Melanoma in Practice: Nurse Conference

Melanoma in Practice: Nurse Conference

26 July 2018

It was a full house this week at Melanoma Institute Australia thanks to our ‘Melanoma in Practice: Nurse Conference’.  Designed specifically for nurses, the presentations were designed to give nurses a better understanding of the patient experience from detection through to treatment of advanced disease and included updates in the latest areas of research that are changing the way we treat melanoma.

Presentations were given by melanoma specialists in dermatology, pathology, medical oncology, surgery, radiotherapy, physiotherapy, psychology and clinical trials, as well as melanoma survivors and CNCs who are directly involved in melanoma care

Highlights included a presentation from Associate Professor Robyn Saw who discussed the processes of surgical management of melanoma Stages 0-IV and how “understanding the anatomy is essential for diagnosing and treating melanoma”. 

A key takeaway from the conference was a presentation by Associate Professor Matteo Carlino. Associate Professor Carlino delved into the system therapy for the treatment of advanced melanoma and notably pointed out how there has been a shift in nurses’ role in melanoma.  “It used to be that advanced melanoma nurses worked primarily on palliative care. We're now in a time where nurses are working on survivorship care”, said Associate Professor Carlino, a statement that really resonated with the audience.

We’d like to thank those who attended and engaged with the conference. One attendee said that ‘all the sessions were so informative and the presenters had a real passion for their work’ and we hope that all attendees found it both enjoyable and beneficial.

The presentations from the Nurse Conference will be made available on our free melanoma education portal for healthcare practitioners in the next few weeks.  If you’re a nurse, we encourage you to register your interest at www.melanomaeducation.org.au to be the first to know when they become available.

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