CPG Foundation Course, 31 May - 2 June 2019

The COSA Cancer Pharmacists Group (CPG) of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) is hosting their 12th Foundation Clinical Practice Course for Cancer Pharmacists from Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June 2019, at the Rydges South Bank Brisbane.


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This course is designed to assist pharmacists new to cancer management in developing clinical skills in cancer pharmacy practice. We combine informative lectures, interactive workshops and a panel discussion, to assist in the development of skills and abilities in the many processes involved in providing cancer treatment to our patients, with a focus on the management of key tumours.

The course is delivered ‘by cancer pharmacists, for cancer pharmacists’, with speakers who are experienced cancer pharmacists and members of the CPG. These pharmacists work in a variety of settings across Australia, at a multidisciplinary level, and are invited to lead the course, not only for their vast knowledge and experience in the area of cancer pharmacy practice, but also their skills and ability at teaching and running workshops.

The course will run for 3 full days and the program highlights include:

  • Lecture series on the pharmacology of anticancer drugs
  • Medication safety
  • Practice-based workshops: oral anticancer therapy, immunotherapy
  • Chemotherapy related toxicities (i.e. haematological, gastrointestinal, organ dysfunctions)
  • Practice-based workshops: Understanding chemotherapy protocols, chemotherapy and organ dysfunction
  • Disease based workshops:multiple myeloma, breast cancer, lung cancer
  • Principles of anticancer therapy and administration
  • Oncological emergencies

  • Disease based workshops: melanoma, lymphoma, colorectal cancer
  • Quality and governance of cancer chemotherapy

  • Panel discussions

 We look forward to welcoming you to the 12th Foundation Clinical Practice Course!

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Geeta Sandhu 
Dan McKavanagh