Environmental Contribution to Cancer in Europe

#EONSChat is back again! The EONS Advocacy Working Group in collaboration with the Communication Working Group would like to introduce: Environmental Contribution to Cancer in Europe. Join us: 6th December 2023, 6:00 – 7:00 PM CET @cancernurseEU
You don’t have to register yourself. Just visit the EONS X/Twitter account, @cancernurseEU, watch the wall, and join our fruitful conversation!

The INTERACT-EUROPE Showcase Event

'Pioneering the Future of Inter-Specialty Cancer Education: Breaking down barriers and uniting expertise' featured leading oncology education experts from across Europe, and many others, who met on 17 November in Brussels and online, to consider ground-breaking new methods and tools for improving inter-specialty cancer training.
The INTERACT-EUROPE project, a flagship element of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, has developed an innovative new approach to supporting new levels of cooperation between professions involved in cancer care by creating a first-of-its-kind inter-speciality cancer training curriculum.
Be a part of it!
ECO Summit

EONS at the European Cancer Summit

EONS Presidents, Board and team members are gathering in Brussels at the European Cancer Summit (15/16 November) to discuss key cancer nursing issues of the day and take part in important sessions. The theme of the summit is Accelerating Momentum: A manifesto to 2030 which hails the EU's Beating Cancer Plan as the opportunity of a lifetime but wants to see much more done more quickly. Read the manifesto at www.europeancancer.org/summit
Newly elected Early Career Nurses Co-Chairs


The Young Cancer Nurse (YCN) Co-Chairs, Nikolina Dodlek, Beth Maynard, and Michaela Popelková, are happy to announce that they have chosen two new YCN representatives to become their successors. Congratulations to Dimitrios Protogiros, EONS YCN Representative from Greece, and Irati Rodriguez Matesanz, EONS YCN Representative from Spain. Many excellent applications were received, and we thank all those who applied. We believe Dimitrios and Irati will make an excellent team to carry forward the legacy of the YCN Network, working closely with all the YCN representatives and leading the newly established Early Career Nurses Working Group. They will take up their positions from January 2024.
EONS16 Conference, Madrid - October 21-23

The EONS16, Madrid– What a fantastic conference!

Thank you to all the wonderful speakers who shared their knowledge with us and to all of you dedicated cancer nurses who attended EONS16 and made these three days such a huge success!
Next year we have EONS17 in Barcelona, 14-16 September, but first it's our ECND24 and 40th anniversary celebration in Turku, Finland, in May!


Next year EONS celebrates its 40th birthday, and we are celbrating with two fantastic events:
- Our European Cancer Nursing Day (ECND) celebration in May will take place in Turku, Finland.
- EONS17 Conference in Barcelona from 14-16 September with the theme: 40 years of European Nursing - Shaping the Future of Healthcare
Mark your calendar and watch this space for more information coming soon!
EONS16 Awards

Congratulations to Professor Daniel Kelly, OBE, recipient of the EONS Lifetime Achievement Award at EONS16 in Madrid!

Daniel Kelly was EONS President from 2015-2017 and is currently co-chair of ECO HPV Action Network. He joined Cardiff University in 2011 as the Royal College of Nursing Chair of Nursing Research.
EONS President Virpi Sulosaari and President-Elect Helena Ullgren presented the award. Virpi thanked Danny for all his fantastic work to develop and promote the cancer nursing profession.
Advisory Council

EONS Advisory Council has met in Madrid

The Advisory Council EONS met in Madrid today on 20 October, making exciting plans for the future of our organisation, prior to our EONS16 conference getting underway the next day.
The Council is composed of representatives of EONS oncology nursing societies and is invited on an annual basis to advise on the strategic development of the Society.
Our President Virpi Sulosaari outlined the EONS Nurture Circle projects, and then other speakers reported on important business related to PrEvCan, our Membership Survey, the Advocacy Toolkit and other key priorities.
Notes of the meeting will be available on the EONS website in due course.
ESO-EONS Masterclass

14th ESO-EONS Masterclass in Oncology Nursing

14th ESO-EONS Masterclass in Oncology Nursing took place in Varese, Italy, from October 6-10 and was another huge success.
European advanced cancer nurses participated in the multiprofessional joint event run by EONS and ESO (European School of Oncology). Four intensive days of full immersion in up-to-date oncology took place in a collective spirit of teaching and learning to improve clinical skills and patient care.
ESO-EONS Clinical Fellowship for Cancer Nurses 2024

Apply now for the ESO-EONS Clinical Fellowship

This fellowship programme is a collaboration between EONS and the European School of Oncology (ESO). The aim is to encourage the reduction of variability in outcomes of cancer care between countries, as well as within regions in each country, by giving cancer professionals the chance to experience working in multiprofessional teams in accredited centres in Europe.
The nurses’ clinical training centres programme will offer cancer nurses the opportunity to spend a period in a clinical setting specially designed to increase knowledge, improve professional development and to encourage mobility within EU and different countries. At the end of the training period at the host centre, it is anticipated that candidates, as well as having improved their skills and knowledge in cancer nursing, will be given a good overview of all the issues involved in the running of a successful Cancer Unit.
ESO will refund the cancer nurse with relevant travel costs and a grant of 2000 Euros for each 4-week period. Accommodation is not provided and is to be arranged by the applicant. Deadline 30 November.
EONS Research Working Group

EONS Research Working Group seeks a new member!

The EONS Research Working Group (RWG) is seeking expressions of interest for new members. We currently have two positions available. Members of the RWG must be actively engaged in research related to cancer nursing practice and have the time, enthusiasm, and commitment to help EONS develop research and its impact across Europe. We welcome applications from nurses at all career stages, including young and early career cancer nursing researchers under 34 years of age at the time of application.

Welcome to our new President-Elect and Board Member!

President-Elect: Helena Ullgren, Sweden (pictured left).
Board Member: Gülcan Bağçivan, Turkey.
The EONS Board wholeheartedly congratulates Helena and Gülcan and looks forward to welcoming them to future Board meetings. The EONS full membership present at the online EONS General Meeting on Monday 19 June at 18.00 PM CET will be requested to confirm the election result and the appointments. The EONS Board thanks all the candidates for their enthusiasm and interest in engaging with EONS. We also thank everyone who voted for actively engaging with the work of EONS, your Society. EONS full members nominated two candidates for the position of EONS President-Elect and five candidates for the position of EONS Board member.
The European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS) and Ukraine

EONS stands with the people of Ukraine and supports the oncology workforce and people affected by cancer

The European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS) is following developments in Ukraine with great sadness. Our mission is to ensure that all people affected by cancer benefit from equal, safe and high quality care. This brutal act of war is endangering all people in Ukraine – including the oncology workforce who, with other healthcare colleagues, are working under unbearable pressure. EONS stands firmly against all forms of violence and is hoping that this appalling situation, and its far-reaching consequences, can be defused for the sake of all innocent parties caught up in it. We encourage people to back European and International organisations in their support of the people of Ukraine. EONS will try its best to find ways to reach out to the oncology workforce and people affected by cancer and help in capacity building where possible.
War only brings loss, sadness and inhumane suffering and we truly hope for a quick, peaceful resolution. Our thoughts are with all the people of Ukraine.

EONS Guide to Establish a Cancer Nursing Society

This guide has been prepared by EONS and has been developed in response to member feedback and suggestions. The document is intended to guide cancer nurse leaders to set up a National Cancer Nursing Society (or equivalent) in countries where these societies do not exist, to empower staff of existing national societies to manage their organisation more effectively and strengthen their bond with EONS.
EONS Cancer Nursing Fund

EONS Cancer Nursing Fund

This is a unique opportunity to support the excellent work that cancer nurses do and advance the profession of cancer nursing in Europe.

The Fund will support activities in the following areas:
• Cancer Nursing Education
• Cancer Nursing Research
• Cancer Nursing Capacity Building
• Innovations in Cancer Nursing
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