ANZ-LCNF Nursing and Allied Health Workshop


The Australia and New Zealand Lung Cancer Nurses Forum (ANZ-LCNF) will host the Nursing and Allied Health Pre-ALCC Conference Workshop at the 2020 Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC) on Wednesday 19 February. This workshop, proudly sponsored by Roche, includes four sessions and runs from 8:00am-5:00pm (AEDT).

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Workshop Streams

1: Diagnostics and Quality of Care

Let’s celebrate! 2020 is International Year of the Nurse! Professor Angela Tod (UK) will deliver the keynote presentation highlighting the impact of specialist lung cancer nurses on the health and wellbeing of patients. Expert local speakers will also provide an update on optimal care pathways and modern lung cancer management including immunotherapy and combination treatments.

2: Hope and Equity

Understand the patient experience with presentations from two leading consumer advocates, including carer perspectives and the importance of equitable access to treatment and care in minority populations. This session will also cover telehealth to improve equity of access to cancer survivorship care and advances in radiotherapeutic treatment of cerebral metastases.

3: Living with Thoracic Cancer and Beyond

From challenges in immunotherarpy to evidence-based approaches to exercise, fatigue and nutrition management and maximising speech outcomes during radiotherapy; this comprehensive session offers something for everyone with multiple leading allied health and nursing presenters from across Australia.

4: Improving Nurse and Patient Outcomes in Lung Cancer

Become familiar with best-practice smoking cessation approaches in Australia and learn about how you as a health professional can look after you own mental health through self-care strategies and clinical debrief. ANZ-LCNF will also present a research and education event update.

Nurses who attend the ANZ-LCNF workshop are eligible to claim up to 7 CPD hours with the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) and the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA). 

View the full workshop program below. 


7:45am Registration
8:00am - 8:10am Welcome from Ms Mary Duffy, APN
8:10am - 10:30am Session 1: Diagnostics and Quality of Care

Chair: Ms Mary Duffy, APN

• The impact of the specialist lung cancer nurse model on the health & wellbeing outcomes of patients and families (Prof Angela Tod International nursing keynote)

• Lung cancer optimal care pathways (Prof Bob Thomas)

• 2020: A year in review of lung cancer (Dr Suren Arulananda)

• Holistic care of the patient on Tecentriq and Avastin combination therapy (Ms Helen Westman and Mr Michael Clooney)

10:30am - 10:50am Morning tea
10:50am - 12:30pm Session 2: Hope and Equity

Chair: Dr Vanessa Brunelli

• The lived experience of lung cancer (Mr Kane Morris)

• Telehealth to improve access and equity to cancer survivorship care (Dr Vanessa Brunelli)

• Equitable access to treatment in minority populations (Mrs Carolyn Riordan)

• Radiotherapeutic advances in the context of cerebral metastases (Dr Nikki Plumridge)

• Respiratory health and air quality (Dr Alistair Miller)

12:30pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 2:45pm Session 3: Living with thoracic cancer and beyond

Chair: Dr Lara Edbrooke

• Symptom management: Challenges faced with new immune-oncology therapies (Ms Helen Westman)

• Cancer-related fatigue management (Prof Elizabeth Pearson)

• Sarcopenia and cancer-related malnutrition (Dr Nicole Kiss)

• Swallowing and voice outcomes after radiotherapy for SCLC (Dr Jaqui Frowen)

• Exercise across the lung cancer continuum (Dr Lara Edbrooke)

2:45pm - 4:10pm Session 4: Improving nurse and patient outcomes in lung cancer

Chair: Dr Vanessa Brunelli

• Smoking cessation in Australia: Practical strategies Professor (Emma Dean)

• Clinical debrief and good self mental health

• ANZ-LCNF research and education update - Ms Renae Grundy – PhD research and Dr Vanessa Brunelli

4:10pm Close from Ms Mary Duffy, APN
4:20pm - 5:00pm Social drinks

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