South Island Cancer Nurse Network


The South Island Cancer Nurse Network provides access to quality educational opportunities covering a variety of aspects relating to the cancer care continuum.


For some nurses, particularly those who are rurally-based, travel time and geography can act as a barrier to training and opportunities for shared learning.
These monthly sessions utilise the expertise of nurses, clinicians and other health professionals from the Dunedin and Christchurch cancer centres and from around the South Island to provide educational opportunities for nurses who are working with people with a cancer diagnosis and to provide a forum for regular professional networking and discussion. The training is certificated on the basis of non-accredited professional development. Sessions are broadcast to 16 sites throughout the South Island, utilising the Vivid Solutions Network (videoconferencing).

Meeting dates 2017

16 March - 'Are we delivering faster cancer treatment?', Dr Ursula Jewell, Southern Cancer Network
20 April - 'Palliative care at home', Katherine Brouard and Gail Nelson 
18 May - 'Southern Blood & Cancer Service, Oncology Haematology Assessment Unit, monitoring of patients receiving cancer treatments', Lynda Dagg
17 August - report back from NZNO conference
21 September - lymphoma management, Bridget McDairmid
19 October - TBC