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March 5 Meeting in Auckland

Our next meeting is at 11.30, 5th March.

Where the place? Domain Lodge, diagonally opposite the hosptial.

We will have time for news, introductions, questions and discussion. Diana will be back and will update you on exciting developments in our network. 

Our speaker, who will address us from 12 to approximately 12.50 am, is one of the advocates from the North Shore Health & Disablity Advocacy Serivice. 

Two years ago, before we had our website,…

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Grace under Pressure: February Meeting

“Grace under pressure” is what Dr Eric Levi has learned from cancer patients as he has observed them during his career as a head and neck surgeon. Patients teach him how to be a better doctor.

Eric, who is from Melbourne, is completing his third head and neck related fellowship at Starship Hospital after…

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So good to have reports of head and neck support meetings round the country. Here they are from south to north. Please tell me if you know of meetings in other centres. 

NELSON, 2nd February

On Friday we, the Head and Neck branch, Top of the South, had our first meeting of the year. Chaired and organised by Emma Burns.…

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Speakers' Programme 2018

Working on it! Now have most speakers set in place and Tuesdays evening meetings shaping up. Have invited speakers for them.

This is a new move for @HeadNeckNZ. An attempt to allow people who work during the day to attend our meetings. 

We will do our best to keep to this programme and yet keep one or two slots open for any ideas that you have. …

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Auckland Meeting Dates

I'm trying to get the Auckland meetings sorted for the year. Speakers are listed in a previous post but here is some firmed-up information on the dates, including the two evening meetings. 

Times are there. Remember the 11.30 am start for daytime meetings and 6.00 pm start for the two evening meetings. All laid out in the file below which I will place in waiting rooms around Auckland. …

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Auckland Meetings 2018

Not long to go now and we'll be back into the swing of 2018, Domain Lodge meetings included.

As you know we have had to change our Thursday meetings to first Mondays because of pressure on Domain Lodge's parking facilities. 

Meetings will be at 11.30 to 1.30. Bring your own lunch if needed. 

Attached is the programme for this year so far with two slots unfilled. The programme will be amended soon to include two evening meetings during…

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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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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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Kath Broad from Pinc and Steel

If you divide a circle into three equal sections, diagnosis and treatment would fill two of them and rehabilitation the third. Rehabilitation is one of the neglected stages in a cancer patient's pathway, says Kathy Broad from Pinc and Steel.

Rehab of cancer patients is Pinc and Steel's stock in…

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