Bowel Cancer Patient turned Doctor – Meet and Greet with Dr Ben Bravery – exclusive to OAS Members, and Colorectal Patients and Support Group Members from SCS, SGH, CGH, TTSH, KTPH, NUH and NTFGH.

Join us in getting to know Dr. Ben Bravery, a passionate advocate for both patients and the future of healthcare.

Dr Ben Bravery was a zoologist who was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2011. Throughout his difficult experience in overcoming the disease, he could not shake off the feeling that the human side in healthcare was missing. Today, he is a doctor who hopes to not only help patients throughout their experience, but also change the system to improve the way it treats patients and cancer patients.

Originally a zoologist and science communicator, Ben Bravery worked for the Australian and Chinese governments before being diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer at age twenty-eight. After undergoing eighteen months of cancer treatment, Ben decided on a career change. He became a doctor in 2018 and is now undertaking speciality training in psychiatry. Ben volunteers, advocates, writes and speaks about colorectal cancer, living with cancer, cancer in young adults, medicine and medical education, and is committed to advocating for change in Australia’s healthcare system.

Date: 2 Nov, Thu
Time: 5.30pm to 7.30 pm
Venue: L1-S3 Seminar Room, Academia (on SGH Campus)

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