ASORC Webinar – Supporting People with Cancer to Return to Life and Work, 28 Nov

Offered by ASORC,  this PD may be of interest to Developmental Educators who have undertaken the Rehabilitation Counselling studies within the BDDE.

Due to treatment advancement, more people are surviving cancer than ever before. The speed of discovery is accelerating at a rapid rate and survival outcomes will only improve once advanced genomic and immunological treatments are developed.

Despite the advances made in treatment, approaches to supporting cancer survivors to integrate into life and work have not fundamentally changed, with up to 38% of Australian cancer survivors never returning to work following treatment.

Simonie Fox is the Group Strategy Manager for Rehabilitation and Claims at AIA Australia. She has over 20 years experience in the rehabilitation industry and now specialises in the area of supporting cancer survivors.

The webinar content will include:

  • The current experience of cancer survivors in Australia
  • The unique challenges faced in returning to life and work for people with cancer
  • Best practice approaches for assisting people with cancer to return to life and work
  • Educating employers to support individuals with cancer
  • Support services and assistive technology available

There will also be an opportunity to have your questions answered at the end of the presentation.

The Speaker:


Simonie Fox has over 20 years in OHS, Injury & Claims Management, Occupational Rehabilitation and Life Insurance. She has been employed at numerous Workplace Rehabilitation Providers as well as QBE, EML, Gallagher Bassett Services, WorkCover NSW and Worksafe Australia. Her current role is Group Strategy Manager for Rehab & Claims AIA Australia where she specialises in the support and rehabilitation of people with cancer and persistent pain.

Simonie currently chairs the Communication Subcommittee on the Health Benefits of Good Work Signatory Steering Group.

Who should attend?

Anyone supporting cancer survivors to return to life and work


Registrants will receive a copy of the fully recorded presentation and presentation slides.


This webinar will commence at noon 12:00PM AEDT.


ASORC, ARPA, CDAA and TAVRP Members: $33

ASORC Student Members: $11

Non-Members: $55

For further information and registration, click HERE.