Date
22 May 2018
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Cost
Free
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Event location
Western Centre for Health Research and Education
Sunshine Hospital Furlong Road
ST ALBANS VIC 3021
Australia
Available to
All
Professional development points
4
The Breast Cancer Update will inform primary care practitioners on the latest evidence based breast cancer care.
General practitioners, practice nurses and allied health professionals are invited to attend this informative education session which will cover common breast cancer issues faced in general practice. 

Facilitator: Ms Meron Pitcher, Breast and General Surgeon 

Topics to be covered:
  • Current indications of genetic testing for breast cancer- Dr Shirley Wong, Medical Oncologist 
  • Survivorship: Keeping well after cancer- Ms Sophie Nightingale, Breast Surgeon and Ms Melanie Fisher, Breast Care Nurse 
  • New medications and their side effects- Dr Catherine Oakman, Oncologist


Learning outcomes

  • Explore the current indications of genetic testing for breast cancer
  • Demonstrate awareness of breast cancer survivorship issues and implement strategies to help improve health and wellbeing
  • Understand the use of new medications in the management of breast cancer and explain their potential side effects 

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