NORTHERN NSW ANNUAL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT CONFERENCE
Northern NSW Community Engagement Advisory Council Annual Conference 2017
This year’s Conference is a one-day event on the 14 December 2017. Following the Community Engagement Advisory Council (CEAC) meeting in September 2017 the Conference consist of panels of subject experts, clinicians, community representatives, health service management. A copy of this years program is available CLICK HERE
Register online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ceacreg2017
CEAC is pleased to advise that Jay Allen, Community Coordinator Melanoma Institute Australia is this year’s Keynote Speaker.
|Jay Allen is a former truck driver and patient of Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA). He is married with four children and lives in the NSW Southern Highlands.As MIA’s Community Coordinator, Jay has devoted the last six years to spreading the sun-safe message to schools, organisations and communities around Australia. He even recently trekked 1200kms from Brisbane to Sydney to raise vital money for a clinical trial for advanced melanoma patients.Jay’s story about surviving melanoma is raw, honest, and inspiring. As he says, “Melanoma Institute Australia saved my life and I want to give back by raising awareness about melanoma and how to reduce the risks”.Jay is motivated by the experts at Melanoma Institute Australia the oncologists, professors, surgeons and staff. “They are the real heroes,” he says|
Northern NSW Community Engagement Program Registration 2016 Click here
KEYNOTE ADDRESS – Kelly Foran, founder and CEO of the Friendly Faces Helping Hands Foundation
Kelly Foran is an enthusiastic businesswoman but above all she is human. From first hand experience she knows the frailty of life and of the often overwhelming challenges faced when country people become ill or injured.
For several years from 2002 Kelly and her young son endured a harrowing list of illnesses, which saw her family leaving their home in rural New South Wales and spending large amounts of time in hospitals in Sydney and Brisbane. The logistics of handling not only operations and depleted funds but of finding basic services in a strange environment led Kelly to form Friendly Faces Helping Hands, a foundation which links country people to major hospitals and invaluable health services.
2015 Conference Evaluation click here
Video Testimonials 2015 Conference
Keynote Speaker and Patient Advocate Laila Hallam
Carer Representative Northern NSW Local Health District Mental Health Forum Linda Ward
Community Representative from Mid North Coast Local Health District Robbie Lloyd
2015 Patient Experience / Integration and Partnerhsip in Health Care
Conference Evaluation 2015
Keynote Speaker Laila Hallam
Laila became an accidental advocate for her father over 10 years ago. Tortured with a rapidly failing body, and losing his ability to speak, Laila took on her father’s voice as he lost his. She has now commenced postgraduate research in Patient-Centred Care and, in the last few months, working formally with Sydney Local Health District as a Patient Experience Manager.
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