Foundation Seminar in Oncology

Foundation Seminar in Oncology

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The Foundation Seminar in Oncology will be delivered by a combination of self-paced learning (available from Friday 10 February 2023) and a live virtual seminar on Saturday 18 March.

The self-paced learning package comprises approximately 10 hours of learning material.  Access to these materials will end 18 weeks after your date of first enrolment.

Please note: the live virtual seminar will not be recorded.

Unsure if this is the right level for you? View the seminar level descriptors.

Please note: presentation recordings from the live virtual seminar will not be available.



Intern or Technician members

Intern or Technician non-members

Early bird*   










All registration rates include GST.

*Early bird registration ends 11:59pm AEST Friday 3 March 2023.

Presenters and tutors: 

  • John Coutsouvelis, Senior Clinical Pharmacist - Oncology/Haematology, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic
  • Ashleigh Boatman, Senior Pharmacist – Cancer Services, Western Cancer Centre Dubbo, Dubbo Health Service, Dubbo, NSW
  • Whiter Tang, Deputy Director of Pharmacy, Chris O'Briend Lifehouse, Sydney, NSW
  • Kris Johnstone, Advanced Pharmacist and Team Leader - Cancer Centre, Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service, Cairns, Qld
  • Ellen Jones, Team Leader Pharmacist - Oncology/Rehab/Palliative Care, Redcliffe Hospital, Brisbane, Qld
  • Jackson Truong, Senior Pharmacist - Haematology/Oncology, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic
  • Liam King, National Research Lead and Cancer Care Educator, Ramsay Health Care, Southport, Qld
  • Kimberley- Ann Kerr, Senior Pharmacist Team Leader -Cancer Services, Lyell McEwin Hospitals, SA
  • Ariana Mccauley, Cancer Care Advanced Training Pharmacy Resident, Royal North Shore Hospital, NSW

This activity has been accredited for 7.92 hours of Group 1 CPD and 10 hours of Group 2 CPD (for a total of 27.92 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist's CPD plan.

The accreditation number is S2021/27.

Competency standards* addressed:

  • Standard 1.6.1 Collaborate to improve quality and safety across the continuum of care
  • Standard 2.3.1 Use appropriate communication skills
  • Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
  • Standard 3.1.3 Collaborate to develop a medication management strategy or plan
  • Standard 3.2.1 Administer medicines
  • Standard 3.2.2 Provide primary care and promote judicious use of medicines
  • Standard 3.2.3 Dispense medicines (including compounded medicines) in consultations with the patient and/or prescriber
  • Standard 3.2.5 Provide counselling and information for safe and effective medication management
  • Standard 3.3.1 Undertake a clinical review
  • Standard 3.3.2 Apply clinical review findings to improve health outcomes
  • Standard 3.3.3 Document clinical review findings and changes in medication management

*National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016

All registration rates include GST

Early bird registration ends 1159pm AEST Friday 3 March 2023

Cancellation policy

  • Membership rate is only applicable if you are a member at the time of the seminar. Should your membership lapse, or if you resign you will be invoiced for the difference in registration.
  • Cancellations must be made in writing.
  • Cancellations received before 6 weeks prior to the event will receive a full refund. Non-members will be charged a $50 handling fee.
  • Cancellations received between 6 weeks and 1 week prior to the event will receive a 50% refund of the registration fee.
  • Cancellations received less than a week prior to the event will NOT be refunded.
  • SHPA reserve the right to cancel a seminar or make changes to the program
  • If SHPA cancels or defers the event you will receive 100% of the registration fee but SHPA bears no responsibility for any costs incurred  (such as flights, accommodation, travel or expenses) or loss of income.
  • It is recommended that participants obtain adequate insurance cover for travel and accommodation.
  • Transfer of registration – as an alternative to cancellation your registration may be transferred to another member of your organisation or another event (if the chosen seminar is a higher cost you will be subject to further charges). A request MUST be made in writing to the Federal Secretariat prior to the event.
  • If you are unable to attend SHPA policy is that handouts can not be made available as ‘stand alone’ materials

Venue/Accessibility requirements

  • For special accessibility requirements for in-person events please complete the relevant section when registering online and this information will be forwarded to third parties.
  • SHPA are in no way responsible for any connectivity issues as a result of the participants internet connection or hardware issues or other external factors impacting the internet, that are out of SHPA’s control.

Catering/Dietary requirements

  • Please complete the necessary section when registering online. SHPA will notify third parties such as caterers/suppliers of any dietary requirements.
  • Whilst every care is taken to notify venues of dietary requirements, SHPA cannot guarantee completely allergy free meals, nor be held responsible for any adverse reaction. Any registrant who has notified SHPA of a dietary requirement should make themselves known to the seminar coordinator and/or venue staff upon their arrival.
  • Some dietary requirements such as Kosher meals may incur an additional cost which is the responsibility of the delegate. SHPA will notify you in advance.


  • Recording and/or filming is not permitted by registrants. Please note this event may be recorded for the SHPA website and/or photos may be taken for use in SHPA resources and publications.
  • Registrants are not permitted to record or film any part of SHPA events in any format including audio recording or video recording or through use of mobile devices for filming


  • Numbers are capped so book early to avoid disappointment. Please note the only way to guarantee a space is to register online. Please ensure you register prior to booking your flights and accommodation.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation email then you are not registered for the event and will not be able to be accommodated on the day of the event. If you are following up on registration please ensure you contact the Federal Secretariat at least a week prior to the event.

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