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Victorian Cancer Survivorship Research Forum

Research collaboration and networking opportunities for health professionals

Thursday, 19 November 2020 - 2.00 to 3.30pm

The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre at Peter Mac invites you to attend the 4th Victorian Cancer Survivorship Research Forum. The Forum 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!

This event will be held via webinar and will feature local and interstate speakers.


2:00-2:05pm: Welcome

2:05-2:40pm: Prof Ray Chan: Building successful research partnerships: Experiences from the Queensland Collaborative for Cancer Survivorship (QCCS)

2:40-3:00pm: Dr Maria Ftanou: Fear-Less: A stepped-care program to manage fear of cancer recurrence

3:00-3:30pm: Imogen Ramsey: Developing a core outcome set for cancer survivorship

Register here:

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

Delivering Innovative Cancer Survivorship Care

Education for health professionals

Friday, 4 December 2020, 11:00am - 1:00pm

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 will include:
- 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.

Registrations are now open:

For enquires please email [email protected]

Parkville Cancer Survivorship Clinical Champions Forum

Opportunity to share survivorship initiatives and knowledge for health professionals

  • To be held in 2021

Registrations will open closer to the event, for enquires please email [email protected]

Past Events

Survivorship Community of Practice

The ACSC virtual 2020 Survivorship Community of Practice was held on Friday, 30 October 2020. The forum brought 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 was open to those working with cancer survivors from all sectors including hospital, community or non-government organisations, researchers and policymakers.

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.