The NZNO Cancer nurses programme runs on Friday 25 October. All nurses are welcome to join on the Saturday, however you must ensure you register as a full delegate when completing the registration process.  

Please note the Programme is subject to change.

Thursday 24 October

2.00pm - 5.00pm

Registration open

2.00pm - 4.00pm

Networking site pack in

6.00pm - 8.00pm Welcome drinks
Mac's Brewbar

Friday 25 October

 7.00am - 5.30pm
Registration desk open

 7.00am - 8.30am MSD Breakfast symposium

Conference opening

Session one: Research in a local context


Chair introduction          

 9.10am New Zealand speaker
Prof Ron Jones


International speaker
Mai Krishnasamy           


Morning tea

Session two: Equity

 11.10am Chair introduction


New Zealand speaker
Jason Gurney

New Zealand speaker
Panel - Chris Jackson, Jonathan Koea, Juliet Rumble-Smith, Jason Gurney



Session three: BRUCE Cain memorial lecture

  Sherene Loi

 2.30pm Afternoon tea

Session four: Abstracts


Chair introduction

Pharmac Young Researcher Awards
 4.45pm - 5.45pm Poster session with drinks and canapes

 6.30pm onwards
Conference dinner
The Boatshed

Saturday 26 October

8.30am - 3.30pm Registration desk open

8.30am NZSO AGM


Session five: Immunotherapy

Chair introduction
 9.40am International speaker
Jane Oliario

 10.10am New Zealand speaker
Rob Weinkove

10.40am Morning tea

Session six: Translational research

Chair introduction
 11.10am International speaker
Sandy Heriot

 11.40am Speaker TBC








Session seven:

Chair introduction


International speaker
Eliza Hawkes          

Presentation of NZSO Translational Researcher Award


NZSO Translational Researcher Award Lecture


Conference close and poster award presentations



Roslyn KempNZSO President

Kate ClarkeVice President

Ken Dempster NZSO Membership

Charlotte Emery Conference and Website