9 April 2019
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WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network - Cancer Fellowships 2020

Applications for the WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network (WACPCN) Cancer Fellowships 2020 program are now open.

WACPCN Cancer Fellowships assists medical practitioners to expand their experience and skills with the ultimate aim of improving health outcomes for cancer patients. Fellowships help medical practitioners develop their research capability, undertake high quality research, and/or acquire specialised clinical skills that cannot be funded through the usual clinical pathways.

Funding is offered for two streams:

  • Research Stream.  Projects should address relevant contemporary challenges faced by WA Health and outline the pathway(s)  to translation and implementation of research findings in WA. Research project topics may be wide-ranging and include basic science, population health, health service, health system organisation research and/or focus on vulnerable groups
  • Training Stream may include:

    1. undertaking a qualification administered through a tertiary educational facility;
    2. on the job training provided within a hospital department under the direction of a Specialist to learn new techniques, skills and/or approaches to screening, diagnosis and clinical care; or
    3. a combination of the above.

Fellowships will be awarded on merit in open competition, based on a process of evaluation against the eligibility and assessment criteria. Fellowships are usually granted as a 1.0 full time equivalent post.

Further information including the WACPCN Cancer Fellowships Guidelines for Applicants 2020 is available on the WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network Cancer Fellowships webpage.

Visit MedJobsWA to apply now. 
Applications close 1.00 pm Wednesday 15 May.

For advice on submitting applications contact the WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network Policy Unit on

News snapshot

Get involved - WA Women's Health and Wellbeing Policy

An Expression of Interest process is underway to establish a Working Group to oversee the development of the WA Women’s Health and Wellbeing Policy.

Complete the Expression of Interest form and send it to by 5:00 pm 12 April 2019 

Celebrate Heart Week with your staff and patients

Heart Week is an opportunity for Australian health professionals and members of the public to start a conversation about heart health and ways to reduce the risk of heart disease.

Heart Week runs from Sunday 28 April to Saturday 4 May with this year's focus on heart health checks. Request your free Heart Week information kit.

Nominations are now open - Palliative Care Annual Awards

Nominations are invited for the inaugural Palliative Care Annual Awards celebrating the achievements of the palliative care sector in Western Australia.

These awards recognise outstanding practice, teamwork and service across the palliative care sector, including primary, secondary, tertiary and specialised health care, aged care, disability care, community development and research. Nominations close 5.00 pm Friday 26 April. 

Lactation care support system

Researchers at University of Western Australia have launched LactaMap, an online evidence-based program to support general practitioners with patients who have problems breastfeeding.

LactaMap is accessible to doctors free of charge.

Have your say!

  • Complete the survey to have your say on the development of the WA Women's Health and Wellbeing Policy. Consultation closes 28 June.
  • Voluntary assisted dying public consultation. Consultation closes 24 May.


Patient and Carer Forum - 2019 ISN World Congress of Nephrology

Date: Sun 14 Apr
Time: 11.30 am to 2.30 pm
Location: Live-stream 
Cost: Free 

Patient Experience Week

Date: Tue 30 Apr 
Time: 10.00 to 3.00 pm 
Location: Pelican Point Sea Scouts Club, Crawley
Cost: Free


GrassRoots Falls Festival Conference

Date: 19 to 20 September
Location: Fremantle Esplanade
Cost: From $250
Abstract submission deadline:
12 April

Seminar for health professionals 


  • Thu 11 Jul 3.00 to 6.00 pm
  • Mon 12 Aug 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
  • Wed 16 Oct 3.00 to 6.00 pm

Location: State Administrative Tribunal, Hay St, Perth
Cost: Free

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