Education

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BSWRICS is committed to providing cancer education and professional development opportunities to health care providers across the Barwon South Western region.

For more details on upcoming events please refer to the BSWRICS event calendar


 

2018 Forum Information

CANCER AND THE OLDER PERSON FORUM

Older people are the largest group affected by cancer. They are a diverse and growing group. Their appropriate care, during and beyond cancer, is an emerging field worldwide.

The forum was held on Tuesday 24th July and was an opportunity for health service staff across medical, nursing and allied health disciplines to hear and discuss how we can meet the needs of this group.

Presentations from Medical Oncology and Geriatric Medicine perspectives provided information on how these two fields of specialty are working together to provide treatment and care for older people with cancer. A specific research example was provided on the experience of stem cell transplantation in elderly myeloma patients. An opportunity to engage in a panel discussion following the presentations offered important perspectives to take forward in the further development of this important area of health service delivery.

Please contact BSWRICS Administration if you wish to view the recording of this forum.