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Monday Lunch Live with journalist Grant McArthur

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Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Level 7 Lecture Theatres

305 Grattan St

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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VCCC MONDAY LUNCH LIVE EVENT

How the media treats cancer...daily

The VCCC is delighted to present Grant McArthur (not our Grant McArthur, the other one)...the Herald Sun's health editor who will discuss the media's role in connecting the public with the work of clinicians and researchers.

Does the media create a necessary bridge or does it distort and undermine valuable work, setting unrealistic expectations among readers of what is available to them when they need it?

Grant will explain why the media is obsessed with health issues and what is important in communicating a story more effectively and accurately - for all involved.

Grant McArthur, The Herald Sun

Grant McArthur is the Herald Sun's health editor, having first joined the paper's health/medical team in 2007. Focusing on policy and regulation, research and the inspiring personal stories side of health, Grant's objective is to place the human aspect forefront of any issue. He received a Walkley for uncovering a cluster of avoidable baby deaths at Bacchus Marsh Hospital, and has covered everything from the separation of Bangladeshi conjoined twins Trishna and Krishna, to revelations a Victorian anaesthetist had infected dozens of patients with hepatitis C and uncovering anti-vaxxer GPs and a string of world-first medical breakthroughs.

Grant recently returned from Bhutan after spending almost a year helping organise and then report on the separation effort for conjoined twins Nima and Dawa.

Monday 22 October 2018

VCCC Building, Level 7 Lecture Theatres

Light lunch served from 12:30pm

Presentation: 1-2pm

Can't be there in person? Register for webinar here.

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Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Level 7 Lecture Theatres

305 Grattan St

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

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