GRICS Roundtable Discussion: Colorectal Cancer

On the 22 of September 2016 a discussion forum was held in Warragul to cover the complex needs of Gippsland patients treated for Colorectal Cancers. Presentations were made by three guest speakers from the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre;

  • - Consultant Medical Oncologist, Co-Chair Neuroendocrine Unit, Trial/Medical Lead Upper GI Oncology Service Associate Professor Michael Michael;
  • - Director of Cancer Services Alexander Heriot; and
  • - Radiation Oncologist Sam Ngan.

30 health professional from the Gippsland region attended including stoma nurses, general and specialist surgeons, medical oncologists and local radiation oncology staff. Feedback from the evening was very positive, acknowledging the value of contact time with leading physicians in their field, in the open discussion environment. There is plans for similar forums in the next year to come.