Program

Friday 16 October 2020

“Living Well Before, During & After Treatment”

8.00 Registration, Refreshments, Take Your Seat.

8.30 Welcome & Housekeeping.

8.35 Welcome/Acknowledgement of Country

8.40 Clinical Hosts: Facts, Figures & Trends

  • A/Prof Richard Gallagher, Head & Neck ENT Surgeon; Director, Cancer Services; Director, Head & Neck Service, St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney
  • A/Prof Dion Forstner, Radiation Oncologist, GenesisCare; St Vincent’s Clinic & Macquarie University Hospital; Director BeyondFive


8.55 Patient & Family Snapshots: The biggest challenge & what helped


9.15 PANEL 1: Living well before & during treatment

  • Interactive panel discussion with audience participation facilitated by Julie McCrossin
    • Marty Doyle, survivor; Founder, Head & Neck Cancer Support Australia; Ambassador BeyondFive
    • Dr Bena Brown, Advanced Speech Pathologist; Principal Allied Health Research Fellow in Cancer, Princess Alexandra Hospital Brisbane
    • Suzie Flynn, Cancer Care Co-ordinator, Head & Neck & Neuro-Oncology, Kinghorn Cancer Centre Sydney
    • Merran Findlay, Executive Research Lead Nutrition & Oncology Specialist Dietician, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse & Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
    • A/Prof Sharon Liberali, Specialist Consultant Needs Dentistry, Adelaide Dental Hospital. Clinical Lecturer, Dental School, University of Adelaide Hospital
    • Ingrid Plueckhahn, Tobacco Treatment Specialist Nurse, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne (Presentation Summary)
    • Wendy Sharp, Radiation Therapist, Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre, Sydney

10.15 MORNING TEA & DISPLAYS


10.45 PANEL 2: Living well during the 18 months after treatment

  • Interactive panel discussion with audience participation facilitated by Julie McCrossin
    • Maureen Jansen, survivor, Head & Neck Cancer Support Aotearoa (Presentation Summary)
    • A/Prof Julia Maclean Phd, Clinical Specialist, Speech Pathology, St George Swallow Centre Sydney
    • Dr Teresa Brown, A/Assistant Director, Nutrition & Dietetics, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital. Associate Lecturer, Nutrition Sciences, University of Queensland
    • CNC Justine Oates, Head & Neck Nurse Practitioner, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse
    • Michelle Roach, Radiation Oncology Clinical Nurse Consultant, Liverpool Hospital Sydney
    • Assoc Prof Charlotte Hespe, GP Glebe Family Medical Centre; GP Supervisor; RACGP Faculty Chair for NSW/ACT and Director, Chair Remuneration and Nominations Committee, RACGP Board; Head of General Practice and Primary Care Research, The University of Notre Dame Australia.


11.45 PANEL 3: Living well up to 5 years & beyond

  • Interactive panel discussion with audience participation facilitated by Julie McCrossin
    • Marty Doyle, survivor; Founder, Head & Neck Cancer Support Australia; Ambassador BeyondFive
    • Maureen Jansen, survivor, Head & Neck Cancer Support Aotearoa (Presentation Summary)
    • Dr Bruce Ashford, Head & Neck Surgeon & Dentist, Wollongong Hospital , Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, Canberra Hospital; Director BeyondFive
    • Teresa Simpson, Psycho-Oncology Social Worker & Patient Support Group, Liverpool Hospital
    • Dr Aoife McGarvey, Physio Living, Newcastle, Conjoint Lecturer at the University of Newcastle
    • Dr Ben Britton, Senior Clinical & Health Psychologist, Calvary Mater Newcastle. Conjoint Lecturer, University of Newcastle

12.45 LUNCH & DISPLAYS


1.30 Innovations to improve survival & quality of life

    • 1.30 Surgery
      A/Prof Richard Gallagher, Head & Neck ENT Surgeon; Director, Cancer Services, St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney; Director, Head & Neck Service, St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney
    • 1.45 Radiation therapy
      A/Prof Dion Forstner, Radiation Oncologist, GenesisCare, St Vincent’s Clinic & Macquarie University Hospital

2.00 Questions & comments facilitated by Julie McCrossin


2.15 Medical oncology


2.35 Questions & comments facilitated by Julie McCrossin


2.50 Dentistry

  • A/Prof Sharon Liberali, Specialist Consultant Special Needs Dentistry, Adelaide Dental  Hospital. Clinical Lecturer, Dental School, University of Adelaide

3.05 Questions & comments facilitated by Julie McCrossin


3.25 Key Messages & Priority Area for Action

Four speakers will be invited to briefly answer the questions below and all participants will answer these questions as part of the evaluation.

  • Dr Bruce Ashford, Head & Neck Surgeon & Dentist, Wollongong Hospital , Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, Canberra Hospital; Director BeyondFive
  • Cheryl Kelly, RN, Princess Alexandra Hospital Brisbane; OHNNG Queensland Co-ordinator; President, Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Nurses Group
  • Tracey Nicholls, ENT Nurse Practitioner, Flinders Medical Centre; Head & Neck Cancer Co-ordinator, SA Health, Adelaide
  • Assoc Prof Charlotte Hespe, GP Glebe Family Medical Centre; Chair, Central & Eastern & Sydney Primary Health Network; Deputy Chair, Royal Australian College of GPs for NSW/ACT Faculty
  • What are the 2 or 3 most important messages from today?
  • What is the key area we need to improve?
  • What action can we take to make a practical difference?

4.00 NETWORKING, AFTERNOON TEA & DISPLAYS

4.30 CLOSE