The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre (ACSC) in partnership with Cancer Council Victoria (CCV) and the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) will present a webinar on the important role allied health plays in the care of cancer patients post-treatment.
It is important that you read Meg Rynderman's survivor story prior to the webinar. Her story is embedded throughout, as a case study.
Facilitator, Prof Raymond Chan (Deputy-Chair of COSA Survivorship Group; Princess Alexandra Hospital and QUT, Chair of Cancer Nursing) will be joined by expert panel members:
- Mr. Andrew Murnane (COSA Exercise & Cancer Chair & Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Exercise Physiologist)
- Dr. Nicole Kiss (COSA Nutrition Chair & Deakin Uni, Researcher & Dietitian)
- Ms. Helen Gilbey (Castlemaine Health, Occupational Therapist & Lymphoedema Therapist)
- Ms. Lauren Atkins (OnCore Nutrition, Dietitian)
- Dr. Fiona Lynch (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Clinical Psychologist)
- Ms. Denise Beovich (CCV, Social Worker)
- Ms. Helana Kelly (Manager of ACSC)
The experienced panel will highlight the critical role allied health play in community-based cancer survivorship practice.
Particular attention will be placed on:
- Defining cancer survivorship.
- Describing key features of the cancer survivorship experience.
- Exploring unmet needs, common issues and treatment-related late effects.
- Understanding how cancer treatment side effects may alter allied health screening, intervention and management.
- Exploring common mental health issues in the cancer survivor and the role of clinical psychology.
- Discussing funding mechanisms and evidence-based resources.