NZNO Cancer Nurses Programme 

From 12.10pm onwards you will break off into the nurses stream and join back at the end of the day for the poster session and canapes. All nurses are welcome to attend the full Conference, please ensure you register as a full delegate so you have access to Saturday sessions as well.  

Friday 25 October

7.00am - 5.30pm
Registration desk open

7.00am - 8.30am

Raising the bar for patient outcome: novel strategies in the era of immunotherapy
Prof Rod Dunbar, The University of Auckland, Dr Annie Wong, Peter MacCallum             

Kindly sponsored by MSD      

Conference opening

Session one: Research in a local context

Joint with NZSO programme


Chair introduction          
Dr Melanie McConnell, Dr Kate Clarke

 9.10am Doctors in Denial: The forgotten women in the 'unfortunate experiment'
Prof Ron Jones 

Building capability for nurse-led cancer research. Development, implementation and impact of a multi-site initiative
Prof Mei Krishnasamy, University of Melbourne 


Morning tea

Session two: Equity

Chair introduction
Dr Melanie McConnell
11.20am Hard Facts and Home Truths: Inequities in cancer incidence, mortality and survival for Maori
Dr Jason Gurney, University of Otago 

11.40am Inequity in New Zealand – role of research and researchers to improve equity outcomes in cancer
Dr Chris Jackson, A/Prof Jonathan Koea, Ngati mutunga, Ngati tama, Dr Juliet Rumble-Smith, Dr Jason Gurney

Nurses move to 'The Loft' for breakout sessions.

12.10pm   From the ground up - building the CAR T-cell study
Tess Ostapowicz, Research nurse, Malaghan Institute of Medical Research


1.15pm   Skin toxicities associated with anti-EGFR therapies 
Dr Rose Liu, Westmead Hospital
Session kindly sponsored by Merck

2.10pm CNC BGM  and afternoon tea


Building a novel model of nurse led follow up care for people affected by multiple myeloma one project at a time
Prof Mei Krishnasamy, University of Melbourne


Optimal skin management of patients on anti-EGFR therapies 
Dr Rose Liu, Westmead Hospital
Session kindly sponsored by Merck

4.30pm - 5.30pm Poster session with drinks and canapes

6.30pm onwards Conference dinner
The Boatshed 


Dr Kate ClarkeNZSO President

A/Prof Margaret CurrieVice President

Ken Dempster NZSO Membership

Charlotte Emery Conference and Website