7th ESO-EONS Masterclass in Oncology Nursing
8-13 March 2014
Ermatingen (Lake Constance), Switzerland
Co-chairs: Anita Margulies, Switzerland and Lena Sharp, Sweden
Scientific Coordinator: Birgitte Grube, Denmark
Participants at the 2014 ESO-EONS Masterclass
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.
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.
Profile of the ideal candidate:
- Person working at an advanced nursing practice level, and with at least 3-5 years of clinical oncology nursing practice.
- Person involved in direct patient care also combined with the management, organization and co-ordination of cancer patient car.e
- Fluency in English (reading and speaking.)
- Member of an EONS member society or individual member of EONS.
Attendance at the Masterclass is by application only. Successful candidates will have free registration and accommodation. Travel costs will not be covered.
Three travel grants of €500 each will be offered through EONS.
Applications are now closed and the list of the selected applicants is available in the Further Information section of this page.
These pictures will give you a flavour of what took place.
Anita and Lena welcome participants to the masterclass
Participants gather in the wonderful surroundings of Lake Constance
The hard work of the formal classes starts
Small group sessions provide opportunity for discussion
The chance to share perspectives and ideas is an important part of the masterclass
Coffee breaks provided a networking opportunity and the chance to make new friends
The Masterclass flyer with full information on the programme and faculty is available under the Further information section of this page.
Masterclass 2014 Flyer
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EONS is pleased to announce that the participants in the 2014 Masterclass are:
Inmaculada Blasco, Spain
Carlos Cargaleiro, UK
Eleni Dimitriadou, Greece
Maria Dias, Portugal
Charlotte Gleeson, Ireland
Sidsei Holm Dragsbaek, Denmark
Merete Johansen, Denmark
Carla Matassa, Ireland
Elizabeth Offiong, UK
Kenan Oren, Turkey
Nizra Palamar, Slovenia
Sarah Phillipsen-Jeuken, the Netherlands
Fabiana Rebelo, Portugal
Josien Schaper, the Netherlands
Marleen Segers, Belgium
Patricia Sousa Borges
Ester Steffens, Belgium
Ioanna Tsatsou, Greece
Helena Ullgren, Sweden
Rosemarie Walter, Switzerland
For information about the 2013 Masterclass, visit the following link:
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