Assistant professor and specialist in oncology, Marianne Davies, was recently invited to give two presentations at conferences in Yokohama, Japan. A talk on the Dimensions of Quality of Life in Lung Cancer was given at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer’s (IASLC) 18th World Conference on Lung Cancer. The other was given at the International Thoracic Oncology Forum, where she spoke on Systemic Treatments for Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma: Immuno-Oncology Overview. During the conference, the Nursing & Allied Health Committee of IASLC, of which Dr. Davies is a part, launched a resource tool to support the care of patients receiving immunotherapy. A culmination of work begun by the committee at the previous year’s conference, the Immunotherapy Toxicity Resource Guide was distributed to representatives from over 30 countries.
Since returning to the States, Dr. Davies has also given talks on Improving Patient Outcomes in Lung Cancer: Nursing Clinical Issues, at the 10th annual symposium on Personalized Therapies & Best Clinical Practices for Lung Cancer and Head & Neck Cancers, in Los Angeles California. She also spoke on Oncologic Emergencies in the ED: Recognizing and Managing Adverse Reactions Associated with Modern Cancer Therapies: an Essential Guidance for Emergency Medicine Specialists at the American College of Emergency Physicians’ Scientific Assembly in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Davies is an assistant professor of nursing with multiple years of graduate teaching experience at YSN, and has been involved at Yale-New Haven Hospital’s Cancer Center since 1983. In the past Davies has worked as an advanced oncology certified nurse. She is currently an acute care nurse practitioner, advanced oncology certified nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist in adult health.