The hidden costs of cancer - Public Lecture May 2017

You are warmly invited to join Dr Alison Pearce and Associate Professor Billingsley Kaambwa for this free public lecture.  All welcome, no charge.  Please RSVP to michelle.cox@flinders.edu.au.  Click here for a printable flyer.

The hidden costs of cancer.

How to measure them. How to manage them.

Tuesday May 23, 6pm (for a 6.10pm start) - 7.30pm

Ground Floor Function Room, Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer
Flinders Medical Centre Campus.


Work after cancer – the value and the cost.

Dr Alison Pearce
Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation University of Technology, Sydney, NSW

Alison  has  been  a  Chancellor’s  Postdoctoral  Research  Fellow  at  the  Centre  for  Health  Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE) since May 2016.  Prior to this, she conducted postdoctoral  work  at  the National  Cancer  Registry,  Ireland,  on  the  costs  of  cancer  survivorship,  including  lost  productivity and  patient  preferences  for  cancer  follow-­‐up services. Her PhD was on the costs of chemotherapy side effects at CHERE. Alison’s current work examines some of the societal costs of cancer. This includes estimating cancer related productivity losses in Australia, and exploring the differences between how individuals and society make trade-­‐offs between the outcomes of cancer treatment (such as survival) and quality of life.  

How can health economics improve cancer care?

A/Prof Billingsley Kaambwa Head, Health Economics Unit
School of Medicine, Flinders University, SA

Billingsley is Associate Professor in Health Economics at Flinders University with more than 10  years’ experience  in  health  economics  research  in  the  UK  and  Australia.  His  main  research interests are in decision analytic modelling and economic evaluation of new and existing  health  care  technologies.  He has  substantial  expertise  in  the  use  of  economic  evaluation and discrete choice experiments for assessing costs and benefits of health and non-­‐health interventions. His research spans a number of clinical areas ranging from public health  to  management  of  chronic  conditions.  He  is  a  member  of  the Southern  Adelaide  Local  Health  Network  New  Clinical  Interventions  and  Clinical  Procedures Committee providing health economics expertise.