ADELAIDE NET Forum
The Unicorn Foundation invites people affected by Neuroendocrine Tumours (NETs), families and friends, and interested health professionals to our free forum. Join guest experts in discovering the latest developments in the management of NETs with the focus on “NETs – Multidisciplinary Care”.
When: Thursday 14th November 2019
Time: 5.45pm – 8.30pm
(5.45pm Registration/refreshments, Forum starts 6.15pm)
Where: South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)
North Terrace, Adelaide
RSVP: 11th November, registration is essential for catering purposes
Light refreshments will be provided
There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion and you are invited to submit any questions you would like addressed prior to the event. To submit questions or for any further information, please contact our Project Officer Meredith Cummins via email email@example.com or phone 0419 287 585.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Invited guest experts include :
– Prof Tim Price
Tim is Senior Consultant Medical Oncologist and Director of Medical Oncology and Clinical Cancer Research at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide. His major clinical interest is in treatment of patients with gastro-intestinal cancer and he is currently involved in an extensive gastro-intestinal clinical trial program. He is Professor at the University of Adelaide and Colorectal Cancer Stream leader for the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, and leads the gastro-intestinal translational and laboratory research laboratory at the Basil Hetzel Institute. He chairs the current national NHMRC Cancer Council Colorectal Guidelines committee which led to the recently published update. He is also a visiting/honorary Professor at University of Sydney and University of Antwerp.
– Dr Gabrielle Cehic
Dr Gabrielle Cehic graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1989 with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). She then went on to complete fellowships in Oncology (FRACP) and Nuclear Medicine (FRAANMS). She is currently a Staff Specialist in Nuclear Medicine at the Flinders Medical Centre, The Queen Elizabeth and the Lyell McEwin Hospitals. She also works as a Nuclear Medicine Physician for Radiology SA.
Her areas of interest include Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine, especially focused on the Management of Thyroid disease, Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) and other tumours expressing somatostatin receptors as well as Survivorship and Quality of Life
Her expertise is in targeted Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT) for NETs. Dr Cehic established the state-wide referral and therapy service for PRRT in 2009, and continues as Co-ordinator of this service, based at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Since that time, PRRT has been provided to 115 patients with NETs, and the service has expanded to support an annual Nuclear Therapy Fellow and a Clinical research NET nurse. She is the inaugural and current Chair of the monthly South Australian Neuroendocrine Tumour Multidisciplinary Meeting (NET MDM).
She was a key member of the working party to develop the South Australian Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumours Pathway in 2013. This was facilitated by funding from the UNICORN Foundation.
– Kate Wakelin – Unicorn Foundation NET Nurse
Kate Wakelin is a Registered Nurse with a Graduate Diploma in Psycho-Oncology. She has been caring for people affected by cancer for over 20 years, in areas including palliative care, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, research and supportive care.
A major focus was piloting and implementing the successful Telephone and Internet Support Groups Program with with the Cancer Information and Support Service (Cancer Council Victoria).
Throughout her career, Kate has maintained a passion for creating and maintaining innovative programs that strengthen the delivery of supportive care to people affected by cancer. BS (Nursing), Grad. Dip. (Psycho-Oncology)
This forum is jointly funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and donations from our Unicorn Foundation community.