BCNA Forums

A great way to meet with others who have been affected by breast cancer
A great way to meet with others who have been affected by breast cancer

Held in rural, regional and metropolitan locations around Australia, our Community Information Forums are free events for women and men diagnosed with breast cancer, and their partners, family and supporters.

Learn about the latest in breast cancer treatment and care, and ways to manage the emotional and physical impact of breast cancer from breast cancer experts including medical oncologists, oncology psychologists and other health professionals at these inspiring events.

We provide lunch, information displays from a number of organisation and groups supporting people with breast cancer, and time to meet with others who have been through a similar situation.

Regional and rural forums held throughout 2012-2013 support women, men and their families, thanks to the support of the Australian Government’s 'Supporting Women in Rural Areas Diagnosed with Breast Cancer' Program.

Forum themes

  • ‘Living Well Beyond Breast Cancer’ – for women and men with all types of breast cancer
  • ‘Early breast cancer – the first five years’ – for women and men diagnosed with early (also known as primary) breast cancer within the past 5 years
  • ‘Living well with secondary breast cancer’ – for people living with secondary breast cancer (also known as advanced or metastatic breast cancer).

Upcoming forums

LIVING WELL BEYOND BREAST CANCER - PERTH, WA

Date: Thursday 22 May, 2014
Time: Registrations open from 9.30am
Forum program 10.00am - 3.00pm
(Refreshments and light lunch will be provided)
Venue: Technology Park Function Centre
Address:

2 Brodie-Hall Drive, Bentley, Perth

Speakers:

  • Breast surgeon Professor - Christobel Saunders
  • Counsellor - Cathie Smith
  • Raelene Boyle, AM MBE, Olympian and breast cancer survivor
Parking:

Ample free public car parking is available

Registration:

Places are limited so register early to avoid disappointment. Partners, family and friends are welcome.

Online registrations are now open

 

LIVING WELL BEYOND BREAST CANCER - ALBANY, WA

Date: Saturday 24 May, 2014
Time: Registrations open from 9.30am
Forum program 10.00am - 3.00pm
(Refreshments and light lunch will be provided)
Venue: Dog Rock Convention Centre
Address:

303 Middleton Rd, Albany

Speakers:

  • Medical Oncologist Dr Joanna Dewar
  • Counsellor - Cathie Smith
  • Raelene Boyle, AM MBE, Olympian and breast cancer survivor
Parking:

Ample free public car parking is available

Registration:

Places are limited so register early to avoid disappointment. Partners, family and friends are welcome.

Online registrations are now open

 

More forums in 2014

Registrations for BCNA information forums open approximately 6 weeks prior to each event.  Keep checking the website for updates.

  • Victoria, Geelong - June 2014
  • South Australia, Adelaide - August 2014 
  • Victoria, Mornington Peninsula - September 2014
  • ACT, Canberra - November 2014

Can't attend?

If you are unable to attend a BCNA Community Information Forum, you can download an overview and see some photos after the event on the past forums page (allow up to a week for the information to become available).

To enquire about fourm dates or registration please phone 1800 500 258.


 

Supporting rural women

"I found the forum to be very informative and an enjoyable day. I know that I speak on behalf of all from rural areas when I say it was lively and a rare treat for us to be included." -- Nichole, Tamworth forum attendee


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