Parkville- Lecture Theatre 5, Level 1, Monash University, 381 Royal Parade, Parkville, Vic 3052
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Networking and refreshments from 7:00pm, lecture will commence at 7:30pm.
The prevalence of cancer is rising. It is predicted that by the age of 85, 1 in 2 men, and 1 in 3 women will have been diagnosed with some form of cancer. At the same time, the survival rate for common cancers has increased by 30% in the last 20 years. This trend has resulted in cancer treatment for many patients being managed in the community, which highlights an important role for pharmacists.
This lecture, presented by Brett Janson, Senior Clinical Pharmacist at Peter MacCallum, will provide pharmacists with an improved awareness of common cancer treatments, management options for common side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and appropriate referral pathways.
On completion of this session, participants will be able to:
- Understand the prevalence and morbidity of cancer treated in the community in Australia
- Appreciate the treatments used for common cancers in the community such as radiotherapy, outpatients chemotherapy, prescription medications and emerging treatments
- Recognise the side effects of common cancer treatments and their management options including referral pathways
- Understand how to provide therapeutic and patient centric support for patients with cancer and their carers via an update of counselling and communication skills
This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 4.2, 4.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3
Accreditation number: CVP141001 This activity has been accredited for 1.5 hours of Group 1 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Up to 1.5 hours of Group 1 activity may be converted to Group 2 (or 3 CPD credits), if self-assessment questions are completed.
Mr Brett Janson
Senior Clinical Pharmacist
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre