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September Meeting Report

It was good to see two new members at our meeting this morning: Susan and Kevin, both from Northland and both receiving radiotherapy here in Auckland. 

Dr Kim Gear was unable to attend but we discussed the dental situation at some length. This is an ongoing project of ours with the next step to hear from Kim about her "survivorship" hospital and my intention to follow up a suggestion that I contact the Dental Association. 

We talked about the election year promises…

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How do you transition patients from curative but damaging treatment to survivorship? Dr Kim Gear, oral medicine specialist, wants to be the ambulance at the top of the cliff while Dr Neil Croucher, Clinical Director of Oral Health admits that funding and staffing for follow up dental care is limited and patients should go back to private dental care as soon…

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A small turnout on Thursday 6 July. The America's Cup parade was on and the weather was atrocious. Nevertheless we had a fruitful meeting, getting to know a new member of our network, Sharmayne and welcoming Marlene Evans back into our midst. 

We started with a video about WHNCD, a day of observance that started in 2014. It featured Jatin P. Shah who is the head of the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncological Societies as well as Michael Douglas and…

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