Primary health care education

Peter Mac offers opportunities for continuing professional development in cancer care for general practitioners and specialists throughout the year.


Peter Mac offers regular opportunities for suitably qualified clinicians to visit Peter Mac, for limited periods, to observe work undertaken by a range of cancer experts. For further information call the Peter Mac switchboard on 03 8559 5000 and ask to speak to the chair of the relevant service.


Annual  GP Forum 2018

(For General Practitioners, Primary Care Nurses and Practice Managers)

Cancer therapies continue to evolve, leading to improved outcomes and a growing population of cancer survivors. This practical forum will include an overview of the newer cancer treatments, their side effects and the information primary care physicians need to know to manage follow up.

This popular cancer update has sold out each year and is held annually on a Saturday in partnership with the Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre- A Richard Pratt Legacy and Cancer Council Victoria. These interactive presentations consist of cancer-related topics relevant to general practice.

To register for the event or to view the event program and speaker information, visit the event website.

Saturday 27 October 2018

Registration: 8.30am - 8.50am

Forum: 8.50am - 1.00pm

Refreshments, light breakfast and brunch will be provided

An application will be made to RACGP and ACRRM for 8 Cat 2 points

Lecture Theatre B, Level 7| Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building, 305 Grattan Street, Melbourne

Limited places available

If you would like to be on the email list for information about this and other upcoming primary care education events, please email: [email protected] or phone Ashlee Bailey, ACSC Education Coordinator (03) 8559 6222.

Late Effects Care Program

The Late Effects service has a shared care program whereby survivors of complex cancer therapy at risk of long-term complications have their management undertaken jointly by the hospital team and their GP.

GPs are provided with information and support to manage the complex care needs of their patients; videoconferencing is available to support ongoing management.

Guidelines for the screening and surveillance of late effects of cancer treatments are available: Late Effects of Cancer Treatment Screening and Surveillance Guidelines for GPs.