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Monday 18 October, 2010

Global cancer experts converge on Melbourne for landmark public forum

Victorians will have unprecedented access to cancer experts from across the globe when the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA) hosts a free forum for people affected by cancer in November in Melbourne.

The COSA Consumer Forum 2010 will provide people whose lives have been affected by cancer with the chance to attend presentations by leading clinicians, and the opportunity to ask questions of Australian and International presenters.

Director of Cancer Council Victoria, Professor David Hill, AO, praised the work of COSA and Cancer Voices Australia in organising the forum.

"We share a common goal with COSA and Cancer Voices Australia, and we know how important it can be for people facing cancer to have the best information available," Professor Hill said. "This forum will present the best possible information to the public. I would encourage anybody with unanswered questions to register and attend the event."

Dr Ian Roos, Chair of Cancer Voices Victoria, said the forum was an important part of COSA's Annual Scientific Meeting.

"We have leading cancer specialists from all over the world coming to speak at the COSA meeting, and the consumer forum will allow members of the public facing cancer to hear from some of the world's foremost experts," Dr Roos said. "Presentations will cover topics such as pain management, emotional wellbeing and the various challenges for families after a cancer diagnosis."

The consumer forum is a free event. However, registration is essential.

"It really is a chance for people to meet with some internationally renowned clinicians to discuss issues that affect them on a daily basis," Dr Roos said. "It is not often that people to have the chance to hear from such experts. I would urge all people affected by cancer to consider registering for this landmark event."


When: Monday 8 November, 1pm - 5pm

Where: Meeting Room 204, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (Jeff's Shed), 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf

Details: Registration is essential for this free event.

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