Digital Oncology Mini Forum

GET WIRED AND INSPIRED! Register now to join us for the 2nd Digital Oncology Mini Forum, 1 March 2019. For clinicians, Regional Integrated Cancer Services, health services and cancer support groups across Victoria.

Tele-Oncology Mini Forum 2018
  • Friday 1 March 2019
  • 2pm to 5.30pm
  • Rooftop drinks & networking - 5.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and online
    (but in-person preferred for networking)
  • For all and any clinicians, RICS, health services and cancer support groups across Victoria

Digital Oncology Mini Forum 2019

Aim: to generate enthusiasm and inspiration for

  • reducing inequities of access
  • improving health outcomes
  • providing a more efficient health service
  • a better patient experience

through digitally-enabled service delivery and robust partnerships.


This forum will follow a dynamic 'Pecha Kuchu' format with interactive and engaging panel discussions.

2 - 3.15pm Cancer in the regions

Understanding cancer services capability in regional and rural settings

Regional Integrated Cancer Services

  • Loddon Mallee (LMICS) Trish Calder 
  • Hume (HRICS) Sian Wright / Dr Craig Underhill 
  • Grampians (GICS) Dr Stephen Brown / Jo Gell 
  • Barwon South West ​(BSWICS) Heather Cameron & Alice King 

Audience and panel - Building metro/regional networks 

  • Facilitated by A/Prof Kate Burbury - Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Peter Mac
    • Dr Stephen Brown - Clinical Director of Medical Oncology, Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre
    • Jo Gell - Strategic Director, GICS 
    • Dr Craig Underhill - Teletrials lead and Director of Oncology Border Oncology, Albury Wodonga (pending)
    • Sian Wright - Service Improvement Facilitator, HRICS
    • Trish Calder / Chris Caudle; Project Managers – Metropolitan/Regional Engagement, LMICS
    • Heather Cameron - Service Development Manager BSWRICS
    • Alice King - Telehealth Program Manager, Barwon South West

3.15 - 3.45pm Afternoon tea

  • Kindly sponsored by Janssen
  • Innovation & vendor displays
  • Poster displays
  • Networking

3.45 - 5.15 Innovative strategies for digitally enabled health care

  • Home Monitoring – potential for the medical workforce and capacity building – Dr David Routledge
  • Better preparing the under prepared: Using telehealth to better equip prostate cancer patients for their course of radiotherapy - Nigel Anderson
  • The EMR and digital innovation - Stephanie Chau
  • Telehealth in the regions - Carmel O'Kane
  • Teletrials - a year on in Victoria – Dr Craig Underhill / A/Prof Kate Burbury

Audience and panel - Now what?

  • Facilitated by Nicole Tweddle, Peter Mac Interim CEO
    • Nigel Anderson​​​​​​​ - Principal Research Radiation Therapist, Peter Mac​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
    • A/Prof Kate Burbury - Teletrials clinical lead and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Peter Mac​​​​​​​
    • Stephanie Chau​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ - ​​​​​​​Project Lead - Oncology, Parkville EMR Program​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
    • Carmel O'Kane - Cancer Nurse Practitioner and Manager - Wimmera Cancer Centre  
    • Dr David Routledge - Clinical Haematology, Peter Mac and The Royal Melbourne​​​​​​​ Hospital​​​​​​​
    • Dr Craig Underhill​​​​​​​ - Teletrials lead and Director of Oncology Border Oncology, Albury Wodonga​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
    • Dr David Speakman - Chief Medical Officer, Peter Mac

5.15 - 5.30 Summary and close

  • Dr David Speakman - Chief Medical Officer, Peter Mac

5.30 - 7pm Rooftop refreshments

Brought to you by Loddon Mallee Regional Integrated Cancer Service and Peter Mac Telehealth / Improvement Team

Sponsored by Janssen


Janssen Pharmaceuticals - event sponsor
Janssen Pharmaceuticals - event sponsor