The 24th Cancer Nurses Society of Australia’s (CNSA) Annual Congress took place at Brisbane Convention Centre Thursday 16 June to Saturday 18 June 2022. The conference theme was “Cancer Nursing Workforce – Strong, Skilled and Specialised”.
It was a fabulous event with over 500 cancer nurses attending. This was the first face to face CNSA National event to held in the past 2 years. The atmosphere was so electric, energised and networking was at it’s best! NECA had a stand in the Exhibition Hall and there was great interest in the resources NECA have available, especially the online education modules and Zoom / Teams in-service sessions. We are going to be busy providing these in-services to nurses across Australia. Our Project Officer, Meredith Cummins did a podium presentation – “Neuroendocrine Cancer Education Modules – Creating Greater Awareness & Knowledge for the Healthcare Community”. As we know awareness of NETs is greatly lacking and this was a wonderful opportunity to provide information about the modules and enables more healthcare professionals to gain knowledge of NETs.
This CNSA Congress had many wonderful presentations about cancer genetics, models of care, virtual audio-visual media for delivery of information (due to impact of the pandemic), new care guidelines, pathways and frameworks to name a few. Planning is already underway for next year in Adelaide “Equity in Cancer Care – Meeting the Challenge”.