SAHMRI and the Australian Bragg Centre for Proton Therapy and Research Webinar Series

Please join the conversation as SAHMRI and the Australian Bragg Centre for Proton Therapy and Research bring proton therapy to Australia.

How can we improve the radiation experience for patients & families?

webinar seriesThe Australian Bragg Centre for Proton Therapy and Research is a highly anticipated centre that will deliver technologically advanced precision radiotherapy, providing treatment to children, adolescents and adults.

Julie McCrossin AM is a renowned former ABC radio broadcaster and a survivor of head and neck cancer. In 2021 Julie is hosting four webinars on how to improve the radiation experience for patients and families.

In each webinar Julie speaks to multidisciplinary cancer team members, patients and family members. We see film of treatment technology and patient waiting and treatment areas.

Dates and webinar topics:

  • Thursday 13 May 2021 – Proton Therapy: Part 1
  • Thursday 20 May 2021 – Proton Therapy: Part 2
  • Thursday 3 June 2021 – Children, Adolescents & Young Adults (register now)
  • Thursday 10 June 2021 – First Nations’ People (register now)

In the first two webinars on Proton Therapy Part 1 and Part 2, we travel to Rutherford Cancer Centres UK, University College Hospital London NHS Foundation Trust and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. We talk to Shona Edwards, a young adult treated at the Proton Therapy Centre in Prague.

Our third webinar is on the special needs of Children, Adolescents and Young Adults during cancer treatment. We speak to family members and cancer teams at Cancer Centre for Children Westmead, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Melbourne and Women and Children’s Hospital Adelaide.

The fourth webinar is about First Nation’s People and what we need to do to Close The Gap. We visit Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service, Royal Adelaide Hospital’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Unit, Alan Walker Cancer Centre Darwin and Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre. We speak to First Nation’s people supporting Cancer Australia’s work to Close The Gap.

By sharing national and international examples of compassionate and innovative care we hope to benefit the broader radiation oncology community as well as incorporate innovations into the new proton therapy centre in Adelaide.

These webinars are free but registration is essential. Once registered you will receive the Zoom webinar link and additional resources before and after each session.

For more information Contact Deborah Page, Commissioning Manager, Australian Bragg Centre: deborah.page@c-g.com.au.

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