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Cancer Council Queensland provides information and education programs to health professionals within Queensland. To support access to this information online videos are provided.

For Health Professional events and opportunities, please visit our Professional Education or Professional Symposiums and Conferences pages.

Health Professionals are encouraged to register to become members of the the Health Professional Cancer Network.

Communicating about breast and gynaecological cancers with women from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds 2018

Speakers: Dr Keely Gordon-King, Psychologist, Cancer Counselling Service, Cancer Council Queensland
Anna Voloschenko, Advisor, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Support, Cancer Council Queensland

What’s current in our approach to managing ovarian cancer 2018

Cancer Council Queensland Professional Education Session

Speakers: Professor Andreas Obermair, Gynaecological Oncologist – What’s current in our approach to managing ovarian cancer?
Anna Gordon, Coordinator, Cancer Support – Cancer Council Queensland support services for women and their families

Ovarian Cancer Forum 2016

Speaker: Associate Professor Penny Webb, Research Fellow – The Ovarian Cancer Prognosis and Lifestyle Study

Speaker: Dr Paul Vasey, Medical Oncology Specialist Gynaecological Malignancies – Front line chemotherapy for Ovarian Cancer

Speaker: Natasha Clarke, Clinical Learning Coordinator – Intraperitoneal Therapy: Nursing Management

Speaker: Professor Andreas Obermair, Gynaecological Oncologist – What is Ovarian Cancer: signs and symptoms, diagnosis and surgical advances

Speaker: Robin Woodrow, Ovarian Cancer Survivor – The “Lived Experience” of ovarian cancer

CCQ Pancreatic Cancer Forum 2015

Speaker: Matthew Burge, Medical Oncologist – Novel Treatments for Pancreatic Cancer

Speaker: Michael Gattas, Clinical Geneticist – Pancreatic Cancer and Familial Genetics

Speaker: Rachel Neale, Epidemiologist – Epidemiology and Risk Factors for Pancreatic Cancer and the Queensland Pancreatic Cancer Study

Speaker: Suzanne Kavanagh, Cancer Support Volunteer and Pancreatic Cancer Survivor – On Being a Pancreatic Cancer Survivor

Speaker: Wayne Schroder, Senior Research Officer – Using Biomarkers for Personalised Therapy of Pancreatic Cancer: The Sin1 Protein

New Paths in the Radiotherapy Journey 2015

Speaker: Art Kaminski, Radiation Oncologist – Radiotherapy in Cancer Care: New Techniques & Future Directions

Adolescents & Young Adults with Cancer Navigating the Obstacles – AYA Forum 2015

Speaker: Rick Walker, Senior Medical Officer – Interrupted development and why it’s hard for adolescents and young adults to adjust to cancer

Speaker: Po Inglis, Lead Clinician – Setting the scene – common malignancies in adolescents and young adults

Speaker: Lyndal Gray, Senior Leisure Therapist – “Mates, Playstation and my Bass” The importance of leisure and setting goals for adolescents and young adults with cancer

Speaker: Leigh Donovan, Senior Social Worker – The death of a young adult child – how practice and research informs our understanding of bereavement

Speaker: Jasmine Gailer, Cancer Survivor, Founder of Scar Stories – Self Image

Speaker: Fiona Henderson, Clinical Nurse Consultant/Cancer Care Coordinator – Exploring sexuality and fertility

Speakers: Claire Masula, Social Worker and Janine Deevy, Cancer Care Cooridinator – Treatment Compliance

Sexuality: Impact of Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment 2015

Speaker: Ms Janine Porter-Steele, Manager Wesley Hospital Kim Walters Choices Program – The Impact of Cancer on Sexuality

The diagnosis of cancer of any kind can have a devastating effect on psychological and emotional well-being as well as physical functioning including sexual function. Estimates of sexual dysfunction after cancer treatment vary widely, with most research to date relating to breast and gynaecologic cancers and prostate cancer. Sexuality is fundamental to the ways we experience physical and emotional closeness and develop intimate relationships. This Webinar will provide an understanding about the ways that cancer and its treatment affects the sexuality of people with cancer. The presentation will address practical ways that health professionals can assist people with cancer to adapt to physical and emotional changes that impact on sexuality and intimacy. The presenter will draw from her experience in supporting women with breast and gynaecological cancers.

Cancer in Elderly Forum 2015

Speaker: Mr Wolfgang Marx, PhD Candidate – Malnutrition in older people with cancer

Speaker: Ms Tina Skinner, Exercise Physiologist – Benefits of exercise in the older cancer patient

Speaker: Ms Sandie McCarthy, Chair of Cancer Nursing – Moving Towards a Multidisciplinary Model of Care for Older Cancer Patients

Speaker: Ms Samantha Clutton, Clinical Psychologist – Cancer and ageing, psycho-social burdens

The Emotional Impact of Advanced Cancer 2014

Speaker: Associate Professor Jane Turner, University of Queensland & Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

The news that cancer has recurred and is advanced, is devastating and can bring with it disbelief and uncertainty, fear and anxiety, distress and depression. Depression and anxiety are common among patients receiving palliative care and contribute to a greatly diminished quality of life and impact on physical symptoms, social concerns and existential issues. Treatments for depression and anxiety can improve quality of life and ability to cope with disease burden, and this presentation describes treatments which can be delivered in a community setting.