EONS Education Day - Tallinn, Estonia, 18 May
EONS Education Day in Clinical Cancer Nursing - 18 May 2017
(In collaboration with The Estonian Cancer Nursing Society)
The EONS Board held a special Education Day in Tallinn on Thursday 18 May, 2017.
This was preceded by a Clinical Visit to the Tartu University Hospital Cancer Centre by several members of the EONS Board, hosted by Heleri Roosmäe and Lemme-Liis Aruväli, Board members of the Estonian Society. They showed the EONS Board members around the newly opened oncology units, where they met with nurses and managers from a variety of cancer care settings who very generously shared their experiences.
The event formed part of the launch of the 1st European Cancer Nursing Day. During the Education Day, EONS Board members gave presentations on various important oncology nursing topics. A round-table discussion followed later in the day.
EONS President Danny Kelly said: “EONS is working closely with the Estonian Cancer Nursing Society to support Estonian cancer nurses. This was a wonderful opportunity for us to get to know our colleagues in Estonia better and to share knowledge and experience together. It was a memorable and extremely worthwhile occasion and we would like to thank our hosts in Estonia for making us so welcome.”
The event was also highly appreciated by the Estonian cancer nurses. Kristiina Karp, Past President of the Estonian Oncology Nursing Society, highlighted the value of this Education Day in a short testimony, available in the Further Information section.
The programme from the EONS Education Day is available in the Further Information section of this page.
The sessions from the day were recorded and are now available to view.
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Standing room only!
It’s all about compassionate care
Members of the Estonian Society
EONS Education Day, Tallinn, 18th May 2017
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EONS Education Day - a view from Kristiina Karp, Past President of the Estonian ONS
May 2017 was special for Estonian cancer nursing - it was the Estonian Oncology Nursing Society’s 25th Annual Spring Conference and, at the same time, we also celebrated, European Cancer Nursing Day (18 May). On top of that, the greatest gift we could ever have asked for was that the EONS Cancer Nursing Education Day took place here, in Tallinn, Estonia!
This event was simultaneously translated from English to Estonian, so that all participants could understand each other’s experiences and issues around delivering the best care possible to patients with cancer. A further aim of the Education Day was to promote networking and discussions with EONS leading experts, and also to provide an opportunity for the different cancer treatment centres in Estonia to communicate and share their own experience with each other.
Many challenges remain in the management of cancer patients, including the treatment of long-term disease complications and the education of all members of the multidisciplinary team. The EONS Education Day presented engaging reviews of the latest advantages at the forefront of oncology management. It also explored practical applications and examples from clinical settings, the challenges faced by the cancercare team in the daily management of cancer patients, and how innovate methods can be used to overcome these. So, the day covered a broad range of topics and served to provide all cancer nurses with knowledge that they can apply towards the overall goal of improving cancer care.
On behalf of the Estonian Oncology Nursing Society, we would like express our profound gratitude to the whole EONS team for their work and support for this conference. We want to express our thanks to all the speakers who shared their huge expertise and knowledge with us.
We are very grateful to the European Oncology Nursing Society for challenging us to look for evidence together!
Kristiina Karp, RN, Past President of Estonian ONS