Oncology: Targeting Cancer for GPs

25th Feb 2020 at Bowen Hospital

Attendees learn about the indications, technology and practicalities of modern radiation therapy. Personalised departmental tours are conducted in conjunction with interactive case-based learning modules which enhance the experience giving GPs (and other health professionals) a unique look at how radiation therapy is safely administered nowadays with millimetre precision.

 Join us as we explore:
  • The basic principles or radiation therapy
  • Cover two clinical cases
  • A patient experience pathway including a walk through

Speaker: Dr Anna Nicholson, Radiation Oncologist

Date:  Tuesday 25 February 2020

Location: Bowen Hospital, 98 Churchill Drive, Crofton Downs, Wellington


  • 6.00pm: Registration and light refreshments
  • 6.30pm - 8.30pm: Presentation

Topic: Targeting Cancer for GPs

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Understand the basic principles of Radiation Therapy
  2. To be advised

CPD: 2 points

The “Targeting Cancer for GPs” session has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 2.0 credits CME for General Practice Education Programme Stage (GPEP2) and Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) purposes. 

To register your interest:

You can do it online - please click here

You can also download the registration form, below and return this by email to bWFya2V0aW5nQGFjdXJpdHkuY28ubno=
or by fax to:04 381 8102.

About Bowen Icon Cancer Centre

Bowen Icon Cancer Centre is the only fully integrated private cancer facility for oncology outpatients throughout the Wellington region and beyond. From our highly experienced cancer specialists to the latest technology available in the world, you can be sure your patients are accessing the care they deserve. The centre offers access to medical oncology, radiation oncology and haematology (including blood disorders) treatment. 

I absolutely agree regarding multiple speakers, especially to increase the ROI where GPs are not a primary referrer to the speaker as it makes the event an opportunity to build a relationship between the two or three speakers. So for example partnering a surgeon to speak with a medical oncologist will hopefully lead to increased referrals from that surgeon. I’ve had a lot of success with 4-6 speakers hosting a ‘round table/speed dating’ style session. More specialists can be involved and it’s a very interactive education style which is effective.  In my experience if attendance is an issue, haematology is always a popular topic for GPs so it can be helpful to ‘sandwich’ a less popular topic like radiation oncology with a popular one like haematology to drive regos.