Author on Call

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, November 7, 2017

International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) – Cancer Nursing Blog November/December 2017

The International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) remains very active leading a number of exciting initiatives.


ISNCC's 2017-2021 Strategic Plan is now available. In this Strategic Plan ISNCC has further refined its vision and mission and set out four strategic directions that position ISNCC as the center of an international network of cancer nursing leadership.


ISNCC Board of Directors is seeking nominations to the Board of Directors. The following Board portfolio positions will be open for nomination and election:

The terms for these positions on the Board of Directors will begin on July 1, 2018. Please visit www.isncc.org for more information on the Board of Director nominations.


The ISNCC Conference Management Committee is already hard at work planning the program for ICCN 2018, which will be held September 23-26 in Auckland, New Zealand. All of the relevant information for ICCN 2018 can be found here: http://www.isncc.org/page/iccn2018.


ISNCC is currently managing a portfolio of international collaborative nursing capacity building projects. These projects are led by the local nurses in the region in partnership with ISNCC and other partners. These projects are critical to the vision and mission of ISNCC. Here is the list of active projects:

  • 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)

Information on a new international collaborative nurse capacity building project will be available in the coming months.


ISNCC hosts a number of resources on its website that are freely available, such as the educational resources on ISNCC Insight. Similarly, ISNCC produces Position Statements that are free for all to use, endorse, adopt and disseminate as needed. Another important resource on the ISNCC website it the National Organization Guidance Document as it provides guidance for the creation of a national cancer nursing society. This is a particularly important resource for those nurses in countries that do not yet have a national cancer nursing society.


As 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.


See you in September in Auckland for ICCN 2018!