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Parallel Session: What Happens After Your Patient Leaves the Consulting Room – Self-Management in Cancer, Why it Matters and How Do We Make It Work?



Prof Bogda Koczwara
Senior Staff Specialist, Department of Medical Oncology, Flinders Medical Centre, and Professor, Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute, Flinders University, Australia
Session Chair

Dr Enrique Soto Perez de Celis
Geriatric Oncologist and Researcher in the Department of Geriatrics at the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Mexico City, Mexico
Session Chair

Prof Doris Howell
Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Hospital, Canada and RBC Chair, Oncology Nursing Research and Education, University Health Network

Prof/Dr Irma Verdonck-de Leeuw
Amsterdam UMC, Dept of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

Dr Ana I. Velazquez
Physician, Department of Medicine, UCSF, San Francisco, USA

Assoc Prof Brandy-Joe Milliron
Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition Sciences, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA

Sharon Bingham
PhD Researcher, Institute of Nursing and Health Research, Ulster University, Jordanstown, Northern Ireland


  • Implementing Self-Management in Cancer Care – the Knowns, the Unknowns and the Unknown Unknowns with Prof Doris Howell
  • What Does it Take to Self-Manage – a Computer, a Coach, or Something Else Altogether? with Prof Irma Verdonck-de Leeuw
  • Oral Proffered Paper 1: Improving the Quality of Self-Management Support in Ambulatory Cancer Care: A Mixed-Method Study of Organizational Readiness and Barriers/Enablers for Tailoring Implementation Strategies to Multi-Sites with Prof Doris Howell
  • Oral Proffered Paper 2: Caring for Spanish-Speaking Cancer Patients: The Role of a Latino Cancer Support Group in a Safety-Net Hospital with Dr Ana I. Velazquez
  • Oral Proffered Paper 3: Beyond the Nutrients: Teaching Family-Centered Nutrition Supportive Care in Dietetics with Assoc Prof Brandy-Joe Milliron
  • Oral Proffered Paper 4: ‘Talking About Sex After Cancer’: Adapting and Testing an eLearning Resource to Enhance the Provision of Sexual Support in Cancer Care with Sharon Bingham

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