2019

Evolution and Revolution - 10+ years of cancer advocacy. (poster presentation)  Chris Christensen, Julie Marker.  Survivorship 2019 Conference, Sydney, 28-29 March 2019  

Chris Christensen, Cancer Voices SA Chairperson - speaking about her personal experience of cancer 

Cancer survivors - cancer researchers: Friday lunchtime 'walk and talk' group.  Cancer survivors, carers, supporters, cancer researchers - join us for an informal walk along the Torrens riverside, starting from SAHMRI foyer at 12.30pm every friday, walking for about 45mins and returning to SAHMRI.  Or intercept us at Adelaide Uni footbridge pedestrian lights at about 12.50pm.  All welcome for informal 'knowledge exchange' and networking opportunity. For more information contact [email protected]

A gift from our supporters!  Gorgeous rug gifted to Cancer Voices SA by the  'knit a care square' team.  Thank you to Tricia LaBella for creating and coordinating this novel group activity.

Cancer Voices cycling group rides every sunday morning, 8am from St Peters Girls School carpark off Hallett Rd, Stonyfell.  More details at www.cvsacyclingteam.org.auwww.cvsacyclingteam.org.au 

 Cancer Voices SA were one of 3 finalists in the SA Community Achievement Awards - in the Ricoh Australia Community Service Awards category, announced at the award ceremony on 1 Nov 2019

COSA 2019 Conference (Clinical Oncology Society of Australia) had a number of presentations and contributions by Cancer Voices SA members:

    Chris Christensen spoke at the launch of the Australian Digital Health in Cancer Care Roadmap  https://www.flinders.edu.au/content/dam/documents/research/flinders-cancer-research/TheAustralianRoadmapforDigitalHealthinCancerCare.pdf   Chris was a consumer rep actively involved throughout this project.

    Poster presentation: Consumer Driven Priority setting - a practical example: Are iron deficiency, oxaliplatin and neuropathy linked?  Brian Wall, Julie Marker

    Julie Marker spoke from a carer perspective in the breakfast session "What is needed to ensure optimal care and outcomes for older people with cancer in Australia",

   Girija Nadagoudar spoke from a personal perspective in the breakfast session: CALLED OUT: Exploring inequalities and improvements for CALD patient access to cancer clinical trials.

The inaugural Consumer Advocates Award   of the Rosemary Bryant Research Centre was awarded to Julie Marker, Deputy Chair of Cancer Voices SA, in recognition of a health consumer advocate who work tirelessly in partnership with health and or community services to improve consumer experience and health outcomes.  This award was presented at the Annual General Meeting of the Health Consumers Alliance SA on 18 Nov 2019.     

 

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Cancer Voices South Australia

 

Ph.  0431 691 956 

 

PO Box 588, Kensington Park SA 5068