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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

Agenda (updated 29 March 2021)

10:00 AM


Lymphoma Australia

Session 1

Nurses can empower patients through knowledge

10:25 AM

Revealing the patient voice

Pru Etcheverry

Regional Director, Asia Pacific

Lymphoma Coalition

Auckland, New Zealand

Patient story 

Novel therapies for lymphoma

Dr Michael Dickinson

Disease lead – Aggressive lymphoma

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Melbourne, Australia

Session 2

Improving patient outcomes – Clinical Trials

11:40 AM

Understanding the benefits of clinical trials for patients

Professor Judith Trotman

Head of Haematology

Concord Hospital

Sydney, Australia

Patient story

Nurses can empower patients to improve outcomes

Jennifer Harman

Clinical Trials Nurse Coordinator

Concord Hospital

Sydney, Australia

Session 3

Era of novel oral therapies

1:10 PM

Lymphoma, CLL & the oral therapy evolution

Professor Chan Cheah

Haematologist & clinical lead lymphoma

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital & Hollywood Private Hospital

Perth, Australia

Nursing management of patient on oral therapies

Tania Cushion
Lymphoma Nurse Consultant
Olivia Newton John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre
Austin Health
Melbourne, Victoria

Session 4

COVID-19 vaccines & lymphoma/CLL

2:15 PM

COVID-19 vaccines – best global practice

Associate Professor Paul Griffin

Director of Infectious Disease

Mater Health Services

Brisbane, Queensland

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

Brisbane, Australia

Session 5

What goes on behind the scenes for patients?

3:20 PM

Having difficult conversations with patients – “breaking bad news

Professor Fran Boyle

Pam McLean Centre

Sydney, Australia

The role of the nurse to facilitate conversations

Dr Renee Lim

Pam McLean Centre

Sydney, Australia

Panel discussion & Q&A

4:30 PM


10:00 AM


Lymphoma Australia

Session 1

Lymphoma/CLL in regional & rural settings

10:10 AM

Management of the lymphoma/CLL outside of large metropolitan centres

Medical lead

Patient story

Caring for the regional or rural patient with lymphoma/CLL

Caroline Ford

Haematology Nurse Coordinator

Mid North Coast Cancer Institute, Coffs Harbour, Australia

Session 2

Lymphoma Australia – Nurse awards

Rapid fire nurse presentations

5–10-minute nurse presentations 

12:30 PM


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