Webinar: About us – supporting the health and wellbeing of carers and the person they are caring for.
When: Monday 3 April, 2017, 2pm – 3.30pm (AEDT)
Where: Online – wherever you like!
Presenters: Jennifer Daddow, Sarah & Jackie Tidey.
Cost: free.
Enquiries: [email protected]
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Webinar: PARP Inhibitors & Ovarian Cancer
When: Thursday 8th December 2016
What Time: 7pm – 8pm AEDT
Duration: One hour
Where: Online – join via your computer!
Presenters: Dr Michael Jefford and Jan Antony.
Cost: FREE
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Webinar: Survivorship
When: Thursday 27th October 2016
What Time: 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm AEST
Duration: One hour
Where: Online – join via your computer!
Presenters: Dr Michael Jefford and Jan Antony.
Cost: FREE
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Webinar: Communication and Cancer; talking to your treatment team and loved ones.
When: Thursday 15th September 2016
What Time: 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm AEST
Duration: One hour
Where: Online – join via your computer!
Presenters: Dr Katharine Hodgkinson and Denise Firth.
Cost: FREE
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A free webinar for women living with ovarian cancer, their families and friends.

Each person’s cancer experience is different however open communication with those around you can often be helpful in navigating and coping during this time. In this session Clinical Psychologist Dr Katharine Hodgkinson will discuss how best to discuss your concerns and questions with your medical team and will offer some strategies for keeping an effective record of your treatment and appointments. Additionally she will discuss the topic of talking about cancer with your family including age-appropriate ways of talking about cancer with children. Dr Hodgkinson will also cover the issue of how much to share of your cancer experience with your larger network and how best to respond to comments or advice which may be hurtful or discomforting. Denise Firth has been living with Ovarian Cancer for years and will share her personal experience of communicating with her treatment team, family and friends.

Dr Katharine Hodgkinson
Dr Katharine Hodgkinson is a Clinical Psychologist with over 18 years’ experience in client care, research and education. She has a long standing interest in women’s cancer care and worked in a hospital based gynaecological oncology service for eight years. Katharine currently leads a team of Clinical and Consulting Psychologists at Headway Health working with those affected by cancer and other emotional and health concerns, as well as carers, families and loved ones. The team provide research-based interventions based on current best-practice research evidence that supports the effectiveness of interventions that use Cognitive Behaviour Therapies (CBT), mindfulness and other therapeutic techniques. Interventions may assist with managing common concerns such as depression/low mood; anxiety/stress and living with uncertainty; communication and care decision-making; managing pain, fatigue and sleep difficulties; living with adjustment and grief, and managing intimacy and sexuality. Headway Health provides clinics within hospital, general practice and private settings in Sydney. Katharine has published numerous research papers and has co-authored several book chapters on psychological and spiritual issues in gynaecological oncology, cancer survivorship, and psychosocial concerns in melanoma care. Katharine’s PhD identified predictors of distress and unmet supportive care needs in cancer survivors and their partners, and resulted in the development of two empirically validated measures to assess unmet needs in cancer survivors and their partners. Katharine has ongoing involvement in educational activities with both patients and health professionals and co-edited the book: “Psychosocial Care of Cancer Patients. A Health Professional’s Guide to What to Say and Do” (Hodgkinson K and Gilchrist J, Ausmed Publications 2008). She has a special interest in addressing intimacy concerns, a neglected area of health care.

Denise Firth
Denise Firth was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 1988 and Ovarian Cancer in 2004. She has had surgery, Radiotherapy and numerous Chemotherapy treatments. She is passionate about women sharing their experiences, supporting and informing each other. She happily gives insight into what has assisted her along her journey.

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Webinar: Genetics and Family History presented by Dr Alison Trainer and Kristin Young

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Webinar: Clinical trials & research presented by Dr Yoland Antill and Jackie

Dr Yoland Antill

Dr Yoland, Medical Oncologist and Cancer Genetics specialist is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. She trained at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney before completing a fellowship and doctoral studies at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and now works fulltime across both private and public appointments at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Cabrini Health and Frankston Hospitals as a Medical Oncologist and Cancer Genetics specialist.

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Webinar: Clinical trials & research
When: Tuesday 26th July 2016
What Time: 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm AEST
Duration: One hour
Where: Online – wherever you like!
Presenters: Dr Yoland Antilla woman living with ovarian will share her story.


Webinar: What is Ovarian Cancer?

In this webinar Professor David Bowtell explains what ovarian cancer is, providing a deeper understanding which covers the biology of the disease, how it initiates and spreads and how it affects different groups and its implications. Robyn Dennis, an ambassador for OCA is living with ovarian cancer and is passionate about improving the lives of other women living with the disease. She understands the feelings of isolation that can occur and feels very strongly about promoting awareness of ovarian cancer and how to live well with the disease.

Presenters
Read our presenter’s bios here.

Resources
View the What Is Ovarian Cancer presentation slides here.

Link to Optimal Care Pathway for ovarian cancer here.

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