Extension Seminar in Oncology

Extension Seminar in Oncology

Registration for this event has now closed. For any enquiries please reach out to education@shpa.org.au


The Extension Seminar in Oncology will be delivered by a combination of an online self-paced learning package followed by a live virtual seminar on Saturday 16 March 2024.  It is designed to extend your knowledge and skills in oncology.  It is suitable for pharmacists with experience practicing in oncology who are looking to extend or consolidate their knowledge and skills.

This seminar will cover key concepts in managing various cancers including melanoma, hereditary cancers, bladder cancer, gastric cancer and gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST).  The self-paced learning package will contain approximately 12-13 hours of content, and will comprise of learning material focusing on fundamentals of these malignancies. Attendees will explore these key concepts in greater detail during the live seminar on Saturday 16 March 2024 in dedicated case study sessions and Q&A with expert presenters.  

The self-paced learning package will be available from Friday 2 February 2024. The live virtual component of this seminar will take place on Saturday 16 March 2024. The self-paced learning package materials must be completed prior to attending the live virtual seminar.

Please note: all attendees will have 18 weeks of access to the seminar self-paced learning package and resources from your date of enrolment into this page.  Enrolment details will be sent to registered attendees when available.

Target audience
The target audience for this Seminar is for pharmacists with experience practicing in oncology, and are looking to extend and consolidate their knowledge and skills in the area. 

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 members

Intern non-members

Early bird*   










All registration rates include GST.

*Early bird registration ends 11:59pm AEST Friday 1 March 2024. 

Seminar lead:

Alborz Soroush, Oncology & Trial Pharmacist, Wollongong Private Hospital, Wollongong, NSW


Live day presenters & tutors:

Lily Rush, Advanced Training Resident Pharmacist, Haematology/Oncology, Alfred Health, Vic  John Coutsouvelis, Senior Clinical Pharmacist, Oncology and Haematology, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic
Berenice Sheridan, Senior Oncology/ Education Pharmacist, Monash Health, Vic  Jackson Truong, Senior Clinical Pharmacist, Oncology and Haematology, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic
Ashleigh Boatman, Senior Pharmacist Cancer Services, Dubbo Health Service, Dubbo, NSW Vivien Chan, Senior Pharmacist - Cancer Services, Acting Team Leader- Cancer Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Metro South Health, Woolloongabba, Qld
Narelle Carnazzola, Advanced Pharmacist – Cancer Care, Townsville Hospital and Health Service, Adjunct Lecturer – College of Medicine and Dentistry, JCU, Douglas, Qld Shaun O'Connor, Senior Cancer Services Pharmacist, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Vic

This activity has been accredited for 9 hours of Group-1 CPD and 5 hours of Group-2 CPD (for a total of 19 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

The accreditation number is S2024/15.


The program addresses pharmacist competency standards, including:

  • Standard 1.5.1 Apply expert knowledge and skills
  • Standard 1.5.2 Use reasoning and judgement
  • Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
  • Standard 3.2.3 Dispense medicines (including compounded medicines) in consultation with the patient and/or prescriber
  • Standard 3.3.1 Undertake a clinical review
  • Standard 3.3.2 Apply clinical review findings to improve health outcomes
  • Standard 5.2.3 Undertake critical evaluation activities
  • Standard 5.3.3 Apply research evidence into practice
  • Standard 5.3.4 Provide advice and recommendations

*National competency standards framework for pharmacists in Australia, 2016

All registration rates include GST.

Early bird registration ends 11:59pm AEST Friday 1 March 2024. 

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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