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Current Events

SAVE THE DATE: Cancer Nurses College Conference and BGM 2023

Friday, 17 March 2023 at Novotel Ellerslie Hotel, Auckland 

We are excited to host a Cancer nurses conference alongside our BGM this March.

This conference is sponsored by AstraZeneca and will have a special focus on lung and ovarian cancer.

The conference will be a full-day event and be held both in person and online.

More details about how to register will follow soon by email and also our Facebook page, so watch this space!

Immunotherapy in patients with cancer

Saturday, 11 March 2023 - the Elms Hotel, 456 Papanui Road, Christchurch - 09:00-16:30

St. George's Cancer Care Centre are organising a free one-day seminar on immunotherapy in cancer patients. 

It may appeal to Primary Health or Southern based community based. Specialist colleagues also welcome.

See flyer for more information.


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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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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