Tuesday, July 25, 2017
International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) – Cancer Nursing July/August Blog Update
July, the 2017 International Conference on Cancer Nursing was held at the
Sheraton Park Hotel in Anaheim, California. The theme was “Merging Research and
Practice Across the Globe” and the Conference Management Committee assembled a
very high quality program. There were many outstanding presentations, such as
the keynote address, “What Can Qualitative Research Offer in a World Where
Evidence Drives Decision?” from Sally Thorne, RN, PhD, FAAN, FCAHS from the
University of British Columbia. It was an intimate meeting – perfect for
networking and discussions about different ways to maximize the role of nurses
in cancer care. A post-conference
evaluation report of ICCN 2017 will be available at http://www.isncc.org/page/ICCN2017.
is also used as an opportunity to advance its projects aimed at increasing
cancer nursing professionals around the world, particularly in low and middle
income countries. As part of the “Sustaining Nursing Leadership to Address Cancer
Care Disparities”, funded by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Annie Young
of the ISNCC Board of Directors and Chair of the Corporate & Philanthropic
Development facilitated a focus group at ICCN 2017. This Focus Group included
10 nurses from around the world and was extremely informative in the continued
development of this initiative.
working group of the Cervical and Breast Cancer Screening in Latin America,
funded by the American Cancer Society (and previously funded by the US Centers
for Disease Control and the Union for International Cancer Control) held an
in-person meeting at ICCN 2017. This very productive group of nurses laid out
the plans for further Cervical and Breast Cancer screening workshops in Latin
America and the development of more educational resources for nurses in the
ISNCC Board of Directors also held an in-person meeting over two days just
prior to ICCN 2017. A focus of the meeting was to further refine the ISNCC
2017-2021 Strategic Plan. The development and engagement of nurse leaders will
be the central strategy and will be integrated throughout three other strategic
directions: Influence Global Health Policy, Advance & Apply Knowledge and
Transform Member Relations.
is 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.
always, ISNCC encourages 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.
we saw you in Anaheim for ICCN 2017 and will see you next year in Auckland for