2016 Innovations in Cancer Treatment and Care Conference

This free conference provided health professionals across NSW with an opportunity to hear, collaborate and share the latest innovations in quality cancer treatment and care.

2016 Keynote speaker

This year's keynote address was delivered by Professor Jane Turner of the University of Queensland and the Department of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

She spoke on the psychosocial needs of people with cancer from diagnosis and across the treatment pathway.

Professor Turner is engaged in research evaluating a structured intervention for fear of cancer recurrence in women who have had breast cancer and is leading a trial of a nurse-delivered survivorship intervention for patients who have completed treatment for head and neck cancer.

2016 Cancer Innovations Program 

- find  links to  the presentation abstracts and posters below

Room: Theatre
8.30 – 9.00 Welcome and Welcome to Country
Hosted by Dr Norman Swan, Health Journalist, Television Personality
9.00 – 11.10 PLENARY SESSION 1
Hosted by Dr Norman Swan
9.00 – 10.00 Keynote Address
Innovative approaches to psychosocial care
Prof Jane Turner, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, School of Medicine, The University of Queensland
10.00 – 11.10

Panel Discussion
Reflections on the value of good psychosocial care
Facilitated by Dr Norman Swan

Prof Sanchia Aranda, Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Council Australia
Prof Jane Turner, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, School of Medicine, The University of Queensland
Prof Frances Boyle, Director of Patricia Ritchie Centre for Cancer Care and Research, Mater Hospital, The University of Sydney
A/Prof Sandra Turner, Senior Staff Specialist in Radiation Oncology, Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre
Catherine Adams, Psycho-Oncology Stream Coordinator, Hunter New England Local Health District (LHD) and Conjoint Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle

A: Multidisciplinary team and models of care
Room: 6A
Chair: Kahren White, Cancer Institute NSW
11.40 – 11.55 Integrating supportive care screening and assessment into routine clinical care
Yolande Cox, Calvary Mater Newcastle
11.55 – 12.10 Telehealth - Zero travel + safe quality care = improved experience for patients of the Manning oncology and haematology units
Maureen Hogan, John Hunter Hospital
12.10 – 12.25 Lung survival prediction software with contextual justification
Dr Mohamed Barakat, Liverpool Hospital
12.25 – 12.30 Intermission
12.30 – 12.45 Streamlined rapid access to colonoscopy via a public hospital faecal occult blood test clinic
Betty Lo, Westmead Hospital
12.45 – 1.00 Transitioning to an electronic MDT workflow in IOIMS
Brett Fielding, Central Integrated Regional Cancer Service (CIRCS)
1.00 – 1.15 More than a meeting: journey from colorectal MDT to tumour program in Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Amy Hains and Dr Elias Nasser, Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD*
B: Interventions to reduce anxiety and depression
Room: Theatre
Chair: Jane Moxon, Cancer Institute NSW
11.40 – 11.55 Central Coast adults living with cancer and their families experience the CoastCanCare Wellness Program
Tia Covi, Central Coast LHD
11.55 – 12.10 Cultivating emotional balance: One-day self-compassion workshops for adults living with cancer
Dr Lisbeth Lane, Illawarra Cancer Care Centre
12.10 – 12.25 It's about us - a digital scrapbook to assist patients and families affected by cancer
Gavin Marx, Sydney Adventist Hospital
12.25 – 12.30 Intermission
12.30 – 12.45 Delta Dog visits at Northern NSW Cancer Institute
Amara Fonseca, Northern NSW Cancer Institute
12.45 – 1.00 The patient experience in rural areas - a psychosocial interpretation
Dr Philip Wadick, Phil Wadick Consulting
1.00 – 1.15 Healthy Living after Cancer - A telephone delivered health coaching program - psychosocial outcomes
Liz Hing, Cancer Council NSW
C: Patient Reported Experience Measures (PREMs)
Room: 6B
Chair: Ru Kwedza, Cancer Institute NSW
11.40 – 11.55 Lynch syndrome: When you just don't seem to belong
Toni Rice, Lynch Syndrome Australia
11.55 – 12.10 Exploring psychosocial aspects of cancer care: self-efficacy among outpatients with cancer in New South Wales
Diana Arachi, Bureau of Health Information
12.10 – 12.25 Feasibility and sensitivity of a tablet-based chemotherapy neuropathy questionnaire
Matt McCrary, Prince of Wales Clinical School (UNSW)*
12.25 – 12.30 Intermission
12.30 – 12.45 Breast cancer screening: Beliefs and predictors for women from culturally and linguistically diverse background in Australia
Dr Cannas Kwok, Western Sydney University
12.45 – 1.00 Rural Centre Safely Implements Flattening Filter Free (FFF)
Gareth Livingston, Mid North Coast Cancer Institute
1.00 – 1.15 Phone follow up clinic for prostate cancer patients following radiation treatment
Julia Hunter, Royal North Shore Hospital
1.15 – 2.00 LUNCH
A: Capacity building all staff to respond to psychological needs
Room: 6A
Chair: Stephen Manley, Northern NSW LHD
2.00 – 2.15 Facilitators of shared decision making in paediatric oncology - findings from a systematic review
Eden Robertson, Sydney Children's Hospital
2.15 – 2.30 Caring the country way – the provision of complex care in regional Australia
Karen Wright, Parkes Oncology Service
2.30 – 2.45 Increasing psychosocial support through collaboration
Gabrielle Asprey, Cancer Council NSW
2.45 – 2.50 Intermission
2.50 – 3.05 Mid North Coast Cancer Institute Port Macquarie Complementary Therapies Project
Nicole Edwards, Mid North Coast Cancer Institute
3.05 – 3.20 Mapping the implementation of generic cancer care coordinators in an academic metropolitan hospital in Sydney
Vanessa Barahona and Joyce Bonello, Prince of Wales Hospital
3.20 – 3.35 Building a web-based system to facilitate health services adherence to the Australian clinical pathway for the identification and management of anxiety and depression in adult cancer patients.
Lindy Masya, University of Sydney*
B: Cancer Implementation Science Community of Practice Rapid Fire
Room: Theatre
Chair: Prof Tim Shaw, University of Sydney
2.00 – 2.07 Development and evaluation of patient resources to explain screening for anxiety and depression in cancer care
Karen Allison, University of Sydney*
2.07 – 2.14 PROMPT-Care: An ehealth system utilising patient reported outcomes to support patient centred care and self management
Prof Afaf Girgis, Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research and Centre for Oncology Education and Research Translation, UNSW (CONCERT)*
2.14 – 2.21 Don't let me be misunderstood! Improving the chemotherapy experience for CALD patients through enhanced communication
Deirdre D'Souza, Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre*
2.21 – 2.28 A qualitative interview study of lung cancer patients and their caregivers
Dr Nicole Rankin, Sydney Catalyst*
2.28 – 2.35 Piloting an international survey investigating radiation therapists' knowledge and management of patients with anxiety
Kelly Elsner, University of Sydney
2.35 – 2.42 Risky business: Streamlining chemotherapy referral
Lisa Cook, Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD*
2.42 – 2.50 Intermission
2.50 – 2.57 Obesity, physical inactivity and quality of life after ovarian cancer treatment.
Kate Webber, National Centre for Cancer Survivorship, University of NSW*
2.57 – 3.04 There's always a reason: Using theory to define barriers to clinician's practice change
Dr Janet Long, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University*
3.04 – 3.11 Maintaining cancer site subspecialty clinical quality in regional centres through formal manpower linkages with metropolitan centres
A/Prof Michael Back, Sydney Vital*
3.11 – 3.18 Shared Care-no longer the road less travelled. Low risk endometrial cancer shared care pathway
Anne Mellon, Hunter New England Health*
3.18 – 3.35 Judging and presentation of grant
C: Quality Improvement
Room: 6B
Chair: Sarah McGill, Cancer Institute NSW
2.00 – 2.15 Cancer care in the cloud
Sally Woodhead, Episoft
2.15 – 2.30 Stereotactic treatment technique for Juxtapapillary Choroid Melanoma using external eye fixation Prince of Wales Hospital Department of Radiation Oncology, Randwick Sydney
Jonathon Sim, Prince of Wales Hospital
2.30 – 2.45 An innovative interdisciplinary approach to cancer care services "removing the band-aid effect". Model of care of cancer allied health
Dawn Hutley and Jacqueline Hampton, Nepean Blue Mountains LHD
2.45 – 2.50 Intermission
2.50 – 3.05 Standardisation of protocols and information as part of implementing IOIMS into regional oncology centres
Maree Brandson, Central Integrated Regional Cancer Service (CIRCS)
3.05 – 3.20 Patient views of the process of consent for Biobanking in POWH - a pilot study
Dr Mahnaz Fanaian, UNSW*
3.20 – 3.35 Waldenström's macroglobulinemia study Involving CART-WHEEL: Empowering Waldenström's macroglobulinemia patients to drive medical research (WhiMSICAL Study)
Dr Ibrahim Tohidi-Esfahani, Concord Repatriation General Hospital
3.35 – 3.50 AFTERNOON TEA
Room: Theatre
3.50 – 5.00 PLENARY SESSION 2
Hosted by Dr Norman Swan
3.50 – 4.00 Presentation
a. First time oral presentation at Innovations in Conference
b. Best poster prize
c. People's choice award – Poster
4.00 – 4.50 Panel Discussion
  Self care for health professionals
Facilitated by Dr Norman Swan
Prof David Currow, Chief Cancer Officer and Chief Executive Officer, CINSW
Prof Phyllis Butow, Director, Centre of Medical Psychology and Evidence-based Decision Making, University of Sydney
Prof Afaf Girgis, Director, Psycho-oncology Research Group at the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research and University of NSW
A/Prof Selvan Pather, Gynaecological Oncologist, Chris O'Brien Lifehouse and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital


Conference Posters

The following posters will be displayed during the conference:

  1. Active Treatment at End-of-Life (EOL) in Stage IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer in South Western Sydney

  2. Direct tumour tracking during lung cancer radiotherapy

  3. Coordinating C.A.R.E.

  4. Assessment of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy: A Delphi survey

  5. Evaluation of Cancer Voices’ Consumer Involvement in Research Program

  6. Referral patterns and predictors of Lung Clinic Attendance in Newcastle

  7. Administration time, dose alterations and dose delays in germ cell cancer patients undergoing inpatient chemotherapy.

  8. Improving Psychosocial Support for Patients from Harvest to Transplant in the Haematology Outpatient Setting

  9. Setting up and Maintaining a Prostate Cancer Support group; The  Challenges and  Benefits

  10. Collaboratively Piloting the NCCN Distress Thermometer

  11. Living & dying to remain at home: a wish,  a choice, an experience

  12. Split Course Radiotherapy for Skin Cancers improves compliance and   ensures treatment completion

  13. Criterion Based Benchmarking approach of the appropriate use of radiotherapy in NSW/ACT, Ausltralia

  14. Medication adherence in haematological cancer survivors: A Review of the literature

  15. Clinical translation of tumour tracking to improve targeting in lung radiotherapy

  16. Validating on-line CT ventilation imaging for adaptive functional avoidance lung cancer radiotherapy

  17. Short, Sharp Focused Communication Skills Training for health professionals working with cancer patients and their families

  18. Recruiting paediatric oncology patients onto early phase clinical trials - The health  care professionals' perspective

  19. Aboriginal Australians - Unique Issues in Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant

  20. Let's Huddle