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External consulation: Cytotoxic Drugs and Related Waste

WorkSafe is updating its guidance on working with Cytotoxic Drugs and Related Waste.

As we know you may have an interest in this particular area, we would value your feedback on the attached draft. A submission form is included for your feedback.

Closing date for submissions

Please provide your submission by Tuesday, 10 March 2020.

All submissions will be collated and, while equal consideration will be given to all feedback, there is no guarantee that suggested changes will be actioned.

Thank you for taking the time and effort to comment on this draft guidance.

If you have any questions about the draft or the submission process, please email

Attachment Keeping your workers safe when handling cytotoxic drugs and related waste - DRAFT

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.

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 oppotunity click here.

Current Events

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.


Past Events

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

Oncology Nurses Society (ONS) Annual Congress 2020 - San Antonio, Texas

Power. Passion. Purpose - Join 4,000 of your peers to shape and revolutionize the future of cancer care.

Apply and be considered for a $1,200 grant from ONS to attend the ONS Congress in 2020
Applications closed: Sunday, 1 December 2019

For more information go to: Oncology Nurses Society Annual Congress 2020 Flyer (PDF, 110KB)

From 1:00 PM on Wednesday, 29 April to 12:00 PM on Sunday, 3 May 2020
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Centre
San Antonio, Texas, United States

Skin Cancer Study Day for Nurses - 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)

NZ Society for Oncology Conference 2019

The 2019 NZSO conference is being held in conjunction with NZNO Cancer Nurses College and Cancer Trials New Zealand.

Friday 25 October, 8:30-17:45 and Saturday 26 October 8:30-15:30
Harbourside Function Centre
4 Taranaki Street

Further information:

4th Asian Oncology Nursing Society (AONS) Conference 2019 

Engaging and Empowering Oncology Nursing: Paving the PAthway for Change

13-15 November 2019
Cidco Convention Centre
Vashi, Nabi Mumbai


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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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