2018 National Men’s Health Gathering
Navigate Decision Aid Presentation
I felt privileged to present on behalf of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre at the Australian Men’s Health Forum (AMHF) 2018 National Men’s Health Gathering in Parramatta earlier this week.
The presentation was about the clinical trial currently running for the Navigate Decision Aid for men diagnosed with low risk prostate cancer. The trial is being conducted by Peter Mac, in conjunction with Swinburne University.
Australia-wide Clinical Trial
The trial is Australia-wide and is open to men who have been diagnosed within the last three months and who are still considering their treatment options (including active surveillance).
No referral is necessary and partners can be involved too. For further information, please contact Project Manager, Natalie Richards on 03 8559 7453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great gathering at Novotel, Parramatta
There was an excellent turnout to the AMHF 2018 Men’s Health Gathering. Over the three days of the conference, I was able to attend presentations by a wide variety of men and organisations.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representation was strong, with the likes of Mick Adams, Professor Tom Calma AO, and Romlie Mokak.
I particularly enjoyed listening to Alan Philp, from the Commonwealth Department of Health. Alan’s interesting back-story included his training as a nurse and midwife!
Raising awareness about Men’s Health
It was very pleasing to see so many men (and women) working at the grass roots level to raise awareness of men’s health issues – especially in regional and rural areas.
A big thank you to the organisers – the 9th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Male Health Convention Steering Committee and the 2018 National Men’s Health Gathering Steering Committee.