All Together For Josh – fundraising event (local meeting and live webinar)

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South Building Lecture Theatre,

TAFE SA - Gilles Plains Campus

33 Blacks Road

Gilles Plains, SA 5086


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As you know by now, our dear colleague Josh Galpin has recently received the shocking news of a diagnosis of Stage IV Metastatic Melanoma.

About this Event

Josh's oncology team offered few treatment options due to the extensive nature of his condition - with the most ideal option (immunotherapy infusions) costing more than $150 000 out of pocket expenses. Josh has now commenced this treatment for the cost of an unbelievable $22 000 per session.

Josh’s contribution to the dental profession has been incredible since he graduated from the Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Adelaide in 2004, so we now want to support this amazing individual and his precious family – his wife Corrinna, and children Reilly, Misha and Oliver – as they face some of life’s most intense and distressing challenges.

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To help raise funds for Josh, we invite you to donate to the Go Fund Me and join us for 3.5 hrs CPD.

Join us at the TAFE SA - Gilles Plains Campus, South Building Lecture Theatre (above the cafeteria) from 1.45pm - 6pm on Saturday the 31st of August.

You can also join us via interactive live webinar from anywhere outside South Australia to show your support.

In true Josh style, presentations will cover immunotherapy treatment for melanoma and dental management, modern clinical dentistry techniques, and current innovations in oral health research, promotion and clinical education. These will be delivered by many of Josh’s most influential colleagues and friends. There will also be trade displays, live auctions, raffles and Hu-Friedy instrumentation workshops.

Speakers include:

Dr Rachel Roberts Thomson, Adelaide Oncology and Haematology - Side Effects of Immunotherapy

Julie Calvert, Adelaide Melanoma Research Foundation - Current information and research

Amanda Robertson, Support Services Coordinator, Cancer Council - Cancer Council support services to people with cancer

Margie Steffens - Dental management of melanoma patients undergoing immunotherapy treatment

Assoc. Prof Sophie Karanicolas & Assoc. Prof Catherine Snelling - Employability via Higher Education: Sustainability as Scholarship

Tina Pezzaniti - Simple Switches That Won’t Cost the Earth

Dr Gordon McLean - Tips on how to be successful in dentistry

Melissa White, Oral Health Therapist - Bachelor of Oral Health (Honours) Research Project

Sonja Di Matteo - Tips for Clinical Photography

Cheryl Baldwin - Key elements in successful dental model construction

Additional live speaker: Dr Harry Perkins - Using 3D technology in Forensic Odontology

(Dr Perkin’s presentation will be available for live presentation only)

Register your attendance in 3 easy steps:

1. Register to attend by clicking the green “Register” on RHS of screen

2. Place your GoFundMe donation for your ticket price (any additional generosity is greatly appreciated)

3. Bring your GoFundMe receipt to the fundraising event for entry (or you can donate via cash or credit card on arrival – our team will help you with that)

Ticket prices (to be donated to Josh's GoFundMe):

$100 for General Admission

$25 for Student Admission

$75 for Interstate Attendees to join via live webinar

Josh’s GoFundMe page will be continually circulated for anyone to contribute to over the coming months. Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend and donate in support for Josh.

Many, many thanks and we look forward to your contribution. Josh and his family are so overwhelmed and grateful by the thought of the dental community coming together to help them.

Webinar Tickets:

Registration for webinar tickets will close at 10pm Friday the 30th of August. A link to the webinar will be emailed out to all webinar registrations at 10:30pm Friday the 30th. Please check your 'junk mail' folder and then email if you have not received the email.

Event organisers:

Kyla Burman, Ali Taylor, James Bosworth and Chloe Webb

With generous support from and collaboration between:

TAFE SA, University of Adelaide, Australian Melanoma Research Foundation, Cancer Council SA, DHAA, ADOHTA, and COHA

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