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Policy and Advocacy Committee
The purpose of the Policy and Advocacy Committee is to facilitate cancer nurses’ engagement in health policy and cancer control activities and influence cancer control policies at the global, national and local level.

 The primary objective of the Policy and Advocacy Committee is to develop policy and advocate for actions which optimise nurses’ contribution to the care of people at risk for or living with cancer and raise awareness regional and international to cancer control. 

 The Committee will do this by performing the following functions: 

  • Develop and update position statements in areas of priority to ISNCC 
  • Disseminate and implement position statements using a range of communication platforms
  • Identify opportunities for partnering with member organisations to enable translation of position statements and resources into other languages, using ISNCC policy for translation 
  • Advocate for the needs of cancer nursing in low- and middle-income countries
  • Educate nurses about how to assess cancer control priorities and relevant health policies in their countries and advocate for change
  • Respond to and comment on major cancer issues and activities that occur/take place around the world.

2017/2018 Committee

 

Yael Ben Gal, MHA, MA, RN (Chair)
Head Nurse
Schneider Children's Medical Center
Petach Tikvah, Israel

Biography

 COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Angela Adjetry-Appiah, MSN, MPH, MA, RN, FAACM
Doctoral Student
New York Medical College
Tappan, USA

Biography

Susan Beck, PhD, APRN, AOCN, FAAN (Chair, Knowledge Development & Dissemination Committee)
Professor
University of Utah College of Nursing
Salt Lake City, USA

Biography

Stella Aguinaga Bialous, RN, MSc, DrPh, FAAN (President)
President
Tobacco Policy International
San Francisco, USA

Biography

Greta Cummings, RN, PhD, FCAHS, FAAN 
Centennial Professor

Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta
Edmonton, Canada

Biography

  Anne-Marie Dewar
Health Professional Education and Engagement Co-ordinator
The Cancer Council Queensland
Brisbane, Australia

Biography
 

Catherine Glennon, RN, MHS, NE-BC, OCN
Director of Nursing, Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Center & Pavilion and Community Practices
Director of Adult Education, Turning Point
Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing
The University of Kansas Hospital
Kansas City, Kansas 

Biography

Mei Krishnasamy, BA. RN, MSc, PhD 
Chair in Cancer Nursing
University of Melbourne 
Melbourne, Australia

Biography


Virginia LeBaron, PhD, APRN, FAANP
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, USA

Biography


Ariesta Milanti
Faculty of Nursing
University of Indonesia                       
Jakarta Indonesia   
       

Jane Phillips, PhD, RN
Professor of Palliative Nursing
University of Notre Dame Australia
Darlinghurst, Australia

Biography

Christa Roe, MA, BS, RN, OCN 
Director of Interdisciplinary and International Research 
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Center
Tampa, USA

Biography

Susan Williamson 
Senior Research Fellow
School of Health at the University of Central Lancashire in the Cancer, Supportive and Palliative Care Research Group
Manchester, UK

Biography

  Patsy Yates, RN, PhD, FACN, FAAN 
Professor
Queensland University of Technology
Brisbane, Australia

Biography