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Parallel Session: Why Patients’ Voice is Essential for Effective Supportive Care in Cancer and How to Make it Heard!



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 Maryam Lustberg
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University, Division of Medical Oncology, USA
Session Chair

Ms Stacey Tinianov
Director of Advocacy & Engagement at Citizen Santa Clara, USA

Dr Pietro Presti
Vice-president, Eurpoean Cancer Patient Coalition – ECPC

Dr Chinyere Sam-Okerenta
PhD Researcher/Lecturer, Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield, UK

Assoc Prof Wendy Gifford
Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Canada

Dr Shokoufeh Modanloo
Postdoctoral Research Fellow for Dr. Wendy Gifford, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Canada 

Ms Peggy Dick
Health Services and Family Health Team, Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation, Pikwàkanagàn/Ontario, Canada

Dr Alysa Fairchild
Radiation Oncologist, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton/Alberta, Canada


  • The Highs and Lows of Getting the Patient Voice Heard: Current State of Affairs in North America with Stacey Tinianov
  • Global Supportive Care Models in Cancer: How Can Advocacy Improve Care? with Dr Pietro Presti
  • Oral Proffered Paper 1: The Exploration of Cancer Survivorship Experiences of Support and Care Continuity Among UK Black African and Caribbean (BAC) Cancer Survivors and Their Family Caregivers with Dr Chinyere Sam-Okerenta
  • Oral Proffered Paper 2: Interventions to Improve Cancer Survivorship Among Peoples and Communities: A Systematic Review with a Narrative Synthesis with Assoc Prof Wendy Gifford, Peggy Dick, and Dr Shoukoufeh Modanloo.
  • Oral Proffered Paper 3: Teaching Students to See Through Patients’ Eyes: Our 10 Year Experience with an Interprofessional Supportive Care Studentship with Dr Alysa Fairchild

Disclaimer: The views and opinions of presenters do not necessarily reflect those of MASCC or ISOO.