Events for health professionals

Victorian Cancer Survivorship Community of Practice 

Opportunity to discuss cancer survivorship and network with health professionals 

  • Wednesday, 4 October 2023  

 The Victorian Cancer Survivorship Community of Practice forum brings together health professionals with an interest in cancer survivorship and the implementation of new models of care and provides an opportunity to discuss key aspects of cancer survivorship.  


  • Welcome - Tracey Mander, Acting Manager, ACSC
  • Department of Health update - Liz Simkiss, Senior Project Officer, Cancer Planning Integration and Monitoring, Department of Health
  • Consumer Advocate
  • WHO Rehabilitation 2030 Initiative: the role of rehabilitation in cancer within the World Rehabilitation Alliance – World Health Organisation - Assoc Prof Nicolas Hart, NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow in Cancer Survivorship, INSIGHT Research Institute, University of Technology Sydney
  • Establishing a Nurse Practitioner-led breast cancer survivorship service in a regional setting, Bendigo Health - Justin Hargreaves, Medical Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Bendigo Health
  • Survivorship care needs of cancer patients: five-year results of the nurse-led cancer survivorship clinic, Latrobe Regional Hospital - Assoc Prof Mahesh Iddawela, Medical Oncologist, Alfred Health & Latrobe Regional Hospital
  • Question time – facilitated by the ACSC
  • Evaluation and close

This free forum is open to those working with cancer survivors from all sectors including hospital, community or non-government organisations, researchers and policymakers. 

This is a joint initiative between the Department of Health and the Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre. 

Register here


 Webinar: Cancer-related neuropathic pain

  • Tuesday, 14 November 2023

The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre together with the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia, Cancer Council Victoria and the Cancer Nurses Society of Australia are partnering to deliver this free webinar for nurses, allied health professionals and clinicians on cancer-related neuropathic pain.

The webinar will include presentations from experts in this field, a cancer survivor’s experience and a facilitated panel discussion.

The webinar will explore the roles of nurses, allied health professionals and clinicians in supporting cancer survivors (including people who are living with incurable cancer) who experience cancer-related neuropathic pain.

Register here


Victorian Cancer Survivorship Research Forum

Opportunity to hear about current cancer survivorship research

  • Thursday, 30 November 2023, 2:00–3:30 pm (AEDT), webinar

The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre in collaboration with the Victorian Cancer Agency will jointly deliver the Victorian Cancer Survivorship Research Forum. This forum is an opportunity for healthcare professionals, researchers and organisations to build connections, support collaborations and hear about current cancer survivorship research being undertaken by fellow Victorian and interstate experts.

This free forum is open to anyone interested or involved in cancer survivorship research. Speakers and their presentations to be announced soon.

Register here.


Parkville Cancer Survivorship Clinical Champions Forum 

Opportunity to share survivorship initiatives and knowledge for health professionals 

  • This Forum will next be run in 2024  

This forum provides an opportunity for participants to network, share their practice and expand their knowledge of cancer survivorship care, contributing to survivorship initiatives and projects. The forum is open to anyone within the Parkville precinct interested in cancer survivorship care, including oncologists, surgeons, nurses, multidisciplinary team members and allied health staff. 


Delivering Innovative Cancer Survivorship Care 

Education for health professionals 

  • This workshop will next be run in 2024  

This free workshop is open to nursing and allied health professionals and provides participants with skills, knowledge and resources to implement cancer survivorship care. 

Following a recent review, this workshop is in the process of being updated to ensure current, evidence-based content. The revised workshop will include practical tools, tips and resources designed to help improve care for cancer survivors, with the aim of strengthening survivorship care capability in the health system. 

For current ACSC initiatives supporting professional development in survivorship education, visit our survivorship education page