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EONS Newsletter


Helen Oswald, EONS Communication ManagerAutumn has arrived and that means one very exciting thing – our conference in Munich is just weeks away! In this newsletter, read our President Lena Sharp’s pre-conference blog about why this one will be the best yet and view a video about why EONS11/ESMO 2018 is going to offer special opportunities. Have you signed up yet? Time is short, so do please book now to secure your place and your accommodation close to all the action. It’s going to be a life-changing experience


Lena Sharp
It’s now just six weeks until our conference in Munich from 20-22 October! In her autumn blog, our President Lena Sharp invites all European cancer nurses to this fantastic event and provides an overview of all the rich learning experiences on offer at EONS11/ESMO 2018. The final programme has now been released with details of all the sessions and symposia from our top quality speakers. Lena says: “I truly believe that this conference will be the best event we have ever planned! It is a unique opportunity because nurses attending will have access to the whole ESMO programme too (19-23 October). We have also managed to negotiate a special conference rate for nurses of just over 400 Euros, which represents amazing value. I hope you will join us in Munich!”
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Holding hands
This year our conference is being held jointly with ESMO 2018. In this video, ESMO’s Scientific Committee Chair Solange Peters explains how important it is for both medical oncologists and nurses to learn together about the new challenges that arise as cancer treatments develop and complexity increases; and the need for full collaboration in the multi-professional team. (A special EONS/ESMO joint session on 21 October will look at this and other key issues such as cancer nursing roles and leadership.)
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Sara Torcato ParreiraSara Torcato Parreira, EONS Young Cancer Nurse (YCN) Representative, can’t wait for EONS11 and especially the YCN session. She says: “It’s open to ALL cancer nurses and you definitely mustn’t miss it. It’s called ‘Compassion fatigue, burn-out, resilience and balance: how can cancer nurses support each other?’ Estonian YCN National Representative Lemme-Liis Aruvali and I will share experience, knowledge and best practice to help deal with this common situation. You’ll hear how can we make a difference for ourselves and for our team. We want to hear your ideas too and just can't wait to see you on 21 October at EONS11 in Munich!”
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The EONS General Meeting will take place on the morning of Friday 19 October at the EONS11/ESMO conference venue before the start of the ESMO Congress. All EONS members are invited to attend to hear about the work our organisation has been doing on your behalf over the last year and our plans for the future. You will also be able to use your vote to participate in our decision-making process. Register for EONS11 to attend and please let us know if you are coming at before the end of September. (This will be followed by a meeting of the Advisory Council members in meeting room MRB11 at the ESMO 2018 Congress venue.) More to follow on the EONS website and in the October newsletter.

Masterclass venue
The 12th ESO-EONS Masterclass in Clinical Oncology Nursing will take place from 23 to 28 March 2019 in Nauen OT Gross Behnitz (Berlin area), Germany. The programme is designed for European advanced cancer nurses as a multi-professional joint event. Five intensive days of full immersion in up-to-date oncology will create a collective spirit of teaching and learning to improve clinical skills and patient care. The Masterclass aims to prepare oncology nurses for future senior roles and enhance their clinical knowledge in the management of the cancer patient during all phases of the cancer journey. Application deadline 1 December 2018.
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We are now offering another ground-breaking opportunity for cancer nurses to spend time in a clinical setting specially designed to increase knowledge and provide professional development. The aim of the fellowship is to encourage the reduction of variability in outcomes of cancer care between countries, as well as within regions in each country, by giving cancer professionals the chance to experience working in multi-professional teams in accredited centres in Europe and beyond. The deadline for applications is 28 September 2018.
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The European School of Oncology (ESO) and EONS will also hold a collaborative session at EONS11 on Saturday 20 October. It is entitled ‘How to stay resilient and lead cancer services successfully’. A range of top speakers will examine the issues around leadership, compassion fatigue, professional grief among nurses and safe staffing.
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Have you thought of becoming actively involved in the EONS Education Working Group? There are now three vacancies on the group, active from January 2019. We would particularly value receiving applications from people who have a passion for supporting the learning of cancer nurses and a sound understanding of the delivery of education, which is relevant to current clinical practice. Applicants should submit a CV and motivational letter to Dr Rebecca Verity and/or Mr Harald Titzer, Chairs of the Working Group, to Mariska Mooijekind, EONS Working Group Manager at Deadline: 26 October 2018. All applicants will be informed by the end of November at the latest.
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The EONS 11 Scientific Committee has selected the winners for the Novice Research Award:
- N. Izgu, Turkey, Effect of Aromatherapy Massage on Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathic Pain and Fatigue in Patients Receiving Oxaliplatin
- J. Jackson, Sweden, Patients’ Interpretations and Experiences of Participation in Cancer Care
The winners will be invited to receive their award during the EONS11 Closing Ceremony on Monday 22 October from 16.30 to 18.00.
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The latest issue of the European Journal of Oncology Nursing (EJON) is now available. EJON is an international journal which publishes research of direct relevance to patient care, nurse education, management and policy development and is the official journal of the European Oncology Nursing Society. This issue includes articles entitled: A person-centred approach in nursing: Validity and reliability of the Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool; Qualitative results from a phase II pilot randomised controlled trial of a lymphoma nurse-led model of survivorship care and Myeloma patients’ experiences of haematopoietic stem cell transplant: A qualitative thematic synthesis.

Other News

Patients with advanced ovarian or lung cancer could benefit from a new drug combination that might give them more months of life. Researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden Hospital tested the therapy on 25 women with high-grade serous ovarian cancer and 40 patients with squamous non-small cell lung cancer. The participants had tumours that had spread around their body – and all other treatments had failed. The new treatment stalled cancer growth and even made some tumours shrink.
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Some cabbage
Eating vegetables such as kale, cabbage and broccoli may help prevent the development of colon cancer later in life, a new study has claimed. Research conducted by the Francis Crick Institute in London, UK, has found that certain chemicals produced in these vegetables can reduce inflammation of the gut and the colon, thus decreasing the likelihood of colon cancer. The study, which was published in the medical journal Immunity, explored the health benefits of a diet rich in indole-3-carbinol (I3C).

Future Events

6 September 2018
London Breast Meeting 2018
London, UK
Common Problems in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery
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7-9 September 2018
ECCO 2018 European Cancer Summit
Vienna, Austria
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19-20 September 2018
7th International Public Health and Community Nursing Conference
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23-26 September 2018
ICCN 2018
Auckland, New Zealand
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6-8 October 2018
ESO-ESMO BCY4 (Breast Cancer in Young Women International Conference)
Lugano, Switzerland
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19-23 October 2018
ESMO 2018
Munich, Germany
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12-14 November 2018
27th International Conference on Nursing and Healthcare
Paris, France
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16-19 November 2018
SIOP 2018
Kyoto, Japan
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29 November - 1 December 2018
Cancer Diagnostics &Treatment Conference
Dublin, Ireland
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4-5 December 2018
Palestinian International Nursing Conference in Oncology and Palliative Care
Bethlehem, Palestine
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4-6 December 2018
Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Congress
Sydney, Australia
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21-23 June 2019
MASCC/ISOO Annual Meeting
San Francisco, California, USA
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