Immuno-Oncology Essentials for Oncology Nurses
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This three-part educational series addresses the rapidly evolving field of cancer immunotherapy. Each activity is designed to build on the previous, making it important to complete each step in order to increase the knowledge and clinical skills of oncology nurses related to the growing number of immuno-oncology agents approved in Canada to treat various cancers.

This program aligns with CANO/ACIO’s mission to advance oncology nursing excellence and fosters practice standards and competencies allowing oncology nurses to use immune checkpoint inhibitors with greater confidence, ultimately providing better immuno-oncology care and support to their patients.

You are strongly encouraged to complete a brief pre-/post-test and evaluation for each activity so that we may continue to update this program and respond to your needs.

Steering Committee

The CANO/ACIO education committee reviewed and approved the content.

  • Charissa Cordon, RN, MN, EdD, CON(C)  (Chair)
  • Nancy Gregorio, BScN, MN, OCN, CON(C)
  • Sophie Burelle, RN, BScN
  • Vanessa Bernstein, MSc, MD, FRCPC

This educational program was created through support Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada


Part 1: Principles of Clinical Advances of I-O

Presentation addresses how the body's natural defenses can be activated to treat cancer, the current I-O landscape in Canada, and who benefits from these therapies.

English Version:

Speaker: Nancy Gregorio, BScn, MN, OCN, CON(C)

French Version: 

Speaker: Sophie Burelle, RN, BScN


Part 2: Management of Immune-Related AEs

A stepwise approach and general guidelines to detect and manage immune-related adverse events associated with checkpoint inhibition.

English Version:

Speaker: Nancy Gregorio, BScn, MN, OCN, CON(C)

French Version: 

Speaker: Sophie Burelle, RN, BScN


Part 3: Integrating I-O Best Practice into Patient Care

This final part empowers oncology nurses to integrate their learnings into practice, thereby increasing their level of expertise in using I-O agents to improve patient care.

English Version only:

Speaker: Charissa Cordon, RN, MN, EdD, CON(C)

 

Last updated: November 27, 2017

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