Youth Cancer Services Leadership Development Programme Opportunity May 2022

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Canteen Australia in partnership with the AYA Cancer Network Aotearoa is generously offering two scholarships to participate in the Youth Cancer Services Leadership Development Programme commencing May 2022

The scholarships are available to any health professional working in a cancer setting in New Zealand with an interest in AYA cancer care.

The Youth Cancer Service Leadership Development Program focuses on developing and strengthening the leadership capacities of those working in Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) cancer care and has been co-designed specifically for the Youth Cancer Service sector. The program has been delivered in Australia since 2020 and for the first time New Zealand clinicians are being offered the opportunity to join this highly regarded program.

The program is scheduled to commence the week starting 30 May 2022. As part of the scholarship there will also be an opportunity to attend the Youth Cancer Service professional development workshop scheduled for the 9th September in Sydney.

The links below provide a detailed information flyer and application form. Applications close 9th May.

Click here for Information Flyer

Click here for Application Form

If you have any questions please contact Heidi Watson, National Clinical Lead AYA Cancer Network – or 021 337 129

Heidi Watson

The Clinical Leader is responsible for providing clinical leadership and national oversight of the network .

Heidi is a passionate and experienced health professional with a strong clinical, education and leadership background. Her enthusiasm for, and commitment to youth health has focused on improving the outcomes of youth with cancer and chronic health conditions. Previously, Heidi held the position of AYA Cancer Nurse Specialist for Auckland District Health Board. Alongside her AYA clinical leadership role she holds a youth health academic position at the University of Auckland.