5th ESO-EONS Masterclass in Oncology Nursing

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17-22 March 2012
Ermatingen (Lake Constance), Switzerland

Co-Chairs: Anita Margulies, Switzerland and Sara Faithfull, UK

The Masterclass in Oncology Nursing programme is designed for advanced oncology nurses as a multi-professional joint event. Five intensive days of full immersion in up-to-date oncology creates a collective spirit of teaching and learning to improving clinical skills and patient care.

Hear from participants in the 2011 Masterclass

In joint clinical sessions, nurses, together with physicians, update their clinical knowledge about the latest issues for the management of breast, gynaecological, prostate, colorectal cancer and lung cancer, with an international faculty of experts. Special joint sessions in supportive care, communication skills and palliative care are supported by workshops and coaching to explore nursing practice in these speciality areas.

Specific nursing-oriented sessions explore specialist practice skills such as advanced assessment, decision making, communication skills, complex symptom management, care of the older patient, psychosexual consequences of cancer therapy and long term adverse effects of cancer therapy and managing advanced disease.

Practical training is offered in smaller group optional sessions and coaching groups focusing on skills required for the management of active therapy and follow up for enxample assessing psychological distress, managing sexual concerns raised by patients. Furthermore reviewing and understanding the growing evidence base for nursing interventions plus reflections on participant’s role in clinical leadership.

The 2012 ESO-EONS Masterclass in Oncology Nursing took place from 17-22 March 2012 in Ermatingen, Switzerland. A total of 25 candidates participated and a list of participants is available in the More Information section of this page.

On behalf of the 5th ESO-EONS Masterclass faculty, EONS would like to thank all the applicants for their active participation in making this once again a successful and inspiring Masterclass!

Picture gallery

These pictures will give you a flavour of what took place.

Participants gather for the 2012 Masterclass
Participants gather for the 2012 Masterclass

 

The ESO-EONS team offer a warm welcome
The ESO-EONS team offer a warm welcome

 

The hard work of the first class starts
The hard work of the first class starts

 

Creative activities
Creative activities

 

Practical session
Practical session

 

A well earned break for coffee
A well earned break for coffee

 

Participants listen to the guest presenters
Participants listen to the guest presenters

 

Group discussion in the class
Group discussion in the class

 

The event dinner provides a network opportunity
The event dinner provides a network opportunity

 

Participants leave with wonderful memories of a fantastic location
Participants leave with wonderful memories of a fantastic location

 

Feedback from Masterclass 2012 participants

“The Masterclass is a very well designed and delivered educational programme. It fits to the specialised cancer care nurse, but also to those not specialised but working in these settings. It provides up-to-date information and knoweledge to hot topics of cancer care. It also provides a platform where nurses, academics and researchers can inderact and establish collaboarations for future projects. Then you meet a lot of people that you become friends with...!”
“I enjoyed immensely the Masterclass. The Masterclass made me feel part of the big family of Cancer Nurses. It was a place where we felt safe to learn and share ideas regarding our practices. Although we came from different countries and with different cultures I realised that we spoke the ‘same’ language and all had the same aim, that is to continue to provide quality nursing care to our beloved cancer patients. It was as if we had known each other for a long time.”
“Despite the intensity of the programme I felt very well supported, had enough time to clarify my questions and was extremely impressed by the organisation of the sessions and experience and expertise of the teachers.”
“A very well organized education with a lot of great topics with new learning. A good opportunity to get some new skills and to get exchange with colleagues from Europe....and not to forget the lovely place, Ermatingen, with the lovely food and everything.”
“We had a fantastic week. Both the lectures and the surroundings/settings were fantastic. The nursing lectures were all very good but I wish that there were more time for some of them.”
“The international group of nurses was a rich mixture of all kind of experiences. I learned other views in handling and looking at problems.”

More information on the 5th ESO-EONS Masterclass 2012 is available by following the link below.
+  Find out more about the 2012 Masterclass


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