Distinguished Merit Award

Purpose and description

The Distinguished Merit Award was presented in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the art and science of cancer nursing within Europe. This included, but was not limited to, advancements made in the areas of practice, research and/or education. In addition to this, the successful individual may have contributed to strengthening or enhancing the profession of cancer nursing through community work or political/lobbying activities.

The Award was granted every two years and presented at the European Cancer Conference (ECCO).

There will be no further calls for applications for this award.

Distinguished Merit Award 2011

The European Oncology Nursing Society is pleased to announce that Eileen Furlong, UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems, Dublin, Ireland should be the winner of the Distinguished Merit Award 2011.

Eileen Furlong receiving the EONS Distinguished Merit Award

Eileen received the Distinguished Merit Award 2011 from EONS President Sultan Kav at the EONS Opening Award session on Saturday 24 September 2011 during the 2011 European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress, Stockholm, Sweden.

EONS congratulates Eileen for winning the award and wishes her success with future projects.

Previous recipients

Year Recipient Country
2009Jan FoubertBelgium
2007(No Award Granted)
2005(No Award Granted)
2003Alison RichardsonUK
2001Kathy RedmondIreland
1999Wim DellepoortThe Netherlands
1997Agnes GlausSwitzerland
1995Gertrud GrahnSweden
1993(No Award Granted)
1991Yvonne WillemsSwitzerland
1989Robert TiffanyUK
1987Rosette PolettiSwitzerland

There will be no further calls for applications for this award.


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