Professor Sabe Sabesan, BMBS(Flinders),PhD, FRACP is the Clinical Dean of the Northern Clinical Training Network(NCTN) Townsville and the director of the department of medical oncology at the Townsville Cancer Centre, Townsville Hospital, Queensland, Australia.
Sabe established the Townsville teleoncology network (TTN) and the Tropical Centre for Telehealth Practice and Research(TC-TPR) in North Queensland to decrease the disparity in access to specialist care faced by regional, rural and remote patients. Under the auspices of the TTN and TC-TPR, he has developed and implemented various telesupervision models for medical training, teleoncology models for service delivery, 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. As the chair of the regional and rural group of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA), he led the development of the COSA teleoncology guidelines and the Australasian Teletrial model for improving clinical trial access closer to home and improving recruitment rates.
Sabe’s main research interests include health system strengthening, rural and Indigenous health and Telehealth. Currently, he is a co-chair of the COSA Teletrial Consortium to drive national implementation of the teletrial model.
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