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Survivorship Community of Practice

  • Friday, 30 July 2021, 2.00 - 4.00pm

The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre (ACSC) will host the next virtual Survivorship Community of Practice on Friday, 30 July 2021.

The 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.

An agenda will be published closer to the event date.

For further information, you can contact the ACSC team (03) 8559 6220 or [email protected]

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

Parkville Cancer Survivorship Clinical Champions Forum

Opportunity to share survivorship initiatives and knowledge for health professionals

  • Monday, 2 August 2021, 2.00 - 4.00pm

The purpose of the forum is to bring professionals together to support enhanced follow up care (also known as survivorship care) across the Parkville precinct.  

We understand that the Peter Mac Strategic Directions 2020-25 includes a commitment to enhance models of follow up care, and measure quality of care in collaboration with ACSC, as well as collect patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and patient-reported experience measures (PREMs). We welcome the opportunity to discuss this with you and your service.

The forum will be opened by Dr David Speakman. It is open to anyone interested in survivorship care, including nurse consultants, multi-disciplinary team members, doctors, fellows and project staff. 

For enquires please email [email protected]

Delivering Innovative Cancer Survivorship Care

Education for health professionals

  • Wednesday, 29 September 2021

This free, virtual, introductory course is open to all nursing and allied health staff. It will provide participants with skills, knowledge and resources for implementing cancer survivorship care.

The program includes:
- Key elements of survivorship including the common experiences of cancer survivors
- Promoting wellness and self-management
- Motivational interviewing techniques

It is anticipated that participants will gain increased knowledge and confidence in these areas of survivorship care.

The DICSC workshop is run with the aim of strengthening survivorship capability in the health system. It is typically run as a face to face, full day session. This event is being run as a modified, virtual event. It offers up-to-date, evidence-based practical tools, tips and resources designed to help improve care for cancer survivors.

For enquires please email [email protected]

Victorian Cancer Survivorship Research Forum

Research collaboration and networking opportunities for health professionals

  • Thursday, 21 October 2021, 2.00 - 4.00pm

The  6th Victorian Cancer Survivorship Research Forum 2021 will provide an opportunity for Victorian-based healthcare professionals, researchers and organisations to hear about the excellent work that is underway by interstate experts and fellow Victorians working in cancer survivorship.

This free forum will feature expert presentations and is open to anyone interested or involved in cancer survivorship research, so if you’re a researcher, clinician, student, consumer, policymaker or other health professional, please join us!

Registrations will open closer to the event date.

For further information, you may contact the ACSC team via [email protected]

4th Victorian Cancer Survivorship Conference

  • 24 - 25 March 2022, Melbourne

The 4th Victorian Cancer Survivorship Conference will be held 24–25 March 2022 and is presented by the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) and the ACSC. Building on the success of our previous conferences in 2016, 2018 and 2020, the 4th Victorian Cancer Survivorship Conference promises a diverse and stimulating program, harnessing evidence and best practice to improve outcomes for cancer survivors. This conference is held every two years and alternates with the Flinders / COSA Survivorship Conference.

Past Events

Webinar: Allied health providing cancer survivorship care

The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre (ACSC), Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA), Cancer Nurses Society of Australia (CNSA) and Cancer Council Victoria (CCV) are pleased to present the webinar Allied health providing cancer survivorship care. This facilitated panel discussion will bring together experts to give insight on the context, challenges and opportunities on cancer survivorship care in the rural or regional setting.

Watch the webinar here.

To read more about the presenters please review their  biographies here.

The resource list referred to in this webinar is available here.

Webinar: The important role allied health plays in the care of cancer patients post-treatment – an interactive case review.

ACSC, the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) and Cancer Council Victoria (CCV) delivered a webinar on the important role allied health plays in the care of cancer patients post-treatment. This webinar included an interactive case review of Meg Rynderman's story on Thursday, 6 August 2020.

More information on the expert panel please click here.

Watch the recorded webinar here.

Webinar: The important role of primary care in follow-up for cancer survivors

ACSC, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) delivered a webinar on the importance of primary care in follow up for cancer survivors on Tuesday, 30 June 2020.

Watch the recorded webinar here.

3rd Victorian Cancer Survivorship Conference

The 3rd Victorian Cancer Survivorship Conference was a great success. Co-hosted by the ACSC with the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, we welcomed almost 200 local and international delegates.

The conference theme, ‘A 2020 Vision – Building on learnings, partnering for success’, acknowledges significant progress in research and practice improvement, anticipates the next steps and recognises the importance of broad partnerships to achieve optimal outcomes for cancer survivors. 

The two-day conference included a strong line-up of local and international speakers who shared their outstanding work. Invited speakers included Anton Enus, Prof Deborah K Mayer, Prof Adam Glaser and  Prof Afaf Girgis AM. 


The important work of the ACSC and our collaborators was showcased throughout the conference with presentations from Professor Michael Jefford, Dr Karolina Lisy, Helana Kelly, Amanda Piper, Nicole Kinnane, Dr Victoria Garwood, Suzannah Roushdy, Dr Claudia Zeneca Morales and Yunhui (Cherry) Liang.

It was positive to see so much qualit​y work to improve the standard of care for cancer survivors featured throughout the conference. We congratulate the winners of the conference awards:

  • Best Student Presentation – Dr Victoria Garwood
  • Best Oral Presentation – Nathan Harrison
  • Best Poster Presentation – Paula Howell

Conference delegates were highly entertained by the great debate. The panel discussion reflected on ‘Taking charge. People living with and beyond cancer must manage their own healthcare needs’.  We saw the return of seasoned debaters Prof Jon Emery and Prof Bogda Koczwara. Joining Prof Emery in the affirmative team were Prof Deborah Mayer and Dr Marcus Grzechnik (consumer representative). Joining Prof Koczwara in the opposing team were Prof Grant McArthur and Meg Rynderman (ACSC consumer representative).

Further details can be found at the 3rd Victorian Cancer Survivorship Conference.  The 4th Victorian Cancer Survivorship Conference will be held in 2022.