Leadership Forum 2024 - Hybrid

EONS Leadership Forum – 15 May, Turku, Finland
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Early Bird Fee has been extended! Just 150 EURO until February 29, 2024
Full programme with speakers now available.
(180 EURO from 1st March 2024)
Online Attendance Fee: 80 EURO
World Cancer Day PrEvCaN Position Statement

Launch of ‘Cancer Prevention Across Europe’ Position Statement

On World Cancer Day (WCD), 4 February 2024, EONS proudly launched the ‘Cancer Prevention Across Europe’ Position Statement to support the WCD goal to Close The Care Gap. The Statement secures the commitment of cancer workforce organisations at the frontline of cancer care in Europe to helping reduce the growing burden of cancer and close inequalities in healthcare systems and celebrates and secures the achievements of the ground-breaking “PrEvCan – Cancer Prevention Across Europe” campaign (https://cancernurse.eu/prevcan/) which was led by EONS with the European Society for Medical Oncology as key campaign partner, and 66 other partners, from October 2022-20223. Please join us. Together we can reduce the risk. Read the Statement at https://bitly.ws/3bAev
YCN Blog

Read the new YCN Blog - Out now!

From our new ECN WG Co-chairs: Dimitrios Protogiros, from Greece and Irati Rodriguez Matesanz, from Spain
Europe's Beating Cancer Plan 3-year Anniversary

EONS at EU Beating Cancer Plan Event

Three years after the adoption of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, Stella Kyriakides, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety held a high-level event to take stock of Europe’s efforts to improve the lives of everyone touched by cancer and to take the lead in the fight against this disease.
The event, on 31 January in Brussels, was attended by EONS President Virpi Sulosaari (left), Past-President Johan de Munter (right), and COO Richard Kelly. Stella Kyriakides (centre).
2024 is EONS 40th Anniversary

2024 is EONS' 40th Anniversary year!

This year we celebrate all that EONS has achieved in supporting and promoting cancer nursing and cancer nurses over the last four decades – and we look to our future goals and ambitions too.
EONS’ anniversary will be marked at ECND24 , the EONS17 conference, and throughout this year. Watch this space!
5th EONS PhD Research Workshop 2024

5th EONS PhD Research Workshop 2024, in Ghent, Belgium, 3-5th June 2024

Apply now to attend the 5th EONS PhD Research Workshop 2024, in Ghent, Belgium, 3-5th June 2024!
The aim of this 3-day workshop is to offer doctoral students an opportunity to discuss, develop and share ideas, progress and gain European perspectives in relation to their doctoral research, within a supportive learning environment.
10 places are available.
Facilitators: Sara Colomer-Lahiguera (Switzerland), Maura Dowling (Ireland), Susana Miguel (Portugal), Eva Pape (Belgium).
Venue: Ghent University Hospital/University Centre for nursing and midwifery Ghent University.
Deadline 3 March.

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!
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.


Next year EONS celebrates its 40th birthday, and we are celbrating with two fantastic events:
- Our European Cancer Nursing Day (ECND) online celebration is on 18 May, hosted 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!
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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