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Patient rights and roles - Webinar Series

Realising the rights and roles of Australian cancer patients: - applying the stakeholder lens

Patient-centred care is widely talked about from all corners of the cancer community.

Yet, the feedback we often get from patients is that this is often a right that is "given" to them at some point in their journey, rather than recognising it as being a fundamental human right that should be integrated throughout their cancer care.

How can we address the challenges so that the fundamental rights of patients are recognised, and the clinical integrity of the diagnosis, management and treatment journey are maintained?

Join us as we ignite lively discussion and debate around this topic by exploring the different perspectives that influence it.

Be a part of the conversation 

Register for one or all four webinars that will be held during July and August 2021. Each webinar will feature a stakeholder panel which will include representatives from these key groups:

Webinar 1
The rights and roles of Australian cancer patients - the cross-community patient perspective delivered by leaders from patient organisations

Date: Wednesday 14 July

Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Panelists include: 

  • Richard Vines, CEO at Rare Cancers Australia 
  • Mark Brooke, CEO at Lung Foundation Australia 
  • Sharon Winton, CEO at Lymphoma Australia 
  • Peter Orchard, CEO at Canteen 
  • Cheryl-Ann Hawkins, Chief Executive at Melanoma and Skin Cancer Trials (MASC Trials)
  • Meredith Cummins, Director of External Relations at Cancer Nurses Society of Australia
Webinar 2
The rights and roles of Australian cancer patients - the perspectives of treating clinicians

Date: Wednesday 21 July

Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Panelists include: 

  • Dr Ian Irving, Clinical Haematologist and Icon Group Medical Director 
  • Dr Christopher Steer, Medical Oncologist at Border Medical Oncology at the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre  
  • Prof Clare Scott, Professor of Gynaecological Cancer at University of Melbourne 
  • Prof John Zalcberg, Professor of Cancer Research at Monash University 
  • Prof Grant McArthur, Executive Director of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre
Webinar 3
The rights and roles of Australian cancer patients - an industry leader perspective

Date: Wednesday 28 July

Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Panelists include:  

  • Bilijana Naumovic, Managing Director at The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson 
  • Neil MacGregor, Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand at Bristol-Myers Squibb 
  • Liz Chatwin, Country President at AstraZeneca 
  • Jaime McCoy, General Manager at Gilead Sciences 
  • Stuart Knight, Managing Director at Roche Products Pty Ltd
  • Michael Azrak, VP and Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand, Merck Sharp and Dohme (Australia)
Webinar 4
The rights and roles of Australian cancer patients - what do patients think?

Date: Wednesday 4 August

Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Patient panelists to be confirmed closer to the event date.


As part of the dynamic panel discussion, guests will have the opportunity to pre-submit questions prior to each webinar and ask questions live. 

Feedback from these webinars will contribute to the National Oncology Alliance’s ongoing advocacy work and will assist with the development of a new research report entitled “Realising the rights and roles of Australian cancer patients.” 

Register today 

If you have any questions, please email noa@rarecancers.org.au 

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