European Cancer Nursing Day 2019 #ΕCND19Go4Safety


EONS Safety Manifesto

EONS President Lena Sharp launches the EONS Safety Manifesto on European Cancer Nursing Day.

EONS President, Dr Lena Sharp holding a copy of EONS Safety Manifesto
European Oncology Nursing Society Prague 2018

An extract from Lena’s article in Cancerworld
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EONS was delighted that Czech MEP Pavel Poc was able to join us for a high level discussion in Prague on cancer nursing in the Czech Republic

Some key messages from the EONS Board

Picture gallery

Nurses from Cyprus celebrate ECND

Nurses from Estonia celebrate ECND

To the west of Europe, where Portuguese nurses are also celebrating ECND

Nurses from UK celebrate ECND

Cancer nurses in Ireland

Following at home

Four key messages

Young cancer nurses

Cancer nursing societies across Europe are working for a common cause

Nurses in Lisbon are involved in ECND 2019

Greetings from Belgium on European Cancer Nursing Day

Nurses in Spain celebrate European Cancer Nursing Day 2019

ECND focuses on a different theme each year, based on EONS’ strategic priorities – it is all about recognising and celebrating the positive impact that cancer nurses have on the quality of cancer care across Europe.

Our theme this year is SAFETY – for cancer patients and for nurses.

A series of activities took place to mark ECND2019 from 16-18 May, with the main focus being on the 18th when the EONS Safety Manifesto was launched. (The Manifesto will also be subsequently available in translation.)

EONS National Societies celebrated cancer nursing in their own countries and highlighting the safety theme.

The main activities:

In Prague:

  • 16 MAY – The EONS Board Meeting
  • 17 MAY – A roundtable discussion – ‘How to achieve cancer nursing specialty education in the Czech Republic’, featuring high-profile speakers from the world of politics and cancer nursing.
  • 18 MAY – The launch of the EONS Safety Manifesto featuring key objectives and recommendations

Across Europe

  • 18 MAY – ECND Campaign Splash! EONS members and National Societies across Europe celebrate with events and activities on the theme of safety. – A huge social media drive brings cancer nursing to the attention of the world, using the hashtag #ECND19Go4Safety

ECND Competition

The ECND Competition for 2019 is now closed – the winners in the two categories: ‘Best Event’ and ‘Most Creative Social Media’ will be announced shortly. The winners will receive free registration, travel and accommodation at EONS12.

Logos of organisations endorsing the manifesto: European Association of Nuclear Medicine, European Association of Urology Nurses, European Cancer Organisation, European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer, European Specialist Nurses Organisation, Lung Cancer Europe, Thyroid Cancer Alliance, European Week Against Cancer