Rapid listening

You asked for more varied and more interactive learning opportunities, so here are the first episodes in our new in-house podcast series.

The series provides insight into a range of cancer topics as host, Lisa McLean, chats with a variety of experts and professionals working in cancer care. The chats are très informal, so be prepared to relax as you listen and learn. 

Image: Lisa McLean and Geeta Sandhu recording our podcast—Complimentary medicines and potential interactions with anti-cancer treatments

Episode 1: If I knew then what I know now – reflecting on clinical challenges

– with Christopher Horn, Program Manager of the National Bowel Cancer screening program for NSW.

In this episode, Lisa & Chris chat about the challenges of working in the clinical environment, and about their experiences transitioning out of clinical—with a pinch of career paths and personal insight thrown in.

Episode 2: Understanding complementary medicines and their potential interactions with cancer treatments

- with Dr Geeta Sandhu, cancer pharmacist and eviQ content author.

This episode touches on treatments, interactions, tips and resources that can help you support patients using complimentary and alternative medicine.

Episode 3: Introduction to haematology and bone marrow transplant

- with Tejnei Vaishnav, haematology nurse and eviQ content author.

Types of blood cancer, transplants, treatment options, CAR T cells and much, much more. In this episode, Tej talks blood cancer for beginners.

Episode 4: Improving patient experiences with remote video assisted chemotherapy (RVAC)

– excerpts from the 2019 Cancer Institute NSW Innovations conference.

In this episode, skilled cancer care professionals, Cherie Seeliger & Marnie Wilson, provide insight into how RVAC is improving cancer treatment experiences for rural cancer patients like Crystal.

 Find our podcasts here →

 Malnutrition in cancer

This reviewed and revamped resource is a collaboration between the Victorian Cancer Malnutrition Collaborative, the Dieticians Association of Australia & eviQ Education. 

Created for cancer services clinicians, it’s designed to improve awareness, recognition and understanding of malnutrition and to improve screening and early management of this high risk patient group. 

View the Malnutrition modules here →


eviQ Education – the year in review

You’ve been asking for more varied and more interactive resources and we’re happy we’ve been able to bring them to you. Your suggestions and contributions made this year’s achievements possible.

 View our year in review video now →


Thank you to all our course collaborators, contributors, checkers and “Can’t we have?”-ers. You are all essential to making our resources the best they can be.  

 Visit our acknowledgements page →

Share the love 

We’ve shared some of our achievements for the year, but what did you get the most out of? Tweet #eviQ to let us know about your favourite eviQ Education resource of the year, and how it improved your practice. Our audience loves hearing about how other facilitators work, and learning from their experience.

Did you catch us at COSA?

#eviQ and eviQ Education were out waving the flag at #COSA19 last month. Did you see us there? We enjoyed meeting everyone who stopped by the booth for a chat.

Image: Lisa McLean, Jenny Tran, Geeta Sandhu & Julia Shingleton at the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia's (COSA) annual scientific meeting in Adelaide​

Image: Lisa McLean presenting @ Medicine Matters



The Cancer Institute NSW will be closed from Monday 23rd December 2019 and will reopen on Monday 6th January 2020. We hope you all get a well-deserved break too.

New Year

You may have noticed our updates no longer come out every month—so we’re renaming our Monthly update. Look out for eviQ Education eNews in February.

In the meantime, have a happy holiday and fab new year!

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 eviQ Education flyers available for your practice - Featuring a catalogue of all our courses. You can now print your own flyer to display in your workplace.

 Facilitator training (online webinars): Register for our next online facilitator training:

  • ADAC Q & A sessions - Tuesday 14th January 2020 - 10.00 am – 11.30 am (AEDT)
  • Introduction to ADAC - Tuesday 14th January 2019 - 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm (AEDT)
  • Introduction to ADAC in the non cancer setting - Thursday 16th January 2020 - 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (AEDT) 

View the training calendar here

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“Does Santa Claus really exist?​”

A: Of Course! (ed.*)

Do NOT listen to naughty nay sayers and fake news aficionados.

DO remember to have a fab Christmas.

There is no conclusive evidence to settle the dispute about Santa’s existence.​ University of Oxford - http ://blog.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk /2018/12/should-we- believe-in-santa-claus/



Did you know?

RVAC clients in the Western NSW LHD have saved over 800 hours of travel time.​

Remote video assisted chemotherapy (RVAC) was introduced in the district less than 2 years ago. Since then, they have administered more than 200 treatments to 26 patients and saved them about 68,000 km travelling.

Listen to the RVAC podcast here →