Nutrition and Dietetics events and seminars

Peter Mac regularly runs nutrition focused events for patients and carers, and health professionals.

Talking about the ‘C’ word

This event, targeted at dietitians, student dietitians and health professionals who work in or are interested in oncology nutrition, is held biennially at Peter Mac, Melbourne. It is a full day event that includes presentations that explore various aspects of cancer and nutrition, and provides an update on current research, practice and topics of interest. For more information about this event please contact the [email protected] 

Nutrition Webinar: Listen Hear Talk: Having supportive conversations in oncology

This webinar was developed with the Peter Mac Psychology team. It aims to improve understanding of the distress cancer patients are going through and looks at how dietitians can support them with enhanced communication skills. It is a useful resource for those new to oncology as well as those with experience looking to maximize communication benefits from patient interactions.

  • Session 1: Distress in Cancer Patients and Common Psychological Presentations
  • Session 2: Counselling Micro Skills and Enhancing Communication
  • Session 3: Discussion Panel: Having Difficult Conversations

The recording of this half day webinar is available for purchase at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nutrition-in-oncology-webinar-video-tickets

​​​​​​VCMC Community of Practice

The Community of Practice event is a free bi-annual forum targeted at health professionals with an interest in cancer malnutrition. It enables participants to share their practice and deepen their knowledge of cancer nutrition care and information provision for patients, carers, and health professionals. The event generally includes a professional development session on topics of interest and relevance, updates on the current VCMC projects, and provides networking opportunities. 

The most recent Community of Practice forum was held October 27th, 2021 as a virtual event. We heard from two consumers, who have been involved with the iCanEAT pathway project, regarding the co-design process and their overall experience in partnering the VCMC on cancer nutrition projects. If you would like to view the recording of the October Community of Practice; 'Everyone's thoughts matter' please email [email protected]

We welcome you to subscribe to the VCMC email list to keep updated on future projects and events.

Food For Thought

This event, targeted at patients and their family who have an interest in nutrition and good food, is run each month in the Wellbeing Centre at Peter Mac, Melbourne. Our fabulous volunteer, Valentin, prepares nourishing and delicious meals and snacks for patients and their family to taste, whilst he chats with a dietitian about the importance of good nutrition. Dates for this event has been put on hold so watch this space.

Guest Chef

The annual guest chef day helps patients re-discover their passion for nutritious food during or after their cancer treatment. Organised by the Peter Mac dietitians, patients receive a healthy and wholesome meal from one of Melbourne’s leading chefs. For more information about this event, please contact [email protected]