the Management of Advanced Genitourinary Cancers

ANZUNS, in collaboration with Mundipharma, brings you another webinar focusing on the management of advanced genitourinary cancers. This webinar also features the role of the ANZUNS online forum on information and resource sharing among nurses.

Registration for this webinar is FREE for ANZUNS members. Registration closes on 27 June 2021.


Our speakers:

Dr. Michael Chong  Urological Surgeon
Managing urological complications from advanced GU cancers

Dr Michael Chong completed his undergraduate medical training at The University of Auckland, New Zealand and completed his specialist training in Urology in South Australia in 2006. He was awarded the fellowship in Urology by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2010. He is the Head of the Urology unit in the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, and also works in private practice. His interests include urologic oncology and renal stones. In his spare time Michael enjoys gin tasting and spending time with his beautiful family.

Sonia Strachan  Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse
Case Study 1 | Steve and Wendy's 'long run': The journey of living with metastatic prostate cancer

Sonia Strachan is a Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse who works for Goulburn Valley Health in Shepparton, Victoria . She commenced as the PCSN in 2014. Before specialising in prostate cancer nursing, Sonia worked for many years in community palliative care.

Sonia's qualifications include a Bachelor of Nursing and Graduate Diploma of Palliative Care. She is passionate about her local community who funds her role through the annual Biggest Ever Blokes Lunch.

Helen Anderson Nurse Consultant - GU Cancer (PhD Candidate)
Case Study 2 | Advanced bladder cancer... a changing landscape

Helen Anderson currently works at the Gold Coast University Hospital as the Genitourinary Cancer Nurse Navigator (CNC) where she supports patients diagnosed with advanced genitourinary cancers. She graduated as a Registered Nurse in the UK in 1999. After spending 3 years in cardiothoracic and intensive care nursing she found her passion in oncology nursing in 2003 and hasn’t looked back. Since emigrating to Australia in 2006 she has had various oncology nursing roles at the Mater Hospital Brisbane which included palliative care and clinical trial research nurse, chemotherapy nurse, clinical facilitator, and cancer care coordinator. She completed her post graduate Professional Honours Degree in Oncology in 2013. Helen accepted a position within a Urology Oncology service in 2016 which sparked a passion (bordering on obsession) for the support and care of patients diagnosed with genitourinary cancers, particularly bladder cancer. She was fortunate enough to receive a scholarship from the European Association of Urology Nurses to attend a Bladder Cancer In-depth course in Amsterdam in 2017.

Her passion for patients diagnosed with these specific cancers has led to her joint development of a Genitourinary Cancer Specialist Practice Network through the Cancer Nurse’s Society of Australia (CNSA) for which she is a co-chair. She has been involved in numerous presentations at international and local conferences regarding the care and support of patients diagnosed with bladder cancer.

Helen is also very proud to be part of the health advisory team for the charity BEAT bladder cancer.

Helen is currently pursuing a PhD whilst working full time. She is keen to investigate factors that may contribute to symptom experience, quality of life and clinical outcomes in patients diagnosed with advanced bladder cancer

Helen Crowe Urology & Prostate Cancer Nurse Practitioner
The ANZUNS Prostate Cancer Nurses Communication Forum

Helen Crowe is a urology & prostate cancer nurse for many years! She has been working with Prof Tony Costello and also at Australian Prostate Centre in Melbourne.

She was involved in the establishment of the ANZUNS Prostate Cancer Nurses Communication Forum and is the Chair of the Forum Steering Committee.

The ANZUNS Prostate Cancer Nurses Communication Forum was established to provide an online network for all ANZUNS members to access information about prostate cancer & urology nursing articles, educational opportunities & clinical information sharing.

This webinar will be moderated by Kevin Ancog, ANZUNS Vice President.

Use the link below to register.Limited spots available.

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