Shared visions for the future
I recently joined many colleagues from across the sector and state to participate in workshops to provide input for the Victorian Cancer Plan 2024-2028 which is currently being developed. In particular, I was delighted to see the synergies between the draft plan and the strategic direction being shaped at the VCCC Alliance.
A core part of this is the shared focus on consumer input in education and clinical care, as well as the urgency and importance of tackling inequity in the cancer system.
There was a buzz in the air at the 50th ASM of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia, a highlight event of the year to connect and share insights with the wider cancer community. This year’s theme, 50 years of innovation in cancer care: Learning from the past to inspire the future, set the scene for an exciting three days of programming for over 600 delegates.
Almost 30 attendees experienced the inaugural Leadership Academy Excellence Program in October, hearing from guest speakers including Professor Shelley Dolan, Royal Melbourne Hospital CEO. The program included a residential retreat at Balgownie Estate in the Yarra Valley over two days, as well as an online masterclass and small group coaching.