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The current COVID-19 pandemic raises critical clinical questions and challenges for health professionals seeking to continue optimal care for patients with cancer. The MPCCC and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre alliance present a special series of Cancer and COVID-19 education events.

Australia has now commenced the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out. The Victorian COVID-19 and Cancer Network (VCCN) together with the Australian government and cancer community are working to provide relevant information about the COVID-19 vaccine for people affected by cancer.

Hear from a multidisciplinary panel of experts from the VCCN contribute to the public conversation by providing a cancer workforce perspective on hot topics including vaccine safety, efficacy, and prioritised access to people with cancer.

The program will feature a cancer patients lived experience of a COVID-19 diagnosis during treatment and the challenges of being on active treatment during a pandemic. The audience will also have the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A with our experts. 

Facilitated by Associate Professor Sue Anne McLachlan, VCCN Taskforce Chair.

Presentations and presenters:

Living with COVID-19 during cancer treatment
Jeff Butcher, Consumer Representative

How the vaccine works
Dr Ben Teh, Infectious Diseases Physician, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

The physiological effect of COVID-19 on cancer patients

Phases of the vaccine rollout
Ben Cowie, Deputy Chief Health Officer, Department of Health

Panel discussion and live Q&A

Presenters joined by:

Dr Ines Rio, GP, medical advisor and Chair, North Western Melbourne PH


Event details

1-2pm, Wednesday 31 March 2021

This event will be held online via Zoom.

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