Thursday 24 November 2016



9:00 - 10:30

Te Hei Mauri Ora:  Maori identity in the 2000s
Working with Maori and the complexity of contemporary Identity

Dr Tess Moeke-Maxwell
Workshop discussion document
Workshop notes

Concurrent Workshops

1:00 - 2:30

Understanding Sexuality and Gender Diversity and Creating Inclusive Practice
Alex Kerr & Laura Duffy


Eliciting and Responding to Psychosexual Concerns
Kim Hobbs (please scroll to the bottom of the page for Kim's resources)

Friday 25 November 2016


9:30 - 10:30

Keynote Address
Performing gender and sexuality: key issues in society and health in the contemporary Australasia
Prof Gary Dowsett

Concurrent Sessions

11:00 - 11:30

The psychosocial interactions of Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer survivors and the possible relationship with their development
Nicole Cameron

Psychosocial distress in rural oncology patients - the perceptions and experiences
Fiona Sayer


A Wiki: Innovative learning and coping with gender and diversity in the RT classroom
Gay Dungey

11:30 - 12:00

Gendered causal beliefs of cancer
Julia Woolford

What gets in the way of Faster Cancer Treatment?  A review of factors that cause patients to delay and decline treatment
Marie Young

Improving the cancer experience with useful information
Natasha Baker

1:00 - 2:30

Keynote Address
Psychosexual Assessment and Intervention: Evidence-based Models
Kim Hobbs
(please scroll to the bottom of the page for Kim's resources)

2:30 - 3:00

Cancer Psychological and Social Support Initiative
Emma Bell, Philippa Croy, Clare Greensmith, Justin Gulliver, Juliet Ireland, Lizzy Kent, Jenny McCleary, Malgosia Szukiel, Sue Wragg, Julie Zarifeh

3:30 -  5:00

Gender, Sexuality and Cancer Panel Discussion
Haley Thomas, Ryder August, Hayden O’Keeffe, Jayde Kawana

Saturday 26 November 2016

9:10 - 10:10

Keynote Address
Aue te aroha - Homage to the Setting Sun:  Caring for kaumātua of advanced age and their whānau carers at end of life
Dr Tess Moeke-Maxwell

Reference list

10:35 – 11:05

Hormone therapy for gender transitions and implications for cancer treatments
Nicole Winters

Concurrent Sessions

11:05 - 11:35

Living Beyond Cancer - a New Zealand Survivorship Framework
Chris Jackson & Andy Leggat

Men’s experience of virtual simulation to aid patient education for radiation treatment to the prostate
Alannah Flockton

Pasifika Women’s Experience of Cancer
Fesoasoani Pacific Sisters

Joy Agency, breast cancer nirvana
The Fallout
Navigating a journey beyond cancer




11:35 - 12:05

Once Upon a Time in a Community far far away from the Regional Cancer Centre
Vicki Donderwinkel and Penny Parsons

Women’s Sexual Wellbeing After a Diagnosis of Cancer
Leena St Martin

12:05 - 12:35

The Man Drought: An Examination of Men Presenting for Cancer-related Psychological Support
Anna Sandall and Haley Stevenson-Wright

Still a couple?
Clare Greensmith

1:30 - 2:30

Keynote Address
Gay men and their experiences in prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment, care and support: issues in need of new approaches
Prof Gary Dowsett

2:30 - 2:45

Recap on Conference by Conference Organising Committee

2:45 - 3:30

PANEL DISCUSSION: Conversations in future spaces
Keynote Speakers and Gender, Sexuality and Cancer Panel

Resources supplied by Kim Hobbs:

PSGC framework
QUT_PSGC module 1
QUT_PSGC module 2
QUT_PSGC module 3
QUT_PSGC module 4
QUT_PSGC module 5
QUT_PSGC module 6

The videos are available on YouTube