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Lymphoma Nurse Learning Modules

Starting 27 August 2020  |  Free to register

Lymphoma Australia extends an invitation to all health care professionals who are interested in lymphoma and CLL to register for the lymphoma learning modules. We also welcome you to invite your colleagues. 

The Lymphoma Nurse Learning Modules will be a series of webinars that will be delivered over several weeks. The webinars will be presentations from Australia's leading experts about everything you need to know about lymphoma/CLL and caring for the patient. We plan to provide a combination of live and recorded webinars, so that you can tune in from across Australia!

What is included? 

The Nurse Learning Modules will include presentations from expert clinicians on the current standard practice for lymphoma/CLL.

How do I take part? 

Once you have registered, you will receive a link to access the webinar before the event and will receive pre-reading to help you learn more from the presentations. There will be assessments based on the objectives of each week’s module.  

You will receive a certificate of attendance after you have attended the modules. For more information or enquiries email: donna.gairns@lymphoma.org.au or call 1800359081

Download the Nurse Learning Modules poster 

Lymphoma Nurse Learning Modules Program

MODULE 1: Thursday 27th August 2020 – 7- 8.30pm (AEST)

This Nurse Learning Module will provide an overview of what is lymphoma or chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL).  We will explain the pathophysiology of lymphoma/CLL, the incidence in Australia, Hodgkin lymphoma & non-Hodgkin lymphoma subtypes and an overview of the management of lymphoma.  We will also explain a lymphoma/CLL diagnosis from the patient's experience.  This module will provide the participant with an understanding of what is lymphoma/CLL and the management involved.  Participants will also have an understanding and insight of the patient experience to reflect on when caring for the patient. This will provide the foundations to allow attendees to build their knowledge with the future nurse learning modules.

Part 1: Lymphoma/CLL pathophysiology & subtype classification

Dr Jason Butler - Senior Staff Haematologist & vice-chair Lymphoma Australia; Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital & Sunshine Coast University Hospital

Part 2: The Patient’s Experience

Donna Gairns - National Nurse Manager, Lymphoma Australia


week 1 - nurse module registration


MODULE 2: Thursday 3rd September 2020 – 7- 8.30pm (AEST)

This Nurse Learning Module will explain the diagnostic tests and staging scans involved in more detail. Diagnosis and staging of lymphoma/CLL is very important to help clinicians to decide on the best treatment for each patient. At the completion of this module, participants will have a greater understanding of diagnosis & staging of a lymphoma/CLL patient.

Part 1: Diagnosis of lymphoma & diagnostic tests explained 

Dr Colm Keane - Consultant Haematologist, Princess Alexandra Hospital & Mater Hospital, Brisbane


Part 2: Staging of lymphoma: prognostic factors & scans explained

Dr Collin Chin, Haematology Fellow, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth

week 2 - nurse module registration  


MODULE 3: Thursday 17th September - 7- 9pm (AEST)

This Nurse Learning Module will provide an overview of what is indolent lymphoma and discuss the current standard management for patients with follicular lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma and other subtypes. The module will discuss the nursing management for the patient with indolent lymphoma, including case studies to reflect on your practice.


Part 1: Indolent lymphoma: overview & the current standard management in Australia

Presented by Associate Professor Chan Cheah, Consultant Haematologist.

A/Prof Chan Cheah is a Consultant Haematologist, the clinical lead for lymphoma and Clinical Researcher at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.  He also works at Hollywood Private Hospital and is the Director of Blood Cancer Research WA.  A/Prof Cheah is an internationally renowned expert who has authored over 70 peer-reviewed publications.  He is passionate about improving access for Western Australian patients to the novel lymphoma treatments.

Part 2: Nursing management of the patient with indolent lymphoma 

Presented by Ron Middleton, Clinical Nurse Consultant.

Ron has been the Haematology Cancer Care Coordinator and Clinical Nurse Consultant at Toowoomba Hospital in regional Queensland since 2013.  Ron has been a registered nurse for almost 35 years and has dedicated most of his career to malignant haematology. The majority of Ron’s career has been at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital, in a number of clinical settings and roles that include haematology, bone marrow transplant unit, education and haematology clinical nurse consultant. Ron has been a lecturer at the Queensland Institute of Technology (QUT) including for the haematology & immunology post graduate course and the Nurse Practitioner course. He has authored a number of peer-reviewed national and international publications.