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04 Jul 2022
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Monday Lunch Livestream | Webinar | 1-2pm

Monday Lunch Livestream: NAIDOC Week special

Improving care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients with advanced disease

Join Professor Gail GarveyDr Stacey PanozzoAbe Ropitini and Clare O’Reilly to hear about improving palliative care for Aboriginal patients with cancer, the Victorian Aboriginal cancer journey strategy, and a special Q&A with an expert panel including consumer Leah Lindrea-Morrison.

Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people face challenges when accessing and engaging with cancer care services across the spectrum of illness, from early-stage disease to advanced disease. These challenges can often lead to less-than-optimal cancer care and highlight the need for culturally sensitive, responsive and safe care services for Aboriginal people with cancer. Aboriginal health researchers and community-controlled organisations are taking the lead in addressing these systemic barriers.

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Professor Gail Garvey

Professor Gail Garvey is a Kamilaroi woman from NSW with wide experience and expertise in leading successful national research programs, including the current Centre of Research Excellence – Targeted Approaches to Improve Cancer Services (TACTICS) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and the National First Nations Network.

Prof Garvey was among the first researchers to recognise the substantial impact of cancer on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and her work has contributed greatly to key policy and practice change to improve their cancer outcomes.

Since 2011, Prof Garvey has received grant and government funding totalling over $55 million, 54% as CIA including a NHMRC Investigator Leadership Grant. Over the same period, she has published more than 120 papers in peer-reviewed journals focused on cancer as it affects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, 41 as lead or senior author.

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Dr Stacey Panozzo

Dr Stacey Panozzo is a Research Fellow working on models of care for people experiencing vulnerability, including prisoners, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those experiencing mental health illness, addictions, and/or homelessness.

Mr Abe Ropitini (Acting ED, Population Health, VACCHO)

Ms Clare O’Reilly (Executive Manager, Chronic Health, VACCHO)

Leah Lindrea-Morrison (Consumer)

Monday 4 July 2022

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