manager, Clinical Guidelines Network (until November 2016), Acting Head, Clinical Guidelines Network, Cancer Council Australia (from November 2016 - January 2018)
Tamsin Curtis Project Manager, Clinical Guidelines Network (from March 2018), Cancer Council Australia
Katrina Anderson Project Manager, Clinical Guidelines Network (from November 2016 - December 2017)
Dr Albert Chetcuti Senior Systematic Reviewer, Systematic Literature Reviews, Clinical Guidelines Network
Victoria Freeman Research Assistant, Systematic Literature Reviews, Clinical Guidelines Network
Ben Lee-Bates Research Assistant, Systematic Literature Reviews, Clinical Guidelines Network

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Guideline section details

*Denotes section lead author

Advances in colonoscopy, CT colonography and other methods

Name Affiliation
A/Prof Gregor Brown* Head of Endoscopy, The Alfred Hospital; Gastroenterologist at a private Gastroenterology practice in inner Melbourne.
Dr Joshua Butt Head of endoscopy, Northern Health; Gastroenterologist, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Albury Wodonga Health
A/Prof David Hewett Director Endoscopy, Mater Health, Mater Misericordiae Ltd, Brisbane; Associate Professor, School of Medicine, The University of Queensland; Gastroenterologist & Therapeutic colonoscopist, Brisbane Colonoscopy
Dr Spiro Raftopoulos Gastroenterologist, Hollywood Private Hospital; Gastroenterologist, Peel Health Campus; Gastroenterologist, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Dr Mark Appleyard Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
A/Prof Rajvinder Singh Director of Gastroenterology at the Lyell McEwin and Modbury Hospitals, South Australia; Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, the University of Adelaide
Dr Tom Sutherland Abdominal Radiologist, St Vincent's Hospital

Colonoscopic surveillance after polypectomy

Name Affiliation
Dr Karen Barclay* Colorectal surgeon, The Northern Hospital
Prof Barbara Leggett Gastroenterologist, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital; Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Queensland; Honorary Group Leader, Queensland Institute of Medical Research Berghofer
Prof Finlay Macrae AO Gastroenterologist, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne
Prof Michael Bourke Professor of Medicine, University of Sydney; Director Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Westmead Hospital
Dr Hooi Ee Gastroenterologist, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth


The role of surveillance colonoscopy after curative resection for colorectal cancer

Name Affiliation
Dr James Moore* Clinical Director, General Surgery; Surgical Directorate, Royal Adelaide Hospital
Dr Tarik Sammour* Associate Professor, Discipline of Surgery, University of Adelaide; Colorectal Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Royal Adelaide Hospital
Dr Andrew Luck Colorectal surgeon, Lyell McEwin Hospital

Colonoscopic surveillance and management of dysplasia in inflammatory bowel disease

Name Affiliation
Prof Rupert Leong* Senior Staff Specialist Gasteroenterologist and Director of Endoscopy, Concord Hospital, Sydney; Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Sydney and Macquarie University, Sydney; Conjoint Professor of Medicine, University of NSW.
Dr Crispin Corte Gastroenterologist, Royal Prince Alfred Medical Centre, Macquarie University Clinic, Concord Hospital and Concord Medical Centre
Dr Cherry Koh Colorectal Surgeon, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Dr Betty Wu Gastroenterology Fellow, St George Hospital
Dr Viraj Kariyawasam Gastroenterologist, University of Western Sydney, Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospital and GastroHealth Australia

Anxiety in colonoscopy

Name Affiliation
Prof Afaf Girgis* Director, Psycho-oncology Research Group, Centre for Oncology Education and Research Translation (CONCERT), Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, South Western Sydney Clinical School, UNSW Medicine; Conjoint Professor, UWS, UQ and Griffith University.
Prof Phyllis Butow AM Professor, School of Psychology; Co-Director, Centre for Medical Psychology and Evidence-based Decision-making (CeMPED); NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, The University of Sydney; Chair, Psycho-oncology Co-operative Research Group

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Socio-economic factors

Name Affiliation
Dr Anne Duggan* Senior Medical Advisor, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

*Section lead author

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