Lung Foundation Australia News – Change the Face of Lung Cancer
World Cancer Day is on 4th February and Lung Foundation Australia is inviting people to support a novel social media campaign, aimed at changing the face of lung cancer, by participating in an exciting announcement known as a thunderclap. Thunderclap is a crowd speaking platform that amplifies a single message by harnessing the “power of the crowd” – vital to being heard above the noise in a culture where there are more than 985 million Facebook posts and 400 million new tweets every single day.
November is International Lung Cancer Awareness Month and in 2015 the Lung Foundation Australia focused its efforts on raising awareness about inequalities in research funding for lung cancer. 2015’s annual Shine a Light campaign resulted in 30 events and raised funds totalling more than $40,000 for lung cancer research. In the coming weeks Lung Foundation Australia and ALTG will work together to discuss the use of these funds.
In November the Lung Foundation also announced two new research funding opportunities – a $10,000 Grant-in-aid (applications close 12th February) and three PhD scholarship co-funding opportunities (applications close 31st March). For more information visit the Lung Foundation’s website.
Lung Foundation has also developed an online nurses’ education programme for asbestos related diseases and malignant pleural mesothelioma (ARD/MPM) which has been accredited by the Australian College of Nursing for 18 CPD points. The 3 month programme comprises 9 online modules, 6 hours of clinical work and weekly blogging. There are scholarships available – download the flyer for more information and to apply.