2019 Workshop Day
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CANO/ACIO is pleased to provide another workshop day at the upcoming conference in Winnipeg, MB. These interactive, practice-based workshops will take place on day one of the conference, Sunday, October 20, 2019.

Workshops are:

  1. Practice-based topics that are relevant to practice
  2. Interactive/hands-on
  3. Dialogue rich (either small group work or broad group discussions)

For the purposes of meeting room setup and preparation of workshop materials, you will be requested to pre-register for one morning and one afternoon workshop when you register for the full conference (no additional fees required). Please note that pre-registration is on a first-come, first-served basis so we encourage you to register early to avoid disappointment. Unfortunately due to limits in room capacity we may not be able to accommodate on site walk-ins so please be sure to pre-register to ensure there is a dedicated spot for you.

Deadline to register for the workshop day: Monday, October 14, 2019

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Workshop Day Schedule | Sunday, October 20, 2019

Morning Workshops | 8:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Workshop W-01-A

Excellence in Oncology Nursing Leadership – A Hands on Workshop to Build Capacity to Lead Ourselves and Others

Workshop W-02-A
FULL

Malignant Hematology and Stem Cell Transplant Nursing

Workshop W-03-A

Incorporating Interprofessional Palliative Care Practice in Oncology Nursing

Workshop W-04-A

Health Equity, Social Determinants of Health, and Cultural Safety: What Do Oncology Nurses Have to do With It?

Workshop W-05-A

Living Well with Pancreatic Cancer. Maintaining Excellence in Oncology Nursing Care Of Patients/Families Living With Pancreatic Cancer

Workshop W-06-A

Radiation Therapy Basics & Symptom Management Principles

Workshop W-07-A
FULL

Building Skills in Navigation

Afternoon Workshops | 1:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Workshop W-01-B
FULL

Advancing Immuno-Oncology Essentials

Workshop W-02-B

Integrating Geriatric Assessment into Oncology Nursing Care
Workshop W-03-B
FULL

Empowering Oncology Nurses Through Knowledge and Practice to Improve Transitions Post Treatment and Survivorship Care

Workshop W-04-B

Sexual and Gender Minorities with Cancer: Moving away from the Margins

Workshop W-05-B

Overview of Ovarian Cancer, ERAS, and Management of Common Surgical Oncology Complications

Workshop W-06-B

Building a Nutrition Toolbox for Oncology Nurses

 

Workshop W-01-A – Excellence in Oncology Nursing Leadership – A Hands on Workshop to Build Capacity to Lead Ourselves and Others

Topic: Oncology Nurses are Leaders
Audience/Skill Level: All Levels

Workshop Objectives:

  1. Learn about leading self & others which involves hands on activities to explore own values, characteristics, strengths and weaknesses to inspire personal growth and an improved understanding of self. 
  2. Hands on skills development in the areas of effective communication and team building in the workplace. Gain a new understanding of who they are and how they can take their leadership to the next level including dealing with conflict in the workplace.  

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Workshop W-02-A – Malignant Hematology and Stem Cell Transplant Nursing

Topic: Hematology - it's a blast!
Audience/Skill Level: All Levels

Workshop Objectives:

  1. Review the side effects of novel agents for CLL and teaching considerations for our patients and other health disciplines.
  2. Identify adverse events, learn to grade events and implement appropriate therapy to treat complications in patients who have undergone CAR T cell therapy for B-ALL and relapsed B cell lymphoma
  3. Explore integrating palliative and supportive care in hematology and bone marrow transplant settings

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Workshop W-03-A - Incorporating Interprofessional Palliative Care Practice in Oncology Nursing

Topic: Addressing palliative care needs in oncology practice
Audience/Skill Level: All Levels

After the workshop, you will be able to:

  1. Describe palliative care approach in cancer care: what, when and how.
  2. Following demonstration module, explain evidence-based symptom management, and psychosocial aspects of palliative care involving interdisciplinary team, patients and families.
  3. Understand the types of evaluation to measure the effectiveness of your intervention.

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Workshop W-04-A – Health Equity, Social Determinants of Health, and Cultural Safety: What Do Oncology Nurses Have to do With It?

Topic: Health equity, determinants of health; Indigenous health
Audience/Skill Level: All Levels

In this workshop you will:

  1. Gain a broad understanding of health equity, the social determinants of health, and the impacts of health inequities, particularly among Indigenous peoples in Canada;
  2. Learn how to apply the principles of health equity and cultural safety in diverse clinical practice settings (education, direct care, organizational structure, leadership);
  3. Use established health equity tools to develop one to two strategies to apply a health equity perspective in your own practice.

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Workshop W-05-A - Living Well with Pancreatic Cancer: Maintaining Excellence in Oncology Nursing Care Of Patients/Families Living With Pancreatic Cancer

Topic: Pancreatic Cancer
Audience/Skill Level: All Levels

Workshop Objectives:

  1. Review of incidence/mortality of pancreatic cancer
  2. Review signs/symptoms, diagnostic testing, symptom management and role for pain and symptom management/palliative
  3. Review the treatment options for resectable, locally advanced and metastatic pancreatic cancer
  4. Review role for clinical trials and translational research for pancreatic cancer

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Workshop W-06-A – Radiation Therapy Basics & Symptom Management Principles

Topic: Radiation Oncology Nursing Practice  
Audience/Skill Level: Novice Oncology Nurse (RN or LPN) + Practicing Oncology Staff Nurse (Mid-Experienced)

Following the workshop, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe key concepts related to radiation therapy as a treatment modality, including external and internal radiotherapy (45 minutes)
  2. Describe and apply learned knowledge to assess and provide interventions related to the prevention and management of radiation skin reactions (45 minutes)
  3. Anticipate, understand and intervene for Radiation Therapy symptoms across the trajectory of a common disease sites using validated symptom management tools (2 hours)

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Workshop W-07-A – Building Skills in Navigation 

Topic: Facilitating Care Coordination and Continuity for Complex Patients 
Audience/Skill Level: Practicing Oncology Staff Nurse (Mid-Experienced)

This workshop will enable you, through case based learning, to develop and practice skills in the navigation of complex patients. 

After this workshop you will have furthered your knowledge and skills around virtual assessments and managing the often difficult conversations that can occur as part of navigation practice. 

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Workshop W-01-B – Advancing Immuno-Oncology Essentials

Topic: Enhancing the knowledge of Immunotherapy for Specialized Oncology Nurses
Audience/Skill Level: Practicing Oncology Staff Nurse (Mid-
Experienced)

Through case based scenario discussions, participants will recognize appropriate strategies to detect, manage and monitor the more complex and urgent adverse events related to immunotherapy.

Participants will be able to provide more effective patient information related to immunotherapies to empower them in decisions about their care

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Workshop W-02-B – Integrating Geriatric Assessment into Oncology Nursing Care

Topic: Oncology and Aging / Nursing care of older adults with cancer
Audience/Skill Level: All Levels

This workshop will provide you with:

  1. Understanding of age-related concerns that impact cancer care and treatment.
  2. An overview of comprehensive geriatric assessment and management, highlighting geriatric screening and assessment tools, interventions, and resources that can be integrated into oncology nursing practice.
  3. An opportunity to discuss ways to integrate geriatric screening and assessment into oncology nursing care and reflect on the ethical challenges facing oncology nurses in their care of older adults with cancer.

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Workshop W-03-B - Empowering Oncology Nurses Through Knowledge and Practice to Improve Transitions Post Treatment and Survivorship Care 

Topic: Survivorship
Audience/Skill Level: Novice Oncology Nurse (RN or LPN) + Practicing Oncology Staff Nurse (Mid-Experienced)

Workshop Objectives:

  1. To share Pan-Canadian Transitions survey findings with oncology nurses  to ensure they have a better understanding of the challenges related to cancer survivorship (after cancer treatment but prior to reoccurrence)
  2. To explore how oncology nurses can contribute to positive patient, clinical and system outcomes in the survivorship phase of the cancer trajectory
  3. To increase awareness of CANO/ACIOs updated survivorship learning modules
  4. To provide cased based learning opportunities for workshop participants to apply survivorship care principles and knowledge to clinical scenarios. 

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Workshop W-04-B – Sexual and Gender Minorities with Cancer: Moving away from the Margins

Topic: Sexual and Gender Minority Cultural Competency Training
Audience/Skill Level: Novice Oncology Nurse (RN or LPN)

At the end of this workshops, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain how heterosexism and cissexism influence cancer care experiences of sexual and gender minorities
  2. Recognize and use respectful language and terminology
  3. Respond to disclosure in an effective and respectful way

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Workshop W-05-B – Overview of Ovarian Cancer, ERAS, and Management of Common Surgical Oncology Complications

Topic: Ovarian Cancer 101
Audience/Skill Level: Novice Oncology Nurse (RN or LPN) + Practicing Oncology Staff Nurse (Mid-Experienced)

After this workshop you will:

  1. Have increased knowledge about the diagnosis and management of ovarian cancer.
  2. Be more familiar with common symptoms/issues that surgical oncology patients may face.
  3. Have an overview of the concepts of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) and be more aware of available ERAS resources.

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Workshop W-06-B – Building a Nutrition Toolbox for Oncology Nurses

Topic: Oncology Nutrition
Audience/Skill Level: Practicing Oncology Staff Nurse (Mid-Experienced)

Following the completion of this workshop, the learner will be able to;

  1. Identify cancer patients who are at risk for malnutrition and provide basic nutrition advice to help manage nutrition impact symptoms and maximize nutritional intake.
  2. Address the most common questions posed by cancer patients including questions pertaining to sugar/ketogenic diets, soy/estrogen, and animal products.
  3. Provide cancer survivors with credible information on ways to reduce risk of recurrence and improve overall health.

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