march, 2018

17mar8:30 am4:00 pmImplementing the National Cervical Screening Program Renewal: Getting it right8:30 am - 4:00 pm Hub Auditorium, Sunshine Coast University Hospital


Event Details

The Cancer Screening Unit, Preventive Health Branch of Queensland Health, in collaboration with Iris Education, invite you to attend this free education event on Saturday 17th March 2018. You may participate in person or by joining through live streaming on your own computer or device.

Presenters include:

  • Professor Ian Hammond, Chair, Steering Committee for the Renewal Implementation Project, National Cervical Screening Program Commonwealth Department of Health
  • A/Professor Julia Brotherton, Medical Director, Registries and Research, Victorian Cytology Service Registries, National HPV Vaccination Program Register
  • National Cancer Screening Registry Staff
  • Dr Kay Strom and Dr Caroline Harvey, Reproductive Health General Practitioners
  • Qld Health pathologist and gynaecologist

This event is for:

  • General Practitioners
  • GP and O&G Registrars
  • Hospital doctors
  • Women’s Health Nurses
  • Aboriginal health workers
  • Practice Nurses and Practice Managers
  • Rural and remote primary health care staff
  • Midwives
  • Vaccination staff
  • All those involved in women’s health

Register here for full day, half day, attend in person or attend via live streaming

The morning sessions will provide a detailed review of the rationale and evidence driving the changes, and consideration of issues, challenges and lessons learned already in applying the changes in practice.

The afternoon sessions will use interactive case studies and role plays to consider specific management issues with a facilitated panel discussion providing the opportunity to ask questions and assist participants to build knowledge and confidence to discuss the changes with their patients.

Areas covered include:

  • Understanding the role of HPV: Prevalence and patterns, natural history of infection, types and consequences, role of HPV vaccination, HPV vaccination coverage and future developments, talking to women about HPV
  • Unpacking the evidence: Australia and international – The big picture view of the rationale for the NCSP renewal
  • Applying the evidence: Clinical application – screening in primary care, sample collection, dealing with women’s concerns and questions, explaining the evidence, special groups and pathways, self-collection option, management issues in primary care


(Saturday) 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Hub Auditorium, Sunshine Coast University Hospital


Queensland Health

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