These Masterclasses are run jointly with the European School of Oncology, ESO.
13th ESO-EONS Masterclass in Oncology Nursing
23-27 September 2022, Seva, Barcelona, Spain.
The Masterclass in Oncology Nursing programme is designed for European advanced cancer nurses as a multi-professional joint event. Five intensive days of full immersion in up-to-date cancer care will create a collective spirit of teaching and learning to improve clinical skills and patient care.
Nursing sessions are specific nursing-oriented sessions exploring specialist practice skills such as assessment and decision making, communication skills, complex symptom management, research in nursing, and psychosocial consequences of cancer therapy, to mention a few.
Other sessions will provide the forum for reviewing and understanding the growing evidence base for nursing interventions and reflect on participants’ role in clinical leadership. Case studies will be presented by the participants and will explore nursing practice focusing on special aspects of care.
In joint clinical sessions, nurses will, together with physicians, update their clinical knowledge about the latest issues for the management of various cancers, with an international faculty of experts. Special joint sessions will highlight and support the growing need for multi-professionality in chosen topics. Practical training will be offered in smaller group sessions, case study sessions focusing on skills necessary for patient care management.
Aims and objectives
The Masterclass aims to prepare cancer 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 to improve patient experience, symptom management and care.
- Understand new developments in oncology disease management.
- Recognise and describe acute and late adverse effects of cancer and its treatment.
- Identify complex patient needs across the cancer trajectory.
- Demonstrate understanding of advanced communication skills in oncology nursing care.
- Critically appraise the evidence for cancer symptom management and care interventions.
- Reflect on theoretical underpinnings of decision making.
- Describe the role of the advanced oncology nurse in leading clinical nursing care.
The Masterclass is:
A 4-day residential educational event is full immersion in clinically-oriented and multidisciplinary learning. It is led by an international faculty of top experts delivering advanced concepts
The Masterclass programme will be endorsed by the European Oncology Nursing Society.
The Masterclass offers plenary lectures regarding state-of-the-art clinical evaluation and treatments with reference to clinical guidelines and which will include notes and resources.
Skills-based clinical sessions will be interactive, and participants must be prepared to join in. All participants will reside at the course venue and participation in the nursing sessions is compulsory throughout the course.
The Masterclass will be entirely in English and fluency in English is necessary for admission. Clinical case studies, submitted prior to the course, will be a requirement for all participants. The faculty will evaluate which case studies will be presented for group discussion.
The full programme will be available shortly.
Profile of the ideal candidate
- Works as a cancer nurse in Europe (53 countries in WHO Europe)
- Works at a nursing practice level, and with at least 3-5 years of clinical cancer nursing practice (a Master of Nursing Science degree is not mandatory).
- Involved in direct patient care, also combined with the management, organisation and co-ordination of cancer patient care.
- Fluent in English (reading and speaking).
- Member of an EONS member society or individual member of EONS or is willing to become an individual member of EONS immediately after acceptance.
Attendance and registration
Attendance at the Masterclass is by application only. Successful candidates have free registration and accommodation. Travel costs will not be covered.
**CANCELLED** 3rd ESO-EONS Eastern European Masterclass in Oncology Nursing **CANCELLED**
[21-25 May 2022, Warsaw, Poland]
Nursing faculty: Lena Sharp (Chair), Helena Ullgren (Co-chair), Celia Diez Rios, Matthew Fowler, Grazyna Suchodolska (local faculty)
Call for applications is now closed. **THE MASTERCLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY DECISION OF THE FACULTY.** Applicants will be contacted shortly.
The Masterclass in Oncology Nursing programme is designed for Eastern European cancer nurses as a multi-professional joint event with on-site translation in Polish. It is designed for Eastern European cancer nurses as a multi-professional joint event with on-site translation in Polish. The EE Masterclass features five intensive days of full immersion in up-to-date oncology and will create a collective spirit of teaching and learning to improving clinical skills and patient care. Sessions are specifically nursing-orientated, exploring specialist practice skills such as assessment and decision making, communication skills, complex symptom management, research in nursing, psycho-social consequences of cancer therapy. Other sessions will provide a forum for reviewing and understanding the growing evidence base for nursing interventions and reflect on participants’ role in clinical leadership. Patient cases will be presented and discussed to explore nursing practice focusing on special aspects of cancer care. In joint clinical sessions, nurses will, together with physicians, update their clinical knowledge about the latest issues for the management of various cancers, with an international faculty of experts. Special joint sessions will highlight and support the growing need for multiprofessionality in chosen topics. Practical training will be offered in smaller group sessions, case study sessions focusing on skills necessary for patient care management.
• Understand new developments in cancer prevention and oncology disease management
• Recognize and describe acute and late adverse effects of cancer and its treatment
• Identify complex patient needs across the cancer trajectory
• Demonstrate understanding of advanced communication skills in oncology nursing care
• Critically appraise the evidence for cancer symptom management and care interventions
• Reflect on theoretical underpinnings of decision making
• Describe different advanced cancer nursing roles
• Cancer care management, treatment options
• Effective symptom management and care interventions
• Understanding evidence based knowledge
• Newer areas of cancer nursing
• Improving patient experience and outcomes
THE MASTERCLASS IS:
• A 3.5 day residential educational event
• Full immersion
• Multi professional
• An international faculty of top experts delivering advanced concepts
- 5-10 years’ experience in cancer nursing
2nd ESO/EONS Eastern Europe and Balkan Region Masterclass in oncology nursing
1-3 September 2021, Belgrade
The 2nd ESO-EONS-EEBR Masterclass took place in Belgrade, Serbia, from1-3 September 2021.
In total, 27 nurses from eight eastern European countries attended this event, a collaboration between European School of Oncology (ESO) and EONS. The 2nd Eastern European Masterclass Nursing Faculty was Lena Sharp, Helena Ullgren and Matthew Fowler. The 3-day program, based on EONS Cancer Nursing Education Framework, included sessions focusing on recent developments in cancer treatment (immunotherapy, radiotherapy, targeted drugs and chemotherapy) as well as psychosocial support, safety and team communication, cancer prevention and lifestyle issues. We also covered topics related to professional development, such as different cancer nursing roles, clinical leadership and working conditions. In addition, patient cases and clinical dilemmas were discussed.
It was clear that the pandemic has had a massive impact on all the participants and their work. Experiences and strategies were shared. On-site translations (English/Serbian) were available during the whole event. The Masterclass was well-evaluated and is clear that these events are important, as many of the attending nurses report few other learning opportunities. The plan to arrange the next Eastern European Master class as a joint event with both nurses and medics.
This Masterclass in Oncology Nursing is specifically designed to meet the educational needs of cancer nurses from Eastern Europe and Balkan region. Three intensive days of full immersion in up-to-date cancer nursing create a collective spirit of teaching and learning to improving clinical skills and patient care.
* 13th ESO-EONS Masterclass in Oncology Nursing, 7-11 July, Tallinn, Estonia – CANCELLED *
Due to the Covid-19 situation in Europe and its consequences for cancer nurses, the Masterclass in 2021 was cancelled.
ESO e-sessions: Free online learning for nurses
The European School of Oncology (ESO) has pioneered the concept of live online sessions for cancer professionals. These e-sessions include debates, conference highlights, teaching sessions and more.
The teaching sessions are:
- a chance to hear live from an expert in your field
- a chance to ask questions live
- often CME accredited.
Some e-sessions are hosted in collaboration with EONS, and these tend to be of great relevance to your nursing practice.
Highlights for 2023
e-session 665 – Thursday, 1 June 2023
Expert: Philip Larkin, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Discussant: Tanja Fusi-Schmidhauser, Ospedale Regionale di Lugano EOC, Lugano, Switzerland
e-session 666 – Thursday, 8 June 2023
Expert: Patricia Fox, UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems, Dublin, Ireland
Discussant: Lena Sharp, Regional Cancer Centre, Stockholm-Gotland, Stockholm, Sweden
You can find all ESO on demand and future e-Sessions plus nursing materials here
To access ESO’s e-sessions, you will first need to register with the e-ESO website and check your computer and browser meets the minimum system requirements. You can submit questions in advance of the session, ask them directly during the session or (in some cases) contact the expert afterwards.
If you miss an e-session, you can catch up later by watching a recording. Recordings of all e-sessions are available for 12 months after broadcast. The e-ESO site has an extensive archive of recorded sessions from the past year, all available for free.
Together with EONS, ESO has created Pathways – e-ESO’s easy and ready-to-use series of e-Sessions, covering various important areas of oncology. With Pathways, e-Sessions are specially selected and arranged to guide your study through different topics.
Each Pathway is made up of a series of concise but mandatory e-Sessions (minimum 6, maximum 10 per Pathway).
As a registered student, e-ESO provides regular updates about your Pathways status. Once a Pathway has been completed, you will be notified and awarded an e-ESO Certificate of Participation. A completed Pathway is worth 2 ESCO credits.
Don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity to develop your knowledge and practice.