Speaker: Ranjana Srivastava
In this session, Dr. Ranjana Srivastava, oncologist, award-winning author and columnist for The Guardian, explores the role of reflection and writing in medicine and its importance in improving the self and the doctor-patient relationship.
In tracking her own journey, she recounts the satisfactions and the challenges of writing and discusses some of the pitfalls and ethical dilemmas of writing about patients and doctors. Based on her experiences in print, radio and television, she emphasises the value of demystifying medicine to the public and provides tips on doing so while maintaining a busy professional career.
This is an interactive session where audience questions are most welcome. Signed books will be available.
This breakfast session is supported by COSA
This breakfast session will address the latest evidence regarding scalp cooling and the work being undertaken by the CHILL group (www.scalpcooling.org). It will provide information as to why scalp cooling should be available not only for women undergoing breast cancer chemotherapy but also for other cancer types especially prostate. A key focus will include managing patient throughput (chair-time) while offering scalp cooling. The session will discuss practical tips for maximising hair retention with the latest cap innovation and information on cooling times to optimise hair retention. The session will also cover the important and emerging role hairdressers can play in helping patients manage their hair during treatment.
The session will conclude with a panel discussion on scalp cooling experiences with ample time for questions from the floor.
Professor Fran Boyle, Mater Private Hospital, Sydney (Chairperson)
Vicki Durston, Breast Cancer Services Coordinator, Cabrini Health, Melbourne
Mandy O’Reilly, Patient Support and Education Officer
Panelists in addition to the speakers will include:
Gina Chant, Cancer Nurse Specialist, Patricia Ritchie Centre, Mater Private Hospital, Sydney
12:15 PM Panel discussion
12:15 PM Panel discussion – How decision aids can be integrated in clinical care and challenges in ensuring stakeholder buy-in and sustainability
12:00 PM Panel discussion
Presenter: Ranjana Srivastava - "The Good Doctor"
The Oncologist as Advocate: Making a Difference Beyond the Bedside
30 minute lecture and 30 minute interview by Adam Spencer
Moderator: Adam Spencer