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Saturday 11 May 2024 | 8.30 am – 5.00 pm
Te Pae Convention Centre, Christchurch

The Melanoma Mini-Summit is a critical education opportunity for New Zealand melanoma professionals. Join us to discuss the latest developments in melanoma prevention, diagnosis, clinical management, and research, and connect with melanoma expertise across the country. All health professionals with an interest in melanoma are invited to attend.

The cost to attend is $375 for medical doctors and $250 for other health professionals.

The Melanoma Mini-Summit has been endorsed by RNZCGP for up to 6.25 CME credits. RACS CPD participants can self-report their activities at 1 point per hour. Nurses will be provided with a certificate of attendance as evidence for their professional development portfolio.

More information and to register


MelNet Skin Lesion and Dermoscopy course

Friday 10 May 2024 | 12.00 – 4.30 pm
Turanga Central Library, Christchurch

Join Adjunct Associate Professor Amanda Oakley at this beginners’ Skin Lesion and Dermoscopy course and increase your confidence in evaluating and referring skin lesions. Attend whether or not you’ve already purchased a dermatoscope.

The cost to attend the course is $345. 

The course has been endorsed by RNZCGP for up to 4 CME credits. RACS CPD participants can self-report their activities at 1 point per hour. Nurses will be provided with a certificate of attendance as evidence for their professional development portfolio.

More information and to register

Melanoma Research and Therapy Special Interest Group

Friday 10 May 2024 | 12.30 – 3.30 pm
Turanga Central Library, Christchurch

The agenda at this special interest group meeting will showcase current New Zealand research including research relating to circulating tumour ctDNA in melanoma. Join us and be part of an engaging discussion on how these transformative and relatively non-invasive genomic technologies fit into precision oncology for melanoma patients in New Zealand in future.

Attendance is free of charge, and basic video conferencing facilities will be available for those unable to attend in person.

To RSVP please email the MelNet Chief Executive noting whether you will be attending in person or virtually.

More information



2024 Breast Screening Conference 

Inclusion - Evidence - Showcase - Change

Venue  National Convention Centre, Canberra
Date     13-15 March 2024


Visit the website to view the exciting speakers already locked in for this important event.


International Keynotes include

Professor Sophia Zackrisson
Senior Consultant Radiologist and Director
Lund University Cancer Centre at Lund University

Dr Nisha Sharma
Consultant Breast Radiologist
Director and Clinical Lead for Breast Imaging
Leeds Teaching Hospitals, NHS

National Keynotes include

Claire Pales
Director, The Secure Board

Other National Speakers include

Professor Kelly-Anne Phillips
Medical Oncologist

Professor Sunil Lakhani
Executive Director of Research
Pathology Queensland

Amy Jacobson
Emotional Intelligence Specialist


ANZ Gynaecological Oncology Group 18th Annual Scientific Meeting 

22 – 24 April 2024

“Breaking Down Barriers in Gynaecological Cancer Care”

Tākina Wellington Convention & Exhibition Centre
50 Cable Street
Te Aro, Wellington
New Zealand, Aotearoa

Co-Convenors Dr Michelle Harrison
and Dr Bryony Simcock


The ANZGOG Annual Scientific Meeting 2024 offers the opportunity to the Australasian scientific community to explore ground-breaking research and multidisciplinary collaboration in the gynaecological cancer preclinical and clinical space with a focus on equity, diversity and inclusion in clinical trials. The conference is also the forum to connect and build your oncology network across Australia and New Zealand in a stimulating environment.


2024 Women's Health College Conference
Registrations are open @ 
2024 NZNO Women's Health College Conference

 Remarkable Women

 10-11 May 2024

 Rydges Hotel, Queenstown

 Call for Abstracts and 
 Call for Posters
 Closes 20 February 2024

Past Events

Dermoscopy of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer: an online series

Monday, 4 October to Sunday, 22 November 2023

Sign up for this Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer online series and have dermoscopy education  delivered  right to your inbox! Over the course of 8 weeks you will improve your understanding of the clinical and dermatoscopic characteristics of non-melanoma skin cancers and increase your ability to recognise these cancers early. The course includes 7 weekly emails containing a video presented by Dermatology registrars (supervised by Adjunct Associate Professor Amanda Oakley) and other educational material. It concludes with a 1-hour live online discussion forum. The cost to attend the series is $80, and the course is endorsed by RNZCGP for up to 4.5 CME credits. Endorsement is being sought from RACS.


Dermoscopy made easy: an online course for beginners
Saturday, 16 September 2023 - 8:00 am to 12:30 pm - online

Join Adjunct Associate Professor Amanda Oakley at this beginners’ ‘Dermoscopy made easy’ online course and increase your confidence in the diagnosis of typical benign skin lesions - whether you own a dermatoscope or not. Using a series of regional, close-up and dermoscopic images, this 4-hour workshop will overview the common elements of dermoscopy and the clinical and dermoscopic characteristics of benign and malignant lesions. The course will conclude with presentations from reputable dermatoscope providers who will overview their products so you can make an informed choice on the right dermatoscope for you. A must-do course for all health practitioners who play a role in the opportunistic discovery of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer as part of their everyday practice.The cost to attend the course is $285. A discounted rate of $150 is available to medical students. The course has been endorsed by RNZCGP and RACS for up to 4 CME credits.More information.

Skin Cancer Study Day for Nurses
16 June 2023 @ Middlemore Hospital View the preliminary programme

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Seminar
17 June 2023 @ The Spencer Hotel, Auckland View the preliminary programme

2023 Cancer Nurses College Conference and Biennial General Meeting (BGM)
Novotel Ellerslie, 72/ 112 Green Lane East, Ellerslie, Auckland. Friday, 17 March 2023 CNC Conference Agenda

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.

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
Finishes:     Saturday, following the NZSO Conference Dinner and Awards, 6.30 pm 
Venue:         Zoom - Links were sent separately to CNC communications
* Nurses Programme cancelled. Programme

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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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