World Cancer Day 2017

World Cancer Day 2017

World Cancer Day 2017 is an opportunity to highlight what we can do to reduce the impact of cancer on our community. Please join us at the Canberra Region Cancer Centre (CRCC) for talks, stalls and activities hosted by a range of support organisations.

Full Program

Wednesday 1 February

10:00am-2:00pm
  • A range of health information will be available in the Main Foyer, TCH
  • Stalls hosted by specialist service providers, Foyer, CRCC
10:15am-11:00am CRCC Patient and Family Tour Level 1, CACHS Volunteers1
12:00pm-1:00pm Dr Michael ChapmanInvolving palliative care: when should we take that step? Dr Michael Chapman, Level 1, CRCC
Dr Michael Chapman will explore where palliative care came from and what it is now. In particular he will introduce and explain the increasing evidence supporting the benefits of earlier access to palliative care for people with advanced illness.
1:00pm-2:00pm Musical program Atrium, Level 2, CRCC
1:30pm-3:30pm Joyce GrahamAboriginal Health Forum: Dying, Death and Grieving Our Way, Level 2, CRCC
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Service is hosting a session for healthcare workers on Dying, Death and Grieving Our Way.
4:00pm-5:00pm Dr James D'RozarioAdvances in Haematology Dr James D’Rozario, Level 1, CRCC
Dr James D’Rozario will be presenting on the latest research and information in haematology treatment.

1 For patients and family only

Thursday 2 February

10:00am-2:00pm
  • A range of health information will be available in the Main Foyer, TCH
  • Stalls hosted by specialist service providers, Foyer, CRCC
10:15am-11:00am Helen TaylerOncology Mindfulness Group, Patient & Carer Lounge, Level 2, CRCC
Mindfulness techniques have been found to assist with the reduction of anxiety and stress in people with cancer, and their carers. Today’s session will be an opportunity to experience the benefits of mindfulness on stress, anxiety and depression.
12:00pm-1:00pm Dr Andrew Lee‘Rare Cancers’ Dr Andrew Lee, Level 1, CRCC
Dr Andrew Lee will be presenting on Rare Cancers, and answering questions such as “How rare are they really?” and “What can we do to improve outcomes?”
1:00pm-2:00pm Musical program Atrium, Level 2, CRCC
4:00pm-5:00pm Andreea ArdeleanuLife after Treatment Stops - Andreaa Ardeleanu Conference Room, Level 1, CRCC
“At the end of cancer treatment everything is back to normal. Right?” Research indicates that for the majority of people this is the time when the impact of the diagnosis and the treatment are experienced, and a significant process of adaptation takes place.

 

Friday 3 February

10:00am-2:00pm
  • A range of health information will be available in the Main Foyer, TCH
  • Stalls hosted by specialist service providers, Foyer, CRCC
11:00am-12:00pm Rebecca CesnikComplementary support during your treatment: Exercise, nutrition and mindfulness Level 1, CRCC
Research shows better outcomes can be achieved when patients increase exercise, improve nutrition, and put in place strategies to manage additional stress and anxiety. This session, delivered by Michael Salmon (Dietician), Andreea Ardeleanu (Social Worker), and Rebecca (Bec) Cesnik,(Accredited Exercise Physiologist) will look at ways you can support your treatment through exercise, nutrition and mindfulness.
1:00pm-2:00pm Musical program Atrium, Level 2, CRCC
2:30pm-3:30pm Dr Paul CraftAdvances in Medical Oncology A/Prof Paul Craft Level 1, CRCC
Dr Paul Craft will be presenting on the latest research and information in medical oncology treatment.

 

Saturday 4 February

10:00am-10:30am CRCC Community Tour
10:00am-2:00pm Open Day
11:00am-11:30am CRCC Community Tour
12:00pm-12:30pm CRCC Community Tour
12:00pm-1:00pm Musical program Atrium, Level 2, CRCC
1:00pm-1:30pm CRCC Community Tour

 

World Cancer Day Flyer

CRCC Tours

To join us for a tour of the Canberra Region Cancer Centre, please meet at the Volunteer Desk on Level 1. Tours will run at the following times, and bookings are essential:

Health Promotion 

Health information regarding Breast Screen, Smoking Cessation and Cervical Cancer Screening will be available in the Main Foyer of The Canberra Hospital at the following times;

  • 10.00am-2.00pm, Wednesday 1 February
  • 10.00am-2.00pm, Thursday 2 February
  • 10.00am-2.00pm, Friday 3 February

Support Agency Stalls 

Come to the Foyer of the Canberra Region Cancer Centre to gather information and speak with specialist service providers regarding their services and support.

  • 10.00am-2.00pm, Wednesday 1 February
  • 10.00am-2.00pm, Thursday 2 February
  • 10.00am-2.00pm, Friday 3 February
  • 10.00am-2.00pm, Saturday 4 February

Musical Program

Atrium, Level 2, Canberra Region Cancer Centre

  • 1.00pm-2.00pm, Wednesday 1 February
  • 1.00pm-2.00pm, Thursday 2 February
  • 1.00pm-2.00pm, Friday 3 February
  • 12.00pm-1.00pm, Saturday 4 February

TALKS/SESSIONS

Involving Palliative Care: When should we take that step? – Dr Michael Chapman

Conference Room, Level 1, Canberra Region Cancer Centre - View Map

Eventbrite - Involving Palliative Care:When should we take that step? Dr Michael Chapman

Dr Michael Chapman

Dr Michael Chapman will explore where palliative care came from and what it is now. In particular he will introduce and explain the increasing evidence supporting the benefits of earlier access to palliative care for people with advanced illness.

Dr Michael Chapman is Director of Palliative Care at The Canberra Hospital. He is trained as a palliative medicine physician, geriatrician and an academic, and also has an appointment at the ANU Medical School. Michael’s research interests include dementia care, self care, and how to best provide palliative care for people living in aged care. Michael is co-founder of “Palliverse” - an online community to increase the dialogue around death, dying and palliative care in our region.


Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island Health Forum: Dying, Death and Grieving Our Way

Patient & Carer Lounge, Level 2, Canberra Region Cancer Centre (max 20 people) - View Map

Eventbrite - Aboriginal & Torres Strait Health Forum: Dying, Death and Grieving our Way

Joyce Graham

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Service is hosting a session for healthcare workers on 'Dying, Death and Grieving Our Way'.

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Advances in Haematology – Dr James D’Rozario

Conference Room, Level 1, Canberra Region Cancer Centre - View Map

Eventbrite - Advances in Haematology - Dr James D'Rozario

Dr James D'Rozario

Dr James D’Rozario will be presenting on the latest research and information in haematology treatment.

Dr D’Rozario is a Senior Staff Specialist and Clinical Director of Haematology at The Canberra Hospital and Health Service. Dr D’Rozario graduated from the University of Adelaide Medical School and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. He is the Director of the Haematology Clinical Trials Unit and the Clinical Lead of the hospital’s stem cell transplant program. He has a full academic appointment and is a Senior Lecturer at the Australian National University Medical School.


Oncology Mindfulness

Patient & Carer Lounge, Level 2, Canberra Region Cancer Centre (max 20 people) - View Map

Eventbrite - Oncology Mindfulness

Helen Tayler

Mindfulness techniques have been found to assist with the reduction of anxiety and stress in people with cancer, and their carers. Today's session is an opportunity to experience the benefits of mindfulness on stress, anxiety and depression.

Helen Taylor is a senior social worker who has worked for many years with the Cancer Counselling Service. Helen and her colleagues Maria Thomas and Tina Chivende currently facilitate community based mindfulness courses at Belconnen Community Health Centre. Starting in February they will be running weekly drop in mindfulness groups on Ward 4A and 14B for patients with cancer and their carers.


Rare Cancers – Dr Andrew Lee

Conference Room, Level 1, Canberra Region Cancer Centre - View Map

Eventbrite - Rare Cancers - Dr Andrew Lee

Dr Andrew Lee

Dr Andrew Lee will be presenting on 'Rare Cancers', and answering questions like “How rare are they really?” and “What can we do to improve outcomes?”

Dr Andrew Lee is a Radiation Oncologist and currently works at The Canberra Hospital in Radiation Oncology. He has an interest in uncommon cancers and improving outcomes for patients with both curative and palliative disease. Dr Lee also lectures at The Australian National University.


Life After Treatment Stops – Andreea Ardeleanu

Canberra Region Cancer Centre, Conference Room, Level 1 - View Map

Eventbrite - Life After Treatment Stops - Andreea Ardeleanu

Andreea Ardeleanu

“At the end of cancer treatment everything is back to normal. Right?” Research indicates that for the majority of people this is the time when the impact of the diagnosis and the treatment are experienced, and a significant process of adaptation takes place. Life returns to an uncharted “new normal”. This talk explores some of the common themes of survivorship.

Andreea Ardeleanu has worked for many years as a Senior Social Worker with the Cancer Counselling Service. Andreea has an interest in survivorship issues and currently co-facilitates the Life After Cancer Treatment group which is held regularly throughout the year.


Complementary Support During Your Treatment: Exercise, Nutrition and Mindfulness

Canberra Region Cancer Centre, Conference Room, Level 1 - View Map

Eventbrite - Complementary Support During Your Treatment: Exercise-Nutrition-Mindfulness

Rebecca Cesnik

Research shows better outcomes can be achieved when patients increase exercise, improve nutrition and put strategies in place to manage stress and anxiety.  This session, delivered by Michael Salmon (Dietician), Andreea Ardeleanu (Social Worker) and Rebeccsa Cesnik (Exercise Physiologist), looks at ways you can support your treatment through exercise, nutrition and mindfulness.

Bec is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who has been working at The Canberra Hospital since 2013. Whilst she works in a wide variety of areas, she has a special interest in exercise during oncology treatment. Bec has recently been involved in the development and coordination of the “Exercise During Cancer” group within the Exercise Physiology Department, which assists individuals to maintain and/or improve their strength, function and quality of life, both during and following treatment.”

Andreea has worked for many years as a Senior Social Worker with the Cancer Counselling Service.  Andreea has an interest in survivorship issues and currently co-facilitates the Life After Cancer Treatment group which is held regularly throughout the year.


Advances in Medical Oncology – A/Prof Paul Craft

Conference Room, Level 1, Canberra Region Cancer Centre - View Map

Eventbrite - Advances in Medical Oncology - A/Prof Paul Craft

Dr Paul Craft

Dr Paul Craft will be presenting on the latest research and information in medical oncology treatment.