Secondary Breast Cancer Conference

Secondary Breast Cancer - Enhancing Multidisciplinary Care

18-19 March 2016
The Novotel Glen Waverley

  • Increase knowledge of care and treatment of MBC patients
  • Develop the skillset to manage the complex needs of MBC patients
  • Streamline the co-ordinated care of MBC patients across the healthcare settings
  • Provide individualised care of the MBC patient

Metastatic Breast Cancer patients have been shown to have unique and complex unmet supportive care needs both nationally and globally.

The Secondary Breast Cancer - Enhancing Multidisciplinary Care Conference to be held at Glen Waverley, Melbourne on 18 and 19 March 2016 aims to address issues which arise from the emergence of oral/subcutaneous anti-cancer treatments, extended life expectancy and shared care of patients across the community, primary and acute settings.

Health professionals from all areas of oncology including medical, nursing, allied health, general practice, palliative care and consumer advocacy would benefit from speakers specialising in symptom management, treatment administration, advanced care planning and supportive care.

Targeting Nurses (oncology / breast care / palliative care), Oncology / Palliative Care Advanced Trainees, G.Ps Consumer Advocates and Allied Health Professionals

Speaker Presentations

Friday, 18 March

Marie and Penny Pandelglou - A consumer perspective

Molly Carlile AM - Talking About Death and Dying

Danielle Spence - Supportive Care Needs

Carla Wrenn - Complimentary and Alternative Medicines

Jane Fletcher - Mindfulness

Michael Franco - Pain Management

Lachlan Terry - Exercise & Secondary Breast Cancer

Zillan Neiron - Diet & Secondary Breast Cancer

Gill Kruss - Metastatic Breast Care Role


Friday, 18 March

Ranjana Srivastava - Communicating Bad News

Anita Elias - Sexuality and Secondary Breast Cancer

Helen Eason - Lymphoedema in Secondary Breast Cancer

Jenny Pace - Advanced Care Planning

Jane Fletcher - Health Professional Self-Care and Avoiding Burnout


Speaker Presentations

Saturday, 19 March

Cleve Magree - Pathology in Secondary Breast Cancer

Michelle White - Systemic Chemotherapy

Steven David - Radiotherapy in Secondary Breast Cancer

Jane Fox - Localised Surgery in Secondary Breast Cancer

Nicole Potasz - Hormone Therapy

Vishal Boolell - Clinical Trials

Michelle White - Targeted Therapies

Marion Harris - Familial Breast Cancer and Genetic Testing

Vinod Ganju - Future Directions

Sharon Dreissen - A Consumer Experience

Vicki McLeod - Adherence to Oral Therapies

Michael Franco - Oncological Emergencies

Yoland Antill - Bone Health


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