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The function of the “Author on Call” blog is to allow our readers and authors to interact with each other in a unique way. A few select authors will be chosen to share on the blog aspects of their papers that were especially meaningful to them personally or points that may not have made it into their published report. Readers will then have the opportunity to provide comments and questions, to which the authors will respond.

At times, as seen in our first entry, we will also post separate entries to the blog on various special topics that we feel would be informational or that we welcome your feedback on.

Sunday, August 23, 2015
ISNCC held a successful Member Council Meeting, Chaired by Stella Bialous, ISNCC President, at the International Conference on Cancer Nursing (ICCN) on July 10, 2015 at Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver, Canada. The ISNCC Member Council is compiled of representatives from the ISNCC Full Membership (national oncology nursing societies). The 2015 Member Council Meeting agenda included discussions on the potential to develop a Leadership Academy/Global Leadership Institute, the need to develop strategies to engage in activities in partnership with other international organizations, and the potential to develop a communications plan for international leaders. The minutes and results of the 2015 Member Council meeting will be distributed to the stakeholders in the international cancer nursing community via the ISNCC membership in September/October 2015. We are looking forward to moving forward on the actions stemming from this exciting discussion!

Friday, July 03, 2015
ISNCC is thrilled that the International Conference on Cancer Nursing (ICCN) 2015 will be held from July 8 - 11, 2015 at Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver, Canada! The theme for ICCN 2015 is Cancer Nursing Research: Global Strategies and Implications for Evidence Based Practice. ICCN 2015 was planned in partnership with the Asian Oncology Nursing Society (AONS), European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS), International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS), Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC), and Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) USA. ONS USA is the Regional Conference Partner and AONS, EONS, IPOS and MASCC are the International Conference Partners. The ICCN 2015 program includes exciting preconference workshops, plenary sessions, abstract sessions, networking opportunities, corporate tutorials, symposia and focus groups. The Keynote Address will be presented by Joan Bottorff (Canada), with a topic of ‘Gender-Sensitive Approaches to Cancer Prevention: Promising Directions for Promoting Health’. ISNCC is pleased to be offering the publication of the ICCN 2015 abstracts in Cancer Nursing, as an addendum to the July/August issue. ISNCC received over 400 abstract submissions for ICCN 2015 and is looking forward to this excellent publication!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

To our readers:

An editorial is a very particular genre of writing for the public eye. It can purposefully be used to elicit our thoughtful considerations of a point that may have previously escaped our laser focus, or offer a different view of a controversial issue with which we have struggled, or inspire us to address what we may have left undone. An editorial is not meant to be neutral or a restatement of what is. This issue of CANCER NURSING: An International Journal of Cancer Care contains a guest editorial from Dr. Ann O’Mara, a program leader at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health in the United States. Her words courageously invite us to revisit the words ‘cancer nursing research’.

I welcome your responses.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Below are thoughts from an author published in our current issue, 38:2 (Mar/Apr), regarding the article...

 

Validation of a Cultural Cancer Screening Scale for Mammogram Utilization in a Sample of African American Women

 

by Jerome-D’Emilia, Bonnie PhD, MPH, RN; Chittams, Jesse MS

 

Dr. Jerome-D’Emilia explains:

 

I worked with the women who attend two Baptist churches in Camden, NJ to validate the Cultural Cancer Screening Scale in a sample of African American women.  The social and cultural factors in this scale were as relevant to African American women as they have previously been found to be in Hispanic and White women. My goal is to demonstrate that poor women tend to face very similar individual, social and structural barriers in their access to health care.

 

 

CANCER NURSING subscribers can read this article in full by clicking the link below.  We hope you enjoy our current issue!


Sunday, April 12, 2015
ISNCC is thrilled that Cancer Nursing will be the new official journal of the society!  This collaboration between ISNCC and Wolters Kluwer, publishers of Cancer Nursing, will ensure that esteemed published knowledge is readily available to international cancer nurses.  Further, ISNCC is very excited that the International Conference on Cancer Nursing (ICCN) 2015 will publish all conference abstracts in Cancer Nursing!  ISNCC is looking forward to the ICCN 2015, to be held from July 8 - 11, 2015 at Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver, Canada!  The theme for ICCN 2015 is Cancer Nursing Research: Global Strategies and Implications for Evidence Based Practice.  ICCN 2015 will be planned in partnership with the Asian Oncology Nursing Society (AONS), European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS), International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS), Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC), and Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) USA.  ONS USA will be the Regional Conference Partner and AONS, EONS, IPOS and MASCC will be International Conference Partners.  The ICCN 2015 Keynote Speaker will be Joan Bottorff, speaking on ‘Gender Sensitive Approaches to Cancer Prevention: Promising Directions for Promoting Health’.  Early conference and preconference workshop registration is open until May 15, 2015.  We hope to see you there!
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