The upcoming Cancer Nurses Society of Australia (CNSA) Congress in Melbourne in June will feature a pre-congress workshop titled "Neuroendocrine Tumours – not as rare as you think! The Complex Disease Course and Management"
In this symposium nurses will delve into this "less common" cancer to unveil the complex nature of this cancer which has been too frequently misdiagnosed resulting in patients having advanced disease upon their diagnosis. Leading specialists will discuss topics such as Carcinoid Heart disease, identifying and managing Carcinoid Crisis, changes to the Grading System, NETs and Hormonal syndromes, genetics and dietary needs of the NET patient. There will also be practical sessions with injection techniques and the eShine program for co-ordination of care.
During the day the symposium will include the Consumer's story with participants having an opportunity to hear what it is like to live with this disease.
The afternoon sessions will provide information on symptom management, exercise, the Survivorship Care Plan, The PLANET Registry, patient App and updates of Unicorn Foundation projects nationally and the "state of the nation" in the care of NETs.