Professional Education

Discover cancer health professional events, education programs, forums and webinars offered by Cancer Council Queensland.

Health professionals are encouraged to register to become members of the Health Professional Cancer Network. The network will provide regular updates on cancer information resources and programs, research updates, and professional development opportunities.

Information and education sessions are added throughout the year, so be sure to check back regularly.

To access recordings from previous information and education sessions visit our e-library.

For enquiries please contact Cancer Support and Information at healthpros@cancerqld.org.au.

Sexuality, body image and cancer - CANCELLED

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Registration ends October 15, 2018

This session has been cancelled due to insufficient registrations. People who have registered will be notified.

A program for all health professionals and health workers with an interest in sexuality and relationships after a cancer diagnosis.

This program will provide an overview of sexuality, body image and the challenges associated with a cancer diagnosis, during and after treatment. Participants will learn strategies that will assist them to develop confidence when discussing the effects of cancer treatment on sexual function.

For more information, please refer to the event flyer


Lymphoedema in the setting of gynaecological cancer - how research is informing us

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Registration ends October 16, 2018

A free program for all health professionals with an interest in gynaecological cancer.

For more information, please refer to event flyer


Talking about body image, sexuality and cancer

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Registration ends October 22, 2018

This program aims to develop the confidence and skills of health professionals to initiate and have conversations with patients and clients about sexuality issues in relation to cancer treatment and survivorship.

For more information, please refer to the event flyer


National Cervical Screening Program

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Registration ends October 29, 2018

This program will provide an update on the changes made to the National Cervical Screening program. Participants will learn about the key updates to the program, the research behind the changes, and why they were necessary. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn why it is so important to speak to patients, their families and friends about participation in the cancer screening programs.

For more information, please refer to the event flyer


Communicating about cancer with women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

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  • Venue: WEBINAR, Online
  • Region: Australia
  • When: 8am - 9.30am
Registration ends November 7, 2018

A program for all health professionals and health workers with an interest in women’s cancers in culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

This program will explore some challenges and strategies for effects communication about breast and gynaecological cancers including screening in a culturally and linguistically diverse context.

For more information, please refer to the event flyer


Women's cancers in culturally and linguistically diverse communities

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Registration ends November 6, 2018

Cancer Council Queensland invites Community Workers and Health Professionals to a free introductory information session on breast and gynaecological cancers, including screening in women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

For more information, please refer to the event flyer and the event program


Assessing distress in women with a gynaecological cancer

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  • Venue: WEBINAR, Online
  • Region: Australia
  • When: 7.45am for 8am start - 9.30am
Registration ends November 20, 2018

A free program for all health professionals with an interest in gynaecological cancer.

For more information, please refer to the event flyer


Caring for Our Community – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Course

These two-day courses will include information on cancer and cancer treatment, the prevention, screening and early detection of cancer, and end of life care. For more information on the courses, or to register your interest, please go to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Professional Training page