8th ESO-EONS Masterclass in Oncology Nursing

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7-12 March 2015
Ermatingen (Lake Constance), Switzerland

Co-chairs: Anita Margulies, Switzerland and Lena Sharp, Sweden

The 8th EONS-ESO Masterclass in Oncology Nursing was the largest we’ve ever held. 28 nurses from 15 countries took part.
+  Read a write-up of the 2015 Masterclass in the EONS Magazine

A record number of cancer nurses took part in the 2015 Masterclass.
A record number of cancer nurses took part in the 2015 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 example 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.

Picture gallery

These pictures will give you a flavour of what took place at the 2015 Masterclass.

Start of the Masterclass, briefing the participants
Start of the Masterclass, briefing the participants

 

Start of smaller group sessions and coaching groups
Start of smaller group sessions and coaching groups

 

Plenty of time for small group discussions
Plenty of time for small group discussions

 

Time for the break, offering a chance for networking and reflection
Time for the break, offering a chance for networking and reflection

 

The traditional farewell picture at the Wolfsberg Turm
The traditional farewell picture at the Wolfsberg Turm


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