I was delighted to welcome you to the second Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer Survivorship Conference, which was held in Adelaide, South Australia, on 6-7th February 2015.
After the success of the inaugural Survivorship Conference in 2013, which brought together a diverse group of clinicians, researchers, policy makers and consumers from Australia and beyond, we came together again to learn, to be challenged and to make a lasting impact.
The theme of the conference “Life after Cancer – from Recovery to Resilience” served as a broad canvas on which we explored a range of themes – from what it means to be thriving to what models of care really work. Once again we came together from diverse perspectives, where all of us had something to offer and something to share.
We hope to build on the deliberations from 2015, to focus on some of the fundamental issues for survivors today – managing side effects of treatment, return to work, and what it means to live well after cancer.
Thank you for joining us for the deliberations, contributing to the discussion and helping us make this meeting even better than the last one.