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CANCER CARE - COMING OF AGE SYMPOSIUM

CANCER CARE - COMING OF AGE SYMPOSIUM

by Grampians Integrated Cancer Service (GICS)
$63.69 – $95.04
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RACV Goldfields Resort

1500 Midland Highway

Creswick, VIC 3363

Australia

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Considerations for older people during and beyond cancer


Older people are the largest group affected by cancer. They are a diverse and growing group. Their appropriate care, during and beyond cancer, is an emerging field in cancer worldwide.

This regional symposium is an opportunity for all health service staff across medical, nursing and allied health disciplines from to hear and discuss how we can meet the needs of this special needs group.

The day will offer insights into the lived experience of cancer, and present specialist knowledge, current practice examples and demonstration programs in both the treatment and recovery phases of cancer. There is an emphasis on beyond cancer as forty-six percent of cancer survivors are those aged over 70.

The information will be relevant if you work in the acute, sub-acute, primary or community sector.


Speakers include
  • A/Prof Mark Yates, Geriatrician, Ballarat Health Services
  • Dr Christopher Steer, Medical Oncologist, Border Medical Oncology, Past Chair COSA Geriatric Oncology Interest Group
  • A/Prof Peter Hunter, Chair Victorian Care of Older People Clinical Network
  • A/Prof Haryana Dhillon, Senior Research Fellow, Chair COSA Survivorship Model of Care Working Group

Current practice examples
  • Royal Adelaide Hospital: Involving patients in their own care - Rebecca Drake and Wendy McGahey
  • Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre: What do we do? - Amanda Piper

Demonstration Projects
  • Cancer Council Victoria: Telehealth Survivorship project - Jane Auchettl
  • Community Rehabilitation Centre, Castlemaine Health: Supporting self management - Julie Symons

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Grampians Integrated Cancer Service (GICS)

GICS works to improve cancer care systems and services in the Grampians region. We act as a catalyst for and driver of change in partnership with the community, public and private health services providers. 

Cancer Care - Coming of Age Symposium at RACV Goldfields Resort

1500 Midland Highway, Creswick, VIC 3363, Australia

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