Rasika Bombatkar

Rasika Bombatkar is a lung cancer patient and advocate, as well as a skilled physiotherapist from India. She is currently studying at Oxford University in the UK, where her research focuses on delivery of physical rehabilitation services through primary health care in India for people with disabilities.

Rasika's personal journey with lung cancer, especially as someone from a marginalised community, has made her understand the differences within LMIC and made her a passionate advocate for patients. She works to raise awareness, improve patient care, and support others facing similar challenges, particularly those from marginalised communities.

As a physiotherapist, Rasika has a lot of experience providing care and rehabilitation to patients from rural areas, helping them improve their quality of life. Her work in these areas gives her a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by rural marginalised communities. Rasika's dual perspective as both a healthcare professional and a patient gives her unique insights into the needs and experiences of those she advocates for.

Rasika has been invited to speak at the AYAs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Plenary Session. She will share her experiences and insights to help improve outcomes for young adults with cancer in these regions. Her contributions to this congress aim to highlight the importance of patient-centered care and the critical role of advocacy in transforming healthcare systems.

Session: AYAs In Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Date: Wednesday 4 December 

Time: 8.45 am to 10.15 am

Key Dates

Early Bird Registration Closes
Wednesday, 31 July 2024

Standard Registration Available
Thursday, 1 August 2024 

Congress Commences 
Tuesday, 3 December 2024

Congress Concludes
Friday, 6 December 2024

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The 6th Global Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Congress is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Youth Cancer Services Initiative. 

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