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Current Events

Due to the Omicron variant there are no upcoming CNC events, but please check the NZNO event calendar for other conferences that may be of interest.

Past Events

POSTPONED: Cancer Nurses College Biennial General Meeting

Hello CNC members

Due to the extraordinary circumstances the health sector is facing, the CNC Committee has decided to postpone tomorrow’s (Friday, 29 January 2022) BGM. With mitigating factors arising this week it is not in the Cancer Nurses’ best interest to hold the BGM now.

The committee will meet next week on Zoom to discuss options and potential dates to hold the BGM and then let CNC members know for their own planning purposes.

Of course, the spot prizes will still be on offer when the BGM is held!

Stay safe, stay well.

Best wishes
The CNC Committee

NZ Society for Oncology Conference 2022


Date:            Thursday 27 to Saturday 29 January 2022
Start time:   Thursday, 10am
Finishes:     Saturday, following the NZSO Conference Dinner and Awards, 6.30 pm 
Venue:         Zoom - Links will be sent separately to CNC communications
* Please note the Nurses Programme has been cancelled.


5th Asian Oncology Nursing Society Conference 2021

Theme: Innovations of Science and Art in Oncology Nursing
Date: 17-19 November 2021
Country: Taipei, Taiwan

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Date: Monday, 3 May 2021
Time: 08.30 am – 4.00 pm
Venue: Oceania Room, Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington
Cost:   $190 (incl. GST) per person
Event Programme
For more information: Symposium 2021 - Whetū i te Rangi - Mary Potter Hospice


Date:    Friday 7 May 2021, 9.00 am – 4.30 pm
Venue: Clinical Education Centre, Auckland City Hospital
Cost:    $75.00
See programme

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Theme: Advanced Oncology Nursing
Date: Wednesday, 17 March 2021
Time: 03.30 - 10.00 am
View the full agenda and speakers - page no longer available

This virtual one-day event offered educational sessions covering a range of topics, including:

  • Cultivating Nursing Resilience during a Pandemic
  • Patient-Reported Outcomes: Assessment and Interventions to Improve Symptom Management 
  • Evolution of CAR T-Cell Therapy 
  • Keeping up with the Molecular Targets in the Treatment of Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Navigating Treatment Selection for Patients with Advanced Ovarian Cancer
  • Current Clinical Challenges in Cancer Pain Management 
  • Advancing Survivorship Care through Program Development

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Save the date for ICCN 2021

Date: 2-5 February 2021
Where: Online
For more information visit: the Conference website.

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TeleHealth Webinar: Using Telehealth for Cancer Care during COVID-19

Date: Thursday, 27 August 2020
Time: 7pm to 8pm

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POSTPONED - Skin Cancer Study Day - Wellington and Lower North Island region 

MelNet, Cancer Nurse Coordinators/ Clinical Nurse Specialists, Hutt Valley District Health Board and the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) will host a skin cancer study day for nurses in the Wellington region.

The day will include an overview of:

  • skin cancer prevention,
  • early detection,
  • treatment and care,
  • increasing understanding of the journey of a skin cancer patient and
  • the critical role of a nurse throughout this journey.

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SAVE THE DATE for the International Conference on Cancer Nursing 2020

29 March - 1 April 2020
London, UK

The International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care is pleased to announce the next International Conference on Cancer Nursing (ICCN) to be held from 29 March – 1 April, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. The theme for ICCN 2020 is Innovation and Inspiration: Celebrating the Global Impact of Oncology Nurses.

ICCN is the longest running international conference for our profession and offers a unique opportunity to meet with international nursing leaders from around the world. The conference is attended by practitioners, researchers, educators and leaders from national/regional cancer nursing societies, oncology institutions and other organizations representing cancer nurses around the world.

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Skin Cancer Nurses Study Day - Canterbury Region

This event is hosted by Cancer Nurse Coordinators and MelNet for primary and secondary care nurses and nursing students.

Cost: $50.00

Friday, 21 February 2020 from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Room 314, Manawa, 

For more information take a look at the Skin Cancer Study Day Flyer (PDF, 374KB)

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University of Auckland, School of Nursing

Knowledge Science in Speciality Nursing - Palliative Care 30 Points Semester 2

This course aims to give nurses the opportunity to extend their clinical specialty knowledge in caring for clients in specialty clinical areas. The focus is on 2 main areas:

  • Scientific concepts and pathophysiological process
  • Application of specialty knowledge and skill to client care.
  • Download the course flyer (PDF, 125KB)

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