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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.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) – CANCER NURSING March/April 2017 blog update

The program is essentially all set for the 2017 International Conference on Cancer Nursing at the Sheraton Park Hotel in Anaheim, California. The dates of ICCN 2017 are July 9-12, 2017. ICCN is the world's premiere meeting for international leaders in cancer nursing research and practice. ISNCC is looking forward to returning to the United States for what will certainly be another very productive ICCN. The theme for ICCN 2017 is 'Merging Research and Practice Across the Globe' and the Conference Management Committee has a developed another great program. Make sure you register before May 8, 2017 in order to receive the Early Registration Rate (  If you miss the Early Registration Rate deadline, make sure that you register by June 5, 2017 before the registration rate increases again!


Individual Members of ISNCC receive a $100USD discount to ICCN 2017, as well as many other great benefits such as an electronic subscription to Cancer Nursing. You can join ISNCC or renew your Individual Membership here:


Furthermore, members of ISNCC's Full Members are entitled to a $50 discount on ICCN 2017 registration; however, this discount does not apply to those whom are also Individual Members of ISNCC. Please contact for more information on this opportunity.


Information on ISNCC's new Strategic Plan will be announced at ICCN 2017. A central focus of the new strategic plan will be on cancer nursing leadership.


Beyond ICCN, ISNCC is leading a number of exciting initiatives:

  • Eastern Europe Nurses' Centre Of Excellence For Tobacco Control (Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation)
  • Building Capacity of Portuguese Nurses to be Tobacco Control Champions (Pfizer)
  • Cervical and Breast Cancer Screening in Latin America (American Cancer Society)
  • Sustaining Nursing Leadership to Address Cancer Care Disparities (Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation)


ISNCC also recently released two new resources related to its policy and advocacy work:


We hope to see you in Anaheim for ICCN 2017!