A/Prof Sabe Sabesan, BMBS,FRACP,PhD is the Clinical Dean of the Northern Clinical Training Network-Townsville (James Cook University and Townsville Health and Hospital Services) and the director of the department of medical oncology at the Townsville Cancer Centre, Townsville Hospital, Queensland.
He developed the concept and established the Townsville teleoncology network (TTN) and the tropical centre for telehealth practice and research in North Queensland to decrease the disparity in access to specialist care faced by rural and remote Australians. Under the TTN and the telehealth centre, he has developed and implemented various telesupervision models for medical training, remote chemotherapy supervision model for rural chemotherapy administration (Queensland Remote Chemotherapy Supervision model-QReCS), and shared care models with general practitioners for cancer care closer to homes. Published results of the evaluation of various aspects of the teleoncology model lead to further improvement of these models.
As the current chair of the regional and rural group of COSA and the COSA network of directors of regional cancer centres, he is facilitating the development of the COSA teleoncology guidelines. Steering committee membership includes Queensland clinical senate and statewide rural and remote clinical networks.
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