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Victorian Tumour Summits

Tumour Summits is funded by the Victorian Government and are an initiative of the Victorian Integrated Cancer Services (VICS).

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As a strategy of the Victorian Cancer Plan-2020-2024, Tumour Summits help implement Optimal Care Pathways. Statewide data is provided for benchmarking against OCP guidelines. There are currently 18 tumour type-specific OCPs. The Tumour Summits have nine active tumour streams.

Multidisciplinary clinical working parties are formed to guide the planning of each summit, oversee data analysis and presentation, and guide the refinement of recommendations linked to the OCP guidelines.

The Team

The Tumour Summits team is administered by the North Eastern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service (NEMICS). The NEMICS Clinical Director Associate Professor Paul Mitchell is the Victorian Tumour Summits Governance Committee Chair.

 

The NEMICS Manager Linda Nolte provides oversight of the Tumour Summits program. The Tumour Summits program includes the Tumour Summits Manager, Project Officers, Communications Officer, and Administration Officers Allira Mitchell and Lori Cameron (currently on leave). 

Janine has a clinical background in occupational therapy and over 30 years’ experience delivering community-based health services. Moving into management roles to influence service improvement, she has spent 15 years in executive leadership roles in two major community health services with portfolio responsibility for allied and oral health services, counselling and family based services, health promotion, organisational quality and risk management and business transition. Motivated throughout her career to improve equitable access to high quality, integrated health services and build the capacity of individuals to better manage long-term health conditions, she joined the Victorian Tumour Summits project in 2019 as Project Manager and is now focused on improving cancer care in Victoria.

Contact Janine Janine.Scott@austin.org.au

Work days: Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu morning

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Janine Scott
Tumour Summits Manager

Diana joined the Victorian Tumour Summits project in 2021 with over 20 years’ experience in the not-for-profit health sector, including roles at Vision 2020 Australia, Dementia Australia, Carrington Health and the Division of GPs. 

 

As manager of various projects and programs in these organisations, Diana has been involved in the development and manager of innovative programs, supporting consumers and professionals to improve patient care across health settings. 

Diana Fayle is project manager for the Melanoma 2022 Summit.

Contact Diana Diana.Fayle@austin.org.au
Work days: Mon/Tue

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Diana Fayle
Project Officer
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Samantha Whitcher 
Project Officer 

Samantha began her career in health as an occupational therapist in clinical rehabilitation for approximately 15 years before working as an occupational therapy manager at Bundoora Extended Care. Samantha then went to the Quality & Safety Unit at Northern Health, completing project work in the areas of accreditation and consumer feedback. Samantha began her role in the Victorian Tumour Summits project in 20201.

Samantha Witcher is project manager for the Pancreatic Cancer 2022 Summit.

Contact Samantha Samantha.Witcher@austin.org.au
Work days: Mon/Tue/Thu

Rebecca Miller
Communications Officer 

Rebecca has experience working as a journalist and documentary maker, and freelanced as a copywriter and editor for five years before joining the Victorian Tumour Summits Project in 2018.

 

Rebecca is interested in health equity and passionate about person-centred care.

 

Contact Rebecca Rebecca.Miller@austin.org.au
Work days: Mon/Tue/Thu