CNSA Pre-Congress Workshop - Cancer & Older People

June 20, 2019 @ 12:00 AM

The Cancer Nurses Society of Australia's Annual Congress will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from June 20 - 22, 2019.

A number of pre-congress workshops will take place including - 

"Care at the crossroads of cancer and age. Older people with cancer - a cancer nurse's 'need to know'"

Older people with cancer are a large, diverse and growing group. The nationally endorsed Optimal Care Pathways describe the group as one of special needs. Their cancer treatment can be complex due to multiple considerations.

By 2040, 58% of Australians with a personal history of cancer will be aged 70 years or older. Unless nurses work in childhood or AYA cancer, the chances are they care for older people. The reason is that age is a major risk factor for cancer.

The pre-congress workshop will aim to - 

- improve attendee knowledge of the older person with cancer from medical oncology, pharmacological and nursing perspectives

- present current practice examples both locally and internationally

- encourage group discussion on potential identification of simple measures to improve nursing and supportive care for older people.

Visit the CNSA Congress website for more information.