ANZHNCS Webinars

ANZHNCS webinars are available to all ANZHNCS members.

ANZHNCS Webinars

ANZHNCS webinars are available to all ANZHNCS members.

ANZHNCS Webinar | Psychological Distress in Oncology Care: The Sixth Vital Sign | 18 April 2024

18 April 2024, 6:00-7:00pm (AEST)

The negative psychological impact that a person diagnosed with cancer and their family may experience includes heightened anxiety, depression, fear, sadness, shock, and anger. 1:4 will experience clinically significantly distress. This webinar will highlight the use of a stepped care model to help cancer health professionals deliver universal and low intensity psychological care early and when needed.

Presenter – Professor Suzanne Chambers AO, RN BA BAppPsyc(Hons) PhD FCHP

Professor Suzanne Chambers AO is a health psychologist and registered nurse who has been working as a practitioner-researcher in psycho-oncology for over 30 years. She was awarded her PhD in 2004 within the School of Psychology at Griffith University and has over 300 peer reviewed publications and numerous books, book chapters and monographs.  Her work has focussed on developing models to predict help seeking and adjustment after cancer: designing remote access and low intensity psychological interventions for people affected by cancer; integrating peer support into controlled design methodologies; integrating distress screening into interventions to target high distress cancer patient groups. Suzanne was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) 2018 for distinguished service to medical research particularly in the area of psycho-oncology and to community health through patient care strategies to assist men with prostate cancer.  She is the founder and President of Open Eyes Global an incorporated association registered with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission that raises funds to provide customised eye prostheses to disadvantaged children in Nepal with retinoblastom.  She is an Honorary Fellow with St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney and is currently the Executive Dean of Health Sciences at the Australian Catholic University.

Registration Cost: Complimentary for current ANZHNCS members and $30.00 for non-members

Register here


ANZHNCS Webinar | Transforming Treatment Approaches in Head and Neck Cancer: The Potential of Immunotherapy in Neoadjuvant, Adjuvant and Metastatic Disease. | 22 October 2023

22 October 2023, 3:30-4:30pm (AEDT)


Providence Cancer Centre/Earles Chiles Research Institute, Portland Oregon:

Dr Marka Crittenden MD, PhD – Radiation Oncologist
Dr Rom Leidner MD – Medical Oncologist
Dr Bryan Bell MD, DDS, FACS, FRSC(Ed) – Head and Neck Surgeon

Event available to be viewed by members on the ANZHNCS YouTube channel

ANZHNCS Webinar | Advanced practice and innovation by dietitians: improving care and outcomes for people with head and neck cancer | 1 June 2023

Thursday 1 June 2023 at 6.00pm AEST

Chair and panel facilitator

Jenelle Loeliger AdvAPD

Head, Nutrition & Speech Pathology Department, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Honorary Fellow, Deakin University


A/Prof. Merran Findlay PhD AdvAPD
Executive Research Lead – Cancer Nutrition, Sydney Local Health District; Clinical Associate Professor University of Sydney; Oncology Dietetics Clinical Research Fellow, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse

Jane Stewart APD
Clinical Lead Dietitian, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Panel members

A/Prof. Merran Findlay
Jane Stewart
Tsien Fua – Radiation Oncologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Sarah Davies – Nurse Practitioner Head and Neck Cancer, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse
Rhys Hughes – Senior Speech Pathologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Event available to be viewed by members on the ANZHNCS YouTube channel

ANZHNCS Webinar | Challenges in managing young patients with oral cavity cancer | 23 February 2023

Thursday 23 February 2023 at 6.30pm AEDT

Chaired by Dr. Eric Khoo

Presentations by
Professor Jonathan Clark, NSW Head and Neck Cancer surgeon
Dr Melanie Jackson Radiation Oncologist, Genesiscare, WA
Dr Marcin Dzienis, Medical Oncologist, Gold Coast University Hospital, Queensland

Event available to be viewed by members on the ANZHNCS YouTube channel

ANZHNCS Webinar | Speech Pathology Management of Head and Neck Lymphoedema | 28 June 2022