Conferences, Workshops and Seminars

Putting the person front and centre: Changing your clinical practice

Join us for the 5th Biennial Head and Neck Cancer Symposium to be held at the Translational Research Institute (TRI) Auditorium, Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) campus, Brisbane.

The PAH and TRI are internationally recognised for their specialist clinical and research skill in the management of head and neck cancer. Our multidisciplinary two-day symposium brings together the expertise of community, clinical and research leaders to explore cutting-edge innovations in head and neck cancer. The theme focusses on putting the person as the centre of treatment—as an integral team member along their cancer trajectory.

To stimulate discussion and challenge our thinking, Julie McCrossin, Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG) Patient Ambassador, ABC Radio/TV journalist and broadcaster, and oropharyngeal cancer survivor, will lead us at the symposium as the master of ceremonies.

We invite registrations from all medical professionals who are keen to expand their capacity to best treat patients with head and neck cancer, and improve communication with a patient’s family, including ENT/maxillofacial/plastic surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology, palliative care specialists, nurses, radiation therapists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, dietitians, physiotherapists, social workers, psychologists and dentists.

Registrants will be expected to have an understanding and basic knowledge of head and neck cancer management. Prior experience working with this patient population is beneficial. The symposium will be focused at a multidisciplinary intermediate-advanced level.

For more information, please contact

Dr Bena Cartmill
Advanced Speech Pathologist and Health Research Fellow
P: 07 3896 3081 or 0403 160 913

Date and time: 

Friday 8 to Saturday 9 June 2018

Translational Research Institute Auditorium
Princess Alexandra Hospital campus, 37 Kent Street,
Woolloongabba QLD 4102

Head and Neck cancer - The Big Picture

Oncology Nurse Education day

Topics to include:

  • Patient experience of head and neck cancer
  • Role of the head and neck Nurse Practitioner
  • Chemotherapy adn immunotherapy in head and neck cancer - where are we at?
  • Radiation therapy for head and neck cancer - A case study
  • Body image in the context of head and neck cancer
  • Vision and advocacy

For more information please contact our head & neck nurse practitioners:
Justine 0428.403.117
Sarah 0419.295.017

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Australian Healthcare Week Expo

Free to attend: Nurses & Clinicians Onfloor Program
21-22 March 2018 | ICC Sydney

The 8th Australian Healthcare Week Expo will be returning to the ICC in March 2018 - Bigger and Better!

Back by popular demand, the Free to Attend Nursing and Clinicians Program (held at the Expo) will explore how nurses can be empowered and more effectively leverage nursing informatics to improve patient and nursing experiences.

Register now for a FREE expo pass here and join 5,000 of your peers at the largest and fastest growing healthcare event in the Southern Hemisphere!