National Nurse Conference 2021

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Inaugural Lymphoma Nurse Conference 2021 – Virtual

Understanding lymphoma to improve patients’ lives

Lymphoma Australia are pleased to invite all nurses & health professionals to our first virtual annual nurse conference. Join us to gain new and interesting insights into care and treatment for lymphoma/CLL and a greater understanding of the patient experience. The conference will include presentations from Australia’s leading lymphoma/CLL experts.

Conference information

Date: 5-6 June 2021
Location: Webinar
Time: Saturday 10:00-4:30pm AEST / Sunday 10:00-12:30pm AEST
Cost: FREE registration
RSVP: 1 June 2021

Attendees will be awarded 8 CPD points

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10:00amWelcome & openingLymphoma Australia
Session1   Nurses can empower patients through knowledge 
10:25amRevealing the patient voicePru Etcheverry
Regional Director Asia Pacific
Lymphoma Coalition
 Patient story 
 Novel therapies for lymphomaAssociate Professor Michael Dickinson
Disease lead – Aggressive lymphoma
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Session2Improving patient outcomes – Clinical Trials 
11:40amUnderstanding the benefits of clinical trials for patientsProfessor Judith Trotman
Head of Haematology
Concord Hospital
 Patient story 
 Nurses can empower patients to improve outcomesJennifer Harman
Clinical Trials Nurse Coordinator
Concord Hospital
Session3Era of novel oral therapies 
1:15pmLymphoma, CLL & the oral therapy evolutionProfessor Chan Cheah
Haematologist & clinical lead lymphoma
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital & Hollywood Private Hospital
 Nursing management of patient on oral therapiesTania Cushion
Lymphoma ClinicalNurse Consultant
Olivia Newton John Wellness & Research Centre
Austin Health
Session4COVID-19 vaccines & lymphoma/CLL 
2:25pmCOVID-19 vaccines – best global practiceAssociate Prof Paul Griffin
Director of Infectious Disease
Mater Health Services Brisbane, Australia
 COVID-19 pandemic – how has the management of lymphoma/CLL patients been affected?Dr Jason Butler
Senior Staff Haematologist
Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital & Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Session5What goes on behind the scenes for patients? 
3:40pmHaving difficult conversations with patients – breaking bad news & The role of the nurse to facilitate conversationsProfessor Fran Boyle
Pam McLean Centre, Sydney
 Panel discussion

Professor Fran Boyle & Dr Renee Lim
Pam McLean Centre, Sydney

Donna Gairns
Lymphoma Australia






Lymphoma/CLL in regional & rural settings – part 1


Management of the lymphoma/CLL outside of large metropolitan centres – part 1

Dr Georgina Hodges Consultant Haematologist
Barwon Health
Geelong, Victoria


Patient story


Caring for the regional or rural patient with lymphoma/CLL

Kylie Grevell
Haematology Clinical Nurse Consultant
Liz Plummer Cancer Care Centre
Cairns Hospital
Cairns, Queensland


Lymphoma/CLL in regional & rural settings – part 2


Managing the treatment of patients in regional and rural settings – part 2

Dr Douglas Lenton
Orange Health Service
Orange, NSW


Haematology service in regional Queensland

Ron Middleton
Clinical Nurse Consultant
Toowoomba Base Hospital
Toowoomba, Queensland



Sharon Winton
Lymphoma Australia




Nurse Conference Program - PDF

Nurse Conference Flyer - PDF

Articles of interest

Articles of interest mentioned by our presenters at the conference will be linked here.

SESSION 5: Professor Fran Boyle, Pam McLean Centre Sydney, NSW

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