The Foundation provides practical support for patients with leukaemia, lymphoma and related disorders and for their families to assist with their treatment, welfare and other needs.
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ACCOMMODATION ASSISTANCE FOR PATIENTS AND THEIR CARERS
GRANTS FOR LEUKAEMIA RESEARCH
Tasmania has been involved in leukaemia research since 1967 when the inaugural Professor of Medicine, the late Professor Albert Baikie established a leukaemia research laboratory in Tasmania. The research continued initially under the direction of Professor Ray Lowenthal and then by other researchers in the University and Menzies Institute has received significant international recognition.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS
Scholarships are provided to Tasmanian nurses, allied health professionals and postgraduate students for professional development in leukaemia treatment, research and support.
Awards of up to $1,500 assist individuals participate in an approved course of professional development, conference or seminar directly related to improving leukaemia treatment, research or support.
Awards may be used to assist with travel, accommodation, registration or other necessary costs associated with the program of development.
The Foundation also provides grants of up to $2,000 to support Professional Study Days held in Tasmania with the aim of improving treatment and other aspects of leukaemia patient care and support.