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.
Throughout January our community created, hosted and participated in some amazing events, each of them helping us on our quest to reach zero deaths from melanoma.
Australian television presenter, interior designer and mother Kyly Clarke has been announced as the new Ambassador for Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) and its national awareness and fundraising campaign Melanoma March.
Melanoma Institute Australia has recently partnered with three other organisations to boost support for melanoma patients and their carers across Australia.
Melanoma patients and their families across Western Australia will benefit from strengthened and expanded services with the merging of melanomaWA and Melanoma Institute Australia.
Australian researchers have played a critical role in the discovery of a potential new test to predict which early stage melanoma patients are at high risk of their disease recurring and progressing.
We are extremely grateful for our community fundraisers, who, even in this difficult time, have given up their time and effort to fundraise so we can continue to work towards our goal of zero deaths from melanoma.
Melanoma patients are set to benefit from subsidised access to immunotherapy treatment for high risk early-stage and advanced-stage melanoma patients.
An informative article on how immunotherapy is revolutionising cancer treatment, written by Jill Margo and featured in the Australian Financial Review.
Melanoma patients and their families in the Riverina will benefit from strengthened and sustained melanoma services with the merger of the Amie St Clair Melanoma Trust and Melanoma Institute Australia.
Belmont High School at Lake Macquarie has been announced winner of the 2019 SunSafe Student Ambassador Program video competition.
It’s time again to say thank you to our amazing community fundraisers!
Videos of the sessions at the recent Patient Information Evening co-hosted by Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) and Melanoma Patients Australia (MPA) are now available for viewing.
MIA is well-represented in the poster sessions at the Society for Melanoma Research 2019 Congress in the USA, with four poster presentations being given by members of our translational research lab.
Professor Georgina Long has today opened the Society for Melanoma Research 2019 Congress in Salt Lake City, Utah.
MIA’s Co-Medical Directors, Professor Georgina Long and Professor Richard Scolyer, have both been named Highly Cited Researchers, according to the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list.
Melanoma Patients Australia (MPA) and Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) have announced a new multi-year agreement to provide enhanced support services for melanoma patients nationally.
It is time again to say thank you to our incredible community fundraisers who are helping us get closer to our goal of zero deaths from melanoma.
MIA has presented promising data regarding progression-free survival rates for advanced melanoma patients at the ESMO 2019 Congress in Barcelona.
Another month has flown by and yet again we have a host of amazing community fundraisers who generously gave up their time to help us reach our goal of zero deaths from melanoma.