SAHMRI DCPT Denmark & Peter Mac: Improving radiation experience for patients & families

A free webinar presented by SAHMRI & The Australian Bragg Centre for Proton Therapy and Research we explore the topic “How can we improve the radiation experience for patients & families?”

Featuring experts :

  • Prof Steve Wesselingh, Executive Director, SAHMRI
  • Dr Morten Hoyer, Medical Director Radiation Oncology at Danish Centre for Particle Therapy
  • Vicki Bedford, Mother, Cancer Voices SA.
  • A/Prof Sandra Turner, radiation oncologist, Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre Westmead Sydney
  • Prof Phyllis Butow, cancer researcher, School of Psychology, University of Sydney
  • Daniel Sapkaroski, Medical Radiation Practitioner & Videographer at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Nigel Anderson, Principal Research Radiation Therapist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Ilana Berger, Social Worker, Team Leader, Victorian Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Service and at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Jess Van Ziel, cancer survivor; treated at 21, now 27; Co-Chair, Youth Cancer Action Board for Victoria & Tasmania
  • A/Prof Peter Gorayski, radiation oncologist, Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Deborah Page, Commissioning Manager, Australian Bragg Centre
  • Thomas Masullo, Director & Rosina Di Maria, Principal, Woods Bagot
  • Cath O’Loughlin, CEO at the Childhood Cancer Association

The Australian Bragg Centre for Proton Therapy and Research is a highly anticipated centre that will deliver technologically advanced precision radiation therapy, 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. Julie is hosting this series of webinars and will be joined in conversation by multidisciplinary team members, patients, and family members.

Speakers include clinicians from The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, The Danish Centre for Particle Therapy, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, The Royal Adelaide Hospital, Radiation Oncology Department Princess Alexandra Hospital, and specialists in architecture and interiors from the global architecture studio Woods Bagot. They along with patients and families and representatives from non-government organisations will share their thoughts and reflections on system and infrastructure design that helps to improve the patient experience.

A highlight of the webinars will be photographs and videos showing how international proton therapy centres and Australian radiation centres design their rooms, equipment and wrap around services for their patients and family members.

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 centre in Adelaide.

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