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Current Events

We invite you, our members to participate in the Cancer Nurses College survey, and ask your opinion on: 

  • ​practice safety concerns,
  • membership communication,
  • education needs, and
  • what core business the CNC should undertake.

As a committee, we'll use this information to identify the needs of our members, and it will assist in planning going forward. is the link to the survey,  which is will be available until 18th December 2020.

Save the date for ICCN 2021

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

NZSO Virtual Conference

Date: 16 October 2021
Where: Online
For more information on the Conference, click here.
To register go to:
Applications for the NZSO Awards close Friday, 28 August, click here to make a submission.

Past Events

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

Date: Thursday, 27 August 2020
Time: 7pm to 8pm
To register visit:
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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.

Contact ICCN at

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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Expressions of Interest

Medical Oncology Working Group - Expressions of Interest

For more information click here.
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Cancer Nurses College Conference 2021 - Expressions of Interest

Every two years the Cancer Nurses College organises the biennial Cancer Conference, and in 2021 the college will mark its 25th annivarsary!

Regional cancer nursing groups are invited to register expressions of interest (EOI) if you re keen to be part of the hosting committee.

Submissions should be sent to, and received by 30 January 2020.

For more information and details on what your EOI should contain open this link.
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Haematology Working Group - Expressions of Interest

The Ministry of Health seek a nurse from the Haematology field interested in the future service delivery of cancer care.

For information on this opportunity click here.
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