FREE EVENT: You are invited to hear three guest speakers present their perspectives on staying emotionally afloat while being treated for cancer, followed by a Q&A with the speakers and audience.

The event is hosted by Peter Mac's Director of Psychosocial Oncology Steve Ellen, and Head of Clinical Psychology Maria Ftanou.

Our speakers are:

  • Lillian Leigh - Patient advocate. Lillian is 38-year-old Sydney lawyer, wife and mother. Lillian lives with lung cancer and is a passionate advocate for people living with cancer. In December 2016, Lillian received a Patient Advocacy Award at the seventeenth World Conference on Lung Cancer Conference in Vienna.

  • Nick Hulbert-Williams - UK Psychologist, Professor of Behavioural Medicine, University of Chester. Nick is a British Psychologist and Professor of Behavioural Medicine. His work focuses on exploring the psychological impact of cancer and how to best manage psychological needs. Nick is the chair of the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) Research Committee and has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, and has received over half a million pounds in research funding.

  • Geri McDonald - Director of Prevention and Wellbeing at Peter Mac. Geri and her team provide a space at Peter Mac for patients to escape the clinical environment and participate in self-care and wellbeing interventions that aim to improve overall quality of life. Geri was awarded a 2017 Churchill Fellowship and toured some of the world’s major cancer hospitals, to study and inform current wellbeing practices at Peter Mac.

Please RSVP by Monday, 10 December 2018. This is a free event.

Arrive at 6pm for refreshments, with the seminar and discussion to begin at 6.30pm.

To secure your seat, hit the "Book Now" button below to email Pamela Emery.