History

EONS was founded in 1984 as “the Fellowship of European Oncology Nursing Societies”. The founding chairperson was Rosette Poletti.

EONS originally had its headquarters at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, UK. The EONS Secretariat was relocated to Brussels in 1997.

Former EONS Presidents

Rosette Poletti

Rosette Poletti
President from 1984-1985


Robert Tiffany

Robert Tiffany
President from 1985-1987


Elisabeth Holter

Elisabeth Holter
President from 1988-1990


Hansruedi Stoll

Hansruedi Stoll
President from 1991-1993


Kathy Redmond

Kathy Redmond
President from 1994-1997

Nora Kearney

Nora Kearney
President from 1997-1999


Agnes Glaus

Agnes Glaus
President from 1999-2001

Giel Vaessen

Giel Vaessen
President from 2001-2003



Jan Foubert

Jan Foubert
President from 2003-2005


Yvonne Wengström

Yvonne Wengström
President from 2005-2007

Sara Faithfull

Sara Faithfull
President from 2007-2009



Sultan Kav

Sultan Kav
President from 2009-2011


Birgitte Grube

Birgitte Grube
President from 2011-2013

Erik van Muilekom

Erik van Muilekom
President from 2013-2015


Daniel Kelly

Daniel Kelly
President from 2015-2017

Daniel Kelly

Lena Sharp
President from 2017-2019

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