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2nd Victorian Cancer Survivorship Conference

2nd Victorian Cancer Survivorship Conference

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The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre are proud to present the 2nd Victorian Cancer Survivorship Conference: The Survivorship Equation. Evidence + Best Practice = Better Outcomes, 8-9 February 2018.

Building on the sold out 2016 inaugural conference, a diverse and stimulating program is being developed, which will ask how we can harness evidence and best practice to improve outcomes for all cancer survivors.

We welcome all medical-, nursing- and allied health professionals, together with patients and carers, to join us for two days of thought-provoking and enlightening talks.

International keynotes comes from:

Dr Jonathan Sussman MD, MSc, FRCPC
Dr Jonathan Sussman is a highly specialised radiation oncologist and Director of the Supportive Care Research Unit at the Juravinski Cancer Centre, and Director of the Program in transitions in Care within the Applied Health Research Network of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Dr Lonneke van de Poll-Franse
Dr Lonneke van de Poll-Franse is a Professor of Cancer Epidemiology and Survivorship at Tilburg University, Netherlands, Group Leader at the Netherlands Cancer Institute and Senior Researcher at the Comprehensive Cancer Organisation Netherlands.

National speakers include:

Professor Phyllis Butow
Professor Phyllis Butow is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, President of COSA and Founding Director of the Psycho-Oncology Co-operative Research Group (PoCoG) at the University of Sydney. She has worked for about 25 years in the areas of Psych-Oncology and doctor-patient communication and plays an active role in promoting these issues within the cancer community. 

Professor Janette Vardy
Professor Janette Vardy is a medical oncologist working as a clinician researcher at the Concord Cancer Centre, University of Sydney. Her main areas of research are Psycho-Oncology, Quality of life and Survivorship, with a particular interest in cognitive function and physical activity in cancer survivors. In 2013 she established the Sydney Survivorship Centre at Concord Cancer Centre.

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Early bird registration has now been extended to the 15th of December 2017.