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SE Queensland and northern NSW: Tomorrow, Friday 19 May 2017: PCFA Community Conversations

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Online registration is closed, but you can turn up on the day to this free event.

Convenor Jim Marshall hopes to be there. (Look for nifty silver mobility scooter.)


The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA), looks forward to welcoming you to the Translational Research Institute (TRI) on Friday 19 May 2017. 


How to get to TRI


TRI is located at 37 Kent Street, Woolloongabba.


Transport Options Please click here for a map of TRI and surrounds.


If you are driving:

- There is no parking available onsite at the TRI building.

- The closet secure, undercover parking is available at Metro multi-story car park located on city side of the PA Hospital, on the corner of Ipswich Road and O'Keefe Street, which is around a 10 minute walk from the venue. 


If you are travelling by taxi:

- Yellow Cabs have directions to TRI—telephone 13 19 24 and quote the template “TRIB”.

- The passenger set-down for TRI is on Diamantina Road—Take PAH Gate 4 off Ipswich Road.


If you are travelling by bus:

- Disembark at the PAH busway platform 


If you are travelling by train:

- Disembark at Dutton Park Railway Station. 



Doors will open from 9am, with the Welcome address to start at 10am sharp. You do not need to present a ticket or confirmation email, as we will have your name badge prepared for collection.


Bring along a friend

We have limited spaces still available for the event, and welcome you to bring along a guest should you wish. Online bookings are now closed, so please feel free to turn up on the day and we will register your guest then.  


If you have any queries, please get in touch via phone 1800 22 00 99 or email kathleen.fagan@pcfa.org.au



If you live within spitting distance of Brisbane, the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) puts on a regular update event now called:

Community Conversations

  • Great facilitator and speakers.
  • Great location: Translational Research Institute, where a team of about 50 staff try to find a cure to prostate cancer. (Near PA hospital.)
  • Free lunch and refreshments
  • Travel support may be available for Support Group Leaders who travel from beyond Brisbane
  • A good chance to meet our Convenor, Jim Marshall (JimJimJimJim, silver mobility scooter) and other members of the Australian Advanced Prostate Cancer Support Group.


The event is free, but you must register:

Click here to book your place

or call: 1800 22 00 99

or full details: http://www.prostate.org.au/get-involved/events/find-an-event/community-conversations/



10:00am - 3:30pm

19 May 2017


Translational Research Institute

37 Kent St

Woolloongabba QLD 4102


This interactive forum will include

    •    A straightforward overview of the current treatment options for patients

    •    The latest developments from PCFA-funded research leading the way to improve management of prostate cancer

    •    Diet and nutrition recommendations that may assist manage the side effects of treatment and the ongoing impact of prostate cancer

    •    Simple ways to prepare nutritious and delicious meals

    •    Q&A session with health professionals on managing the day-to-day challenges of living with prostate cancer

    •    Personal stories shared by those who have experienced prostate cancer

Community Conversations will also be presented in Mandarin via a professional interpreter. For further information about this service please click here.


Julie McCrossin talks to people for a living. After 20 years as a broadcaster with ABC Radio National, ABC TV and Network Ten, she is now a freelance journalist and facilitator.


Professor Suzanne Chambers is the Director of the Menzies Health Institute, Queensland and a health psychologist with 20 years of experience in psychological support for people with cancer. She is a behavioural science researcher, specialising in the fields of psycho-oncology and cancer survivorship.


Professor Jenny Doust is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at Bond University. She is a trained GP, clinical epidemiologist and economist whose research interests have included PSA testing and diagnosis of prostate cancer.


Associate Professor Anthony Lowe is the CEO at Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia. He has driven many successful initiatives such as resource development for prostate cancer support groups, survivorship research, and the development of PSA testing guidelines.


Chris McNamara has been a Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse at Greenslopes Private Hospital for two and a half years. He works with other members of multidisciplinary teams to provide excellence in care and a point of continuity through treatment, for prostate cancer patients and their families.


Amy Parker is the Manager of Community Support Services at Cancer Council Queensland. She has extensive experience in providing information, support and service referrals for people with cancer.


Dr Michele Teng is the Team Head of the Cancer Immunoregulation and Immunotherapy Laboratory at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Queensland. Her research is aimed at developing novel immunotherapies to tackle diseases such as prostate cancer.


Dr Ian Vela is a Urologic Oncologist at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and laboratory head at the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre. His research aims to develop a precision medicine program for men with advanced and metastatic prostate cancer


Dr Olivia Wright is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and a lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Queensland. Her research into prostate cancer has focussed on preventing osteoporosis and reducing cancer-related fatigue in men with prostate cancer

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