7th ESO-EONS Masterclass in Oncology Nursing

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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
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.

Picture gallery

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

Anita and Lena welcome participants to the masterclass
Anita and Lena welcome participants to the masterclass

 

Participants gather in the wonderful surroundings of Lake Constance
Participants gather in the wonderful surroundings of Lake Constance

 

The hard work of the formal classes starts
The hard work of the formal classes starts

 

Small group sessions provide opportunity for discussion
Small group sessions provide opportunity for discussion

 

The chance to share perspectives and ideas in an important part of the masterclass

The chance to share perspectives and ideas is an important part of the masterclass
The chance to share perspectives and ideas is an important part of the masterclass

 

Coffee breaks provided a networking opportunity and the change to make new friends

Coffee breaks provided a networking opportunity and the change to make new friends
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.


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