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34th International Conference on Oncology Nursing and Cancer Care, will be organized around the theme “Current Challenges and Possibilities in Oncology Nursing and Cancer Care”

Cancer Nursing Congress 2018 is comprised of 16 tracks and 82 sessions designed to offer comprehensive sessions that address current issues in Cancer Nursing Congress 2018.

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\ Oncology nurses work in a multi-disciplinary team, in a variety of settings, from the inpatient ward, to the bone marrow transplant unit, through to the community. Oncology nurses often serve as your first line of communication, and help coordinate the many aspects of your care throughout cancer treatment. They may perform a number of duties. An Oncology Nurse provides care for cancer patients and those at risk for getting the disease. Oncology nurses must manage both the symptoms of a patient’s disease and the side effects of various cancer treatments. They monitor physical conditions, prescribe medication, and administer chemotherapy and other treatments. Oncology nurses witness much suffering but this stress is offset by the long-term relationships they often develop with patients and their families.

  • Track 1-1Paediatric Haematology Oncology Nursing
  • Track 1-2Surgical Oncology Nursing
  • Track 1-3Chemotherapy Biotherapy
  • Track 1-4Breast Care Nursing
  • Track 1-5Assisting in Cancer Care
  • Track 1-6Addictions Nursing
  • Track 1-7Cancer Nursing Partnership
  • Track 1-8Oncology - Diabetes In Control

One of the main challenges nurses face is collaborating with the many different organisations in the field of oncology. In addition to the difficulty of monitoring and educating patients who receive treatment in the out-patient setting. when informing or not becomes a dilemma- showing the main difficulties related to oncological treatment information regarding health staff, health system, and infrastructure; to invest or not - dilemmas related to finitude - showing situations of dilemmas related to pain and confrontation with finitude.  It is important to invest in the training of these professionals, preparing them in an ethical and human way to act as lawyers of the patient with cancer, in a context of dilemmas related mainly to the possibility of finitude. Part of their role is to listen to the emotional concerns and anxieties of the patient and refer them appropriately if needed.

  • Track 2-1Paradigm of Palliative Care
  • Track 2-2Therapeutic Obstinacy
  • Track 2-3Cancer Epidemiology
  • Track 2-4Public Health Policies
  • Track 2-5Medical Futility
  • Track 2-6Bioethics

Care plans provide direction for individualized care of the client. A care plan flows from each patient's unique list of diagnoses and should be organized by the individual's specific needs. The care plan is a means of communicating and organizing the actions of a constantly changing nursing staff. The care plan should specifically outline which observations to make, what nursing actions to carry out, and what instructions the client or family members require. They serve as a guide for assigning staff to care for the client.

  • Track 3-1Anticipatory Grieving
  • Track 3-2Acute Pain
  • Track 3-3Risk for Altered Oral Mucous Membranes
  • Track 3-4Risk for Altered Family Process
  • Track 3-5Risk for Constipation/Diarrhoea

Pediatric Oncology is a specialty in medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of children, usually up until the age of 18, who have cancer. Nurses who specialize in Pediatric oncology nursing “devote their careers to working with kids either suspected of having or who have cancer. In addition to nurses and physicians, the Pediatric oncology field relies on social workers, child life specialists and family counsellors. Pediatric oncology nurses act as care coordinators and collaborate with other cancer team members in order to provide the best care possible. They primarily strive to help their patients reach realistic health care goals

  • Track 4-1Pediatric Palliative Care
  • Track 4-2Psychosocial Care of Pediatric Oncology
  • Track 4-3Pediatric Haematology
  • Track 4-4Pediatric Psychologists

Standard management of early stage and advanced stage cancer has been improved over the past few years by knowledge gained about the biology of the disease, results from a number of eagerly anticipated clinical trials and the development of novel agents that offer our patients options for improved outcomes or reduced toxicity or both. This review highlights recent major developments affecting the systemic therapy of cancer, broken down by clinically relevant patient subgroups and disease stage, and briefly discusses some of the on-going controversies in the treatment of cancer and promising therapies on the horizon.

  • Track 5-1Surgery– Cure, Control, Palliate
  • Track 5-2Chemotherapy
  • Track 5-3Radiation Therapy
  • Track 5-4Immunotherapy
  • Track 5-5Bone Marrow Transplant

The success of the Women’s Health Centre lies in the interests of diverse groups of Health Professionals working together for the common good of the patients. The stakeholders involved in the Women’s Health Centre are drawn from the Cancer Centre, Surgical and Specialties Service and Diagnostic Radiology. The Women’s Health Centre Nursing staffs are a highly dedicated group of women who provide information and nursing care in a sensitive and supportive manner to address the needs of women attending the clinics. The Women’s Health centre staff has close links to professional bodies such as the Cancer Council, Multicultural Centre, and Familial Cancer Unit.

  • Track 6-1General Breast and Breast Oncology
  • Track 6-2Reproductive Endocrine Services
  • Track 6-3Colposcopy

Cancer and Haematology Nursing aims to assist nurses who care for people affected by cancer and haematological illness to develop their knowledge and skills for their care. You will investigate the biology of cancer and haematology, associated treatments, and integrated multidisciplinary management. You will acquire knowledge about all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of cancer, future treatment trends and the exploration of the impact of these illnesses on the individual, family and community. Nursing interventions to reduce the impact of cancer and its treatment are addressed, drawing on research and the theoretical underpinnings of cancer and haematology care.

  • Track 7-1Nursing Interventions
  • Track 7-2Emergency Nursing
  • Track 7-3Intensive Care Nursing

community oncology nursing programme is to provide health services for patients receiving systemic cancer therapy, in response to a service need. Community nurses expanded their scope of practice and became partners with oncology day-ward nurses in caring for these patients. Community nurses developed the competence and confidence to safely deliver cancer care in the community. The commissioned service has shown year on year reductions in hospital-based care, increased provision of care closer to home, and improved patient satisfaction. This initiative shows that defined elements of acute cancer care can be safely delivered in the community so long as the training and support are provided.

  • Track 8-1Psychiatric–Mental Health Disorders
  • Track 8-2Addiction and Spirituality
  • Track 8-3Addiction Education

Having cancer does not always mean having pain. But if you do have pain, there are many different kinds of medicines, different ways to take the medicines and non-drug methods that can help relieve it. It may be short-lived or long-lasting, mild or severe, or even affect one or a few organs and bones. A person with well-managed pain has an improved quality of life. They are likely to sleep better and have more energy during the day. Being as active as possible also reduces the risk of ailments like pneumonia, blood clots and bedsores, which are associated with immobility.

  • Track 9-1Facts about Cancer Pain
  • Track 9-2Guides to Controlling Cancer Pain
  • Track 9-3Pharmacological Intervention
  • Track 9-4Concurrent Drugs
  • Track 9-5Patient Preferences and Convenience

critical care nurse, also sometimes referred to as an ICU nurse, is a type of nurse that provides care to patients that are in critical condition. These types of nurses may care for adults or children recovering from serious medical problems including illnesses and injuries. Some critical care nurses also work in wards or units that take care of patients only with specific medical problems, such as critical care burn units. Patients in critical condition are often deemed to be unstable, often unconscious, with erratic or extremely unhealthy vital signs. Many of these patients could also possibly be close to death. Because of this, the care that critical patients receive should be top-notch and highly specialized.

  • Track 10-1Emergency Nursing Programs
  • Track 10-2Prompt Nursing Interventions
  • Track 10-3Primary Health Care Nursing

Targeted cancer therapies are drugs or other substances that block the growth and spread of cancer by interfering with specific molecules ("molecular targets") that are involved in the growth, progression, and spread of cancer. A central focus in cancer metabolomics research is biomarker discovery. Metabolites are theoretically ideal biomarkers and diagnostics because they can be easily measured from non-invasive urine or blood samples.

  • Track 11-1Cancer Immunotherapy
  • Track 11-2Clinical and Potential Applications of Metabolomics in Oncology
  • Track 11-3Activated Natural Killer Cells
  • Track 11-4Immune-Resistant Tumor
  • Track 11-5Suppression Immunotherapies
  • Track 11-6Health Technology Assessment
  • Track 11-7Cancer-Basic and Applied Research
  • Track 11-8Tomotherapy & Stem Cell Therapy

Nurse practitioners are educated and trained to provide health promotion and maintenance through the diagnosis and treatment of acute illness and chronic condition. NPs are qualified to diagnose medical problems, order treatments, perform advanced procedures, prescribe medications, and make referrals for a wide range of acute and chronic medical conditions within their scope of practice. NPs work in hospitals, private offices, clinics, and nursing homes/long term care facilities. Some nurse practitioners contract out their services for private duty.

  • Track 12-1Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Track 12-2Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Track 12-3Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Track 12-4Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Track 12-5Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Cancer Nursing Practice aims to inform, support and educate nurses caring for patients with cancer. The duties of an oncology nurse include prescribing medications and treatments and making diagnoses. Oncology nurses work closely with physicians, surgeons, families and palliative caregivers to care for cancer patients and help them through all stages of treatment.

  • Track 13-1Surgical Oncology Nursing
  • Track 13-2Radiation Oncology Nursing
  • Track 13-3Medical Oncology Nursing
  • Track 13-4Breast Cancer Nursing
  • Track 13-5Stomal Therapy Nursing

QOPI’s goal is to promote excellence in cancer care by helping practices create a culture of self-examination and improvement. The process employed for improving cancer care includes measurement, feedback and improvement tools for haematology-oncology practices. Through the QOPI program, practices abstract data from patients’ records up to twice per year and enter this information into a secure database.

  • Track 14-1Maintenance of Certification
  • Track 14-2Health Plans
  • Track 14-3Chemotherapy Documentation
  • Track 14-4Baystate Medical Practices
  • Track 14-5Cancer Statistics

The term Oncology literally means a branch of science that deals with tumours and cancers. The word “onco” means bulk, mass, or tumor while “-logy” means study.

An Oncologist is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating cancer. Oncologist oversees your care from diagnosis throughout the course of the disease. In general, a person with cancer is often treated by a team of oncologists who specialize in different areas of oncology.

  • Track 15-1Medical oncologist
  • Track 15-2Surgical oncologist
  • Track 15-3Radiation oncologist
  • Track 15-4Gynaecologic oncologist
  • Track 15-5Pediatric oncologist
  • Track 15-6Hematologist-oncologist
  • Track 15-7Onco-sexologist

Oncology rehabilitation includes a wide range of therapies designed to help you build strength and endurance, regain independence, reduce stress and maintain the energy to participate in daily activities that are important to you.

Additionally, cancer rehabilitation physicians work on identifying musculoskeletal and neurologic problems and treat them with a variety of treatments including medications, procedures and therapy. Some of those procedures include, but are not limited to, various types of injections and other procedures.

Several clinical articles have highlighted the effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions before, during, and after cancer treatment to screen for, assess, and treat patients’ functional needs.


  • Track 16-1Registered Physical Therapist
  • Track 16-2Rehabilitation Nurse
  • Track 16-3Occupational Therapist
  • Track 16-4Recreational Therapist
  • Track 16-5Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Track 16-6Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences
  • Track 16-7Lymphedema Therapist