We started on Friday with short lectures, and were then joined for an hour by Sr Michelle from the Highway Hospice.
|Sr Michelle receiving flowers from Shrini|
|Dr Chick demonstrating biopsy techniques|
I am generally quite organised but for various reasons managed to double book my time on Saturday. However, the course continued in my absence ably run by Sr Karen Hill and Ines. The morning session on community programmes was run in conjunction with representatives from the local cancer support groups. Volunteers from both Reach for Recovery and the Breast Health Foundation gave the time and networked with the nurses. What emerged in discussion was that it is imperative that NGOs invest their money wisely and ensure that they earn interest on their money. I wonder how many do.
Sue Serebro, from Johannesburg, flew down to teach the session on lymphoedema management. As before she gave an excellent presentation and even Ines was doing the bandaging correctly by the end.
The Course was sponsored by Netcare (thanks to both St Augustines and CBMH), Pathcare who donated books to the participants, Bard who supplied the biopsy needles and individual donors who have been generous intheir support. Thank you to all of you.
|Ines Buccimazza talking about cytology|