including ANZUNS Nurse Program


ANZUNS is partnering with the Australia and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group Ltd. (ANZUP) on their 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting to deliver a content-rich nurse program, featuring some of the country's prominent advanced practice nurses working in different urological subspecialties.

This virtual event is offered as a supplementary program at the ANZUP ASM 2021, which aims to showcase the diverse roles of urological nurses and offers insights on the challenges faced by specialist nurses.

This program will be moderated by Kath Schubach, ANZUNS President.

Registration for this event follows the ANZUP ASM 2021 registration process. Click on the button above to be redirected to the registration page. Ensure to indicate on the form your intention to attend to this supplementary program.


ANZUNS Nurse Program Speakers:

Prof. Ian Davis

Professor Ian Davis MB BS PhD FRACP FAChPM is a medical oncologist and is Professor of Medicine and Head of the Eastern Health Clinical School, Monash University and Eastern Health, in Melbourne, Australia. He is an NHMRC Practitioner Fellow. He holds honorary appointments with the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (formerly Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research) and Austin Health, is an Associate Professor of the University of Melbourne, and Associate of the University of Sydney. His primary clinical interests are in urologic cancers, and his primary research interests are in cancer immunology and the biology of urologic cancers. Prof Davis is a member of the Medical & Scientific Committee and of the Standing Subcommittee on Research for the Cancer Council Victoria. He founded the Urologic Oncology Group of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA), is a member of COSA Council, and previously a COSA Board director. Prof Davis is founder of the Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group Ltd (ANZUP). He is chair of the ANZUP Board and of its Scientific Advisory Committee. Prof Davis has published over 250 papers with over 15,000 citations, attracted over $30M in grant funding, and been involved in over 200 clinical trials for which he was global or site Principal Investigator in over 120.

Leanne Morton
Nurse-Led Stricture Clinic

Leanne has worked as a Clinical Nurse Consultant - Continence Nurse Advisor as part of the Urology team at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital for over 25 years. In her role, Leanne has amassed an extensive range of skills and knowledge across the field of Urology.  Her areas of interest include urethral stricture disease, prostate cancer, bladder dysfunction and catheter care.  Leanne has developed and implemented several nurse-led clinics to improve access to care. Leanne has obtained post graduate studies in Continence Nursing and Prostate Nursing Care.  Outside of work, Leanne has a passion for cooking and eating out.

Rosemary Benfield
Robotic Surgical Assistant, a Nurse Practitioner Role

Rosie has a special interest in urology and surgery since she started her career 20 years ago.  She currently works as the clinical nurse manager at Urology Associates in Christchurch.  This role is broad and includes working as a first assistant, running clinics, triaging, managing patient’s pre and post op, erectile dysfunction, and continence management.  She completed her Master’s degree in 2012 and is actively involved in nurse education, speaking at polytechnic nursing courses, and local and international conferences.

Since 2007 she has been assisting the urologists with open and laparoscopic operations.  In 2009 she started assisting for robotic surgery.   She has had specific training in California at the Da Vinci Institute, and travelled to Melbourne and Tauranga for robot training.  She has now assisted for over 600 robotic cases.  Most of these are radical prostatectomy and partial nephrectomy, cystectomy with ileal conduit, and cystectomy with neo bladder.   She has been involved in teaching robotic assisting in other centres in New Zealand.

Narelle Gregor
Journey towards Nurse Practitioner Role

Narelle studied nursing at the University of South Australia. In 1996, she travelled to the UK on a 3-month working holiday, eventually returning to Adelaide some 23 years later.

During her time in the UK, her first senior urology post was as a Trainee Urology Nurse Practitioner in Oxford, completing her Nurse Practitioner training & MSc at Oxford Brookes University. She subsequently moved to Edinburgh, Scotland working as a Urology Advanced Nurse Practitioner until her return to Australia in 2018.

She was a member of the British Association of Urological Nurses (BAUN), 2012 working group who developed the ‘Flexible Cystoscopy -Training and assessment Guideline’. This national guideline was developed to ensure that future nurse cystoscopists achieve a standard of skill prior to practicing independently. She is also an external module tutor for the ‘non-medical cystoscopy’ course at Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland.

Narelle currently works as a Urology Nurse Practitioner across Lyell McEwin and Modbury Hospitals.

David Heath
Genitourinary Surveillance Clinic

David is a Urology Nurse Practitioner (NP) from Bendigo, Victoria. He works in both the public and private sectors. His career in health commenced in 1999 and initially worked on an orthopedic/surgical unit for a number of years. In 2006 he commenced post graduate studies in intensive care nursing which resulted in employment in the local public hospital ICU.

After a number of years in ICU he was accepted into a graduate diploma course for paramedicine which resulted in a career with Ambulance Victoria as a paramedic for a number of years. Dave was then successful in becoming one of the twelve pioneering PCFA Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses. Over the years his role has grown to include bladder and renal cell cancer as well as prostate. This expansion of his role resulted in further studies in the form of a Master in Nursing Nurse Practitioner course which he completed in 2016.

Dave’s current role involves the long term follow up of patients with urological cancers and side effect management. Dave undertakes cystoscopy surveillance for urothelial cancers and investigation of hematuria and also performing Prostate biopsies and placement of fiducial seeds prior to radiotherapy.

Dave is a member of ACNP, USANZ, ANZUP, VUNS, CNSA and also remains affiliated with the PCFA.

Milorose Felipe
Pelvic Mesh Clinic

Milorose has completed her Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Technology Sydney in 2004 and have been working at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital since then. In 2016, she was appointed as the Clinical Nurse Consultant for Benign Gynaecology and in 2017, the Clinical Nurse Consultant for the Pelvic Mesh service. She was awarded with the CSAHS, Certificate IV in Nursing Award for Consistent Effort in 2001 and SLHD Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Award in 2019. Milorose loves to travel and enjoys activities such as bush walking and hiking.