COSA 2017November 13 - 15, 2017

Pre-Conference Workshops

Date: Sunday 12 November 2017
Time: 8.30am to 5.30pm (exact timing TBC for each program)

Enhanced Supportive Cancer Care

Join us for this one-day workshop which is for the full Cancer Care team - medical oncologists, nurses, general practitioners and other health professionals. Learn the best evidence based supportive care strategies for helping your patients through treatment and beyond. Understand what probiotics might be safe and optimise the gut for treatment, assist in treating chemotherapy induced diarrhoea, and optimising gut bacteria for enhanced response to immunotherapy (1); gain familiarity with what symptoms might be supported by non-pharmacological strategies such as acupuncture, oncology massage and mind-body practices; learn when and how to prescribe and administer medicinal cannabis; consider the practicalities and steps required to make enhanced supportive care part of your own clinical practice.

For delegates attending the conference you can select to attend a workshop as an add-on during the registration process or by logging back on to your registration profile as a returning delegate. It is $50 to attend the workshops if you are a COSA delegate. Click here to register or log back in to your profile. Not going to the conference but wanting to attend this workshop? It is $150 to attend the workshop only. Click here to arrange.

This workshop is sponsored by:
 Teva oncology logo

 

Nutrition & Cancer Masterclass for Nurses

This full day workshop is a masterclass in nutrition and cancer for nurses working with people affected by cancer. Participants will come away with an understanding of the pathophysiology of malnutrition, it's consequences and practical implications; the impact of a cancer diagnosis on dietary intake and recommendations for practical management in the everyday clinical setting; knowledge of the current challenges in the nutritional management of cancer including the impact of celebrity nutrition messages via social media; and examples of successful, evidence-based multidisciplinary models of nutrition care. There will be opportunities to participate in case studies and discussions on topical issues. Participants can expect to finish the day feeling confident and well equipped with the knowledge to help facilitate optimal nutritional care in their clinical practice.

For delegates attending the conference you can select to attend a workshop as an add-on during the registration process or by logging back on to your registration profile as a returning delegate. It is $50 to attend the workshops if you are a COSA delegate. Click here to register or log back in to your profile. Not going to the conference but wanting to attend this workshop? It is $150 to attend the workshop only. Click here to arrange.

This workshop is sponsored by:

nweb3