Friday 29 November 2013

8.00am

Registration desk opens

9.00am

Morning sessions: Rangitoto/Browns rooms

Opening ceremony and welcome; powhiri

 

Address by Hazel Neser, PONZ President

9.30am

Keynote address: Associate Professor Mei Krishnasamy: Screening for need or needing to screen?

10.30am

Morning tea

11.00am

Keynote address: Dr Carrie Lethborg: Fitting together the pieces of the puzzle

12:00pm

Rawiri Blundell and Marie Daly: A support and education programme offered to whānau experiencing cancer in their lives

12.30pm

Lunch

During lunchtime in the Rangitoto room: National Child Cancer Network information session about counselling services – see page 14

 

Stream one: Rangitoto room

Stream two: Browns room

1.30pm

Andy Leggat and Claire O’Donovan: Evaluation of a psycho-education program for cancer patients and supporters

Rebecca Weeks and Sue Dykes: Evaluating mindfulness based stress reduction as a psychosocial support intervention for haematology patients

2.00pm

Colleen Kendrick: More than exercise: A programme for men with cancer

Dr Richard Egan: Cancer stories. Participatory research process.

2.30pm

Heather Heron-Speirs: The cancer related distress of men from provincial New Zealand

Dr Chris Walsh: Why the puzzle: The role of cancer consumers in psychosocial oncology

3.00pm

Afternoon Tea

3:30pm

Afternoon sessions: Rangitoto/Browns rooms

Beth Jenkins and Kristina Marck: Smokefree Auckland

4:00pm

Lisa Reynolds: For fast acting relief, slow down: early data from a randomized controlled trial comparing mindfulness with relaxation on reducing avoidance and distress in chemotherapy patients

4:30pm

Dr Arden Corter: The psychology of side effects & non-adherence among women taking adjuvant endocrine therapy for breast cancer

5:30pm-7.00pm

Drinks and quiz, Attica Bar

Presentation of the award for outstanding service to psychosocial oncology in New Zealand

 

Saturday 30 November 2013

8.00am

Registration desk opens

8.00am

PONZ AGM (breakfast) Great Barrier room

   9.00am

Keynote address: Dr Sandy Macleod: Fear and Anxiety in Palliative Care

Rangitoto/Browns rooms

10.00am

Morning tea and poster session (in Motutapu room)

 

Stream one: Rangitoto room

Stream two:

Browns room

Stream three:

Motutapu room

10.30am

Keynote session: Assoc Prof Mei Krishnasamy: The development of a cancer care complexity index. What defines complexity?

Keynote session:

Dr Carrie Lethborg: Using meaning and purpose therapy with people with advanced cancer

Keynote session:

Dr Sandy Macleod: Psychotherapy near the death-bed

11.00am

Amy Munro: Raising hope for haematology patients and their families through information exchange

Gay Dungey: Burnout: Evaluating stress, burnout, and job satisfaction in New Zealand radiation oncology

Leena St Martin: Women’s sexual wellbeing after a cancer diagnosis

11.30am

Heather Heron- Speirs: The cancer related coping of men from provincial New Zealand

Sue Wragg: When we see with different eyes and hear with different ears

Kathryn Taylor: Dietary supplement use in cancer treatments: Is there a link to psychosocial wellbeing?

12.00pm

Hazel Neser: Behind the mask: understanding and improving oncology patients’ experience of the radiation mask, during and after treatment

Janice Brown: Complexity and challenge par for the course

Olivia Anstis: Understanding patient non-adherence to oral anti-cancer medication

12.30pm

Lunch

1.30pm

Panel discussion: Fitting together the pieces of the puzzle

Rangitoto/Browns rooms

2.30pm

Poroporaki

2.45-3.00pm

Conference close and presentation of Doug Sexton Award