2024, Sydney Information and Support Day

Join us for our Sydney Information and Support Day for people with hereditary cancer risk (through a known gene mutation such as BRCA or a strong family history of cancer). The day will include expert speakers presenting the latest evidence-based information and research on different aspects of carrying hereditary cancer risk.

Sat 10th Aug 2024
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Macquarie Uni - Executive Centre

An event where we educate, support and empower

What are Information and Support days?

Facilitated by our Programs Manager, you’ll hear from 2 panels of experts who will provide evidence-based information relevant to the hereditary cancer community. These days are inteded to be a 'catch all' event where you can collect information about many aspects of hereditary cancer in one place. If you or someone in your family carries a gene mutation such as BRCA, ATM, PALB2, CHEK2 or RAD51C, or if you have a strong family history of breast, ovarian or prostate cancer, this day is for you!

About our Information and Support Days 

This event will include 2 panel discussions and a social activity: 

  • Panel 1 is focused on genetics, screening and mental health 
  • Panel 2 is focused on options to manage cancer risk (screening, surgical and medication), menopause, IVF/PGD and research. 
  • Social activity - After lunch, we'll relax with a short activity where you can get to know other community members

Our panel of experts include: genetic counsellors, psychologists, menopause specialists, gynaecologists, breast surgeons, PGD and fertility specialists, and you'll learn about how Pink Hope supports the hereditary cancer community. You’ll also hear community members share their personal stories.

The day is set up with all of the information/education happening before lunch, then after lunch there is a less formal activity where you can meet other people in the community. We know these days can often be an 'information overload' so we are hoping to bring back some balance by creating two aspects to the day.  

You are welcome to bring family, friends or a support person. It is fine for you to only attend the parts of the event that are relevant for you.

If you are under financial pressure, please contact Lisa lisa@pinkhope.org.au to see how we can best support you to attend.

Event details:

  • When: 10 August 2024
  • Where: Macquarie University, Executive Centre. 99 Talavera Rd, Macquarie Park NSW 2113
  • Time: 9am-2:30pm 
  • Cost: $25.00 
  • Includes: Morning tea and Lunch
  • RSVP: 5 August 2024