Invited speaker grants 2015-2018

EONS launched this grant in December 2014. It consists of two grants, each of EUR 1,000, to cover travel and accommodation costs for an expert speaker at an educational cancer nursing event.

EONS Invited Speaker Grant 2018

EONS launched this grant in 2014. It consists of two yearly grants, each of EUR 1,000, to cover travel and accommodation costs for an expert speaker at an educational cancer nursing event. Remaining funding from the grant may also be used for translations in relation to an invited speaker session.

National member societies or organisations working in collaboration with EONS member societies to jointly organise an event are eligible to apply for this grant. The event must be relevant to cancer nursing and have at least 50 expected participants and take place in 2018. After the event takes place, member societies or organisations receiving this grant must send a breakdown of costs with supporting receipts (scanned) and a brief written report to the EONS Secretariat at eons.secretariat@cancernurse.eu within one month after the event.

Applications for the 1st 2018 grant are now open. Member Societies and/or organisations considering an application for the Invited Speaker grant should note that the EONS Education Working Group can facilitate the process of finding a suitable international speaker for different topics for national conferences or other similar educational events, if requested. Announcement of the grant winners will be made by December 2018.

How to apply?

  • Read the instructions above
  • Fill in the online application form in the Further Information section of this page

The deadline for applications has been extended to Thursday 14 December 2017.

EONS Invited Speaker Grant 2017

The Invited Speaker Grant 2017 is awarded to the University Hospital Heidelberg, Akademie für Gesundheitsberufe. They invited the EONS President, Daniel Kelly, as speaker during the 20th Heidelberg Congress of Oncology Nursing, in June 2017.

National member societies or organisations working with EONS member societies to jointly organise an event are eligible to apply for this grant. The event must be relevant to cancer nursing and have at least 50 expected participants. After the event, organisations receiving this grant must send a breakdown of costs, with supporting receipts, to the EONS Secretariat within one month.

EONS Invited Speaker Grant 2016: two awarded

The first EONS Invited Speaker Grant for 2016 was awarded to the Association of Radiation and Oncology Nurses (VVRO). The VVRO used the grant to invite Sandra Adriaansz (Antoni Van Leeuwenhoekziekenhuis). Sandra works as a clinical nurse specialist in the Netherlands. She presented a plenary session at the annual meeting of the VVRO in 2016. In her session, she explained the basics of oncology such as cell biology, mutations and signal transduction in oncology. Please click here for a report of this meeting [LINK to the attached report] For more information on the VVRO and their activities please go to http://www.vvro.be.

A report of this meeting is now available. For more information on the VVRO and their activities please go to http://www.vvro.be.

The second EONS Invited Speaker Grant for 2016 was awarded to the Icelandic Oncology Nursing Society. The grant covered travel and accommodation costs for Birgitte Grube to speak at the society’s 20th anniversary conference on 17 November 2016, in Reykjavik, Iceland. Here are some pictures of her visit:

Birgitte Grube explains EONS CARE Priorities
Birgitte Grube explains EONS CARE Priorities

Birgitte Grube addresses the Icelandic Cancer Nursing Society
Birgitte Grube addresses the Icelandic Cancer Nursing Society

All the speakers and the Congress committee
All the speakers and the Congress committee

2015 Invited Speaker Grant

Two grants of EUR 1,000 each were awarded to the following organisations:

  • The Swedish Oncology Nursing Society. This organisation used its grant to invite Professor Mary Wells as Invited Speaker at the Swedish Multi Professional Conference in Oncology Care, Umeå, Sweden, 17-20 March 2015.
  • The Lymphoma Association (as part of the Cancer Nursing Partnership with UKONS). This organisation used its grant to invite Professor David Linch (London) and Dr Andrew Davies (Southampton) as speakers during the Lymphoma Clinical Nurse Specialist Masterclass on 23 October 2015.
    +  View a report from this event


The Swedish Multi-Professional Conference in Oncology Care took place in March 2015. Pictured l-r: Kristina Finnilä & Cecilia Olsson (Swedish board), Lena Sharp (EONS board), Professor Mary Wells (University of Stirling and EONS board) and Camilla Hultberg (President of the Swedish board)


Professor David Linch (London) and Dr Andrew Davies (Southampton) were speakers during the Lymphoma Clinical Nurse Specialist Masterclass on 23 October 2015.


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