Tulane Cancer Center clinical manager, Nerissa Wood, RN, was a featured guest speaker at the New Orleans Summer Cancer Meeting held July 22-24 at the Roosevelt Hotel. The three-day national continuing medical education conference included expert cancer clinicians and researchers from premier cancer centers across the United States, including Tulane Cancer Center, the Mayo Clinic, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Duke University Medical Center.
The NOSCM event highlighted current developments in oncology, hematology, surgical oncology and radiation oncology, with the goal of incorporating recent advances in the treatment of cancer into clinical practice. Wood presented her topic during the conference session designed specifically for specialized oncology nurses. Her subject included the prevention and treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, including the implementation of supportive care strategies.
“The NOSCM symposium provided doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals a vast arsenal of new strategies to offer their patients,” Wood said. “As champions of cancer patients, we strive to give our patients and families the highest quality of care, and I’m happy to share our learnings with other caregivers around the country.”
Wood is president of the New Orleans chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society.