2013

Cancer Voices Achievements in 2013

 Presentations

  • Consumer Forum, Clinical Oncology Society of Australia, organised in collaboration with Cancer Voices SA & Cancer Council SA: 10 Nov 2013
    presentations by Cancer Voices SA members
    -Consumer involvement and Cancer Voices SA - Julie Marker
    -My Cancer, My Gene - Chris Christensen
    -Looking after older people with cancer, a carer's perspective - Melissa Cadzow

    Engage Community ForumEngage Community Forum, GI Cancer Institute, 10 Nov 2013
    -Survivorship - Tony Hamdorf

    Clinical Oncology Society of Australia Annual ConferenceAnnual Conference 12-14 Nov 2013
    Use and cost of chemotherapy in Australia 2000-2011Use and cost of chemotherapy in Australia 2000-2011 - Dr Agnes Vitry
    Students perceptions of a consumer-led discussion group format to improve awareness of the patient perspectiveStudents perceptions of a consumer-led discussion group format to improve awareness of the patient perspective  (abstract) - Dr Jo Thomas, Dr Agnes Vitry, Julie Marker 
    Students perceptions of a consumer-led discussion group format to improve awareness of the patient perspective  (poster) - Dr Jo Thomas, Dr Agnes Vitry, Julie Marker

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    Events organized by CVSA


     
    Cancer Voices SA Challenge RideChallenge Ride,  20 Oct 2013

  • Forums/Meetings/Workshops attended:

    • Survivorship Conference - Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer: 1-3 Feb 2013
    • Palliative Care Day Update -SA Cancer Clinical Network: 8 Mar 2013
    • Health Consumers Alliance - Advocates Networking meeting: 14 Mar 2013
    • Ministers Health Complaints Advisory Council  23 April 2013
    • Cancer Australia Best Practice in Lung Cancer Treatment Workshop. 1 May 2013
    • Cancer Research open forum presented by Cancer Australia. 8 May 2013
    • Cancer and Fertility.  Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer.  16 July 2013
    • Health Literacy - its more than just words.  Health Consumers Alliance 22 July 2013 
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    Media:

     'Its OK to talk about it'.  The Advertiser,  25Feb2013  p43

    Myriad of problems for cancer gene (podcast).  Radio Adelaide, 20 May 2013

     

    Representation on:

    • SA Cancer Clinical Network (CCN) Steering committee and subcommittees/working groups:

      - Consumers eHealth AllianceConsumers eHealth Alliance (CEHA) Australia

    Cancer Voices Australia (CVA) coordinating committee

     CareSearch - Palliative Care National Advisory Group

    • PoCoG/PC4 National Joint Consumer Advisory Group

       AIHW Cancer Data Monitoring Advisory Group

       SA Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)SA Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) Cancer Research Collaborative

       SA Psycho-oncology Research Group

      Cancer Directory website Advisory Group

     AGITGAGITG Australian Gastro Intestinal Trails Group (supported by the Australian GI Cancer InstituteGI Cancer Institute)

     

    Cancer Voices SA is an active member of

    Cancer Voices Australia Cancer Voices Australia 

    Health Consumers Alliance SAHealth Consumers Alliance SA

     Consumers Health Forum Australia

     

    Newsletters (&additional ebulletins)

    November 2013 eBulletin

    October 2013 eBulletin

    September 2013 eBulletin

    August 2013 eBulletin

    July 2013 eBulletin 

    February 2013 eBulletin

      

    Key Projects

    'Patients as teachers'

    Yarning about cancer, Cancer Conversations

    CVSA 2011-2013 Business Plan

     

    Cycling team

    Group rides every Sunday morning

    CycloSportif summer series

    Participation in Tour Down Under, Ride Like Crazy,  Grand Slam Series and other cycling events

    Interactive website www.cvsacyclingteam.org.au

    Contact

    Cancer Voices South Australia

     

    Ph.  0431 691 956 

     

    PO Box 588, Kensington Park SA 5068