When the time is right, be empowered to know your options. This webinar is intended for people with pancreatic cancer and their families. It will focus on strategies to support you to empower treatment partnerships and drive your treatment journey ensuring all your options are considered.
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About This Webinar
This webinar is intended for people with pancreatic cancer and their families.

When the time is right, be empowered to know your options. It is an emotional time of uncertainty when confronted with a pancreatic cancer diagnosis and the most important person during this time is YOU. It is essential that medical partnerships are maximised to ensure all options are considered for your treatment care plan. This webinar will focus on strategies to support you to empower treatment partnerships and drive your treatment journey ensuring all your options are considered.

Presenting this webinar is Michelle Di Vito-Smith, a pharmacologist with over 25 years of experience leading the implementation of clinical trials in Australia and New Zealand. She is passionate about empowering cancer patients to drive their treatment journeys. Michelle will present on the following topics for approximately 45 minutes, followed by a 10 minute moderated audience Q&A.

• Partnering with your clinician
• Clinical trials – access to innovation
• Be informed to feel empowered and in control
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Michelle Di Vito-Smith
Principal Consultant, MDVS Clinical Pty Ltd
Michelle has an Honours degree in Pharmacology from the University of Adelaide. Her keen interest in pharmacology led her to work in the biopharmaceutical industry for over 25 years leading the implementation of clinical trials across Australia & New Zealand, partnering with key medical researchers in many therapeutic areas including oncology and haematology. This gave her a great sense of purpose and satisfaction knowing that she was positively impacting patients in the community by developing new medicines in the hope that they would transform lives.

Michelle has worked alongside inspiring medical research investigators and study nurses at hospital and research institutions, always ensuring that patient safety and data integrity were a priority. She developed and implemented patient-centric strategies across clinical trials to enhance community & patient awareness, engagement and participation in clinical trials. Through this experience, she never lost sight of the patient, their contribution to medical research, their reasons for participating in a clinical trial, sometimes their only option.

A recent personal experience, coupled with Michelle’s professional background, has drawn her closer to supporting cancer patients through her own venture. It has now become her passion and mission to empower cancer patients to drive their treatment journeys and connect them with early access options beyond the medicines on the pharmacy shelf.
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Sofia Casbolt
Program Manager
Sofia Casbolt is the webinar host and Program Manager at Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.