COSA 2019, 12 - 14 November 2019 Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia

Breakfast Sessions

Tuesday 12 November 2019

What is needed to ensure optimal care and outcomes for older people with cancer in Australia 

Date: Tuesday 12 November 2019 
Time: 7:00am - 8:15am 
Description: There is international momentum for focused efforts to improve care and outcomes for older people with cancer, including international Guidelines. This breakfast session aims to promote discussion from consumer, clinician, service and policy lens about what needs to change to improve outcomes for older people with Cancer in the Australian setting 

Speaker: TBC

Chairperson: TBC 

This breakfast session is sponsored by

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Wednesday 13 November 2019

Supporting Couples, Getting Beyond Definitions and Labels: Leveraging Sex and Gender Strengths in the Clinical Setting 

Date: Wednesday 13 November 2019 
Time: 7:00am - 8:45am 

Speaker: Matt Loscalzo  

Chairperson: TBC 

This breakfast session is sponsored by

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Leadership in cancer care: a multi-professional approach 

Date: Wednesday 13 November 2019 
Time: 7:00am - 8:45am 
Description: Good leadership is key for high quality cancer care but not always easy to achieve. During this session Lena will discuss strategies on how to ensure effective team work through good leadership, effective team communication and the importance of clinical role models. The concept of psychological safety will also be discussed and also the connection between patient and occupational safety. 

Speaker: Lena Sharp 

Chairperson: Mei Krishnasamy 

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Thursday 14 November 2019

CALLED OUT: Exploring inequities and improvements for CALD patient access to cancer clinical trials 

Date: Thursday 14 November 2019 
Time: 7:00am - 8:45am 
Description: People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (“CALD”) communities are underrepresented in clinical trials due to various interrelated barriers to participation. These barriers include, but are not limited to, challenges with communication, opportunity and culture. For patients with low English proficiency, access to translation and interpreter services (“TIS”) throughout the clinical trial would reduce communication barriers to participation. Addressing these barriers is essential to improving disparities in patient outcomes and increasing the generalisability and impact of clinical trial results. In this session, we will explore various strategies for providing equitable access to clinical trials for CALD patients and hear from several key stakeholders in the sector. 

Speakers: Sanchia Aranda, Dr. Ben Smith, Prof Nikolajs Zeps 

Chairperson: Hayley Jones

This breakfast session is sponsored by

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Best of the Best Poster Session A 

Date: Thursday 14 November 2019 
Time: 7:15am - 9:00am 

Best of the Best Poster Session B 

Date: Thursday 14 November 2019 
Time: 7:15am - 9:00am 

 


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