HEAD AND NECK CANCER OUTREACH: FREE WEBINAR SERIES
Head and Neck Cancer Australia's FREE Webinars are designed to educate, inform and support people living with Head and Neck Cancer and their families and friends, but everyone is welcome to join whether you're a patient, carer, friend or healthcare professional.
Date: Monday, 12 December 2022
Time: 12.00pm - 1.15pm (AEDT)
Topic: Eating socially after Head and Neck Cancer treatment
With the festive season upon us, people who have been treated for Head and Neck Cancer may feel anxious or subconscious about eating in a social environment.
Our guest speakers will discuss the experience and barriers of eating faced by people living with Head and Neck Cancer, and offer advice on social eating following treatment, as well as nutritional information and ideas.
Dietitian at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Joanne Hiatt is a Dietitian working in Head and Neck Oncology at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital and now at Ipswich Hospital.
Joanne is in the final stages of completing her PhD through the University of Queensland where she has conducted a qualitative research study exploring patient and carer experience of nutrition care throughout Head and Neck Cancer treatment to identify areas for service improvement.
Former patient, author, coach and founder of The No Feeding Tubes podcast and the Mind Food Body Program
Yvonne McClaren is an author, coach and founder of The No Feeding Tubes podcast and the Mind Food Body Program, a program specifically designed to assist others with dysphagia and a PEG feed tube transition back to oral eating.
She has written her own transition journey in Easy Follow Easy Swallow and a self-help guide to Eating your best food life following Head and Neck Cancer treatment.
Yvonne was living in Vietnam when she was diagnosed with Oropharyngeal Cancer (Tonsil Cancer) in November 2018. She went on to have a third of her tongue removed, both tonsils, 30 lymph nodes and 30 chemoradiotherapy sessions. She also had a PEG tube feed for 15 months.
She is a contributor to the publication “From Treatment to Table” for Student Dietitians at Griffith University of Queensland (Nutrition &; Dietetics); a participant in “Soup for the Soul online cooking workshop” for Head and Neck Cancer Australia; and the “Swallowing and Quality of Life study” with the University of Technology Sydney.
Yvonne is a passionate advocate for using real food to transition back to oral eating and shamelessly promotes her culinary framework and program to help others get off their feeding tube.
The webinar will be hosted on Zoom. A link to join the webinar will be sent to all participants in early December.
The webinar will be recorded and a link made available on the Head and Neck Cancer Australia website shortly after the event.
Our sincere thanks to the Western & Central Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service for providing funding to support the HNC Outreach webinar series.
HNC Outreach Webinar Series supported by: