Cancer Nurses Society of Austrialia

The 18th CNSA Annual Winter Congress, held Perth, Australia will feature Carevive Health’s co-founder Dr. Carrie Stricker as a keynote speaker. The theme for this year’s edition is “Cancer Nursing: Expanding the Possibilities” and will focus on exploring the opportunities that exist in cancer nursing in 2015 and beyond.

“The cornerstone of this event is Carevive Health’s Co-Founder, Dr. Carrie Tompkins Stricker from Pennsylvania”, stated Ruth McConigley, Local Organizing Committee Chair for Perth. “Dr Stricker is a nurse practitioner working in breast cancer care and survivorship, a cancer nurse researcher and a business woman and founder of a technology based personalized medicine cancer platform. Dr. Stricker will demonstrate the breadth of possibilities available to cancer nurses today.”

The goal for Winter Congress 2015 is not only to update attendees on recent developments in cancer care, but also to encourage them to consider where else cancer nurses can make a difference and where their careers may take them next.

This year’s Winter Congress will allow attendees to look at an array of new areas that cancer nurses can become involved in.  The program will include breast cancer care, radiation oncology, survivorship care, advanced practice, rural cancer care, beginning cancer nursing research and pursuing higher education in cancer care.  The goal for Winter Congress 2015 is not only to update attendees on recent developments in cancer care, but also to encourage them to consider where else cancer nurses can make a difference and where their careers may take them next.

The program will incorporate a blend of invited plenary speakers, abstract presentations and integrated workshops both within the Congress format and prior to the commencement of Congress. For 2015, delegates can expect to be offered greater insights from radiation oncology, research, advanced practice, education and evolving clinical care.

The National Breast Care Nurse Conference will be incorporated into Winter Congress for the first time in 2015. This offers an opportunity for cancer nurses to have greater exposure to quality education that is focused on breast cancer care, whilst enabling all delegates to benefit from the wider perspective of cancer nursing across all disciplines.

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