ISNCC Corporate and Philanthropic Development Committee

February 18th, 2016 in Board in Action

By Annie Young, University of Warwick, England, United Kingdom. Conference Management Committee 2016, Corporate and Philanthropic Development Committee, Finance and Audit Committee.

What’s the C&PDC for?

  • The Corporate and Philanthropic Development Committee seeks opportunities to bring in grants, donations or other revenue sources and potential long-term partnerships to support the work of the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care.

What have we, the members, been doing?

  • 2015 has been a very busy time for the committee and the hard work continues into the New Year. Along with our magnificent President, Stella Bialous, we have been working hard to maximise grant and sponsorship opportunity. This has included a review of our materials to entice partners to work with us, and an update of the terms and conditions of such work. This has now been completed and we hope these updated documents will encourage the sponsor to make a commitment to ISNCC. Sponsorship is essential to be able to develop high quality educational materials and events. The negotiations required to secure funding can sometimes be lengthy and involves much detailed paperwork and contracts. However last year (2015), we managed to achieve 134% of the goals we set ourselves!  The detailed negotiations are, of course, worth it when they translate into high quality education for the international nursing community and they are used.
  • Several workshops have been developed and delivered in 2015 including cervical cancer training workshops in Lima, Peru with 23 participants attending from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay, and Peru, and in San Salvador, El Salvador with 42 participants from Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. These events evaluated well and have generated further funding for a further event in Latin America and an expansion of this regional project in 2016 from other funding sources. Success breeds success!
  • In addition to face to face training, online learning events have been developed. They are currently going through their final approval process; we have an online skin toxicity module which we hope to launch in Spring 2016. Similarly, a multiple myeloma module in English is ready, with translation planned, and further modules on Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia  [ALL] and  Immune thrombocytopenia [ITP], are near completion.
  • We invite all members to let us know what is needed to help nurses meet the demands of practice. To contact us, please click here

So it’s been a busy year with much success. We hope to achieve similar success in 2016 and continue to seek funding for priority global cancer projects and indeed, sponsorship for our now annual meeting. The need to regularly engage with partners remains paramount, as is the need to remain alert to identify competitive grant opportunities.

The mission remains focussed.  Last year we said goodbye to our ex-chair and longstanding committee member, Esther Green; huge thanks for her contribution and unstinting hard work. We are fortunate that she is still leading one of our projects in Central and South America on a training programme for oncology nurses on cervical screening.

In with the new – we were delighted to receive 6 applications from members wishing to join our committee and after a selection process; we have welcomed two new members from China and Nigeria, into the committee’s fold.

So we move into 2016 with fresh blood and renewed vigour. We will do our very best in both the ‘Corporate’ and ‘Philanthropic’ aspects of cancer care.

AONS 2015 Conferenceに参加して 大阪大学大学院医学系研究科 荒尾晴惠

February 4th, 2016 in International News

大阪大学大学院医学系研究科 荒尾晴惠教授

Prof. Harue Arao

Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine

Asian Oncology Nursing Society(AONS)の第2回目となるカンファレンスが、2015年11月19 日~ 21 日に韓国において盛大に開催されました。



Ferrans博士のQuality of Life of Cancer Patients: Value in Clinical careの講演は、看護の視点から、Patient centered QOL を捉えたものであり、博士らが開発された尺度の紹介がありました。尺度は、英語以外の言語に翻訳するプロジェクトが数ヶ国で進んでいました。今後さらに注目を浴びることでしょう。


Gala Dinnerでは、各国の趣向をこらしたダンスや歌の出し物があり、カンファレンスでは見られない、参加者の他の側面を垣間見る機会となりました。



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