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Victorian Branch Winter Breakfast 2017

Join us for a delicious breakfast while you earn CPD points

Professor Linda Denehy will present 'Cancer: Is Exercise Medicine?'

Developments in treatment options available to people with cancer have resulted in increased numbers of people living longer with what could now be considered a chronic disease. Cancer and its treatments including surgery, chemo and radiotherapy impact the function, activity levels and health related quality of life of individuals across the cancer continuum. There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that people with cancer benefit from a multidisciplinary approach to their recovery. This includes education, exercise and diet before, during and/or after treatment. While much of this evidence is aimed at improving functional and quality of life outcomes there is also emerging research exploring the effects of exercise on tumour growth and cancer recurrence. The role of exercise in oncology will be explored in relation to these important outcomes using examples from several different common cancer tumour streams.

When Friday 14 July Location The Committee Room
  6.30am for a 7.00am start Caulfield Race Course
  Event concludes at 9.00am Station Street, Caulfield

How to register

Registrations close Friday 30 June 2017.

  1. Download the fillable PDF form and complete online
  2. Once completed please email or scan your form to
  3. We’ll finalise your table and liaise directly with your table host for confirmation
  4. We’ll record your continued professional development (CPD) hours after the event has run (please note: you need to attend this event to qualify for CPD recognition)

For more information please contact the APA Victorian Branch on (03) 9092 0871.

Keynote presenter

Professor Linda DenehyNora Shields

Linda Denehy is Professor of Physiotherapy and Head of the School of Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne Australia. Her research interests are in rehabilitation in critical care and oncology and in perioperative patient management. She is recognised as a world leader in research into rehabilitation in critical care. She has over 120 publications (nearly half are in the world’s top 10 most cited journals), $6 million in research funding and has supervised over 30 research higher degree students to completion. She has several postdoctoral students in her team.


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