With the disappointment of having to cancel our National Conference due to the COVID-19 situation we have been working hard on alternative ways to share important prostate cancer information and provide interactive Q&A opportunities. We’re thrilled to have a series of educational webinars in the pipeline, information about which you’ll find here. These webinars are proudly supported by TENA. If you have joined one of our webinars but not yet given us your feedback please take a few minutes to do so. It will help us plan further webinars.
Prostate Cancer in 2020 – an update
When: 7.00pm – 8.00pm, Tuesday 2 June 2020
Topic: Developments in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment, and Tauranga Support Group Launch
- Dr Liam Wilson | Urologist
- Ian Armstrong and Peter Robieson | Tauranga Support Group Coordinators
Many men facing the challenge of a prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment find that support from others on their journey through this very helpful. Taurnga locals Ian and Peter have taken the lead in establishing a support group for men in the region and will outline their plans. Dr Wilson will update us on some of the exciting developments in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment, including: why MRI scans are now an integral part of the diagnosis; why active surveillance is a viable option for many men; new drugs; and overcoming incontinence and erectile dysfunction following treatment.
Live Longer and Stronger With Exercise
When: 7.00pm – 8.00pm, Tuesday 23 June 2020
Topic: Prost-FIT exercise programme designed specifically for men with prostate cancer – the scientific evidence for exercise as medicine, how Prost-FIT works and plans for national implementation of the programme.
Featuring: Tim Webster | Prost-FIT programme developer (Exercise as Medicine New Zealand)
There’s now an avalanche of evidence that shows that exercise may truly be a secret weapon in the fight against cancer. Prost-FIT is specifically designed for men with prostate cancer, helping them become fitter and stronger, both physically and mentally, and manage their cancer journey. Delivered in a safe, supportive and fun environment, it provides camaraderie and shared experiences.
PSA – To test or not to test, that is the question
When: 7.30pm Tuesday 11 August 2020
Topic: Update on the latest research and recommendations for PSA testing.
- Dr Jim Duthie | Urologist
- Dr Kamran Zargar | Urologist and Researcher
Registrations for this webinar hosted by the Goodfellow Unit are not yet open. We will post the link here as soon as they do.
The practicalities of living with prostate cancer through COVID-19
Featuring: Sue Osborne (Nurse Practitioner, WDHB) and Dr Fritha Hanning (Medical Oncologist, ADHB)
Coping with the uncertainty of your cancer journey during COVID-19
Featuring: Chris Malcolm (Counsellor and Facilitator Hawke’s Bay Prostate Cancer Support Group) and Rob & Robyn McFarlane (a couple living with prostate cancer)
Resources: Chris Malcolm has generously shared some resources and information links that you may find helpful. Browse Managing Anxiety resources here.
Webinars proudly supported by: