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EONS Newsletter

Welcome

Helen Oswald, EONS Communication ManagerOn 4 February, we marked World Cancer Day. This global event aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action. This year the tagline was ‘We can. I can.’ with the aim of exploring how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer. As dedicated cancer nurses, we have a special role to play, not just once a year, but every single day.

EONS News

EONS11 CONGRESS IN MUNICH, GERMANY – SAVE THE DATE!
Picture of Munich where EONS 11 will be heldWe are delighted to annouce that the EONS11 conference will be held at the ESMO meeting in Munich in October (19-23). Our packed three-day cancer nursing track will take place from 20-22 October. The focus will be on symptom management, patient safety and cancer nurse leadership. Registration for EONS11 will open in the second half of March. Nursing track abstract categories are: symptom management, safety, leadership, new cancer nurse research and cancer nurse roles. Keep an eye on the EONS website for more information and for the call for abstract submissions to open. Nurses attending EONS11 will also have access to all ESMO sessions, posters, submitted abstracts and teaching sessions.


EUROPEAN CANCER NURSING DAY 2018 – ADVOCATE AND EDUCATE!
Banner for European Cancer Nursing DayEuropean Cancer Nursing Day is on 18 May and planning is getting under way to make a BIG impact! We will be raising the profile of cancer nursing directly at the European Parliament, reporting on Phase 2 of the RECaN project and also launching the latest version of the EONS Cancer Nursing Education Framework (formerly the Curriculum.). We’ll take social media by storm again this year too, so make sure you’re ready for ECND2018#


COMMUNICATION WORKING GROUP SETS PRIORITIES
Members of the Communication Working GroupThe EONS Communication Working Group met in Barcelona last month to discuss key priorities and future directions. This included some important planning for ECND2018, looking at the ways we can optimise impact through our various communications tools and channels. The group also reviewed progress on branding guidelines, the magazine and newsletter, social media, the website, RECaN and the dissemination of our new Cancer Nursing Education Framework. The group meets face-to-face or via Skype four times a year.
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1ST ESO/EONS EASTERN EUROPE AND BALKAN REGION MASTERCLASS
Picture of Budapest, venue for the Eastern Europe and Balkan MasterclassThis Masterclass in Oncology Nursing is specifically designed to meet the educational needs of cancer nurses from Eastern Europe and the Balkan region. It will take place in Budapest, Hungary, from 20-22 September 2018. A maximum of €250 will be available as a contribution for travel support to participants not coming from the Budapest area. Deadline for applications is 31 May 2018.
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CHANGE CHAMPIONS GRANT 2018 – DEADLINE EXTENDED
In partnership with The Royal Marsden, London, we have created the Change Champions Grant to fund individuals who have an exciting idea and want to see it become a reality. Winners of the grant will get the chance to visit any cancer hospital and develop ways to make their proposed change happen. The grant will cover travel and accommodation costs, plus a small amount of help with translation if required. There are two grants of up to £2,500 each. The deadline for applications has been extended to 15 February 2018.
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Other News

TOP TEN PRIORITIES FOR TEENAGE AND YOUNG ADULT CANCER
“What psychological support package improves psychological well-being, social functioning and mental health during and after treatment?” This has been rated the top priority among ten key goals for future research into teenage and young adult cancer.
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PROCESSED MEAT MAY INCREASE BREAST CANCER RISK
A paper, published in the European Journal of Cancer, has confirmed findings of a carcinogenic risk from processed meat and suggested the overall association is largely driven by the risk of post-menopausal breast cancer. The study, led by Professor Jill Pell, Director of the Institute of Health and Wellbeing, in Glasgow, Scotland, also found red meat consumption was not associated with the risk of breast cancer.
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CANCER BLOOD TEST ‘HUGELY EXCITING’
Picture or a blood test being administeredScientists have taken a step towards one of the biggest goals in medicine – a universal blood test for cancer. A team at Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, USA, has trialled a method that detects eight common forms of the disease. Their vision is an annual test designed to catch cancer early and save lives. However, more work may be needed to assess the test’s effectiveness at detecting early-stage cancers
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SUBSTANCES IN ALOE AND SENNA MAY CAUSE CANCER
Some substances belonging to a group of plant ingredients known as hydroxyanthracene derivatives can damage DNA and may cause cancer, a study assessing their safety when added to food has claimed. This group of substances naturally occurs in plants such as aloe or senna species. Extracts containing them are used in food supplements for their laxative effect.
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ORAL CARE IN CANCER GUIDANCE – NOW IN JAPANESE!
The European Oral Care in Cancer Group – Oral Care Guidance and Support has extended its reach all the way to Japan. The guidance will assist in both planning and implementing oral care thereby preventing or reducing the severity of the side effects of cancer and its treatment. Recently, the guidance was translated into Italian, and is also available in English and Croatian.
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Future Events
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26-27 February 2018
Medisens Conference 2018
London, UK
Discussions between the clinical and technical community, improving imaging technologies for cancer diagnosis and treatment. Top speakers on a range of technologies. Book before 16 February and save £200 on your ticket.
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19-21 March 2018
World Cancer Conference
Valancia, Span
The theme of the conference is: Research Today for a Cancer Free Tomorrow.
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21-23 March 2018
European Breast Cancer Conference
Barcelona, Spain
Registration for EBCC-11 now open. A unique multidisciplinary event for all professionals with an interest in breast cancer.
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10-11 May 2018
7th World Congress on Breast Cancer
Frankfurt, Germany
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20-22 June 2018
EHMA Annual Conference
Budapest, Hungary
The delivery of changes and how to improve health policy implementation from different perspectives. (Plus, a chance to win a prize and free entrance fee for papers on the health workforce.)
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25-27 June 2018
Nursing & Healthcare Congress 2018
Dubai, UAE
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28-30 June 2018
MASCC/ISOO Annual Meeting
Vienna, Austria
Join colleagues from around the world to share innovations in research, education, and clinical practice.
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16-17 July 2018
2nd World Congress on Radiology and Oncology
Dubai, UAE
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7-9 September 2018
ECCO 2018 European Cancer Summit
Vienna, Austria
Save the date!
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19-20 September 2018
7th International Public Health and Community Nursing Conference
Singapore
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23-26 September 2018
ICCN 2018
Auckland, New Zealand
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19-23 October 2018
ESMO 2018
Munich, Germany
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