Advisory Council meetings
EONS Advisory Council 2017
The EONS Advisory Council meeting took place on the morning of Sunday 19 November from 11.00-12.00, prior to the EONS Leadership Summit on Sunday afternoon at the Reehorst Hotel in Ede, near Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
This year, the Advisory Council was in a totally different format. Lena Sharp, who had just been confirmed and congratulated as the new EONS President at the preceding EONS General Meeting, welcomed the delegates of the EONS Advisory Council. Cora Vegter, chair of the Dutch Oncology Nursing Society (V&VN) provided the participants with a short outline related to the organisation and the way it is structured and functioning.
A big part of the meeting was aimed at providing a discussion platform related to the consequences of Brexit. The implications of this referendum are many and usually focus on trade and issues such as border control and the ‘divorce bill’ but many other areas will also be affected in both the UK and the EU, and health is certainly one of them. A number of representatives from different countries presented their view on how Brexit would affect the work of cancer nurses in their country, in what way it could affect access to oncology treatments, and consideration was given to whether EONS could engage in some way with Brexit.
The agenda and presentation from the meeting as well as the draft minutes are available in the Further Information section of this page.
EONS Advisory Council 2016
The 2016 Advisory Council (AC) meeting took place on the afternoon and evening of Sunday 16 October 2016, prior to EONS-10 in Dublin, and was particularly well attended, with 36 participants from 19 countries.
Instead of the usual stand-alone Advisory Council meeting in November, the 2016 meeting took place just before the EONS-10 congress (Dublin, 17-18 October). This decision was taken to reduce time and travel costs by cutting the number of key events between October 2016 and January 2017 (EONS-10, AC meeting, ECCO congress) from three to two.
Daniel Kelly, EONS President, and Pauline Kehoe, President of the Irish Association for Nurses in Oncology (IANO) welcomed the participants and Pauline presented a brief overview of the background, history and role of the IANO.
EONS President and Board members then delivered an update on the work of EONS and progress made on achieving key goals. Participants were invited take part in an brainstorming session on various important issues, which resulted in some very interesting and useful feedback.
In the evening, all participants were invited to join an evening of Irish dance, with World Championship dancers and All-Ireland winning musicians showcasing some of Ireland’s ‘sean nos’ (old style) Irish dance, including the famous ‘Brush Dance’. The networking evening included a three-course traditional Irish dinner.
Please find the agenda of the meeting, the presentations delivered and the minutes in the Further Information section of this page.
Pictures from the 2016 Advisory Council meeting
EONS Advisory Council 2015
26-28 November 2015, Athens
The EONS Advisory Council meetings are an excellent opportunity for representatives from our National Societies to meet, discuss needs and expectations and exchange ideas. We hold the meetings in conjunction with EONS Executive Board meetings.
Since 2012, every Advisory Council meeting has been held in a different country. Every spring we issue a call for bids so that National Societies who are interested in hosting the Advisory Council can respond. Then the Executive Board evaluates the bids before choosing the host country.
This year we had bids from the Hellenic Oncology Nursing Society and the Estonian Oncology Nursing Society. After careful deliberation at its May meeting, the Executive Board chose the bid from the Hellenic Oncology Nursing Society to host the event in Athens.
The venue for the November EONS Board meeting and EONS Advisory Council meeting was at the Royal Olympic Hotel situated in the center of Athens and with a splendid view on the Acropolis.
The Advisory Council meeting took place on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 November with 33 delegates from 19 countries participating. Daniel Kelly, EONS President and Anna Papadouri from the Hellenic oncology Nurses Association welcomed the participants. On Saturday 28 November all participants were invited to join the different working groups for brainstorming on different topics which resulted in very interesting feedback and ideas for the future.
The agenda, minutes and presentations from this meeting are available in the Further Information section of this page.
Erik van Muilekom, EONS Past-President welcomes the participants
One of the discussion groups in action during the meeting
Goodbye from the participants
EONS Advisory Council 2014
Participants at the EONS Advisory Council in 2014
The EONS 2014 Advisory Council meeting took place in Budapest, Hungary, from Friday 21 November to Saturday 22 November 2014 and it turned out to be a particularly well attended meeting with an active participation from 28 Advisory Council delegates, representing 20 Oncology Nursing Societies.
Erik van Muilekom, on behalf of the European Oncology Nursing Society opened the meeting and Cseri Zsolt, on behalf of the Hungarian Oncology Nursing Section and Prof. Dr. Lajos Géczi, on behalf of the Hungarian Cancer Society kindly welcomed the participants to this meeting. On Saturday 22 November, all participants were invited to break out in different discussion groups which resulted in a very interesting exchange of feedback and ideas from all the participants. On Saturday afternoon, all the participants were invited for a site visit to the National Institute of Oncology in Budapest. A presentation about the Institute is also available under Further Information.
The presentation used at this meeting and feedback from the discussion groups are available in the Further Information section of this page.
Advisory Council Gallery
For a flavour of the 2014 Advisory Council meeting, see the pictures below.
Starting the Advisory Council meeting
EONS Executive Director Clair Watts gives an outline of recent EONS activities
Participants at one of the discussion groups
Visit to the National Institute of Oncology
Delegates find out more about the National Institute of Oncology
A farewell from all the participants
EONS Advisory Council 2013
The EONS Board and the delegates of the EONS Advisory Council had the opportunity to meet for an update about EONS activities and to discuss future developments during a 2-day meeting in Porto, Portugal, on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 November.
Maria Cristina de Lacerda, President of the Portuguese Oncology Nursing Society, wholeheartedly welcomed the participants to the meeting. 15 Oncology Nursing Societies were represented with 21 delegates participating.
On Saturday, all participants were invited to break out in different discussion groups which resulted in a very fruitful exchange of feedback and ideas.
The agenda and presentations for this meeting is available under the Further Information section.
These pictures give a flavour of the 2013 Advisory Council meeting.
Participants gather for the 2013 Advisory Council meeting
The EONS presentations
National society members participate in a workshop
EONS members networking
EONS Advisory Council 2012
The EONS 2012 Advisory Council meeting took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from Thursday 22 November to Saturday 24 November 2012 and it turned out to be a very well attended meeting with an active participation from 23 Advisory Council delegates, representing 16 Oncology Nursing Societies.
Darinka Klemenc, president of the Nurses and Midwives Association Slovenia, kindly welcomed the participants to this meeting. A summary of her speech is available in the Further Information section of this page. On Saturday 24 November, all the participants were invited for a site visit to the Institute of Oncology in Ljubljana under the guidance of Katarina Lokar of the Slovenian Oncology Nursing Society and Director of Nursing at the Institute of Oncology. A presentation about the Institute is also available under Further Information.
Please find the agenda, draft minutes and summaries of the group discussions from this meeting under the Further Information section of this page.
For a flavour of the 2012 Advisory Council meeting, see the pictures below.
EONS Advisory Council 2011
The 2011 meeting of the EONS Advisory Council took place on Saturday 26 November 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Brussels Airport Hotel. It turned out to be a very well attended meeting with lively discussions. On the Further Information section of this page you can view the agenda and the presentations from this meeting, the reports from the discussion groups and the final minutes.
EONS Advisory Council 2010
The 2010 meeting of the EONS Advisory Council took place on Saturday 20 November 2010 at the Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel, Brussels. Presentations from this meeting are available on the right hand side of this page, as well as the minutes and a summary of workshops.
EONS Advisory Council 2009
The 2009 meeting of the EONS Advisory Council took place on Saturday 28 November 2009 at The Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel, Brussels. The agenda, draft minutes and presentations are available using the Further Information links on this page.
EONS Advisory Council 2008
The EONS Advisory Council met on Saturday 22nd November 2008 at the Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel, Brussels. The agenda, minutes and presentations are available using the Further Information links on this page.
EONS Advisory Council 2007
The EONS Advisory Council met on Saturday 17 November 2007 at the Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel, Brussels. The agenda, minutes and presentations are available using the Further Information links on this page.
26-28 November 2015
Royal Olympic Hotel, Athens, Greece
+ Young Cancer Nurse Workshop - findings & actions
During the meeting, participants were invited to break into one of four discussion groups: Communication, Advocacy, Research and Education. The feedback from these discussion groups is given below:
+ Feedback from the Communication discussion
+ Feedback from the Advocacy discussion
+ Feedback from the Research discussion
+ Feedback from the Education discussion
The 2013 Advisory Council meeting took place in Portugal from Thursday 21 November to Saturday 23 November 2013, hosted by the Portuguese Oncology Nursing Society.
+ Final agenda
+ Final minutes + Presentation + Communication workgroup summary
+ Advocacy workgroup summary
+ Research workgroup summary
+ Education workgroup summary
+ Final agenda
+ Final presentation
+ Final minutes
+ Membership and benefits presentation
+ Communication summary
+ Advocacy summary
+ Research summary
+ Presentation from Darinka Klemenc
+ Presentation on the Institute Of Oncology Ljubljana
+ Final minutes
+ Communication Working Group presentation
+ Advocacy Working Group presentation
+ Research Working Group presentation
+ Education Working Group presentation
+ President's Report
+ Treasurer's Report
+ Oncology Nursing Society of Estonia
+ Membership and benefits
+ Presentation from Prof. Larkin