European Week Against Cancer (EWAC) - 25-31 May

EONS supports European Week Against Cancer
25-31 May #EWAC2023

EONS is delighted to support EWAC and calls on all our members to join in the social media campaign to help raise awareness #EWAC2023
Check out to find useful materials, including visuals for each day and ready-made messages for your social media channels.
Let's make some noise and help make a difference!
European Cancer Nursing Day - ECND23

ECND23 – 18 May
Shining a light on cancer nursing!

This year’s celebration took place in Edinburgh, Scotland, with the UK Oncology Nursing Society, and across social media. Our theme was Driving innovation in Cancer Care. #ECND23Go4Innovation.

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.

REGISTER NOW FOR EONS16 – 21-23 October 2023, Madrid, Spain

REGISTER NOW for the next EONS conference – EONS16 – from 21-23 October 2023 and check out the programme at
PrEvCan campaign - May

PrEvCan prevention campaign – Hazardous substances in the workplace

The ground-breaking, Europe-wide “Cancer Prevention Across Europe” campaign (PrEvCan) is aimed at reducing the burden of cancer. It focuses on a different theme each month. PrEvCan is initiated and led by the European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS) with the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) as key campaign partner and with the support of more than 50 other international and national organisations across Europe.

Apply now for the EONS Early Career Research Grant – Up to €2500

The aim of this grant is to support early career cancer nurses in developing or conducting a research project within their field of practice. The grant must be used to cover direct research costs, e.g., patient and public involvement, software licences, methodological courses, costs for data collection and analysis. (The grant will not fund tuition, publication fees, conferences or salary.) Applicants must be an early career cancer nurse, with less than ten years of clinical experience in oncology. Proposals submitted by nurses who work in clinical settings will be prioritised.
Closing date for applications is Monday 7 August, 12.00 noon CET, 2023
EONS-ESO Masterclass

Apply for the 2023 EONS-ESO Masterclass - Italy, October 6-10
Deadline 1 June

The Masterclass in Oncology Nursing programme is designed for European advanced cancer nurses as a multi professional joint event. Four intensive days of full immersion in up-to-date oncology will take place in a collective spirit of teaching and learning to improve clinical skills and patient care. The Masterclass aims to prepare oncology nurses for future senior roles and enhance their clinical knowledge in the management of the cancer patient during all phases of the cancer journey. Following completion of the course, nurses will be able to use evidence-based knowledge in effective symptom management and interventions with the aim of improving patient experience, symptom management and care.

Radon and cancer risk – free webinar, June 1

A free webinar, ‘Radon and cancer risk. What the cancer workforce needs to know’ will take place on June 1 from 18:00-19:15 CET. A 40-minute talk followed by Q&A/discussion which will focus on the important but little understood subject of radon and cancer, with subject expert Joachim Schüz, Branch Head of Environment and Lifestyle Epidemiology at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO).
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
MASCC/JASCC/ISOO Annual Meeting 2023
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