Events for health professionals

Webinar: Redefining survivorship – supporting people with treatable but not curable cancers

  • Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 7:00 - 8:30pm AEST

Registrations are now open

The ACSC will partner with the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia, Cancer Nurses Society of Australia and Cancer Council Victoria and NSW to deliver a webinar about cancer survivorship for people with treatable but not curable cancers (including advanced and metastatic cancers). The webinar will include a facilitated panel discussion exploring the roles of nursing, medical and allied health professionals in improving care and outcomes for people with treatable but not curable cancers.

The webinar will be facilitated by Associate Professor Nicolas Hart. He is a is an NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow in Cancer Survivorship at the INSIGHT Research Institute, and Program Director of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the Human Performance Research Centre and School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation at the University of Technology Sydney. His research focuses on improving outcomes for people living with advanced or metastatic cancer, canvassing survivorship and supportive care issues and cancer outcomes.

Associate Professor Nicolas Hart will lead a panel of experts and guide attendees through a comprehensive exploration of survivorship care for people with treatable but not curable cancer.

The panel of experts will include:

  • Dr Andrea Smith, Research Fellow, The Daffodil Centre, University of Sydney
  • Prof Melanie Lovell, Palliative Medicine Physician and Senior Staff Specialist, HammondCare, Greenwich Hospital
  • Megan McDowell, Specialist Myeloma Nurse, Myeloma Australia
  • Kim Hobbs, Oncology Social Worker, Westmead Hospital Sydney

If you’re a hospital - or community-based nursing, medical and allied health professional interested in improving care and outcomes for people with treatable but not curable cancers register now.  

Victorian Cancer Survivorship Research Forum

Opportunity to hear about current cancer survivorship research

  • Wednesday, 19 June 2024, 1:30 - 3:0pm AEST

Registrations are now open

 These forums provide an opportunity for healthcare professionals, researchers and organisations to build connections, support collaborations and hear about current cancer survivorship research being undertaken by Victorian and interstate experts.


  • Implementation of timely referral to outpatient palliative care services in regional Victoria: is it possible to improve outcomes? (TROPICAL-VIC) – Associate Professor Craig Underhill, Border Medical Oncology Research Unit
  • Equitable Cancer Care in Rural and Remote Australia: Understanding barriers and developing solutions – Associate Professor Anna Ugalde, Deakin University
  • e-DiSCover: A digital health solution to build capacity for supportive care and survivorship clinical trials for child, adolescent, and young adult survivors of childhood cancer – Dr Cinzia De Luca, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
  • Group discussion – facilitated by Professor Michael Jefford, ACSC

This is a joint initiative between the Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre and the Victorian Cancer Agency and is open to anyone interested or involved in cancer survivorship research. 

Victorian Cancer Survivorship Community of Practice 

Opportunity to discuss cancer survivorship and network with health professionals 

  • Thursday, 18 July 2024

Community of Practice resource list, 29 February 2024

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.  

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


  • 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 – Tahli Batkilin
  • Enduring work participation in survivorship: Essential role of health practitioners – Sue Woodall, Founder and General Manager, LiveWorkCancer
  • Pelvic Dysfunction Clinic supporting cancer survivorship – Carolyn Atkin, Stomal Therapy/Wound Clinical Nurse Consultant, Peter Mac
  • Group discussion – facilitated by the ACSC
  • Evaluation and close

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

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