Immuno-Oncology Essentials for Oncology Nurses
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This educational program 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. In addition, participants will learn about patient empowerment principles and strategies.

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.


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)

Version française:

Conférencière: S
ophie 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)

Version française:

Conférencière: S
ophie Burelle, RN, BScN


Part 3: 2018 Update

English Version:

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

Version française:

Conférencière: S
ophie Burelle, RN, BScN


Part 4: Patient Empowerment

English Version Only:

Speaker: Denise Bryant-Lukosius, RN, PhD

 

Last updated: November 20, 2018

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