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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, May 14, 2017

International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) – Cancer Nursing May/June Blog Update

We are 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 and the theme for ICCN 2017 is 'Merging Research and Practice Across the Globe'. The Conference Management Committee did an amazing job putting together the program, including securing Sally Thorne of the University of British Columbia as the keynote speaker. All of the relevant program information can be found at  A summary of ICCN 2017 will be included in the September/October 2017 Cancer Nursing Member Page Update.

ISNCC is also pleased to announce that ICCN 2018 will be held September 23-26 in Auckland, New Zealand. More information on ICCN 2018, such as abstract submission and registration, will be available in the coming months.

Information on ISNCC's new Strategic Plan will also be available soon. A central focus of the new strategic plan will be on cancer nursing leadership.

ISNCC is leading a number of projects aimed at increasing capacity for cancer nursing professionals around the world:

  • 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 an updated version of its Cervical Cancer Prevention and Screening Position Statement. In order to add to ISNCC's resources available to cancer nursing professionals, the ISNCC Policy & Advocacy Committee is hard at work developing additional Position Statements.

ISNCC would like to encourage submissions to its blog International Cancer Nursing News. The blog is a great platform to share experience and insights of cancer nursing professionals from all over the world.

Finally, please make sure you are signed up for the ISNCC newsflash in order to ensure you are up to date on all the latest news from ISNCC.

See you in Anaheim for ICCN 2017!