Cancer Nurses Society of Australia Annual Congress was held in May and Cancer Council Victoria was proud to support two travel grants for Melbourne-based Breast Care Nurses. Lauren Keller and Fumie Hattori were presented their awards by Katherine Lane, 13 11 20 Nurse Manager at Cancer Information and Support Service.
The theme for the Cancer Nurses Society of Australia Congress was "Bridging the Gap". Presentations focused on disparities in cancer care, issues of duty of care, safety and equity of access and opportunities and solutions that exist for care delivery in cancer nursing. Congratulations to Lauren Keller and Fumie Hattori who were successful applicants for the Cancer Council Victoria travel award.
Our Nurse Manager of information and support 13 11 20, Katherine Lane, was also a successful recipient of the IPSEN sponsored-travel grant. Katherine presented posters on the Healthy Living after Cancer project which is a collaboration between state-based Cancer Councils (VIC, SA, NSW, WA) and a multidisciplinary team of Australian and international researchers.
Healthy Living after Cancer is a telephone-based, nurse-delivered program targeting physical activity, healthy eating and weight control among cancer survivors. The program is available to adults diagnosed with non-metastatic cancer, who have completed treatment and involves up to 12 health coaching calls over a period of 6 months from one of our 13 11 20 cancer nurses. Part of the process is to set goals to make healthy lifestyle changes and provide support, helpful tips and motivation.
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