Report on the 2014 UKONS Annual Conference Belfast, 14–15 November 2014: focus on living with and beyond cancer, patient information and support, and innovations in treatment and care

Richard Henry, Lallita Carballo, Gillian Knight, Elaine Lennan, Helen Roe

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Abstract

The UK Oncology Nursing Society’s (UKONS) annual conference focused on three major themes. These were ‘Living With and Beyond Cancer’, ‘Patient Information and Support’, and ‘Innovations in Treatment and Care’. It featured a wide range of presentations, industry satellites, exhibitions, poster discussions. and workshops. Presenters ranged from those eminent in their particular field to those gracing the speaker’s podium for the first time. The rich variety of presentations covered policy, cancer trends, clinical developments, care initiatives, personal development, and advances in practice. There was a strong emphasis on skills, knowledge, values, and attitudes, with the most junior and novice nurses mixing with experienced and highly esteemed practitioners.
Original languageEnglish
Article number509
Number of pages8
Journalecancer medical science
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2015

Keywords

  • innovations in treatment and care
  • patient information and support
  • living with and beyond cancer
  • United Kingdom Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS)
  • cancer nursing

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