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AMHF 2018 National Men’s Health Gathering

2018 National Men’s Health Gathering

Navigate Decision Aid Presentation
AMHF Men's Health Gathering 2018 - Alan White delivering presentation on Navigate Decision Aid for Low Risk Prostate Cancer

Presenting the Navigate Decision Aid Clinical Trial at the AMHF 2018 Men’s Health Gathering

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 navigate@petermac.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.

Successful prostate cancer event held in Hampton

Successful Information Event

Despite the bleak weather last Wednesday night, a good crowd turned out to hear four keynote speakers discuss Prostate Cancer and You.

As part of International Men’s Health Week, Bayside-Kingston Prostate Cancer Support Group organised this special information evening at the Hampton Senior Citizens’ Centre.

Generous sponsorship was provided by the Lions Club (Sandringham), Bendigo Community Bank (Dingley) and Hocking Stuart.  Attendees enjoyed delicious finger food (thanks to the caterers, Party Food Melbourne).  Coffee and tea were kindly supplied by members of the local Country Women’s Association.

The venue was provided by the Bayside City Council, and Brighton Bayside Life Activities Club supplied the sound system.

Keynote Speakers

The first speaker for the night was Dr Daniel Moon, urologist, who fielded many questions from audience members during his presentation.  Daniel covered such issues as PSA testing, the use of MRI-guided biopsies, decision making and the range of treatments currently in use.

Sarah Rudd, continence physiotherapist, spoke next.  She reviewed the male anatomy to explain its complexity and the importance of properly performed pelvic floor exercises, both before and after treatment.  Sarah made sure that we were all awake by getting us out of our seats to do the “nuts to guts” pelvic floor exercise.

After a short break, David Gray, urology nurse practitioner, spoke about his role in assisting men and their partners throughout the prostate cancer journey.  David also mentioned his work at the Australian Prostate Centre in North Melbourne, and the wide range of services that they have available for men (and women).

The final speaker was Kate Williams, accredited exercise physiologist.  Kate discussed the importance of physical activity, not only for general health, but especially in dealing with treatment side-effects such as fatigue, weight gain, muscle loss, depression and anxiety.  She talked about recent studies that have confirmed the importance of appropriate exercise.

Audience at Hampton Senior Citizens' Centre for Prostate Cancer and You Information Evening

Audience building up before the event – Prostate Cancer and You

Importance of Collaboration

All speakers were extremely generous with their time and expertise.  The broad range of questions from the audience reflected the need for collaboration and cross-referral between various arms of the medical fraternity and allied health.

Speakers David Gray and Kate Williams, with Alan White

Speakers David Gray and Kate Williams, with Alan White, at Hampton Senior Citizens’ Centre, Wednesday 13 June 2018

Showbags full of information were provided to all attendees.  These bags included booklets and brochures from:-

The speakers also provided information that was included in the bags.

Special Thanks

This event could not have succeeded without the considerable help from members of the Bayside-Kingston Prostate Cancer Support Group.  In particular, I would like to thank Tony Carr (who instigated the event), Vern Smith (and his wife, Barbara), Rocky Restaino (and his wife, Lucy).

My sincere thanks to all four of our wonderful guest speakers, without whom the evening would never have happened.

If you couldn’t attend this event and you’d like to receive some of the information that was included in the showbags, please contact me by email or by phone to 0407 617 800.

Attention all men (and women with men in their lives)

Reminder

FREE Information Evening
Prostate Cancer and You

Have you booked yet?  If not, get cracking!  Seats are strictly limited and refreshments will be available.

Wednesday, 13th June 2018 from 6:45pm at Hampton Senior Citizens’ Centre, 14 Service Street, Hampton.

RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW – www.trybooking.com/VEEY

See you there!

Reminder about free information evening about prostate cancer in Hampton

Reminder – Free Information Night in Hampton, Victoria. Prostate Cancer and You. Wednesday 13 June 2018. Book now.

Information Evening – Prostate Cancer and You

FREE PROSTATE CANCER INFORMATION EVENING

Over the past few months, a colleague (Tony) and I have been busy organising a free information evening about Prostate Cancer in our local area. There is always so much to learn about this topic – from diagnosis to treatment options, from support services to self-care and rehabilitation.

Prostate Cancer and You. Information Evening about Current Treatments and Support.

KEY SPEAKERS

Four key speakers will be presenting information to help men and their partners deal with Prostate Cancer. Those speakers are:-

Dr Daniel Moon, Urologist
Daniel will discuss current treatment options.

Sarah Rudd, Continence Physiotherapist
Sarah will discuss current approaches to incontinence.

Kate Williams, Exercise Physiologist
Kate will focus on tailored exercise programs for recovery and beyond.

David Gray, Urology Nurse
David will cover options for care during and after treatment.

EVENT DETAILS

As there will be refreshments available, and the venue has limited seating, bookings are essential.

The event will be held at the Hampton Senior Citizens’ Centre (see map below) on Wednesday, 13th June 2018.

Registration begins at 6:45 pm for a 7:00 pm start, and the evening is due to conclude at 9:30 pm.

Book now at www.trybooking.com/VEEY to secure your tickets.  Bookings close Wednesday 6th June 2018, so don’t delay.

FURTHER ENQUIRIES

Contact me on 0407 617 800 or Tony on 0405 834 804.

Or you can contact me via email to alan@theprostatezone.com.

SPONSORSHIP THANKS

This event is proudly presented by the Bayside-Kingston Prostate Cancer Support Group.

Kindly sponsored by:

Bendigo Bank Dingley Village Community Bank Branch LogoLions Club International Logo