REGISTRATIONS FOR 2015 FORUM NOW CLOSED
See videos of the 2014 forum here Video of the 2015 event will be available at some stage. There will be a forum in 2016.
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About the 2015 Forum.
The Brain Tumour Support and Education Forum is an opportunity for people diagnosed with brain cancer and their carers and families to learn from the experts and ask questions about clinical care, treatment options, current research, clinical trials and support and community services. The free forum is on Friday 8 May at the Menzies Hotel, Sydney (near Wynyard Station - see map), from 10am - 3pm. This year's keynote speaker is Dr Jacob Fairhall - a neurosurgeon from the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney. Then a panel session. After lunch there will be parallel sessions on Supportative Care and On What All the Tests Mean? A revised full program is available here.
A high resolution poster about the forum for printing for noticeboards is here. Smaller file for emailing here.
The forum is organised by the NSW Oncology Group Neuro-oncology. Thanks to the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, the NSW Cancer Council, Brainstorm, SNOG and the Yellow Diamond Foundation for funding and other assistance for the forum.
A limited number of rooms are available at the forum venue - The Menzies - for patient use on the night before the conference, Thursday, May 7th. To apply, you would need to be a patient and live outside of Sydney - eg in a regional or rural area of NSW (including ACT). Patients from interstate may also be considered. To seek accomodation support please call Kaye Duffy on 02 49296924 and send an email address below and provide all the following details: To Kaye Duffy
with a cc to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Full Name: Address: Phone Number: Email (if available): Are you the patient: YES NO Do you belong to a support group:
If so, which one?
Who is your treating specialist:
Will you be accompanied by another person: YES or NO
Applications for support will be considered on the basis of need and the order in which they are received. When the room allocation has been filled, it will not be possible to accommodate additional people. See the map on the right hand side of this page.
QUESTIONS FOR THE PANEL
The second half of the initial session will comprise of a panel discussion, featuring a neurosurgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist and researcher. While we will take questions on the day, if you have any questions regarding brain tumours and their management feel free to email them ahead of time to Jonathon Parkinson