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Pre-Congress Workshops

A series of Pre-Congress Workshops are available on Tuesday, 3 December. Two breakfast sessions are also available on Thursday, 5 December. All sessions are complimentary. 


Workshop 1: "I don’t know where to start”: Responding to the learning needs of individual clinicians and AYA cancer services

Tuesday December 3, 08:30am - 12:30pm

Facilitated by Dr Toni Lindsay, Dr Ani Wierenga and Prof Susan Sawyer.

Explore what is happening both locally and internationally.  In this pre-conference workshop, participants will engage in learning about the ways that AYA cancer care has evolved in the past decades, and what the challenges are going forward.  

Engage and reflect on the educational processes around AYA knowledge, engagement and training within the community and models of how this can be applied.  

Participants will be encouraged to formulate the learning needs of their own workplaces and identify strategies to help support the integration of education, learning and evaluation frameworks. 

This workshop is open to all delegates and will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.


Workshop 2: Methods, models, and measuring what matters in AYA psychosocial oncology research

Tuesday December 3, 08:30am - 1:00pm

Facilitated by Dr Ursula Sansom- Daly 

The workshop will have a dual focus on networking and capacity-building around new approaches and research methods.

This workshop will be beneficial to early- to mid-career researchers, including clinician-researchers who have a dedicated research role in developing and leading research studies in psychosocial and allied health aspects of AYA oncology.  

This workshop is open to all delegates and will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.


Workshop 3: The past, present and future of AYA Cancer Nursing   

Tuesday December 3, 08:30am - 1:00pm

Facilitated by Dr Louise Soanes

This pre-congress workshop will be of benefit to all nurses with an interest in AYA cancer care and include a tour of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre facilities.    

The workshop will include an overview of current trends and emerging areas in AYA oncology nursing. 

This workshop will be held at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and is open to nurses (generalist and specialist across nursing settings) with an interest in AYA cancer care.   


Workshop 4: AYA Consumer Workshop

Tuesday December 3, 08:30am - 12:30pm

Facilitated by Katie Rizvi

This interactive workshop offers a unique opportunity for AYA cancer patients and survivors to come together, learn from each other, and collectively work towards improving AYA cancer advocacy efforts globally.  

The workshop offers an opportunity to network with other AYA consumers from around the globe and learn from shared lived experiences to advocate for change. 

This workshop will be held at the the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and is open to cancer patients and survivors only.  


Breakfast Session 1: Tailored health and wellness interventions for AYA 

Thursday December 5, 7:30am - 8:45am

Facilitated by Dr Claire Munsie

This session will include a series of presentations highlighting a range of therapeutic programs offered across Australia aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of Adolescent and Young Adult cancer patients and survivors.  

It will also include a facilitated panel discussion with consumer input on the benefits of such programs as experienced by young people themselves. 

Breakfast Session 2: AYA Telehealth Optimisation Workshop

Thursday December 5, 7:30am - 8:30am

Facilitated by Dr Michael Roth 

In this mini workshop participants will explore current challenges and improvement ideas for AYA telehealth care delivery. With a focus on equity for rural patients and patients from low- and middle-income countries, participants will explore optimal models of care/approaches for different clinical uses, as well as balancing flexibility/convenience with optimal clinical care. 

This workshop will be held at the the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and is open to all delegates.  

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

Conference Convenor

Conference Secretariat

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Contact Us

For all registration and accommodation enquiries call +61 2 9744 5252 or email ayacongress@gemsevents.com.au

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

The Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Global Accord acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of this land. We pay respect to Elders past, present and future. 

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