|Year : 2017 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 366-367
Meeting report from Chinese Anti-Cancer Association – Chinese Association of Nurses in Oncology
Department of Nursing, National Clinical Research Center of Cancer, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, Tianjin, China
|Date of Submission||26-May-2017|
|Date of Acceptance||19-Jun-2017|
|Date of Web Publication||11-Aug-2017|
Department of Nursing, National Clinical Research Center of Cancer, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, Tianjin
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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Wang Q. Meeting report from Chinese Anti-Cancer Association – Chinese Association of Nurses in Oncology. Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2017;4:366-7
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The Second National Academic Conference in Oncology Nursing – International Forum in Oncology Nursing was held on March 9-12, 2017 in Fu Zhou, Fujian Province, China.
The conference is conducted every 2 years by the Chinese Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO) of the Chinese Anti-Cancer Association (CACA). CACA, founded in 1984, is the only national association in oncology in mainland China. CANO, which is under the CACA, was established on March 19, 2015. CACA has constantly led the national nursing community in transforming cancer care for cancer control by providing cancer patients with high-quality, science-based nursing care.
Ten keynote speakers originating from mainland China, Hong Kong, United States, and Australia represented CACA–CANO, Asian Oncology Nursing Society (AONS), Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), and the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC), respectively, in the conference. The speakers delivered their excellent keynote speeches at the plenary sessions. They highlighted the recent advances in oncology and implications for oncology nursing, which are global hot topics.
Prof. Yates of ISNCC shared the scientific and technological advances in oncology over the past decades. Her presentation urged the audience to think about the implications of the advances to oncology nursing. Nowadays, precision medicine has been applied in cancer treatment in many countries, including mainland China. Prof. Nevidjon discussed “Oncology Nurses – Innovating Precision Care in a Changing Treatment Environment.” She clearly introduced the concepts of precision medicine and precision nursing care, both of which require oncology nurses to thoroughly prepare to meet the challenges in the changing treatment environment. Meanwhile, Prof. Winnie So of AONS delivered a speech entitled “The Development of a New Perspective of Cancer Nursing through Partnership and Collaboration in Asia.” AONS is a leading organization of oncology nursing in the Asian region. Prof. So highlighted the priority of collaboration among Asian countries as regards oncology nursing.
President Hu Yan of the Nursing College, Fudan University gave her speech on evidence-based oncology nursing practice. President Zhao Yue of the School of Nursing, Tianjin Medical University also discussed how nursing research has been involved in continuing care and what experiences were gained from practical exploration.
Besides the keynote speakers of the plenary sessions, 95 nurses gave their talks at the following seven concurrent sessions:
- Case Report Session-Management of IV Access through Multidisciplinary Cooperation
- Forum on Oncology Nursing Research
- Symptom Control
- Humanistic Care in Oncology Nursing
- Multidimensional Oncology Nursing
- Oncology Nursing Practice and Innovation
- Palliative Care and Hospice Care (Terminal Care)
At the closing ceremony, the President of the CACA-CANO, Wanmin Qiang announced the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Distinguished Merit Award in Oncology Nursing (Photos 1 and 2). The conference enabled oncology nurses in China and abroad to exchange knowledge and valuable clinical experience, as well as form bonds, with one another. In comparison with the state of oncology nursing in some high-resource countries, oncology nursing in China still requires much improvement. Therefore, CACA–CANO cooperates with the attending organizations to improve the education and research development in oncology nursing in mainland China. The CACA–CANO leaders are confident that oncology nursing in China would soon meet international standards and fulfil the organization's goal to deliver excellent nursing care to cancer patients and cancer survivors and improve the patients' quality of life. From our current standpoint, let us begin moving forward!
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