Professional Education

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.

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

Upcoming Health Professional Information Sessions

New sessions are added throughout the year, so be sure to check back regularly.

Sexuality and Sexual Function

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  • Venue: Webinar, Join via your computer, tablet or smartphone
  • Region: Online
  • When: 2:30 - 3:15pm
Registration ends August 16, 2021

Cancer and its treatment can impact a patients sexuality, including body image, emotions and relationships.

Treatment for some types of cancer can directly affect a patients physical ability to have sex, or to enjoy it. Research shows that most people who have had cancer treatment say they have experienced issues with sexuality and intimacy.

Health professionals can provide support and information to improve sex, sexuality and intimacy, or link patients to other health professionals who can help.

  • Do you sometimes struggle to bring this topic up with your patients?
  • Do you want ideas about how to support your patients?

Join this free webinar, presented by Dr Janine Porter-Steele and Leonie Young to hear more.

For more information see the event flyer


Occupational Cancer e-learning module

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  • Venue: ONLINE
  • Region: National
  • When: ongoing
Complete course at your convenience

In some Australian workplaces, employees are exposed to a diverse range of possible carcinogens at higher concentrations and for longer periods of time than the general public. It is estimated that approximately 5000 cancers each year are caused by workplace exposures.

Cancer Council has developed an e-learning module to increase GP’s awareness of workplace carcinogens and cancers. The module includes sections on occupational cancers in the Australian context, the role of an exposure history, common occupational cancers and the Australian compensation system.

The 60 minute module is accredited with both RACGP and ACRRM.

To register and complete the module:

  • Step 1 – Go to https://cancercouncil.litmos.com.au/online-courses
  • Step 2 – Register by clicking the Register button at the top right of the page
  • Step 3 – Complete the registration requirements
  • Step 4 – Login by clicking the Login button at the top right of the page and entering your information
  • Step 5 – Click the Start new course button and choose the course of interest
  • Step 6 – Click the Let’s Go! button to start the course


Community Events – Information sessions

Cancer Council Queensland offers a range of information sessions throughout the year, in locations across the state. These sessions are conducted in a supportive group environment for people affected by cancer, their carers, partners, friends and families. Please visit our Community Events Information Sessions page for more information