EONS 8 archive and review

The EONS-8 Spring Convention took place from 26-27 April 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Convention returned to share, inspire and connect with European cancer nurses working in the field of cancer care, education and research.

This page is an archive of the events, documents, presentations, pictures and memories from this event.

Memories and highlights

Professional photographers and enthusiastic delegates captured memories of EONS 8 in pictures. Here are some of them for you to enjoy.

Expert videos

Many of the expert presenters at EONS 8 took some time out to be interviewed by ecancertv about the latest research, healthcare and policy issues. You can watch these videos by clicking on the link below.

Professor Federico BozzettiProfessor Federico Bozzetti
Potential of supplements and nutrition during cancer treatment
Federico discusses techniques to combat the effects of weight loss during chemotherapy.
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Sophie BunskoekSophie Bunskoek
Long term survival with testicular cancer
Sophie explains concerns for prostate cancer patients and their long-term survival and introduces a new App that can be used in conjunction with follow ups with a GP.
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Francoise Charnay SonnekFrancoise Charnay Sonnek
Knowledge transfer in cancer care
Francoise discusses the importance of knowledge transfer in cancer care and cancer management using techniques of ‘action learning’.
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Jane Cockle-HearneJane Cockle-Hearne
Supportive care for men with prostate cancer
Jane addresses the issues surrounding the supportive care of men with prostate cancer, discussing results of a recent study, on patient’s concerns about during treatment.
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Professor Jessica CornerProfessor Jessica Corner
Addressing the issue of personalised care
Jessica defines personalised care as attending to a patient’s sense of him or herself and the way doctors and nurses interact with that patient.
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Silvia de SanjoseSilvia de Sanjose
Cervical cancer prevention through screening and vaccination
Silvia de Sanjose talks about results from a world-wide study on HPV and cervical cancer prevention.
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Simona EneSimona Ene
Importance of support groups and communication
Simona shares her experiences of being diagnosed with cancer and explains how access to basic information led to her early diagnosis and potentially saved her life.
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Dr Vikki EntwistleDr Vikki Entwistle
Involving patients in care decisions
Vikki explains the importance of active patient involvement in evaluating the risks and benefits of their choices and treatments.
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Esther GreenEsther Green
Prevention through health education and immunisation
Esther argues the need to increase international awareness of cancer prevention and that government and industry are not listening to the messages of patients and doctors.
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Birgitte GrubeBirgitte Grube
Oncology nurses should take the lead
Birgitte discusses working more closely with patients with an holistic approach that takes into account genetics and treatment and also psychosocial issues.
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Mary GullatteMary Gullatte
Leadership in oncology nursing
Mary Gullatte talks about the importance of leadership in nursing and how nurses are responsible for the outcomes of patient care.
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Professor Jane HopkinsonProfessor Jane Hopkinson
Understanding involuntary weight loss
Jane outlines the need to move past giving advice and consider the emotions and negative feelings that patients have when they have no control over weight loss.
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Professor Daniel KellyProfessor Daniel Kelly
New support services for young people with cancer
Daniel talks about new support services for young people with cancer, noting that they will have a different disease journey and are prone to different cancers than adults.
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Dr Betina Lund-NielsenDr Betina Lund-Nielsen
Impact and management of malignant wounds
Betina discusses the impact and management of malignant wounds, which str often overlooked in cancer care and require special treatment to alleviate.
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Anita MarguliesAnita Margulies
Implementing symptom guidelines
Anita reviews recent work from EONS and the ONS on symptom guidelines, covering dyspnea, lymphoedema, pain, peripheral neuropathy and radiation dermatitis.
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Anne-Elizabeth MurphyAnne-Elizabeth Murphy
Communication in genetics and genomics
Anne-Elizabeth discusses the importance of nurses being aware of the genetics behind cancer as most treatment is now tailored to the genome of the patient.
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Nurgün PlatinNurgün Platin
EONS 2012 lifetime achievement award
Nurgün talks about her EONS lifetime achievement award and projects focusing on screening centres and educating women on the importance of breast cancer screening.
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Paula ReigerPaula Reiger
Personalised medicine and nursing
Paula talks about the impact of personalised medicine on the nursing community and the central role that nurses play in a patient's experience..
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Professor Cornelia RulandProfessor Cornelia Ruland
Internet-based support for cancer patients
Cornelia shows how the internet can be a great resource for helping patients through social networks, advice from healthcare providers, and patient forums.
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Sam SmithSam Smith
Cancer diagnosis in teenagers
Sam Smith discusses the ‘Sometimes It’s Cancer’ campaign which focuses on eliminating delayed diagnosis of cancer in teenagers and the Trust’s education and campaigning work.
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Dr Mary WellsDr Mary Wells
Patient reported outcomes as a resource
Mary discusses patient reported outcomes and their use in a clinical setting, considering ‘quality of life’ and the issues facing the individual.
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Yvone Zalders-SteynYvone Zalders-Steyn
Supportive care for patients with children and families
Yvone Zalders-Steyn addresses the problem of helping parents with cancer speak openly with their children about the disease and the treatments they are undertaking.
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Selected presentations

Opening & Plenary I Lecture
Thursday 26 April 2012

Jessica Corner
Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences, Chief Clinician, Macmillan Cancer Support
Personalized Cancer Care - Is it achievable?
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Parallel session
Thursday 26 April 2012, 09:35-11:00
Early detection, screening and prevention

Sophie Bunskoek
Nurse practitioner, Department of Medical Oncology, University Medical Center Groningen
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Dr. Silvia de Sanjosé
Unit of Infections and Cancer, Catalan Institute of Oncology, IDIBELL
Changing the concept of cervical cancer screening in Europe - The example of HPV DNA introduction
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Ria Ziengs, MANP
University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands
Screening and early detection of lung cancer
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Parallel session
Thursday 26 April 2012, 09:35-11:00
Management of skin cancer and skin problems

Sandra Adriaansz
The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
New developments in the Systemic Treatment of Melanoma
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Betina Lund-Nielsen, Ph.D.
Department of Oncology/Center for Nursing and Care Research, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Impact and management of malignant wounds
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Parallel session
Thursday 26 April 2012, 11:30-13:00
Involving and empowering patients

Mary Wells
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee, UK
Involving and empowering patients
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Vikki Entwistle
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee, UK/> Patient involvement in cancer care: a matter of choice?
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Parallel session
Thursday 26 April 2012, 11:30-13:00
Joint EONS/SIOPE session

Professor Daniel Kelly
University of Cardiff, UK
Lorraine Wright
Young Oncology Unit, Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Manchester, UK
Developing new services for young people with cancer
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Diana Greenfield
Macmillan Consultant Nurse, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation, UK
Assessing late effects in young cancer survivors
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Parallel session
Thursday 26 April 2012, 11:30-13:00
EONS/ECPC/ISNCC joint discussion

Sultan Kav
Associate Professor of Nursing Baskent University, Ankara, Turkiye
How to reach disadvantagd groups
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Parallel session
Thursday 26 April 2012, 16:00-17:30
Psychosocial issues

L. Dietrich
Counseller in Psycho-Oncology, Herisau, Swizerland
Psychosocial Cancer Rehabilitation
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Diana Greenfield
Macmillan Consultant Nurse, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation, UK
Addressing sexuality concerns at the bedside
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Parallel session
Thursday 26 April 2012, 16:00-17:30
Facilitating smoking cessation

Cristina Martinez and Ria Ziengs
Workshop facilitating tobacco control and smoking cessation
Addressing sexuality concerns at the bedside
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Parallel session
Friday 27 April 2012, 09:35-11:00
Joint EONS/ONS Management of cancer services

Tàrsila Ferro
Catalan Institute of Oncology, University of Barcelona, Spain
New ways of the management of the care cancer services
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Mary M. Gullatte
Emory University Hospital Midtown, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Leadership and Management in Nursing
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Françoise Charnay-Sonnek
EONS executive board member
Management of knowledge transfer
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Parallel session
Friday 27 April 2012, 09:35-11:00
Advances in genomics and personalised medicine

Paula Trahan Rieger
CEO, Oncology Nursing Society
How will genomics change our practice?
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Anne E. Murphy
Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
Communication in genetics and genomics
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Satellite Symposium
Friday 27 April 2012, 11.30-13.00

Nurse-led innovation in the management of symptomatic cancer patients
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Parallel session
Friday 27 April 2012, 14:00-15:30
Colon cancers, liver metastasis and overian cancers

Anoesjka Lechner
The Netherlands Cancer Institute - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital
Ovarian cancer -hypertherm intraperitoneal chemotherapy during surgery
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Ivonne Schoenaker
Oncologisch centrum Isala, The Netherlands
Colon cancers and new developments in treatment of liver metastases
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Parallel session
Friday 27 April 2012, 14:00-15:30
Nutrition

Lorena Arribas
Clinical Nutrition Unit, Institut Català d'Oncologia
The need for nutritional screening in oncology
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Federico Bozzetti
Faculty of Medicine, University of Milan, Italy
The evidence-based nutritional support of the oncologic patient
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Parallel session
Friday 27 April 2012, 14:00-15:30
Complex cases

Sophie Bunskoek, Sultan Kav and Anita Margulies
Workshop: complex cases
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Anita Margulies
Zürich, Switzerland
Symptom Management? Complex cases? Difficult decisions?
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Sophie Bunskoek
Nurse practitioner, Department of Medical Oncology, University Medical Center Groningen
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Closing session
Friday 27 April 2012, 15:30-17:00

Simona Ene
Vice President, European Cancer Patient Coalition
How to improve cancer services by collaboration between nurses and patients
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