Forum 2022


The Living Well With Breast Cancer Forum was a great success.  Contributions from all the Presenters is greatly appreciated.  Many presenters have kindly provided notes for those who were unable to attend.

Were you unable to attend or just need something refreshed, please see our YouTube videos or photos taken on the day.



Presentation notes, biographies and  information delivered at the Forum can be accessed via links adjacent to the name of presenters in the programme below.

Forum 2022 Poster
Forum 2022 Keynote Speaker



PRESENTER     Read more about our presenters Read more about our presenters


Ms Maree McLinden, President, NT Breast Cancer Voice

Minister Welcome

Hon Natasha Fyles, Chief Minister and Minister for Health, NT Government

Official Opening

Honourable Vicki O’Halloran, Administrator, Patron of NT Breast Cancer Voice

Overview of NT breast cancer statistics

Dr Karen Dempsey, Epidemiologist, NT Cancer Registry See presentation See presentation

Keynote Speaker

Professor Neil Piller, Lymphologist, Flinders Medical Centre

See presentation 1 See presentation 1  See presentation 2 See presentation 2


See other resources from the presenter

Latest in chemotherapy treatment

Dr Michail Charakidis, Oncologist, Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre See presentationSee presentation

Latest in radiotherapy treatment

Elly Keating, Radiation Therapist, Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre See presentation See presentation

Survival from a young woman’s perspective

Karina Akarana, So Brave See presentation See presentation

Latest in surgery incl. reconstruction

Dr Manimaran Sinnathamby, Surgeon, Central Specialist Clinic and Royal Darwin Hospital
See presentation See presentation

Clinical Trials

Marg Lavery, Clinical Trial Coordinator, Royal Darwin Hospital See presentation See presentation

Nutrition/Complementary Medicine Panel

Danielle Rodger (Dietitian, Med Central GP Clinic)
Anne-Marie McDonald (Naturopath, The Barefoot Naturopath) See presentation See presentation

Mental Health Panel

Michelle Taylor (Clinical Psychologist, Northside Health)
Mailin Colman (Clinical Hypnotherapist, Wellness Hub)

Cancer Care Nurse’s Panel

Hannah McCormick (Chemotherapy Nurse, Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre)
Deena Mear (Cancer Support Services Manager, NT Cancer Council) See presentation See presentation

Allied Health Professional’s Panel

Lauren Soulsby (Physiotherapist, PINC Program) See presentation See presentation
Sarah Knight (
Vitality Health and Rehab, Physiotherapist, Exercise physio) See presentation See presentation
Meghan Williams (Lymphatic Therapist, In Balance NT) See presentation See presentation

Self Care Panel

Patricia Sweeney-Fawcett (Look Good Feel Better) See presentation See presentation
Karissa Bryant (Encore Coordinator) See presentation See presentation

Drinks on Wharf One – 5.00 pm All invited