Survivorship Care Planning

“What is a survivorship care plan?”

When: 31st March 2016
What Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm AEDT
Where: Online - join via your computer!
Panel: Associate Professor Claire Wakefield, Professor Janette Vardy & Sabrina Wren
Cost: Complimentary

About the Webinar

When you complete your cancer treatment having a survivorship care plan can help you to improve and maintain your quality of life into the future.  Understanding what your needs are and which health care professionals can help you transition into the next phase of your recovery will definitely improve your post-cancer experience.

About the Presenters

This discussion will be facilitated by Jill Mills, Cancer Council NSW, Practical Support Unit and the panel will include:

Professor Janette Vardy

Professor Janette Vardy is a medical oncologist working as a clinician researcher at the Concord Cancer Centre, University of Sydney. After completing a Clinical Research Fellowship at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Dr Ian Tannock, she returned to Australia in 2007 and together with Dr Haryana Dhillon established the Survivorship Research Group (SuRG) at the 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.

Associate Professor Claire Wakefield 

Associate Professor Claire Wakefield is a Senior Researcher at the University of NSW and leads the Behavioural Sciences Unit in the Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Australia. A/Prof Wakefield’s research aims to delineate how best to meet the needs of families affected by paediatric and adolescent cancer. Her focus is on developing strategies to prevent poor mental health outcomes in vulnerable groups using evidence-based interventions and novel technology. A/Prof Wakefield has been instrumental in leading several bi-national intervention studies. She has a particular interest in cancer survivorship and in the psychological implications of cancer genetics. A/Prof Wakefield holds several key leadership roles, including being Deputy Chair of the Paediatrics Special Interest Group for the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS). She was also the founding Chair of the IPOS Early Career Professionals Committee. A/Prof Wakefield has been named as Chief Investigator on grants worth more than $11M and has more than 75 publications.

Sabrina Wren

During her time as mum to 5 children Sabrina trained as a counsellor and psychotherapist, operating a small business from home.Following a second diagnosis of breast cancer in 2013, she took a break for a year and became a solo traveller exploring the north coast and hinterland, regaining her strength camping out in nature.During this time of healing she found a creative outlet in photography, mosaics and painting which led to her present position as Art Therapy student.She is presently enjoying holding weekly Art Therapy groups at the Sydney Survivorship Clinic’s Cottage.   

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