Wednesday, 22nd June Australian and New Zealand Children's Haematology/Oncology Group 2016

1:00PM - 3:30PM
Meeting room 1 & 2

Overview of Workshop: Interviews with patients and their families are often conducted on a formal basis for the purposes of information gathering, history taking, diagnostic explication and treatment explanations. Further interviews ensue as complications are met with and dealt with, as shared decisions need discussing and in the course of everyday treatment. Each interview also represents a chance to assist the patient and their family both psychologically and emotionally; assistance which will contribute to their co-operation and satisfaction. This workshop presents a format for conducting interviews that helps the clinician to ensure that the regular interview has the best chance of also being a helpful psychological intervention. A framework that can orient such interviews will be outlined and demonstrated and the framework can be utilised to deal with both singular specific issues and continuing, complex issues. The framework is both flexible and innovative, and not restrictive and can be applied broadly. The unspoken emotional aspects of therapeutic interventions will also be discussed and skills will be outlined for the successful enhancement of that aspect of treatment. The workshop will aim at being practically useful to all participants.

4:00PM - 5:30PM
Meeting room 1 & 2

  • 4:00-4.20: A/Prof Claire Wakefield: E-mental health interventions: The promise and pitfalls of delivering online group-based psychological support to families after cancer.

 

  • 4:20 – 4.40: Dr Maria McCarthy: Take A Breath: A Group, videoconferencing intervention for parents of seriously ill children.

 

  • 4:40 – 5.00: Majella Leahy & Sherean Rattan: Family focused psychosocial intervention: a practical overview.

 

  • 5:00-5.20: Dr Cinzia De Luca: Remediation, participation or perspiration? Why, when and how to intervene for cognitive late effects in paediatric cancer.

2:00PM - 5:00PM
Meeting Room 3

WELCOME
Clinical research in ‘grown up’ oncology jobs
Convenor
Dr. Maria Kirby

EMERGING TRIAL STUDY DESIGNS
Dr. Lucas Moreno
Oncologist
Member ITCC Clinical Trials Committee
Vice-Chair, SIOPEN Drug Trial Committee

MEASURING OUTCOMES AND TOXICITY WITHIN CLINICAL TRIALS
Dr. Maria Kirby
Paediatric Oncologist, Women and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide

ETHICS AND LOCAL GOVERNANCE
Anthea Ng
Clinical Research Manager The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS – PATHWAYS FROM FELLOW TO RESEACHER
Dr. Andrew Moore
Paediatric Oncologist, Lady Cliento Children’s Hospital, Brisbane
Group Leader, Childhood Leukaemia Research Laboratory, University of Queensland Diamantina Institute

1:00PM - 5:00PM
Conference Room 5