Clinical travel grant

About this grant

The Clinical Travel Grant gives oncology nurses the opportunity to gain clinical experience in another cancer centre. Every year, EONS gives two successful applicants €2500 towards the costs of a clinical site visit (such as travel and accommodation costs).

Since we launched the grant in 2009, many nurses have seized the opportunity to gain extra clinical experience.

Clinical travel grant 2016

Charlotte WestonThe Clinical Travel Grant Review Committee awarded the grant to Charlotte Weston, the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Cancer Services, for a clinical visit to the Susan F. Smith Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, and the Nellie B. Connally Breast Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA, in September/October 2016.

You can view the report and photos of her trip.

Clinical travel grant 2015

The Clinical Travel Grant 2015 award winners were:

  • Helena Ullgren, Regional Coordinating Contact Nurse, Head & Neck Cancer at Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden, for a clinical visit to New Jersey Rutgers Cancer Institute, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital & Newark University Hospital, USA, from 13-20 May 2016;
    +  View Helena’s report
  • Mathew Fowler, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust , Birmingham Heartlands Hospital Heart of England NHSFT, Birmingham, UK for a clinical visit to the British Columbia Cancer Centre Vancouver, Nurse Practitioner Team for Oncology, Canada in August 2016
    +  View Mathew’s report

Clinical travel grant 2014

The Clinical Travel Grant 2014 award winners were:

  • Yvonne Hannhauser, Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) in Breast Care in St. James Hospital, Dublin, Ireland for a clinical visit to the Fox Chase Cancer Centre, Clinical Cancer Genetics Department, Philadelphia, USA in June 2015.
    +  View Yvonne’s report
  • Frederic Maddalena, Oncology Care Coordinator, Clinques Universitaires ST Luc, King Albert II Cancer Institute, Brussels, Belgium for a clinical visit in October 2014 to two centers of the 20 centers for the Fight Against cancer in France : Centre François Baclesse (Rouan) and the Centre Eugène Marquis (Rennes) France.
    +  View Frederic’s report

Previous winners

2013 Beatrix Kirchhofer, Head nurse of outpatient clinic/nursing expert for nursing science, Centre for Tumorbiology, oncology outpatient clinic, Freiburg, Germany, for a clinical visit in Australia, 10-28 March 2014. Sydney Cancer Centre at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Beatrix Kirchhofer, winner of the Clinical Travel Grant 2013, receives her award from EONS Board member Patrick Crombez during the EONS-9 Congress in 2014.

and
Lyndel Moore, Lead Cancer & Lead Chemotherapy Nurse, the Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Swindon, UK, for a clinical visit in the USA at the Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center, New York in October/November 2013.
Lyndel Moore, joint winner of the Clinical Travel Grant 2013, describes her site visit to New York during the EONS-9 congress in 2014.
Lyndel Moore, joint winner of the Clinical Travel Grant 2013, describes her site visit to New York during the EONS-9 congress in 2014.
+  Read Lyndel Moore’s report on her clinical site visit
2012 Brendan Noonan, lecturer practitioner in the School of Nursing and Midwifery University College Cork, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, Ireland, for a site visit to the University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, UK, November 2013.
+  Read the report
and
Gianluca Catania, A.O.U. San Martino - IST Istituto Nazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro, Italy, for a site visit to St. Christopher Hospice - Outpatient / Inpatient Unit, UK. Gianluca outlined the results of his clinical visit during the EONS Award session at the European Cancer Congress in Amsterdam in September 2013.

Gianluca Catania, winner of the Clinical Travel Grant 2012, receives his award from EONS President Erik van Muilekom during the European Cancer Congress 2013
Gianluca Catania, winner of the Clinical Travel Grant 2012, receives his award from EONS President Erik van Muilekom during the European Cancer Congress 2013.
+  Read the report
2011 Katja Rasch is an oncology nurse and research nurse (study coordinator) in the field of neurooncology at the Departement of Neurology, University of Bonn (Germany). Katja visited the BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver Centre, Canada for three weeks.

Mrs Katja Rasch, winner of the Clinical Travel Grant 2011, outlining the results of her clinical visit during the EONS General meeting in Geneva, April 2012
Mrs Katja Rasch, winner of the Clinical Travel Grant 2011, outlining the results of her clinical visit during the EONS General meeting in Geneva, April 2012.
+  Read the report
2010 Mette Amundsen, leading oncology nurse at the Vestfold County Hospital Breast Center, Tønsberg, Norway and Sevcan Atay, patient education nurse at the Hacetteppe universitesi Onkoloji Hastanesi, Ankara, Turkey
Mette did a two week visit at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Breast Service, Department of Surgery, New York, USA. Sevcan did a 4 week visit to the University Hospital of Birmingham, UK.

Mette and Sevcan reported about their learning experience at the EONS General meeting which took place during the European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress in Stockholm, on Sunday 25 September from 11.15 to 12.45 (Hall T2)
+  Find out more

Mette also reported about her site visit in the EONS Magazine Spring 2011 issue and Sevcan reported about her experience in the EONS Magazine Summer 2011 issue.
2009 Alessandri Milani, Research Nurse at the Patient Care Service, Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
Alessandra made a three-week visit to Trento Teaching Hospital and reported on her site visit in the EONS Newsletter Autumn 2010 issue “An Experience of a Life Time”. She also presented her learning experience during the EONS General Meeting at the EONS 7 Spring Convention, The Hague, The Netherlands, 16 April 2010, which is included in the presentation of this meeting. .
+  Download presentation

//