2020 Head & Neck Cancer Video Series

1) Innovations in Surgery

Part A:

A/Prof Richard Gallagher, Head & Neck ENT Surgeon, Director Cancer Services & Head & Neck Service, St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney

Hans Ede, Head & Neck Cancer Survivor.

Part B:

Suzie Flynn, Clinical Nurse Specialist, St Vincent’s Private Hospital.

Part C:

A/Prof Julia Maclean, Clinical Specialist Speech Pathology, St George Swallow Centre

2) Innovations in Radiation Therapy

Part A:

A/Prof Dion Forstner, Radiation Oncologist, GenesisCare, St Vincent’s Clinic, Macquarie University Hospital, Concord.

Hans Ede, Head & Neck Cancer Survivor.

Part B:

Therese Dodds, Director, Speech Pathology, St Vincent’s Private Hospital Allied Health Services Sydney; Director, Eastern Suburbs Speech Pathology.

Part C:

Merran Findlay, Executive Research Lead Nutrition & Oncology Specialist Dietician, Royal prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney Local Health District & Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.

Part D:

Lisa Gia, Radiation Therapist, Unit Leader, GenesisCare

3) Innovations in Chemotherapy & Immunotherapy

Maureen Jansen, Survivor, Head & Neck cancer Support Aotearoa

Dr Venessa Chin, Medical Oncologist & Researcher, The Kinghorn Cancer Centre & The Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

Dr Amy Prawira, Medical Oncologist & Researcher, The Kinghorn Cancer Centre.

4) Innovations in Dental Care

Part A:

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

Part B:

Tracey Nicholls, ENT Nurse Practitioner, Flinders Medical Centre; Head & Neck Cancer Co-ordinator, SA Health, Adelaide.

5) Innovations in Managing Distress & Recovery

Part A:

Maureen Jansen, Survivor, Head & Neck Cancer Support Aotearoa

Denyse Whelan, Survivor, Ambassador, BeyondFive

Gary Mar, Survivor, Central Coast Head & Neck Cancer Support Group facilitator

Dr Ben Britton, Senior Clinical & Health Psychologist, Calvary Mater Newcastle; Conjoint Lecturer, University of Newcastle.

A/Prof Haryana Dhillon, Senior Research Fellow, Survivorship Research Group & Director, Centre for Medical Psychology & Evidence-based Decision-making, University of Sydney.

Part B:

Teresa Simpson, Psycho-Oncology Social Worker & Patient Support Group, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney

Michelle Roach, Clinical Nurse Consultant Radiation Oncology, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney

6) Innovations in Managing Mask Anxiety & The Remove The Mask Research

Julie McCrossin, Survivor; Ambassador, BeyondFive, TROG Cancer Research, Targeting Cancer

Hans Ede, Survivor

Prof Paul Keall, Sydney Medical School; NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow; Director, ACRF Image X Institute, University of Sydney.

Prof Phyllis Butow, NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, School of Psychology, University of Sydney.

7) Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Patients, Family & Community

A/Prof Kelvin Kong, Consultant Head & Neck ENT Surgeon, John Hunter Hospital, John Hunter Children’s Hospital, Newcastle Private Hospital, Hunter Valley Private Hospital; Conjoint Lecturer University of Newcastle

Video Series Aim:

To discuss key innovations that are improving survival & quality of life for patients with head & neck cancers.

Title: Head & Neck Cancer Treatment Innovations: Improving Survival & Quality of Life

Hosts: St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney & The Kinghorn Cancer Centre

Purpose: To provide up-to-date evidence-based information for everyone in the head & neck cancer community

Presenter: Julie McCrossin AM, broadcaster, head & neck cancer survivor, Ambassador for BeyondFive, Targeting Cancer, TROG Cancer Research

Video Producer: Daniel Taylor, Director, Media Services, Insight

Videos Release Date: 27 July 2020, World Head & Neck Cancer Day