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PHOTO/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY – Breast Cancer Support Arrives in Hobart

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BCNA CEO Kirsten Pilatti on stage at the Darwin Information Forum in 2023.

02/05/2024

WHAT: Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) – Australia’s leading breast cancer consumer organisation – will be in Hobart today for its popular information forum, supporting locals affected by breast cancer. 

 

WHEN: TODAY, Thursday 2 May 

 

WHERE: RACV Hobart Hotel, 154-156 Collins St, Hobart, 7000 

 

TIMES: Media are welcome between 9.00 (9.30 am start) – 3.00 pm

 

BACKGROUND: BCNA’s Living Well Information Forum covers a range of topics including current and emerging treatments, strategies to enhance physical and emotional wellbeing, lymphoedema management, and living well during treatment and beyond. 

It will give your fellow local attendees the opportunity to connect, network, share lived experiences, and understand what support and resources are available both locally and through BCNA. 

PHOTO & INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:  

  • BCNA CEO, Kirsten Pilatti 

  • BCNA Director of Policy, Advocacy & Support Services, Vicki Durston 

Registrations for the in-person event or virtual places are FREE and open right up until the start time via the BCNA website 

GUEST SPEAKERS: 

Guest speakers: 

Medical oncologist: Dr Michelle White 

Oncology Social Worker: Dr Carrie Lethborg 

Exercise Physiologist: Dr Katie Jane Brickwood 

Lymphologist: Professor Neil Piller (appearing via video) 

Breast Care Nurses: Val Smith, Monica Werner, Sharon Carey & Stacey Regan 

Plus, local panel discussion  

 

If you require quotes, content, or an interview please reach out and our team can coordinate this for you.  

 

Media Contact:

_________________________________________________________________________

Carissa McQualter, Communications Specialist 

0405 928 476 

cmcqualter@bcna.org.au

_________________________________________________________________________

 

 


About us:

About BCNA

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is the peak national organisation for Australians affected by breast cancer, and consists of a network of more than 175,000 individual members. BCNA supports, informs, represents and connects Australians affected by breast cancer and works to ensure that Australians affected by breast cancer receive the very best support, information, treatment and care appropriate to their individual needs.

Visit our newly refreshed website  www.bcna.org.au to find out more about how we support those affected by breast cancer and their supporters.

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