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Multicultural Cancer Forum

The inaugural Multicultural Cancer Forum was hosted by the Cancer Institute NSW Monday 18 June at the Parramatta Parkroyal.

Multicultural Cancer Forum

The forum brought together health professionals, service providers, researchers, consumers and local district health staff to debate, discuss and critique policy and practice in cancer control for multicultural communities.

Attendees shared information, networked and collaborated with others involved in improving cancer outcomes.

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Conference program

Monday 18 June 2018

9.00am

Welcome to Country and Forum opening

Opening address: Megan Varlow (replacing David Currow)
Manager, Strategy and Operations, Cancer Institute NSW

9.15am

Panel discussion

Improving cancer outcomes for multicultural people – barriers and enablers
Moderated by Anton Enus

  • Megan Varlow,  Cancer Institute NSW
  • Dr Andrea Devadas, Mental Health Consultant, Transcultural Mental Health Services
  • Dr Fariha Dib, General Practitioner
  • Dr Ben Smith, Translational Research Fellow at the Centre for Oncology Education and Research Translation (CONCERT) and the Ingham Institute
  • Mrs Nyan Thit Tieu, Founder, Sisters Cancer Support Group

 

10.30am

Morning tea

10.50am

Symposium

A strategic approach to multicultural equity

Evidence-based planning

  • Victor Duranti, Director, Policy, Settlement and Briefings, Multicultural NSW
  • Sarah McGill, Director, Cancer Screening & Prevention, Cancer Institute NSW

Culturally-safe service delivery

  • Lisa Woodland, Manager, Priority Populations, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

Engaging multicultural communities

  • Michael Camit, A/Director, NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service

Innovation in multicultural equity

  • Professor Geoff Delaney, Director of Cancer Services, South Western Sydney Local Health District
  • Dr Astrid Perry, Manager, Strategic Policy, Settlement Services International

12.20pm

Lunch

World café

1.00pm

I have a project and I want advice
Round-table session for presenters to talk about their project and seek advice, input or support from attendees

2.30pm

Afternoon tea

Project showcase

2.50pm

What does success look like?
Cancer Institute NSW grant recipients share their progress and insights from projects aimed at improving cancer outcomes in multicultural communities.

4.20pm

Closing remarks

4.30pm

Networking and entertainment

5.30pm

Conclusion

Panel members

Professor David Currow FAHMS

Professor David Currow FAHMS
Chief Cancer Officer, NSW
Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Institute NSW

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Dr Andrea Devadas

Dr Andrea Devadas
Mental health consultant, Transcultural Mental Health Centre (TMHC)

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Dr Fariha Dib

Dr Fariha Dib
General practitioner

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Dr Ben Smith

Dr Ben Smith
Translational Research Fellow, Centre for Oncology Education and Research Translation (CONCERT),
Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research and UNSW

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Dr Nyan Thit Tieu

Dr Nyan Thit Tieu
Founder, Sisters Cancer Support Group

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Symposium presenters

Victor Duranti

Victor Duranti
Director, Policy, Settlement and Briefings, Multicultural NSW

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Sarah McGill

Sarah McGill
Director, Cancer Screening and Prevention Cancer Institute NSW

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Lisa Woodland

Lisa Woodland
Manager, Priority Populations, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

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Michael Camit

Michael Camit
A/Director, NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service

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Professor Geoff Delaney

Professor Geoff Delaney
Director of Cancer Services, South Western Sydney Local Health District

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Dr Astrid Perry

Dr Astrid Perry
Manager, Strategic Policy, Settlement Services International

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