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BCNA News 13 Mar 2020

BCNA has postponed its ‘Together Towards Tomorrow’ Survivorship Conference, scheduled to take place in Perth on Saturday 28 March, until further notice.

This decision has been made due to concerns around the potential transmission of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

On the advice of clinicians and BCNA’s network of key experts, we are exercising caution by limiting the potential exposure to our members.

Due to the uncertainty of the virus, we are unable to confirm a revised date at this stage but we will be closely monitoring the situation and will be in touch with those who have registered to attend the conference once we have confirmed a new date.

BCNA CEO Kirsten Pilatti said our members’ health was our utmost priority.

“The health and safety of our members is our biggest priority and after taking medical advice we have made the decision to postpone the conference to ensure that we are not compromising the health of our members, particularly those who are in active treatment,” Kirsten said.

BCNA’s My Journey online tool, provides reliable information, including webinars and podcasts on topics similar to those scheduled to be covered at the conference. The My Journey online tool is a free resource that can also provide information for those diagnosed with breast cancer through all stages of their breast cancer journey. Sign up to access the tool here.

BCNA’s Online Network is an active online peer support community for Australians living with a breast cancer diagnosis. It is a safe space where people who have been affected can share their experiences with others. Join in the conversation here.

BCNA’s Helpline can be contacted on 1800 500 258 for anyone who has any questions, concerns about the conference or for those who would like to chat to someone about their diagnosis.

For additional information on protective measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, please visit the Department of Health’s website: https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov