COSA 2017November 13 - 15, 2017

Pre-Conference Workshops

 

Enhanced Supportive Cancer Care

Date: Sunday 12 November 2017
Time: 8.30am to 5.30pm

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.

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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:
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Nutrition & Cancer Masterclass for Nurses

Date: Sunday 12 November 2017
Time: 9:00am to 5:30pm

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.

Click here to download the latest workshop program

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:

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Implementation and Dissemination of Evidence for Adoption and Application (IDEA)Concept Development Workshop

Date: Sunday 12 November 2017
Time: 12:00pm to 5:30pm (TBC)

This interactive half day workshop will examine the fundamental concepts in implementation science to assist mid-career clinicians and researchers from diverse cancer disciplines to design and conduct research that is focused on implementation of evidence rather than efficacy alone. The workshop will be limited to 20 participants and will include large and small group discussions of research concepts brought by participants in order to refine the concepts and progress them to a full research protocol with support of the workshop faculty. 

Applicants need to submit a one-page concept outline of their proposed implementation research/strategy and a brief CV (2-page maximum), and will be selected for participation based on the following criteria: scientific strength and future impact of the proposal, track record of the applicant. 

Please submit your application to cosa@cosa.org.au by 1 September 2017. The program will then be refined based on the application content to best meet the needs of the applicants.

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:

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Demystify and Personalise Clinical Trials Research

Date: Sunday 12 November 2017
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm (TBC)

Discover and extend your knowledge of the clinical trials research process. Together we will demystify statistical concepts in clinical trial design and reporting; review tools and techniques to improve the informed consent process for patients; and explore the key differences between RECIST v1.1, the conventional criteria for tumour measurement, and irRC, more recent criteria developed to assess tumour response to immunotherapeutic agents.

Statistical principles underpin critical appraisal of research; this session will concentrate on explaining concepts rather than formulae or calculation techniques. An overview of the National PICF Framework launched in 2016 and adopted in research active healthcare services and organisations will follow. Expanding upon this critical topic and led by a principal investigator/ facilitator, an interactive session on the clinical trial consent process will illustrate that informed consent is not a signature on a form but a communication process to achieve informed choice.

Join us for an effective learning experience to enhance understanding of the research process, improve communication skills and strengthen professional development.

This workshop is sponsored by:

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