Over the next three years (2022-2024), BCNA will be presenting Information Forums across rural and regional Australia for people diagnosed with breast cancer and their support people (family/friends/carers).
The forums provide you with an opportunity to:
- hear from a range of speakers on topics including the latest in breast cancer treatment and care, and managing your physical and emotional wellbeing during treatment and beyond
- connect with other people with breast cancer in your local community
- hear about local services that might be available to support you.
They are also an opportunity for BCNA to hear from you about any breast cancer related challenges and needs that are specific to your community.
The forums are being presented with support from the Australian Department of Health.
We look forward to seeing you soon and connecting with our community.
Upcoming Information Forums:
- Port Lincoln - March 2023: Details coming soon
- Warrnambool - March 2023: Details coming soon
Previous Information Forums:
- Ballarat - May 2022
- Launceston - June 2022
- Online Information Forum - August 2022
- Rockhampton - October 2022
BCNA Information Forum COVID-Safe Policy
Is it safe to attend BCNA’s Information Forums?
Ultimately the decision about whether you feel comfortable attending the forum is yours.
BCNA has a COVID-Safe Policy for its Information Forums and is taking every possible step to protect you while continuing to provide much needed breast cancer information and support.
Our policy includes:
- The COVID-Safe protocols of the Information Forum venue will be followed.
- All BCNA representatives, staff and event attendees must be double vaccinated and provide proof of double vaccination to the allocated BCNA staff member upon arrival.
- All BCNA representatives, staff and event attendees who feel unwell on the day of the forum are instructed to stay at home. An on-demand link to watch the Information Forum will be available for those who cannot attend.
- All BCNA staff attending are required to undertake a negative Rapid Antigen Test prior to the event.
- All event staff, speakers and event attendees are encouraged to take a Rapid Antigen Test prior to the event; however, it will be at the expense of the person doing the test and will be the decision of each individual as to whether they test or not.
- All BCNA staff attending are required to wear a mask for the duration of the event.
- All event staff, speakers and event attendees to be in possession of a mask at the Information Forum and masks will be available to those who attend; however, it will be the decision of each individual as to whether they wear the mask or not
- All BCNA representatives, staff and event attendees should undertake physical distancing where possible.
- Chairs will be placed apart where possible.
- Hand sanitising stations will be available throughout the venue.
- Disinfectant wipes will be provided, and venue staff will ensure all surfaces are regularly cleaned.
- Designated COVID-Safe Officers who are responsible for ensuring the COVID-safe policy guidelines are adhered to will be present at the event.