The workshops are free of charge for all attendees who complete the registration of main-conference.
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Time: 09:00-12:00

Workshop1: Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM)

Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM) is a brief, manualized, evidence-based, psychotherapeutic intervention designed to alleviate distress and to promote psychological well-being in individuals with advanced or metastatic cancer and their loved ones. Developed by Gary Rodin MD and Sarah Hales MD PhD at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Canada, CALM focuses on four content domains that address the practical and profound issues commonly faced by individuals with metastatic and advanced cancer:

1. Symptom management and communication with health care providers
2. Changes in self and relationships with close others
3. Spirituality, sense of meaning and purpose
4. Sustaining hope and facing mortality

The workshop will begin by introducing the domains and concepts of CALM and move into case presentations with opportunity for questions and discussion. The program will consist of a three-hour session focusing on the theoretical framework, process and content of CALM, and its application. This will include discussion of the CALM domains and the concepts of attachment security, mentalization and double awareness, and the utilization of psychometric measures in CALM.

Workshop Objectives
• Provide an overview of the theoretical foundation of CALM.
• Introduce the CALM structure and therapeutic processes.
• Explore the clinical application of CALM through video-recorded case presentations.


Review of CALM Concepts and Group Discussion
By Gary Rodin / Director / Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative and End of-Life-Care (GIPPEC)
Break Time
Taiwanese Case Presentations
By Yeong-Yuh Juang / Attending Psychiatrist / Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center
Toronto Case Presentations
By Gary Rodin / Director / Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative and End of-Life-Care (GIPPEC)
Questions and Wrap Up
By All Participants

Workshop2: Workshop of Academic Writing in Nursing Research

Scientific, professional writing is the primary means by which researchers communicate their research findings to all stakeholders in healthcare, including academic colleagues, clinicians, regulatory agencies, policy makers, even consumers (patients and family caregivers). Through publications of research findings, healthcare professionals make contributions to human knowledge to improve quality of healthcare. Healthcare professionals should ensure the validity, timeliness, and accessibility of their research findings. Nonpublication can be considered as a breach of trust or even as “scientific misconduct” (Chalmers, 1990; Krzyzanowska, Pintilie, Tannock, 2003). However, many healthcare professionals struggle in getting their research findings accepted and published by journals. In this workshop, the specific aims will be to share with oncology nurses how to:

1. Sell your ideas in topic selection and discussion of your findings
2. Deal with rejections and requests for revisions
3. Smartly select targeted journals to submit

Professional writing to publish research findings in high-impact journals is a life-long learning process toward contribution to human knowledge and improving the quality of healthcare. Through our sharing, you can learn how to successfully sell your research ideas and discuss your important study findings, be strong enough to deal with rejections, appropriately address the issues raised by reviewers to revise your manuscripts, and smartly select the right journals that match your study topics and the targeted audience.


Welcome and Opening Remarks
By Moderators
How to Sell Your Ideas in Topic Selection and Discussion of Your Findings
By Chia-Hui Chen / Professor / National Taiwan University
Break Time
How to Deal with Rejections and Requests for Revisions?
By Siew-Tzuh Tang / Professor / Chang Gung University
Break Time
How to Smartly Select Targeted Journals to Submit?
By Yea-Ing Lotus Shyu / Distinguished Professor / Chang Gung University
Panel Discussion
By All Participants

Workshop3: Using Virtual Reality in Medical and Nursing Education to Teach Cancer Care

Advances in technology have led to innovation in medical services and education, and in recent years the use of Virtual Reality (VR) in health care education has gradually increased, such as to teach anatomy and surgery, which not only allow students to repeat their learning in a safe environment, but also do not pose a threat to patients’ safety. In the past, the application of VR in medical education mainly focused on the technical aspects of learning, such as anesthesia and surgical techniques, less application in oncology, but experts believe that VR is very suitable for oncology field, especially for palliative care, such as cancer truth-telling communication skills training, discussion of advanced directive, and tumor emergency treatment and so on. In recent years, whether in the Ministry of Science and Technology or the Ministry of Education grant application cases, VR-related topics has increased obviously, but is all topics of learning suitable for VR? It's worth exploring. Through this workshop, we will share two VR projects related to oncology care, cancer truth-telling and end-of-life care. Experts will share with you why to choose VR, module design, related training, and outcome indicators. It is hoped that this workshop will raise awareness of VR among health providers and integrate VR into oncology care and continuing education through industrial and academic cooperation.


Advancing Cancer Care Through VR
By Lewis Chang / Sr. Manager / HTC
By All Participants
Virtual Reality in Nursing Education
By Wen-Yu Hu / Professor / National Taiwan University
By All Participants
Medical Education, Virtual Reality and Cancer Truth-telling
By Woung-Ru Tang / Professor / Chang Gung University
By All Participants