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ONIGA South Chapter OND Dinner

Our annual oncology nursing day dinner will be held on April 4th at Heritage Park Historical Village in Calgary. This year we focused on survivorship and the role of oncology nurses in supporting patients and families through the transition from active treatment to survivorship care. Our dinner will feature three guest speakers each with a unique perspective on survivorship care and the role oncology nurses play. Our key note speaker is Dr. Janine.Giese-Davis, a psychologist, who works out of the Tom Baker Cancer Center in Calgary, who has worked with many oncology nurses on several survivorship care plan research projects. Her talk is titled “Improving the transition to cancer survivorship, the role of oncology nurses”.

Our second speaker is Mike Lang a cancer survivor. Mike is working closely with Dr. Giese-Davis on updating an online Alberta based survivorship website called CancerBRIDGES (www.cancerbridges.ca). Mike will be sharing how oncology nurses can use this website as a supportive care resource for patients and families dealing with survivorship issues. Our final speakers are Karla and Heather, also cancer survivors, who have co-founded the non-profit Cancer Chic (www.cancerchic.ca) as a way to support other young women who are living with or have lived through cancer. They will be talking about survivorship from their perspective and how Cancer Chic could be an additional supportive care resource oncology nurses can offer their patients.

Spacing at the event is limited. For further information, please contact Sydney Phillips Sydney.Phillips2@albertahealthservices.ca.

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