2017 - 10 year anniversary of Cancer Voices SA


Cancer Voices cycling groupCancer Voices cycling group participate in various events, in addition to our regular 8am Sunday morning rides every week throughout the year.

Cancer Voices walking group continues 1hr walks in Belair National Park, 9.30am every Tuesday.


2-3 Feb, 2017 FCIC/COSA Survivorship Conference in Adelaide.  Cancer Voices SA member Chris Christensen contributed on the Program Committee throughout 2016, then co-chaired the Healthy Living session and spoke on this panel.  Other Cancer Voices members who were invited speakers  were Tony Hamdorf, Karen van Gorp, Julie Marker.

Media - World Cancer Day 4 Feb:  ABC News - Research into Quality of Life issues identified by cancer survivors at http://www.abc.net.au/…/research-into-quality-of-li…/8241754http://www.abc.net.au/…/research-into-quality-of-li…/8241754  and Cancer study to focus on 'tsunami of survivors' http://www.abc.net.au/…/new-cancer-treatments-creat…/8241556http://www.abc.net.au/…/new-cancer-treatments-creat…/8241556

11 Feb, UniSA Palliative and Supportive Care Nursing Workshops on 'Difficult Conversations'.
Wonderful, insightful personal stories presented by Lesley Shears & Maxine Williams that commenced the interactive discussions with students, and additional perspectives added by brief presentations from Chris Christensen & Julie Marker.  Thank you again to Dr Kev OShaughnessy for excellent facilitation of these teaching sessions and inviting Cancer Voices speakers, for a 5th consecutive year.

Cancer Voices are assisting multiple researchers with their requests for consumers to be involved and provide feedback on their grant funding applications.

Bowel cancer consumers-researchers interest group meets again at SAHMRI with Dr Dan Worthley, Susi Woods & Tammy Lannagan.

Cancer Voices members submit their stories to provide context and personalised insights to the Draft SA Cancer Control Plan 2017-2020.


Australian Institute of Health InnovationAustralian Institute of Health Innovation workshop, 17 March 2017, Sydney.  Speakers/ consumer panelists: CVSA Exec Team Stephanie Newell, Chris Christensen, Eric Browne, Julie Marker

Patients as Teachers – Adelaide University 3rd Year Medical Student Tutorials – ongoing March to September 


UNISA Consumer Engagement in Health Care Presentation to Professional Certificate Students – 27 April 2017 

  • May

  • Safety and Quality – presentation to Flinders University Masters Students – 25 May 2017 

  • Senate Inquiry into funding for research for cancers with low survival rates – 18 May 2017 - Chris Christensen, Jackie Barreau, Julie Marker appear before Senate Committee via teleconference

  • Consumer Health Forum (CHF) Medicinal Cannabis Forum – 18 May 2017 

  • PoCOg Concept Development Workshop – 17 May 2017 

  • PC4 Scientific Symposium – 10 May 2017 

  • AGITG Consumer Advisory Panel – 11/12 May 2017 

  • Health Consumer Alliance (HCA) Consumer Advocate Network - Digital Health Update – 3 May 2017


  • Consumer and community Involvement in Research Training Workshop – 20 June 2017

  • Cancer Nurses Society of Australia Annual Congress – 15-17 June 2017

  • Bowel Cancer Research Interest Group Meeting - 14 June 2017

  • UNISA Allied Health Outcomes Calculator Launch – 13 June 2017

  • SAHMRI South Australian Clinical Collaborative Research Meeting – 7 June 2017

  • Mitcham Council Presentation of Community Grants – 5 June 2017

  • South Australian Cancer Services Strategy Committee Meeting – 2 June 2017

  • PC4 Concept Development Workshop – 1 June 2017

  • July

Meeting with SA Pathology – 17 July 2017

  • Advanced Care Planning Meeting – 10 July



Cancer Voices South Australia


Ph.  0405 806 857 


PO Box 588, Kensington Park SA 5068