Program

Please see the program of the 2015 Survivorship Conference below. To view a PDF copy of a presentation, please click on the highlighted title. Note, not all presentations are available to view online.

Friday 6th February 2015
Time
7:30  Registration open all day  (until 17:30)
8:45 - 9:00

Official Welcome

Prof Ross McKinnon, Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer


Prof Michael Kidd AM, Executive Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University | President, World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA)

9:00 - 10:00

Plenary 1: Where have we come from? Where are we going?
Chairs: Prof Ross McKinnon, Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer

Dr Agnes Vitry, University of South Australia

Two years later - what has changed?:
Prof Bogda Koczwara AM, Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer, Flinders University, SA

Ashleigh Moore Oration: Surviving is not enough
Ms Sally Crossing AM, Cancer Voices Australia, NSW

10:00 - 10:30 Morning tea
10:30 - 12:30

Plenary 2: The spectrum of illness and wellness
Chairs: Ms Danielle Tindle, Queensland University of Technology
Dr Daniel Byrne, Chandlers Hill Surgery, SA

Life beyond a cancer diagnosis: Mere survival or meaningful survivorship?:
Ms Leonie Young, Australia & New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group, QLD

Dealing with the Sword of Damocles
A/Prof Michael Jefford, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC

Building resilience in the state of wellbeing: measurement, interventions, transmission, evidence and community in a life course approach:
Ms Gabrielle Kelly, Wellbeing and Resilience Centre, SA
 

Proffered papers

Developing cancer survivor stories, personal narratives told to and written by a cancer consumer
Conceptualisation of post-treatment survivorship: experiences from different cultural groups
Resilience following breast cancer treatment - findings from a prospective study 
“More than just telling my story” when cancer survivors become teachers

Developing cancer survivor stories, personal narratives told to and written by a cancer consumer:
Mrs Meg Rynderman, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC

Conceptualisation of post-treatment survivorship: experiences from different cultural groups:
Ms Linda Nolte, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC

Resilience following breast cancer treatment - findings from a prospective study:
Dr Barbara Bennett, NSW Cancer Survivors Centre

“More than just telling my story” when cancer survivors become teachers:
Ms Julie Marker, Cancer Voices South Australia

Panel discussion

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch and poster viewing
See poster listing here
13:30 - 15:30

Plenary 3: Challenges and solutions 
Chairs: Ms Julie Marker, Cancer Voices South Australia
Dr Kate Webber, NSW Cancer Survivors Centre

Proffered Papers

ICF core set development for lymphoedema in Australia:
Ms Shannon Vanderstelt, Flinders University, SA

Addressing the gap- meeting the long term survivorship and rehabilitation needs of women living with secondary breast cancer:
Ms Danielle Spence, Breast Cancer Network Australia, VIC

What is the effect of nutrition interventions on long term cardiovascular and metabolic parameters in cancer survivors and patients?:
Prof Bogda Koczwara AM, Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer, Flinders University, SA

What Is Important To Research: The Cancer Survivors’ Voice
A/Prof Sharon Lawn
Flinders Centre for Clinical Innovation, SA
 

Improving bone health of cancer survivors – a complex implementation problem:  
Prof Bogda Koczwara AM, Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer, Flinders University, SA

A Nurse-Led Lifestyle Intervention for Endometrial  Cancer Survivors:
Ms Elisha McLaren
, The University of Sydney, NSW

Finding My Way: An interim analysis of predictors of adherence to an internet self-help program for cancer-related distress:
Emma Kemp, Flinders University, SA

What are cancer survivors attending the Sydney Survivorship Clinic like and what do they need?:
A/Prof Janette Vardy, University of Sydney, NSW

Complementary therapies – exploring preferences to inform a model of care:
Ms Amanda Piper, Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC

15:30 - 16:00 Afternoon tea
16:00 - 17:30

Plenary 4: Are late effects inevitable?
Chairs: A/Prof Michael Jefford, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC
Mrs Meg Rynderman, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC

Late effects - what can we learn from survivors of childhood cancer?:
Dr Michael Osborn, Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA

Supporting Healthy Lifestyles among Cancer Survivors – The Intersection of Population-based and Clinical Approaches

Prof Elizabeth Eakin, The University of Queensland


Genes, survival, and survivorship

Prof Graeme Suthers, Sonic Healthcare, SA


Proffered papers

Genetic associations and trajectories of fatigue and other symptom domains after breast cancer treatment: Results from a prospective cohort study:
Dr Kate Webber, NSW Cancer Survivors Centre

Metabolic complications in childhood cancer survivors:
A/Prof Richard Cohn, Sydney Children's Hospital, NSW

Cutting Through the Fog: Nurses’ Perceptions of Cancer-Related Cognitive Impairment:
Jacqueline Kemmis-Riggs
, University of Sydney, NSW

Panel discussion

17:30 - 19:30 Welcome reception
BBQ Dinner at the Adelaide Convention Centre

 

Saturday 7th February 2015

Time
7:30  Registration open all day (until 15:30)
7:30 - 8:05 Breakfast Session: Survivorship in the Information Age – using advances in technology to provide high quality cancer care

This breakfast session is complimentary however please indicate your interest by signing up via your registration here
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8:15 - 8:30

Opening Address
Chair: Prof Bogda Koczwara AM, Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer, Flinders University, SA

"An Independent Perspective":
Nick Xenophon, Independent Senator for South Australia

8:30 - 9:00                             Book Reading: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Chemo: Luke Ryan
              Chair: Prof Bogda Koczwara AM, Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer, Flinders University, SA

Copies of Luke's book are available to purchase from his website: www.lukeayresryan.com .
9:00 - 10:30

Plenary 5: Models of care I - from self care to primary and specialist care
Chair: Dr Haryana Dhillon, University of Sydney, NSW

I just need a referral:
Dr Daniel Byrne, Chandlers Hill Surgery, SA

Empowering survivors to achieve their own goals of care: The role of self-management:
Prof Afaf Girgis, University of New South Wales

Proffered Papers

Shared care of cancer patients in primary and specialist care – proposal for a principle based implementation process:
Prof Bogda Koczwara AM, Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer, Flinders University, SA
 

The ProCare Trial - an RCT of shared care for follow-up of men with prostate cancer: 
Prof Jon Emery, University of Melbourne, VIC

Poster discussion lead by

A/Prof Michael Jefford, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC

Posters for discussion
Survivorship challenges for Australian women with breast cancer:
Ms Michelle Marven, Breast Cancer Network Australia, VIC

Fit to Thrive: A Specialised Exercise Program to support patients with a haematological malignancy:
Mrs Maryanne Skarparis, Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland

Research on cancer survivorship in Australia: current status, gaps and needs:
Dr Agnes Vitry, University of South Australia


Defining the role of occupational therapy in cancer survivorship:
A/Prof Lynette Mackenzie, University of Sydney, NSW

Strengthening survivor’s roles in cancer trials advisory groups:
Joint Community Advisory Group  (JCAG), Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group (PC4), WAPsycho-Oncology Clinical Trials Group (PoCoG), NSW

Why aren’t we ‘Measuring what matters to cancer survivors’ in Australia?:
Ms Julie Marker, Cancer Voices South Australia

Hospital-based supported self-management intervention for colorectal cancer survivors: Acceptability and feasibility in New Zealand:
Ms Inga O'Brien, Univeristy of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand

Coping-Together: A Self-Management Intervention to Address the Psychosocial Needs of Couples Affected by Cancer:
Dr Janelle v Levesque, University of New South Wales/Ingham Institute, NSW

10:30 - 11:00 Morning tea
11:00 - 12:30

Plenary 6: Models of care II - from self care to primary and specialist care (continued)
Chair:
Prof Afaf Girgis, University of New South Wales

Supporting Cancer Survivors in Victoria: What have we learnt? -
Ms Kathryn Whitfield, Department of Health, VIC

Proffered Papers

A transferable model of survivorship care:
Ms Kate Schofield, Barwon Health, VIC

Provision of survivorship care for patients with haematological malignancy at completion of treatment: a national cancer nursing practice survey:
Dr Raymond Chan, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, QLD

Just the tip of the iceberg: Evaluating the impact of a nurse-led survivorship service on the health literacy of cancer survivors:
Ms Donna Lever, Barwon Health, VIC

Developing a Cancer Survivorship Monitoring System for South Australia:
Dr Marion Eckert, Cancer Council South Australia

Discussion

Launch of COSA Survivorship Model:
Dr Haryana Dhillon, University of Sydney, NSW


 
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch and poster viewing (including poster awards)
Group photo
See poster listing here
13:30 - 15:00

Plenary 7: Connected survivorship care
Chairs: Ms Annie Miller, Cancer Council New South Wales
Ms Danielle Tindle, Queensland University of Technology

Live cross to Townsville and Mt Isa - Associate Professor Sabe Sabesan and his team will share how regional and remote communities are being supported by telemedicine:
A/Prof Sabe Sabesan, James Cook University, Townsville Cancer Centre, Townsville Hospital, QLD

Live demonstration linking: 
A live presentation to Stupid Cancer, United States  

Proffered Papers

Using digital technology to empower and support people affected by cancer and health professionals:
Mrs Jillian Mills, Cancer Council New South Wales

“Exergaming and Lymphoedema Management”: The use of Nintendo’s Wii Fit™ yoga program in the management of breast cancer-related lymphoedema:
Ms Natalie Bampton, Flinders University, SA

Development and Usability of Rekindle,  a web-based psychosexual resource for all cancer survivors and their partners:
Dr Catalina Lawsin, University of Sydney, NSW

15:00 - 15:30 Afternoon tea

15:30 - 16:30

Plenary 8: Panel discussion - Is cancer survivorship a new disease?
Facilitator: Michael Sexton, ABC TV

Panel:
Mr David Chapman
, Glenelg, SA
Dr Adrienne Walker, BreastScreen SA
Mr Luke Ryan, Writer, comedian and two-time cancer survivor, VIC
Ms Danielle Tindle, Queensland University of Technology 
Dr Haryana Dhillon
, University of Sydney, NSW
Prof Bogda Koczwara AM, Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer, Flinders University, SA

16:30 - Close

Plenary 9: Conference reflections
Facilitators: Ms Annie MillerCancer Council New South Wales
Dr Haryana Dhillon, University of Sydney, NSW